Greetings – it is our favorite day of the week, hump day! Oh yes, you get the next BlockHeads block day too. Life is very good, isn’t it.
The question this week: Have you started your Christmas Preparations? Baking? Shopping? Make a gift-wish list for yourself? Hummm, I have different goals, mostly because we were not blessed with children, we go to family members homes for the Holidays where we see nieces and nephews and are watching their families grow, and grow up.
Russ and I are still in our ‘starter home’, we have lived here all but about the first 3 or 4 months of our 46 years of marriage. It is ‘home’, I cannot imagine living in any other house or any place else. This is our corner, here in Nebraska City, Nebraska (50 miles from either Lincoln or Omaha) and . . . we have great neighbors!
I hope everyone enjoyed a Blessed Thanksgiving with family and or friends. I love this time of year, we take the time to see loved ones, whether they be family or friends. I see a personal New Years resolution, and not wait for said Holidays.
In the meantime, we have more blocks to sew!
My week, block 39, Framed Star . . . you will find the block directions here: http://unitednotions.com/Block39JM_FramedStar.pdf
First I’m sharing the pressing and where I clipped for pressing this block:
A little more complicated than most blocks, but I know you are up for it!
I did piece the center star block first, then added the outer framing piecing, it was NOT assembled row by row.
And now my block . . . the dark brown print was from ‘Timeless’ line, the lighter tan print and the medium tan print are from my new line ‘New Hope’ it ships in January 2018, just around the corner!
Be sure and check our friends blocks for their tips or variations:
Lynne Hagmeier – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/
Moda Carrie – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
And be sure and check the permanent page, with updates and of course the most recent version of David’s Directory for the Facebook Group, that includes everything BlockHeads related.
Enjoy sewing this block, mostly enjoy your Christmas preparations and time with family and friends.
In stitches . . . Jo