2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW – block 24

Greetings, another special Wednesday for you.

I sewed this block last week . . . because, I recently ordered a new computer, it arrived at the Apple Store in Omaha last week.  I set an appointment and took my old iMac to the store on Friday, and paid them migrate the files to my new iMac.  I picked up both iMacs on Monday.  I enjoyed a quiet no computer weekend. Don’t ask, but it was pretty cool to have some quiet.

Everything came across great!  Always a few little oops, but I think it is my fault and how I filed things.  I’m finding the lost, think of it as a fun treasure hunt.

Not much sewing going on right now, but loving the new iMac!  So much faster.  My old computer was 6 years old, pretty old in computer years.  Not on life support, still works great, am keeping it, will take it to the studio once I’m sure I’ve found everything I need on this new one.  Currently both are in my office.

This weeks block is by our friend Carrie Nelson, better known as Moda Carrie, her block is ‘Corn No Beans’, love the name and variation.

I chose browns this week, as the blocks grow on the design wall, I see I need to balance the colors a little, so brown is this weeks choice, and I do love brown. I’ve always been a brown girl, I have brown eyes, probably no connection.  My other favorite color is red, red is the perfect neutral for me. Red shoes are good, and a red purse goes with anything.

My new favorite color is blue, like the blues in my new ‘Timeless’ line that is shipping any minute.  Seems I’ve used blue in most of the blocks, that is why this one is browns.

The question of the week – which ruler do I reach for the most.  Probably my 4 1/2″ square Olfa ruler.  Since I love smaller blocks, this one is always near when trimming and sewing.

I used ‘Triangle Paper’ by Lisa of Primitive Gatherings to sew the HST. Once sewn and cut apart, they are already squared up, just press, trim the tips, remove the papers and ready to arrange and assemble.

Go to Carrie’s Blog post for this weeks block 24.   http://blog.modafabrics.com/

First – here is my pressing for this weeks block. Note the direction of the pressing on each quadrant.  I sewed the quadrants, then sewed the quadrants together.  It matched up pretty good, not perfect, but I’m quite happy with it.  I’m not a perfectionist, but I strive to do my best at the moment.  My sewing and perfectness varies, how about you?  I look at antique quilts that are not perfect, but absolutely fabulous in fabric colors and print choices, they are my guide.

Block 24 pressing

I’m posting the block last, so it shows up at top in my Blog post, tricky stuff we deal with!

Block 24

I really love this block, even with no red or blue, it is happy with the rest of my blocks.

Be sure and check out our fellow BlockHeads Blog post for their tips or tricks this week.

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

Jan Patek    Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

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

Lisa Bongean    Blog – https://lisabongean.com/

Lastly don’t forget the permanent page, it is updated weekly, and the link to our friend David’s Directory for the FB Group, it includes links to everything BlockHeads related.


Wishes for a fantastic week, we are mid August, summer is almost over, getting closer to my favorite time of the year, Fall weather and Harvest colors warm my soul. A cool breeze replacing the humidity, and some patio time and more cookouts under more favorable conditions.  Something for everyone!

One more thing, I host my Handwork Retreat next week at the beautiful Lied Lodge here in Nebraska City.  I’ll have to schedule my blog post ahead of time since I’ll be hanging with the ladies.

Happy Sewing!  Jo



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