MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 24

This week’s designer is Linzee McCray and her block is called the ECCENTRIC STAR. Be sure to check out her WEBSITE to learn more about her! A fact that you might not know is that Linzee is both a designer of feedsack fabrics for MODA and a writer as well. She has written a book about historical feedsacks as well as numerous interviews and articles in our industry. OUR BLOCK #24: ECCENTRIC STAR (6″ Finished) …… PIECING INSTRUCTIONS: Aside from adding an additional low volume cream print for the [B] squares, there are no “piecing…

VINTAGE BOWTIE SEW ALONG: WEEK 5

Welcome to week 5 of the VINTAGE BOWTIE FANCY SEW ALONG! Can you even believe it?! SCHEDULE THIS WEEK: MAKE REMAINING BLOCKS This week, it’s time to finish your remaining blocks! If you are making the larger quilt, you should have about 30 blocks to finish, and if you are making the small version, you should have 12 left (that is…if you are following our schedule). I see that so many of you have flown past our weekly suggestions and are moving on to assembly which is so fun to see! I have also loved seeing…

AMERICAN PATCHWORK & QUILTING (APQ): AUGUST 2024 ISSUE- FLYING GEESE

The August 2024 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ) is LIVE, again exploring the conversation on modern vs. traditional quilting! This is our fourth out of six and we are so happy with how it worked out once again. For this issue, I asked Emily Dennis of QUILTY LOVE to join me. Emily is known for her crisp, clean designs and contemporary use of color. We decided to use Flying Geese units to create our quilts, and Emily’s version even made the APQ cover! Congrats Emily… it looks so good! You will most definitely want to…

STRAWBERRY GARDEN BOOK: FIG FRIEND FEATURE – WEEK 4

It’s week 4 of our Fig Friend Feature – this time, the ARGYLE SWEATER QUILT. I love this quilt as much for the block as for the secondary pattern it creates when assembled… it is a wonderful one for that for sure. I can imagine this one in some many different color groupings! Finished Size: 64″ x 82″ – Pieced by the lovely Thelma Childers and Quilted by Diana Johnson. I first “met” Thelma many years ago when I started following her lovely instagram account, @thelmacupcakesndaisies. You will most definitely want to check…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 23

In case you missed it, we skipped last week for a little break, block 22 [SECOND STAR], which was designed by Jackie MacDonald of SWEETFIRE ROAD. You can check out her blog post, featuring her block, HERE. This week’s designer is Sarah Watts of RUBY STAR SOCIETY and her block is called FALLING STAR. Be sure to check out Sarah’s WEBSITE to learn all about what she has to offer! OUR BLOCK #23: FALLING STAR (6″ Finished) …… PIECING INSTRUCTIONS: Instead of scrappy half-square triangle (HST) units, I opted for flying geese to…