2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW, block 22

That special time of the week, and it is now August, the summer is flying by, people are involved in back to school shopping!

Since this week is our sweet friend Jan Patek’s appliqué block, I don’t have much to say other than it was so fun to stitch this block!

Besides sewing/stitching, there are always other decisions to make in our lives, so here is part of our week . . . feel free to skip down . . .

Russ and I went to Omaha last Sunday morning, we bought Russ a new iPhone and iPad, the ones he had were old, and they were hand-me-downs from when I bought new ones.  Now Russ has newer devices that I do, yea Russ!

I did order a new iMac for my office, with the large screen, I need to have files open side by side.  I wanted more ram than what was in stock at the store. It will be built with more ram, then shipped to the Apple Store in Omaha, I’ll be notified when it arrives (about 10 days), I’ll pack up this iMac, drive to Omaha and they will migrate the files from this computer to the new one.  I’m pretty excited, as this computer is 6 years old, pretty old for computer years. I do plan to keep this old computer and use it for shipping at the studio, because that computer is closer to 9 years old and can you say, s l o w . . . .

Today (Tuesday) we returned to Omaha as I had an appointment with an Ortho Foot doctor, yep, confirmed, I have a bunion on my left foot.  It doesn’t hurt, so no immediate surgery needed.  I needed confirmation from a pro, this doctor is in the same building/practice as Russ’s knee surgeon, we like him a lot, the follow up, the reminders and notifications are great.

Now, I bet you really want to see this weeks block, not read more doctor stories, but you know we all have other things in our lives to take care of in-between work deadlines.

This weeks topic:  What kind of batting do we use in our quilts, and why.     I’ve been a Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon fan for a ‘very long time’ or from the beginning in the 1980’s, 100% cotton batting, has the drape and feel of antique quilts, IMHO.  The sad thing is this batting is no longer available, it was discontinued a couple of years ago.  I’m fortunate that I have a few on hand yet, and am looking forward to reading what others use, as I’m going to be on the hunt for a replacement soon.  Seems I’m not much help to you this week.

Without further ado, at the bottom is my version of Jan Patek’s block, this was so  fun to pull fabrics and stitch, you can find Jan’s block directions on her Blog:

Jan Patek

Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

Be sure to check our other friends Blogs this week to see their versions and any tips (maybe you will get another doctor story?).

Lynne Hagmeier

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

Betsy Chutchian

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

Lisa Bongean

Blog – https://lisabongean.com/

Moda Carrie

Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Here is Jo’s version:

block 22

Don’t forget the link to the permeant page, it is updated weekly to include the new block published that week, the link to the designer’s blog post and the link to the most recent version of our friend David’s Directory for the FB BlockHeads Group that includes links to everything BlockHeads related.


Until next week – Happy Sewing!



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