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Block 46 Alternate

Hi everyone!  Well I still have not conquered my fear of applique so I came up with an alternate block for Jan Padek's Roses, Block 46.  It is a 12" block (finished) and 12 1/2" block (unfinished).   You can use just one flower to make a 6" block.  Hope this helps out all those folks that are afraid of applique like me : ).  You can download the pattern HERE.

Blockhead 38 Fractured Rainbow

Hi Everyone and Happy Blockhead Day!  Can you believe we are at block 38.  This week is my block and it's called Fractured Rainbow.  I live in California and believe me, I could really use a Rainbow : ).  The air quality is getting better, but a few weeks back it was incredibly awful.  I was driving my son to the eye doctor at 1:30 in the afternoon and this  was what it looked like.  NO FILTER.  

I designed this block way before Covid and the wildfires.  Little did I know how much I would appreciate being able to go outside and see blue skies.  This block makes me so happy and hopeful and I hope you enjoy making it!  Click HERE to download the pattern.

Also check out how all the the other blockhead designers created their block.

 

Corey Yoder - https://corianderquilts.com/

Sherri McConnell - https://www.aquiltinglife.com/
Betsy Chutchian - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Brigitte Heitland - https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
Lisa Bongean - https://lisabongean.com/
Lissa Alexander - http://modalissa.com/
Laurie Simpson - http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Vanessa Goertzen - https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/
Stacy Iest Hsu - https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
Robin Pickens - https://www.robinpickens.com/
Janet Clare - http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Jen Kingwell -
www.jenkingwelldesigns.com/blog
Joanna Figueroa - https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/

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BLOCK 24 - BE MY NEIGHBOR

Hi Everyone and Happy Blockheads day!  Today is my block, Be My Neighbor. 

 

This block was inspired by my love of Mr. Rogers.  Being raised on a farm, I never experienced the neighborhood life like most.  When I watched Mr. Rogers as a child,  I loved the beginning when they would pan over the miniature town.  All the homes lined up in different colors.  I just thought it was so amazing.  

 

I created this block with a dark periwinkle background with bright colors for the little homes so that they pop.  I wanted it to be clean and modern so it is a very simple block and fun and easy to make.  I hope you enjoy making it and adding it to your Blockhead collection.  You can download the block HERE.    

Also check out how all the the other blockhead designers created their block.

 

GHOULS AND GOODIES QUILTS

I know it's so hard to think about Halloween as we are deep in the spring season BUT my Halloween collection, Ghouls and Goodies will be in store starting July.  I am so excited to be a part of the Moda series At Home With Moda were I made a video introducing this collection and all the fun products that go with it from my home.  Use this link to see the video and all the fun quilts and product in this collection HERE.  Here are photos of the quilts shared on the video, Spooky Sampler and Creepy Crawly.  Both quilt patterns will be in stores July as well!

Wishing you a great day!

The Quilts

THE QUILTS :: Today is the final product, the quilts.  Introducing in order of picture, Baa Baa Baby Sheep, And On The Farm, America O’ America, Country Wave and Country Charm.  Make sure to go to my blog to see the quilts in more detail.

 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how On the Farm came to life.  This was such a fun collection to design and it will always remind me of my trip to The Netherlands.

Have a wonderful weekend!