Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Blockheads 4 - Week 2


 Jenelle Kent has designed this block for us - called Cooee. You'll have to ask Jenelle what that means - and go to her blog to get the directions HERE.

My block is from a large pile of scraps I've accumulated this year and it is all Newport fabrics.

While all you folks are cutting and stitching your block - know that I am in Florida visiting Polly. I've rarely left the house in 2 years. And. I. Mean. Rarely. I believe I'll need a sunblock #2000 if I'm out in the Florida sun for more than 15 minutes.

Also, while you're stitching and blockheading away.... here are some pictures of the upcoming Isabella collection that will be in shops in September.  The new quilt patterns should be here next month.

Summer Roses



I made Summer Roses with the blue plaid sashing and the backing is particularly lovely. Thank you to Mary Andra Holmes with help on the applique and to Maggi Honeyman for the quilting.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

It's Back

 Blockheads 4 starts today!! That's right, every wednesday for 28 weeks you will be given a new block pattern to make a wonderful quilt.  

This is the first block - by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Trouble.  You can find the pattern HERE on her blog.

My quilt will be made using scraps. These scraps are from Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island, Belle Isle, Newport, and the brand new to me (and will be to you in September) - Isabella. There will be other red, white and blue scraps thrown in too. Once you go scrappy it's hard to limit yourself.

All Blockheads 4 news will be on our individual blogs and IG posts and of course - the Moda Blockheads Facebook group HERE. 

Pick your fabrics, grab scraps, start starching and cutting and away we go!

In other Minick and Simpson news, with the arrival of Newport fabric here in the studio I have stocked up on kits on the website. 

Also - here is a new sneak peak at Isabella, which will be in shops in September.

Next week I'll show the new patterns we have using Isabella



Monday, March 14, 2022

Kits, Kits, and more Kits

 I (we) have all been waiting patiently for Newport to ship. It is here!  Not only do I have lots of Newport kits in stock - all the shirting fabrics in Newport means I can kit many other quilts that need lots of cream backgrounds......

Here is what is now currently in stock:

Polka Dot Garden Quilt

Check out all of our kits.....


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