Wednesday is hump day, and block 25 is the first one over the hump on our BlockHeads journey. Cool that we post on Wednesdays!
This week we should share if we have figured out a setting for our blocks, or what would we change. I confess, I haven’t figured out a setting yet. However, I have re-made 3 blocks that stuck out like a sore thumb, and my re-made blocks look much better with the group to me. That is what counts isn’t it?
I’m writing my post on Monday August 21 – the day of the eclipse, Nebraska City was on the outer edge of the pathway across Nebraska for a full eclipse. Seems that didn’t matter after all, as it ended up cloudy here today. South of Nebraska City there was great viewing, or so they said on TV, cameras were at Homestead National Park near Beatrice and also near Falls City. Both cities are over an hour away from Nebraska City. We watched the eclipse on TV, still pretty darn beautiful and amazing!
Tomorrow afternoon we move to Lied Lodge for my Handwork Retreat that begins Wednesday morning and ends Saturday afternoon. I’ll be really quiet (no posting on social media) while visiting with friends old and new, showing and sharing techniques and projects. The ladies bring show and tell and that is always amazing. Hanging with old friends and making new friends. I’m beginning to think that ‘can’t wait’ is much over used, but it is true!
This weeks block is by our friend Lynne Hagmeier. Be sure and go to her Blog for her block: http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Sorry Lynne but I added corners to my block by making HST for the corners. I wanted a little more color and see less of my chosen background fabric. Yes, I sewed it like the pattern, then changed it.
If you wish to do this, instead of cutting 4 – 2 1/2″ squares for the four corners, cut 2 – 3″ squares from both the light and the dark fabrics. Draw a diagonal line on the back side of the light squares, sew a scant 1/4″ on both sides of the drawn line. Cut apart on the line, press seams toward the darker fabric, square these units to measure 2 1/2″. Arrange your pieces and follow the directions to assemble the block.
First I’ll share how I pressed my block:
Here is my version of this weeks block:
It will be fun to see what our friends do with their versions, be sure and check them out!
Jan Patek Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Betsy Chutchian Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Lisa Bongean Blog – https://lisabongean.com/
Moda Carrie Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Lastly, but not least, the link to the permanent page, it is updated weekly to include the new block of the week, the link to that designer’s blog post 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.
Have a fabulous week, I’m planning on it!
Happy Stitching, Jo