2017 Moda BlockHeads, block 16 by Jan Patek

This weeks block is by our friend Jan Patek, with a lovely appliqué block to celebrate America. The timing is great as today the 21st falls between Flag Day and 4th of July, time to remember so much of what we love about our country, the USA.

First we have a new link for you, it is permanent link, filled with a list of the published blocks, links to the instructions, and to the designer blog posts for our week, so much info to read and learn from us! Thank You Moda for setting this up for us!


This link will be updated weekly, it includes the link to the designer’s blog post for the week, and the link to the most recent version of our friend ‘David’s Directory’ for the FB group that includes links to everything BlockHeads related.

Can I say WOW I’m impressed, so much info for you. This was all created to help newbies and the ones who joined us from the beginning, to catch up with all our great tips, and you can go back and reread as needed.

Our group has grown beyond our expectations, thanks to you all for sewing along with us.

This week we are talking about WIP’s, you know those ‘works in progress’, is this akin to attention deficit (? lol’s), how many WIP’s do you have?  I’m suppose to fess up, but I keep running across more, I’m now at the point of what will I truly finish, what do I want to finish up, and mostly what do I need to start designing and sewing to meet deadlines?

Mum’s the word on my WIP list from Nebraska City this evening.  The number is high, over 30, now to determine what stays on the list and what goes away. I’m OK with what goes away, we all get revved up about something new, several months later, it becomes a why?

This evening I’m here to share my version of block 16.  I did sew the flag strips on the sewing machine, then appliquéd the unit down.

Sweet and prim, I do love it.

block 16 by our friend Jan Patek

Mine didn’t turn out exactly like the design, but I’m still happy with it.  Have fun sewing yours!

Be sure and check out our friends versions of this block and read their tips, because you know we all interpret a bit differently, excellent learning while sewing with us!

Here are the links to our friends Blog posts, you will find the pattern for this block on Jan’s Blog:


Jan Patek

Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/


Be sure to check out our friends Blog posts for more info and fun tips.

Betsy Chutchian

Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean

Blog – https://lisabongean.com/

Moda Carrie

Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Lynne Hagmeier

Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/


Happy Sewing!  Jo in Nebraska


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