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Moda Blockheads-Block #8


Moda Blockheads block #8 is Basket of Triangles by Betsy Chutchian. The Block of the Week project is based on 6 1/2″ blocks. I started with this size but I was not happy without the outcome so I decided to make my blocks 12 1/2″. I am very happy with this decision. Although the smaller blocks posted on the Facebook page are beautiful I did not think I could complete all 48 blocks and have any sanity left. I have a deep respect for the members that love sewing small blocks and do it so well. Several ladies even make 3″ blocks using each pattern. I would be a resident at Shady Rest if I tried that. 🙂

So far I have loved each pattern and learned a lot along the way.

I am happy with my color choices but I will redo this block. I did not trim my HST and my block measures 13 1/2″.


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Moda Blockheads-Block #7


This week the Moda Blockheads block of the week comes from Designer Lynne Hagmeier from Kansas Troubles Quilters. It is called Penny Basket. I have to admit when I first looked at the pattern I thought “Oh, a basket of doughnuts.” 🙂 This was around 7:00 a.m. and before breakfast so anything would look like food to me.

This was another fun block and I am learning new techniques along the way, especially the ‘layered patchwork’ that Lynne does so well. Of course we have the option of making each block our own so they all look different.




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Baskets and Rails Quilts Completed

I saw a picture of a quilt on Pinterest and I loved the simple design. It had large squares that showed off a pretty fabric and rail fence blocks set on point. There was no pattern, name of maker, or any information so I made the pattern based on the picture. I am a terrible photographer so my photos do not do justice to the lovely colors. It is a very large quilt that completely covers my queen size bed with a generous overhang.


This is the Baskets a-Plenty quilt that I started a few months back and posted it without the borders as I couldn’t decide what to use to make it bigger. I finally decided on Flying Geese along the edges. It is a very colorful queen size quilt.

Slowly but surely I am working down my pile of UFOs (unfinished objects for my non quilting friends.) If I could just make a dent in all the quilt ideas floating around in my head I would be in good shape.