Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BLOCKHEADS 2 - Blocks 21 & 22

The calendar has rolled around again to highlight one of my blocks - and one of Jan Patek's blocks.  I have called Jan the queen of applique. I will do so again.

Here is her majesty's star block (we both have a thing for stars inside circles - as you will see.)

Once I find a motif I like - I stay with it. So this is the same plus block we did a few weeks ago   - but in miniature.

Both of these are 6" blocks, and Jan's instructions are HERE and mine are HERE.

I would post a picture of all the blocks, like I usually do, but my design wall is being taken over at the moment.  Also, it just looks a bit like the last few pics I have taken - a big 'ol mess of red, white and blue. 

What else is going on?

Well, I have 3 new patterns up in our Etsy shop that feature our next fabric collection (being shown to shops right now) called Crystal Lake.

 This is Cobblestones and is both pieced and appliqued. You can find the pattern HERE

 Rolling Stars (Stars in Circles!!) is all pieced - for you non applique people. You can find the pattern HERE.
Our Best Friends is a pattern for 2 mini quilts.  You can find the pattern HERE.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BLOCKHEADS 2 - Blocks 19 & 20

These blocks are brought to you by Betsy Chutchian and Stacy Iest Hsu

These are my blocks so far....... a big 'ol pile of red, white, and blue.

In other news..... we have only a very few kits left of Hurrah! and Sweet William in our Etsy shop.

 In between finalizing patterns for our new collection, cutting fabric, and everyday nonsense.... I started my next long term project yesterday by picking out the fabrics.  What prompted this? Well, I had no hand work for the evening (until the next set of patterns and fabrics appears) and needed something to do in between all this.  What else prompted it? An overabundance of red fabric scraps that needed to be taken care of.

This will be my next applique quilt. 29 different Minick and Simpson reds and creams and 1 Bonnie and Camille polka dot.  



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

BLOCKHEADS 2 Blocks 16 & 17 & 18

We are moving right along and we have THREE blocks today. 
This is before they got a haircut. Just trying to keep it real here in TreeTown. The patterns can be found from Carrie - HERE , Vanessa HERE and from Brigitte HERE

Now.... there is just a big pile of blocks so far.  I can't get them all in on design wall. They fit, but I have to stand pretty far away to get them all in.  So - here is a big mess'o blocks......
Have I told you my RULE for this BLOCKHEADS2 quilt? My rule is that I can't cut into yardage.  Everything is made from my scrap bins.  Actually that's a rule for just about every personal quilt I make.  There's 2 reasons for that: 1, it's more fun and 2, it's a daily battle to control the scrap bins. But, as you can see.... the bins are so well stocked that a controlled pallete isn't hard to find.  My quilt - my rules. 

Where are the Bella Solid blocks you ask?? Well, I'm getting a bit crunched for time on some other projects - so I'm just focusing on one for the moment. What was I THINKING, anyway?

What else is going on?? I've gotten emails from UPS that lots of Portsmouth fabric will be landing tomorrow.  I'll spend the rest of the week cutting up fabric. Rotary blades are at the ready!

Some of that cut fabric will make it into a couple of kits - 
Sweet William and Hurrah! are in our Etsy shop.  You can find the kits HERE and HERE.



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 14

We're getting into that prime quilting season here.  Longer and cooler days are starting and once I get all my current projects caught up........ planning NEW ones!  What is better than that?

 This block is courtesy of Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles.  Here is the Bella Solid block

 Here is the Minick and Simpson block - with a Lecien Durhan fabric thrown in for good measure.  Hey, it worked.

Here are the blocks so far.  I have to get busy on the next ones, or I'll be behind.

OY! I should have known I would forget something. I posted this before I had my coffee. This week we have TWO blocks - this one is from Me and My Sister.....

I have heard from someone who knows - that Portsmouth will be shipping very soon.  That means it will be in your favorite shop shortly.  I hope to have a couple kits up in our Etsy shop shortly too.

Sweet William

For all you "local" people.  Just a heads up that I will be at Hearts To Holly in Charlevoix Michigan on September 28th and 29th doing a trunk show and teaching Big Stitch quilting.  Contact Hearts to Holly if you are interested.



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