2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW, Block 20

‘My oops’ last week on the ‘topic’ of the week, I wrote on this weeks topic (cleaning quilts), last weeks topic was: ‘do you display your quilts in your home’ – well yes I do!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, or own some/all of my books, you know what I do with the quilts I make and how I use them.

One reason I made/make and use quilts, is that I had friends buying antique quilts in the early 1980’s, who doesn’t love the look of an antique quilt in their home, it gives a feeling of warm and cozy, and of course ‘welcome’.

I couldn’t afford antique quilts then. So, I decided I would make “new quilts that looked olde” or had vintage appeal to use in our home.  Seems I’m still doing that, and I’m now happy that I have a small collection of antique quilts that seem to be viewed ‘over the cupboard door’ in our dining room.

I have quilts all over the house, from small/doll size up to a big one on our queen size bed.  I also have custom framed quilts hanging in our home.  My first book was titled ‘Small Quilts for Framing’ self-published in 2000.  Long out of print of course, but I made and sold the little lovelies at Folk Art Shows mostly in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Yes, I still live in Nebraska, put some miles on the vehicles back then.

You are here to read about this weeks block, Devil’s Claws by our friend Betsy Chutchian.  I made a version using 6 fabrics, seems I’m in a scrappy mood or mode.

I’m showing the pressing first:

Block 20, pressing

Now my block this week:

Block 20


You can get the directions for this weeks block on Betsy’s Blog:

Betsy Chutchian

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


Be sure and stop at our other friends Blogs and see what interesting stories and tips they have to share this week!  A great chance to get to know us.


Lynne Hagmeier

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

Jan Patek

Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean

Blog – https://lisabongean.com/

Moda Carrie

Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/


Don’t forget to check the ‘permanent page’ that will be updated weekly to include the new block of the week, the link to that designer’s block post and the link to the most recent version of David’s Directory for the FB Group that includes links to everything BlockHeads related.


Happy Sewing from too warm and humid Nebraska!


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