2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW, Block 41 and a give away

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.

Block 41, clipping and pressing

Now my block version:

Block 41

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!

Jo’s Floral Album book and New Hope fabrics

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!




2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW, Block 41 and a give away — 474 Comments

  1. Great tip on the block. I agree with your choice of Christmas movies Miracle on 34th street is my go to movie during Christmas.

  2. Wow..my favorite movie is Tasha Tudors Christmas…love watching it…
    This would be an awesome win… it would be perfect to stitch on for the trip to the kids .
    Lol I agree some weeks I think they skip over days in the week..Wednesday is here before we know it.

  3. My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. I agree it’s so nice to spend time with others this time of the year! What a nice giveaway. Merry Christmas

  4. I love Its a Wonderful Life It makes me cry every Christmas and puts me in the Christmas spirit! I also love applique and your new book. I seem to make gifts for everyone but me and have vowed that the applique I have put off for me will be done in the new year. Help me make that happen with the quilt on the cover of your new boo being the first one done. Thanks cathy r

  5. Love your fabrics! Each Christmas, we always seem to end up watching ‘Love, Actually’. I can never decide which is my favourite storyline, but the movie manages to put smiles on our faces every time.

  6. The book is on my Christmas Wish list so hopefully I will find it under my tree! Love, love your fabrics. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  7. I guess my favorite movie at this time of year is Christmas Vacation! I love to call my husband, Jim, “Clark” when Jim is putting up the holiday lights….he gets a bit out of control with all those strings!! Thank you, Jo, for your generosity in teaching and demonstrating to us Blockheads!

  8. My favorite modern Christmas movie is “The Holiday” and my favorite classic Christmas movie also is “Miracle on 34th Street”. I enjoy that classic movie as much for the nostalgia of my childhood (clothing, department stores and automobiles) as I do the story line.

  9. Christmas is such a wonderful holiday. And our weather here in Nebraska has been awesome! I’m excited about your new book and collection. I’m hoping Santa has me on his “NICE” List!

  10. I have loved following these blocks and look forward to finishing them. My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas in Connecticut and White Christmas. I have learned a lot from you Blockhead ladies this past year. Thank you.

  11. My Mom and I love all of your books and fabrics. I just purchased this book for my Mom for Christmas. Maybe Santa will bring me my own copy. Happy holidays!

  12. My favorite Christmas movie is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. I have to watch it on Christmas Eve when all the chores are done (hopefully!!). Love your fabric ranges and books, Merry Christmas

  13. Thanks for blockheads project, I’m enjoyind it so much! I love watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers when this time of the year arrives. I would love to make your Floral Album! 🙂

  14. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Jo. I wonder we all reach a point in life where we have all the material things we need and time spent with our families becomes most important.

    Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Carol

  15. My favorite Christmas show is White Christmas. I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching that show. My favorite way of doing hand applique is back basting also for you can do it most anywhere without all the extra preparation. I will have to check out your new book for I just love doing hand applique.

  16. With all of the wonderful Christmas movies playing nonstop on the Hallmark channels, it is hard to pick just one favorite, but each year I do enjoy watching the older movies on TCM and Shop Around the Corner with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan is one I don’t miss.

  17. I love to watch two movies at Christmas, Going My Way and The Bells of St Mary’s, both are old Bing Crosby movies. Also would love to win your new book and fabric! Merry Christmas!

  18. (squeal) awesome giveaway…i am a totally dedicated fan of all things jo morton! my favorite christmas movie is “holiday inn” what’s not to like about white christmas!

  19. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Oh, if only all the shopping were done, and the decorating finished. But that doesn’t mean I won’t get a cup of Joe and enjoy your blog for a while. My favorite movie is a fairly new one. The Christmas Card. Hallmark produced. Where the women sends the soldier a Christmas card about her town, and he comes to visit. Ed Asner plays her father, and curly fries are a major part of the movie! Happy holidays!

  20. Oh my! My favorite Christmas movie is Prancer! It’s such a wonderful story about a young girl and keeping Christmas in our hearts. Now I even have a special night when the grandchildren come over and watch Prancer in new Christmas jammies! Thanks for all your inspiration over this year, Jo, and a chance to win something special!

