Blockheads ~ Block 45

Can you believe that January is already almost half over with?  That might be a slight exaggeration but it is almost one-third over.

Happy Wednesday – Blockheads Edition 45.

Double Dutch by Jo Morton.  The quilt block, not the jump-rope game.  Did you ever play that?  I did and while I could keep a really good pace by myself, I always messed up with tandems.  And songs?  Terrible.

I’m better with the quilt block.

Double-Dutch Fig Tree Tree & Co. is a combination of Farmhouse and Chestnut Street, with a background from Minick & Simpson’s Ann’s Arbor.

This is Tammy’s block – the fabrics are from Betsy Chutchian, Jo Morton, Lisa Bongean and French General.

CLICK HERE for the link to Jo’s blog and the link to Block 45 – Double Dutch

As with the Fig Tree block, I substituted a different background for the corner triangles on the inside geese to add another pinwheel to the block.  These fabrics are from Snowberry by 3 Sisters and Lexington by Minick & Simpson.

Question of the Week ~ Do you have any exciting plans or adventures on your calendar for 2018?

Every day is an exciting adventure!  That’s the easy answer.  I have a few trips planned and a few “maybes”.  The Quilted Moose in Nebraska in a few weeks and Old Town Fabric Shop in Ohio in March.  Market in Portland?  Probably.  But since I try not to assume…

The most exciting thing I know of for sure is the ReStore and Quiltstock retreats here in Dallas in July.  I know… Dallas in July.  But it’s going to be a lot of fun – quilting, stitching, fun and games and some surprises.  Lisa Bongean will be here.  So will Me & My Sister – Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson.  The Martingale folks will be here.  And Kathy Schmitz!

ReStore is for shopowners – that’s July 18-21.  Quiltstock is for you – and that’s July 23-27.

Just in case you missed it – CLICK HERE for the link to Jo’s blog and the link to Block 45 – Double Dutch

Don’t forget that there is a Blockheads Archive with links to all of the published blocks and blog posts.

That’s it for today, January 10.  Be sure to visit Betsy, Lisa, Lynne and Jan to see their blocks and what other good things they might have made:

And don’t miss the blocks being posted to #modablockheads on Instagram and Facebook.  The colors, styles of fabric and block variations are wonderful.

If you’re not already a member, you can still join the Moda Blockheads Facebook group.  It’s a busy group with lots of tips, suggestions and support.

Happy Blockhead Wednesday!

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3 thoughts on “Blockheads ~ Block 45

  1. We might be moving to another state this year! We have no children now living close to us; that means NO grandchildren close to us! So after our foreign exchange student finishes high school (aka, Korean granddaughter) and starts college, we are probably going to sell our house and leave our home of 37 years to move to a small town of about 20,000 to where our daughter and son-in-law live with their six children. Until then, more purging of closets and cupboards–where did that thing come from? Lots more sewing and grocery shopping and cooking to do. Lots of neighbors to enjoy. Lots of sunsets to enjoy. Lots of canyons to love. Life is such a gift!

  2. I think ms Jo tried to kill us. As thesee last blocks have been the most difficult by each designer, I live in fear of Ms Lisa’s final triangle block. I have learned so much about fabric selection from Ms Jo. Always been her fan & used to think “not skilled enough to make a Jo’s Little Favorites mini-quilt” Now I’m starting to piece “Sadie” from Little Favorites ONE and it is pretty easy now. Phew. Thank you!

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