Our most favorite day of the week . . . Wednesday!!!!
I’m beginning to think someone slips in an extra Wednesday some weeks, they sure roll around fast. LOL
First the question of the week: Do we make any Christmas presents, hummm, short answer for me is no. I guess I’ve reached the age of have everything I need or want, which means same for my friends/family. Sometimes picking up the tab at lunch is a good gift, or buying gas on a road trip, sharing a favorite recipe, taking the time for coffee and a visit is precious. There are many ways to show friends and family we love them, doesn’t always have to be wrapped or in a gift bag. This is my life, no judgement, maybe yours is different?
Of course if there are children or grand-children involved it all changes! I’m talking about my life.
I want to share that during the Christmas Season, my most favorite movie is ‘The Miracle on 34th Street’, for me must be the 1947 versions in black and white, staring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood. Yes ‘I Believe’. And we have it on DVD so I can see it in B&W.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
This weeks Block is by our friend Lisa Bongean, the block directions can be found on her Blog: https://lisabongean.com/
First I’ll share my clipping and pressing, I press and clip because I have most of my quilts custom quilted, so I like to be able to provide a ‘ditch’ for quilting, then the machine quilter can add nice curves, feathers, etc. I always have a reason for what I do.
Now my block version:
Enjoy making your version!
Please DO NOT forget to check our friends Blogs for their version of this block (and their giveaways):
Lynne Hagmeier – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Moda Carrie – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
And . . . do not forget to check the permanent page, it is updated weekly to include the new block and the links, and . . . the most recent version of David’s Directory for the FB Group that includes links to everything BlockHeads related.
This week we have an added gift, maybe I should say a chance at a gift, and hopefully it ‘may’ arrive on your door step before Christmas. I’m also fine if a gift arrives after Christmas because the load of mail and packages is amazing, aren’t we lucky we have great mail delivery people and of course the big brown truck brings good stuff, and I can’t forget to mention FedEx!
A give away – you have to “leave a comment to enter”, the prize is my new book with Martingale “Jo’s Floral Album’, PLUS a F8 Bundle (you know that means Fat Eighth) of New Hope which ships to your local/favorite quilt shop in January! This line is perfect to begin the appliqué blocks featured in my new book. Will pick a winner on Monday December 18th,and e-mail them for their mailing address – NO P.O. Boxes please!
Hopefully the prize will be delivered before Christmas, if not, you will receive it after Christmas, after all it is the busiest time of the year!
Here is my less than professional picture, I’m sewing with these fabrics so it appears to be a bit of a mess, the winner will receive a beautifully folded F8 bundle!
And a quick tip, there are full color pictures of each block in the book, these block pictures measure about 7 1/2″, add a bit more background plus seam allowance and you will have an option for a 9″ block for a small, one block medallion (add borders of your choice), or a smaller version of the featured quilt! The book also has a pull out section with full size patterns for the 12″ finished blocks, ready for your favorite method of appliqué. My favorite method is the ‘back-basting prep method for needleturn appliqué’. No messing around to position loose pieces and parts. Ready to go! Thank You Martingale! User friendly is very important.
Whew that is a lot this week.
Wishes that your home is decorated and ready for Christmas, shopping done, baking done, now time for a coffee with a good friend, or a glass of wine with a loved one.
Until next Wednesday . . . enjoy the Christmas Season, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!