  21. I still love White Christmas. Nothing today can compare to a Bing Crosby movie. Love your fabric lines, just the right colors to forget about the cold.
    Merry Christmas!

  22. Looking forward to having your new book and all it has to offer. Winning it would be great and the fabrics a bonus. Thanks for a great give away and Merry Christmas to all.

  23. My favorite Christmas movie – White Christmas! I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. I so want to make this quilt. Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas.

  24. Love your beautiful applique blocks. Applique is quick becoming a favorite as I enjoy hand stitching. Would love to win a copy.

  25. Merry Christmas Jo, favorite Christmas movie of mine is Christmas Vacation. I think it is more because of the memories it brings of my niece watching it when she was little than anything else.

    • Love Actually and It’s A Wonderful Life are both favorites at Christmas time. Your fabrics are my favorites and I woul love to win! Merry Christmas, Jo!

    • I forgot to say the my favorite classic Christmas movie is Holiday Inn. Nowadays I watch a lot of Hallmark Channel movies–and Die Hard–when the season arrives. Depends on my mood.

  26. I love your work and your fabric. I took a class from you many years ago and continue to use the techniques you taught. Merry Christmas My favorite movie is miracle on 34 street.

  27. Jo it’s your applique patterns that inspired me to learn how to do it. I love this new pattern and I’ve been hoping for the new color combinations in your fabrics. What a treat it would be to win.

  28. Merry Christmas Jo! I’ve really enjoyed following your blog and look forward to doing so in 2018! My favourite Christmas movie is of course “It’s a Wonderful Life” but I also love “Family Man” with Nicholas Cage and Tea Leoni and “The Bishop’s Wife”.

  29. Merry Christmas. This was a homemade Christmas for me. I had to start last year in order to finish the two quilts before the end of November. I even made several potholders. It was nice not having to go to the mall.

  30. I am in love with all Christmas movies. The hallmark channel is usually on in my house 24×7 during the holiday season. I just love those feel good movies. I would have to say my favorite holiday movie is The Santa Clause.

  31. My favorite Christmas moving ‘this year’ is Dolly Partin’s Smoky Mountain Christmas as I am from East Tennessee. I made all Christmas gifts this year, including donations. Started sewing in January and still need to quilt a couple small items. Merry Christmas

  32. Thanks for doing this—I am so enjoying making the blocks each week and I’m excited about my setting. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. I like the vintage feel of a bygone era for kids. I also really love when a child gets what they really want for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

  33. I to love Miracle on 34th Street… the original version is the best. I also love Bells of St Mary. I used to watch it every Christmas Eve after the kids went to bed and Santa arrived

  34. This week is “Christmas Party” week around here. Hopefully this weekend we will put our tree up and get the lights on the house. My daughter arrives next week and my brother’s family the following so decorating will be declared over and visiting & celebrating will officially begin! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  35. Hi Jo and Merry Christmas! My favorite Christmas movie is “Love, Actually”. I watch it every Christmas while snuggled up on the couch with a hand quilting project. This year I’m quilting one of your patterns. You snapped a photo of it a few years ago and shared on your blog how you decorated with quilts – it was hanging on the wall behind your lovely primitive Santa. I’ve enjoyed the Blockhead Patterns this year and thrilled that so many of my favorite designers are participating! Peace and Joy to you and your loved ones in the coming New Year!!

  36. My favorite movie is “White Christmas” – watched it as a teenager while babysitting during the holiday season and I have to still watch it, at least once, every Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous give away! Merry Christmas, Jo! HUGS… and stitches

  37. I’ve enjoyed following the BOW each week. No real favorite movie, but enjoy watching the Hallmark Christmas movies – always a happy ending.

  38. Your quilts, books and fabric lines have always been an inspiration for my creativity!
    Thank you for inspiring. Merry Christmas.

  39. Merry Christmas, Jo, and Merry Christmas to all of you “Jo Fans.” A gift of your new book plus some of your new fabric line would make Christmas even brighter!
    It’s impossible for me to choose just one favorite Christmas movie but one, perhaps not as well known, has special memories. Emmett Otter’s Jughouse Band was, and still is, my son’s favorite. I can still hear him giggling and laughing as he watched it.

