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MODA Blockheads: Block #20

Welcome to Week #20 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means! This week we have come back to my friend Lisa Bongean… and her propensity for tiny tiny stitches and tiny tiny blocks and tiny tiny half square triangles. I really don’t know how she does it! Check out her lovely block “CONTRIBUTION” through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We did the 8″ size for this fabulous star block… We chose a solid red for the star points with a gingham center and little tiny red dot backround. We then surrounded that by flying geese blocks with ivory solid background and a red geometric red. We added one more cream with red print for the corner 1/2-square triangles. This was a fun block! TULIP BLOCK If…

MODA Blockheads: Block #19

Welcome to Week #19 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello on this beautiful Sunday evening in Northern California! I won’t lie… its pretty glorious here today! This week we are back around to the lovely Brigitte… otherwise known as Zen Chic. Check out her lovely paper pieced block through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We did the 6″ size for this cute little block… We used four different red prints of various scales for the spokes and added a fifth, somewhat lighter/softer print, for the outer corners. If you are still looking for our little Tulip block from last week… here are a few photos of her. The instructions are on my previous Blockheads post. In case you missed it, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round! ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE…

Moda Blockheads: Block #18

Welcome to Week #18 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello on this beautiful Friday in Northern California! We finally have a day of sunshine after many gloomy chilly ones! This week we are back around to the infamous Jan Patek with her fabulous primitive styled applique. Check out her lovely applique block through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. If applique just isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time or energy to work on a technique that is not “in your wheel house”… we did a cute little alternate block this week! Our version called TULIP BLOOM… We decided to stay with the blooms motif like Jan but thought I would just go with a simple pieced flower using simple piecing and my favorite SEW&FLIP method. We made the 6″ flower and think…

MODA Blockheads: Block #17

Welcome to Week #17 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hope everyone is doing well sheltering in place or slowly starting to unshelter depending on where you are?! This week we are back around to the sweet Betsy Chutchian. Check out her lovely block CROSSROADS through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. Have I mentioned that I actually LOVE flying geese! Our version, here above, has some of our all time favorite red and cream prints in it and a little bit of FUSSY CUTTING for those large tapestry feeling medallions too. We made the 8″ version for ours and pretty much stayed true to the pattern! In case you missed it last week, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round! ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE HAVE…

At Home with MODA: All Hallow’s Eve collection

Welcome to AT HOME WITH MODA today! It is a little bit surreal to think that right about now, those of us in the quilt industry would be getting ready for Quilt Market. There would be the stress of finishing up quilts, making up booth props, coordinating shipping and last minute marketing materials, maybe even picking out a new dress for the infamous MODA Market party :-). I have to be honest… it is always with a mix of both excitement and a little dread that May rolls around each year and all of our l ives shift into “market prep”. Quilt Market is a crazy amount of work, stress and energy. It is also exhilarating, connective and inspiring. It is more than a bit odd to think about the fact that our entire industry is sitting it out this time around… so of course you knew…

Moda Blockheads: Block #16

Welcome to Week #16 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! So this is the second week of the second round… it never ceases to amaze me how quickly and slowly these quarantine weeks are going… don’t you think? This week we are back to Ms. Sherri. Check out her lovely block DREAM through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. Our version, here below, has some of our all time favorite red and cream prints in it. A super simple block that is just really lovely and a great addition to our sew along. In case you missed it last week, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round! THE BLOCK We didn’t make any changes or updates to this block. All instructions are cut a bit bigger the way we like it and trimmed…

Catalina Coordinating Solids!

Hello Guys! I have received so many requests and questions about Catalina related solids lately that I thought it was most definitely time to do a post about all things CATALINA SOLIDS! First of all let me start off by saying that I design from colors in my head… or in my mind’s eye, from nature, from a vintage inspiration and not from my swatch card. Sometimes that is a lovely thing to do as an artist and it is just the way my process works but sometimes… like in this case when I am trying to find the best solids for you… it is a bit tougher because although I am in love with the bundle combo I came up with here, there are more than several of the tones that are not exactly what is in the collection. So I guess that is…

Pineapple Quilt Finish

I think you are going to love how this beauty got finished up… its just a perfect little ode to summer freshness… what do you think? Had to snap this shot of it the moment it came back… even before we managed to add the green gingham binding on it. Which hasn’t quite happened yet but I think you get the picture :-). GENERAL INFO: MAKE (20) blocks using the info on the pineapple papers. In case you missed it before, there is more info on how we cut and made each of the blocks, info on the papers themselves HERE in this post as well hints, tips and cutting info from a honeybun. REMINDER ABOUT SASHINGS [MORE INFO ON PREVIOUS PINEAPPLE POST TOO. SEE HERE FOR MORE INFO.] Cut (9) 2″ strips. Cut into (49) 2″ x 6 1/2″ sashings. Cut…