Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Week 19 Moda BlockHeads by Lynne Hagmeier's hot in Texas and time for a retreat!  I'm writing this post before I leave and when BlockHead Wednesday arrives I'll still be at retreat.  I've got more projects planned than I can possibly do, but that's OK, better than not enough!

For this week's block, the geese are flying...Night Flight that is.  As I'm typing, I'm thinking now why didn't I do a dark backround!  You may wish to try that.  I LOVE flying geese. Thanks Lynne!
Lynne has a really nifty method for making her blocks and it's called layered patchwork...if you are new be sure to check it out.  For Lynne's pattern CLICK HERE and it will take you to her block and tips.

I make flying geese one of two ways, no waste or, connector method.  For today's 6" block, I cut rectangles and squares.  For each goose, I cut 2 - 2 1/8" squares for background and 1 - 2 1/8" x 3 5/8" rectangle. Place on square on rectangle and sew a diagonal line from corner to corner, fold back, press and trim excess away. Repeat with other corner, fold back, press and trim away excess. NOTE this goose unit is oversized so you can trim to 2" x 3 1/2" 
Each goose unit is 1 1/2" x 3" finished.
I love using Bloc_Loc Flying geese rulers for trimming geese!!!
Use 1 1/2" x 3" for the 6" block.
I decided on a very scrappy 6" block using prints but went with a more coordinated look for the Mini Penny 3" block

For the 3" block I used the no waste method because you get 4 geese quickly, 
but connector method works also.
For the Mini Penny block, cut 2 dark squares 2 7/8" and 8 - 1 3/4" background squares. Again these are oversized for trimming after geese are completed.
Trim each goose unit to 1 1/4" by 2".  I used 3/4" x 1 1/2" Bloc_Loc ruler.

Aren't they cute???

Question of the Week....Do you display your quilts in your home?
Short answer,  yes I do!
You can see most of my set shots around the home on Instagram.
I have stacks. and more stacks. I have quilts in cupboards. and more cupboards.
I drape quilts over cupboard doors and backs of chairs, sofas or primitive church pews.
I hang quilts on the wall and spread across the foot of the bed.
My quilts are made to be used.
My antique quilts come out and play, but gently.
Quilts should be seen, touched and admired; used and loved.
Their display brings me joy and comfort. 

A Rachel Remembered quilt and some Mini Penny blocks, antique clothe covered school books and a little folk art. 

Both of these are the patriotic shots, red, white, and blue
 for Memorial Day, 4th Of July and Labor Day
Freedom, found in Treasury of Quilts

If you are a follower, you know I show my vignettes on occasion.
Stay tuned for more photos as I have time to re-decorate as time permits and the seasons change.

Be sure to visit my friends blogs and social media sites to see what they are making and styling.

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  1. As always I love your blocks! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Beautiful blocks and inspiring post! Thank you Betsy!
    Hug's, Carolyn