  40. My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. Have watched it every year for a long time. (We have a DVD too!). Thanks for the opportunity for a giveaway

  41. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I fully understand the value of friendship over things. Hope you have a great New Year.

  42. Love your book! I need to try your back basting method. Love all the black & white movie, Christmas or not. “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart is great!

    Merry Christmas!

  43. I love the B&W versions of both Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life. I also love, love Jo’s fabrics. She’s been my favorite designer for years.

  44. My favorite Christmas movie is “Holiday Inn” Made a couple of small gifts this year, and may get some New Year’s gifts made too. We will see once I get back from a short trip.

  45. Finishing up 4 Christmas gifts hopefully. I am making one for myself and the other 3 are for my daughters. My project is one and one half inch squares that piece together to form an old red pickup truck with 3 Christmas trees in the bed. Binding and adding sleeve to back so it can be a table runner or a wall hanging. So cute!

  46. Blockheads has allowed me to get to know the designers through their blocks — its been a journey I look forward to every Wednesday.. I would love to receive your book and fabrics and then share with my friend who loves your line of fabrics.

  47. My favorite movie is A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott. A new book and fabric? What could be better to start the new year?

  48. Hi Jo, love your fabrics, it doesn’t matter what colors or patterns and books! This would be a great project to start after the holidays. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season…

  49. my favorite movie is Its a Wonderful Life although White Christmas comes in a close 2nd.
    I would love your book although I have yet to win any of these give-aways – it is fun to try though!

  50. my favorite movie is Its a Wonderful Life although White Christmas comes in a close 2nd.
    I would love your book although I have yet to win any of these give-aways – it is fun to try though!
    sorry about the phoopau of having my name separate from this message.

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  51. It is a tie for my favorite movies … It’s A Wonderful Life or Bishop’s Wife … though if I could only take one to a deserted island it would be It’s A Wonderful Life … Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Linda H

  52. Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite Christmas move, the B&W version is the best. Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway.

  53. My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. My mom and I watch it every year while wrapping gifts. Thank you for the chance to win!

  54. Yes I’ve been sewing every day, making gifts for family and friends, also took a class on a bench pillow with Santa. Love the Christmas movies, there are so many, but the one I just love is Whote Christmas. Love the songs and dancing and the love in that movie. It just a classic!
    Merry Christmas
    Sue ( parkssueellen@gmail.com)

  55. I like meeting new designers through this Block Heads pattern give away. Wednesday’s will be boring ten weeks from now!

  56. Christmas Vacation and particularly when Clark is trapped in the attic and watches old home movies. Ray Charles sings The Feeling of Christmas…….so lovely….

  57. Merry Christmas, Jo! Love every pi cue of your fabric lines … new & old! Because of attending your retreat a few years ago, I’m hand piecing & appliquéing. Love handwork!

  58. I don’t really have a favorite Christmas movie but love that my grown kids still like getting cozy with their dad and me to watch any of our favorites from the past. I also liked to watch a movie all by myself when they were little and went off to bed and I was up doing Santa duty. It was such a peaceful time but with lots of excitement and anticipation. Merry Christmas to you!

  59. Ooh, pretty block and pretty book. I am with you on that version of the movie. We also watch It’s a Wonderful Life each year. Never hurts to be reminded in this day and age that “ordinary” is extrordinary and affects so many people in a positive way.

  60. Merry Christmas! Jo, you taught me to quilt. I started with the Little Women club, then made Holiday Inn. Excellent for developing piecing skills. LOL. I love applique and would enjoy the book.

  61. I love the old cartoons Charlie Brown, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the red nose reindeer. They’re not really movies but they are my favorite to watch. Even better if you can snuggle with a grandie while you watch

  62. I would love to win your beautiful fabric! My very favorite Christmas movie (in several versions) is The Christmas Carol.

  63. I, too, love that version of the movie. I love your fabric lines and am anxious to see your new book. Maybe I will be lucky enough to win them.

