Welcome 2020! Once again, I am trying to start the new year with a new blog post. I have decided to jump on the Moda Blockhead Train and join on the Moda Blockheads 3. Sounds like such fun! I am new to this except for I quilted Lisa Bongean’s version of the first Blockhead sew-a-long here. If you are also new to this (late to the party like myself), I will give a quick and by no means detailed explanation, but basically a group of Moda designers design one block a week and post instructions to piece the block. You can choose the size block and setting…I believe. I think this round of Blockheads is 56 blocks. I am thinking this will help me post more frequently here. 🙂

Friends, if you have been reading my blog, you know I love to piece as much as I love to machine quilt. Sometimes I struggle to find time to piece my own things, but when I do, I enjoy it so! So I decided to go with 12″ blocks for my quilt.

Not sure what setting I will go with yet, but I am guessing I will have a king size quilt when I am finished. I opted for Lisa Bongean’s fabric of Urban Farmhouse Gatherings cuz I just LOVE the fabrics and a bundle of Little Gatherings, also by Lisa Bongean. I have been saving (coveting) my bundle of Little Gatherings for just the right project. I think this fabric line may be 10 years old…is that considered vintage yet?? lol

Today is the first day of Blockheads and the first block with PDF is designed by Corey Yoder here
There is also so Moda Blockheads FaceBook Group, a wealth of details in the group.
I think the block went together easy peasy.

I love the combination of the two fabric groups.

Now, I prepped all my fabric first with a healthy dose of starch prior to today.

And I added Moda Bella Solids in Off White to my fabric mix (background).

 I always starch my fabric wet, air dry and then iron with steam on a good wool mat. Like the ones available here. 

I am looking forward to every Wednesday when a new block is posted on the designer’s blog! And keeping this blog up to date on what I am up to. I hope you will all join in on the fun. Cheers to 2020, Friends!


  • Thelma says:

    Linda, Welcome back to blogging, I may just have to join in on this blockheads sew along, I passed on the first two, thanks for the nudge. I love the colors you're going with.

  • KaHolly says:

    Your block is beautiful, as is the fabrics you have chosen. It certainly makes me want to run right out and buy a bundle! Good thing it’s still too early in the morning here for a jaunt to my LQS for a little retail therapy. Glad you have decided to blog again. Looking forward to your next block!

  • kupton52 says:

    So good to see you back blogging again…you've been missed…this "one post a year" just isn't enough…lol! I've downloaded all the blocks for Blockheads 1 and 2 with good intentions but did not get all the blocks made. I'm excited about this one based on this first block. I love your color choice and look forward to seeing your next block. I think you've inspired me….one block a week—-surely I can handle that! Blessings…

  • Janet O. says:

    Linda–so good to hear from you! Your block turned out very pretty in that soft, neutral palette. Will be fun to follow along and see what you create.

  • Phyllis says:

    Wonderful to see a blogpost from you again, it will be great to follow your progress, your fabric choices are very elegant. And best wishes for 2020!

  • Ramblings from Randi the Wild Rose Quilter says:

    I just got back to blogging myself. Social media sites and life kind of derailed my blogging for awhile, but I’m finding that there’s just a little something special about the blogging connections that I miss. Hopefully, I’ll do better this year also! I love the fabrics you chose for your blockheads quilt. It will be stunning with your quilting!

  • P Jarvis says:

    Love these colors that you put together. You have such a good eye for color. This will be another stunning quilt and I will be green as usual. lol