Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Double the Fun day with BlockHeads Stacy and Me!

Happy Wednesday! 
 It's another double block day with today's duo, Stacy and Betsy.
I pieced our blocks while away on a teaching trip.
For a variety of reasons we drove, spending one night on the road each way to and from Nebraska. Since a friend drove I could work in the car. We made stops at Oklahoma Quiltworks on the way up, then the Quilted Moose where I gave 2 trunk shows, and taught 2 workshops at their lodge, Minglewood. If you ever get a chance to retreat at Minglewood, grab it! It was great.
On the way home we stopped at Bedre' for fabulous chocolate, that I cannot stop eating while typing. OH MY!
Once back home, I jumped right back into work, like I hadn't even left. Hmm there are always major deadlines before Market and this time I'm a little behind schedule. 
So, I'm happy to have the blocks ready for today.

My block is number 19, Rocky Road to California and, Stacy's cute block is number 20, Go Fish. When making Stacy's, I kept thinking about Dr Seuss' One Fish, Two Fish, so cute!
My fish kind of looks like Nemo.
Both of our blocks are 6" finished  and measure 6 1/2"
I used all Evelyn's Homestead fabrics for my block, and added the gold from Hope's Journey to Stacy's.

To download the pattern for Block 19, Rocky Road to California, click here.
Follow the pattern instruction, no special tips needed unless you would like to upsize the squares need to cut diagonally for the HSTs. If so, increase those to 3", sew into HSTs, and trim to 2 1/2".

For Stacy's cute Go Fish block, click here  but be sure to visit Stacy's blog to see how she made my block and hers!

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

While I was away, an advanced copy of my newest book arrived.
Hope's Journey
This book will be available November 1, I believe.
Gather a palette. Save your bits and pieces and stitch your journey into a wonderful sampler quilt.

I'll host a giveaway at some point and 
I'll be offering some autographed copies later in November, if you would like to purchase.

Happy sewing!

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


  1. Thank you Betsy! Can't wait to see the new book!

  2. I'm not following along this time, but I do, as always, love your blocks. I'm looking forward to getting the new book in November. I have truly enjoyed all your books. Sometimes you just need a little eye candy!

  3. Fabulous colors for your blocks. Thank you so much for block 19 and for making both blocks so easy to download.

  4. Thank you for the cute block. Happy stitching.

  5. Oh, yes, another Betsy book--eager to see it--and YOU--in Houston!