  64. I have a really hard time to pick a favorite Christmas movie. I love Polar Express, Christmas with the Kranks and White Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Merry Christmas Jo. I’m spending my retired days with my youngest grandson who is five. So at this time in my life we are reading Polar Express and watching Charlie Brown Christmas multiple times. My evenings are spent hand sewing for the relaxation. Can’t wait to see your new appliqué book and fabric collection.

  66. Beautiful fabric, wonderful book! My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I watch it for the first time every year on the day after Thanksgiving while decorating the Christmas tree, then at least 2-3 more times before Christmas Day!

  67. I would have to say “It’s A Wonderful Life”. I love this one a lot and the others as well. THank you for the opportunity to win a very nice giveaway. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Russ!

  68. I love Holiday Inn and Miracle on 34th Street – they are both must-watches this time of year. Merry Christmas Jo -I love your fabrics and books- they bring me so much joy!

  69. My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas vacation starring that idiot — Chevy Chase. It brings me memories of me trying to entertain 8 young nieces and nephews in the middle of summer!!!! They loved it and made them fans as well. When I saw this book on the Martingale site, my thoughts, “Be still my heart.”

  70. My favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. I knitted 3 cowls as gifts and made my grand daughter a quilt for her birthday, today, but that’s it for His year. Your book and new line look so lovely! Thanks for h chance! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  71. My favorite Christmas movie is The Sound of Music!! Not sure if it is considered a Christmas movie or not but I watch it every Christmas and sing along!!

  72. I have almost all your books, some have been signed by you in person. Would love a Xmas present by Jo Morton. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  73. My favorite Christmas movie is “The Bishop’s Wife”. it just makes me laugh every time I watch it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  74. Merry Christmas! “It’s a Wonderful Life” is my favorite! I love your books and have made several projects from them.

  75. Each year when my husband is off deer hunting at the end of November, I take an evening to stitch and watch “A Christmas Carol” – the George C. Scott version. Love to witness Scrooge’s conversion! Your new book & fabrics look amazing – thanks for the chance to win a special Christmas gift. Kay

  76. I love THE CHRISTMAS STORY. Timeless and so funny. Have a wonderful holiday and keep giving us your wonderful work. We love your style.

  77. I do like to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” . Also my husband and I always have a many laughs together as we watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Yes, Jim Carrey as the Grinch is obnoxious and a bit crude but Cindy Lou’s persistence and caring nature helps the Grinch discover a really special Christmas. Merry Christmas!

  78. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, we watch it every Christmas Eve. House decorated, shopping almost done, baking starts soon. Merry Christmas!

  79. Hi, Jo…A very Merry Christmas to you & Russ! I would absolutely love to win your prize package as I just completed a quilt for my oldest grandson, which will be given at Christmas( it has quite a few pieces from your fabric line). So now I am ready to do something fun. Have a wonderful New Year!

  80. “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Hands down. So excited about a chance to win your gift package. I have had my eye on that book since it came out–what a lovely challenge that would be to make that quilt, especially with this beautiful fabrics. Thank you.

  81. It’s a wonderful life in B&W! One of my favorites too. I made some potholders this year as gifts. Thank you for your wonderful Blockhead blocks. Merry Christmas.

  82. My favorite Christmas movie is Frosty ever since I was a young child, although since I have become an adult the movie Christmas Shoes has been a favorite. I love these movies because it makes me think of enjoying people while we still have them with us. My mother passed away on Christmas Eve from cancer, and Christmas Shoes has an even more meaning to me now. Your colors look so warm and inviting and the book….would love to get my hands on that! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome gift! Merry Christmas!

  83. I like your attitude for this time of year. Everyone seems to add undo stress during the holidays. all anyone in my family seems to want is my time. I plan on making it happen by visiting my daughter and her family this Christmas. I can’t wait.

  84. Once again beautiful fabric and a wonderful book! My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”. I watch movies while I sew and am in the middle of that one right now! Merry Christmas!

  85. I met you many years ago in VA Beach when you were just stating to sell your small quilts. You have been my favorite quilter since that time. I was thrilled when you started to publish books and then design fabric. Winning some of your new fabric would be a huge gift. Carolyn

  86. Am a big collector of your fabrics! Some of my favorite quilts have been made from my stash of “Jo” fabrics! Merry Christmas!

