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Moda Blockheads BOW #22 of 48


Any of you that is following the Moda Blockheads BOW is thinking: That doesn’t look anything like block #22….Well, this is the alternative block graciously designed for all of us non-applique people by Lisa Bongean at Primitive Gatherings.  As you can see I was able to fussy cut another of my fat chickens for the center square. I mistakenly said I purchased the chicken/rooster print fabric at JoAnn’s but I discovered it is actually a Waverly print from Walmart.

One of these days I will be happy with my applique, just not today and probably not tomorrow either. I think I have a mind block when it comes to applique, or I am just applique challenged.

Shown below is the ACTUAL block #22. It is called Birdhouse and is designed by the very talented  Jan Patek. I did not sew the pictured block. It came directly from Jan’s website so you could see what a beautiful applique should look like. Believe me, if you saw my block it would look nothing like this.

                                                     Jan Patek’s Birdhouse block #22

for Moda Blockheads

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I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

6 thoughts on “Moda Blockheads BOW #22 of 48

  1. Peggy,
    You do such a nice job on stars – this is right in your comfort zone. Sometimes one has to step out of their comfort zones though . . . just sayin’. I am 100% sure your applique block would be just fine. But we’ll never know if you never try . . . just sayin’. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. I do love your block!!

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      1. Nah – just someone who doesn’t want to do applique right now. I’m in that club with you . . . and the first block of the QAL that started on Tuesday is applique. Geez. HAHA

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  2. I’m not into appliqué either, so you’re not alone. I appreciate the work involved, when other people do it, it’s just no something for me. I did 2 appliqué blocks in my very early Learning days, but they were enough.

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