Wednesday, August 22, 2018

BlockHeads week 12 Jace's Star by Lisa Bongean and more

Hello and Happy Wednesday...another week has raced by and here we are in Week 12 with Lisa Bongean and her block called Jace's Star, a 6" block that is as cute as can be.  Get your 'I'm ready for tiny piecing' mojo in gear. Starch your fabric before cutting and you'll be ready to cut and sew.

Here is my version of Lisa's block. Thanks Lisa, I love it.
My fabrics combine Evelyn's Homestead and Hope's Journey.

Click Here for Lisa's blog and her pattern.

Happy Sewing!!

Be sure to visit all our BlockHeads designers to see what they have made.
Links below.

This week, I was away at a terrific retreat. 
My fellow retreaters got much more accomplished than I did, and their work is SO inspiring.
Many of us were doing some secret sewing, so I didn't take many photos, except of my own work, which I can't show yet.

However, you  can see this....

I gave a class on making needle cases using my 1" Betsy's Thimbles templates...
These are made from 1 pack of Moda Candy, aka Mini Charms.
Some sewed their thimbles by hand, or with EPP method, and some rotary cut thimbles to machine piece quickly.  Aren't they sweet?

and the inside, most with pockets and, a piece of wool for the needles.

and a closeup

SEW sweet!

Want to see more? Visit the blog post Sherri made for August 21. Details about Betsy's Thimbles EPP papers and Acrylic Templates  with and, more photos are on the post.
Click here for Sherri's post.
Thanks Sherri!!!

After having such a good time sewing with friends, it was quite a downer to come home to a downed tree.  A big storm with high winds went through my neighborhood Saturday night and the big nice shade tree in the front yard was no match.  We are really going to miss the shade it gave the house.

Damage is minimal, we think.  Could have been much worse if it had gone through the living room window.  Now we wait for a roofer to come by and check it out.

Blue skies now. And that a really good thing.

Everyone take care.

Until next time,

~ Betsy

Betsy Chutchian

Brigitte Heitland - Zen Chic

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts

Jan Patek

Jo Morton

Laurie Simpson

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles

Me & My Sister Designs
Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

Stacy Iest Hsu

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Carrie Nelson

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