  87. Oh my goodness!!! I have always wanted to do a Baltimore and this Floral you created is going to be it!!! I can’t wait! I absolutely love it, no so intimidating as many Baltimores are! Thank you.
    I love your attitude by the way of Christmas gifts. I want to do that more.

  88. Another holiday movie that doesn’t get much mention is It Happened on Fifth Avenue. It is delightful too in black and white. Just one pincushion was made for an upcoming exchange. Thank you for the chance to win. I think gifts received after Christmas are the best!! Allison C Bayer Plano Texas USA allon0711@yahoo.com

  89. Thank you for posting the backs of your blocks. Your inspiration makes my blocks like flat. The book looks wonderful, just like your fabric. Happy holidays!

  90. I like your take on Christmas shopping at this stage of my life also… hmmm might have to make some changes. I do make hand made gifts for a few and think I always will. I get more pleasure making and giving then they probably do receiving. LOL
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks for a chance at your lovely book.

  91. My favorite holiday movie is also Miracle on 34th Street, the original version. I love your floral designs. I am learning to applique, needle turn, and am feeling more confident to take on bigger projects.

  92. The “original” Miracle on 34th is my all time favorite as well. In fact, I had to just check Blockheads before turning on othe tv; Miracle is on in one minute!!
    Thanks for all the lovely blocks.

  93. Boy, it’s tough to choose between “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” – love them both. Merry Christmas!

  94. I enjoy The Christmas Box with Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara; makes me cry every year. I absolutely LOVE all your fabric; fingers crossed! Thanks to all the Blockheads for this wonderful journey!

  95. You have done it again Jo. I love these soft colors, the applique. It will be a perfect little wallhanging to greet my guests at the front door. Happy stitching.

  96. My favorite Christmas movie is “Love, Actually” – so many different “stories” inter-twining with each other. Your F8 fabric is beautiful – can’t wait until it’s in stores!

  97. Watching the Hallmark movies this year and all of the decorating and idyllic places that do not really exist! Would love to win!

  98. My favourite is “Holiday Inn” Maybe not the most Christmassy of movies but it is where the song “white Christmas” was introduced and that certainly is the most Christmassy of songs.

  99. The Bishop’s Wife – can’t beat Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven! I do like the older Miracle on 34th Street and I love the musical version of “Scrooge” with Albert Finney! But wait, what about White Christmas and Holiday Inn! I’ve been watching a lot of movies while I’ve been stitching this Christmas…

  100. I have had that book on my list since I first saw it on Martingale’s site. I also love the old black and white version of Miracle on 34th street.

  101. My favorite Christmas movie is “Holiday Inn.” Love your designs and fabric. Have enjoyed getting to know all the designers during this Blockhead journey. Merry Christmas!

  102. Thank you, Jo, for the opportunity to win this bundle of beautiful fabric and your new book! Love the colors in New Hope, and your appliqué looks like the perfect wintertime Project. Merry Christmas to you, Russ, and the kitties!

  103. Jo – The colors in your new line are just wonderful. Favorite Christmas move? Can’t decide whether it’s “The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant and Loretta Young) or “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Jimmy Stewart) — always watch both

  104. I love your patterns and tips and especially the fabrics – would live to win the new book and fabric – Merry Christmas!!!

  105. My sister and I have started “exchanging” charity donations. We love it! She picks her favorite charity and donates her money telling me about it (that way I don’t get added to a mailing list) and I pick mine and donate thinking of her. It actually feels very fun and takes pressure off us. She loves children so this year I picked donating to a ministry giving gifts to children in Russia and also paying for them to attend a winter camp. A perfect ‘gift’ for my sister. She loved it!
    My favorite movie at Christmas is Little Women…also about sisters 🙂
    Thank you for the fun giveaway!

  106. I have been a fan forever, your quilting is beautiful. Looking forward to making block 41. I would love to win the block giveaway.

  107. Thanks for this chance to win this beautiful fabric, Jo! I’ve so enjoyed seeing your blocks on the BH journey. My favourite Christmas movie is Elf. Even typing the movie name makes me laugh! So, so, so funny!

  108. My favorite Christmas movie……has to be Home Alone! Mainly because I have 2 grandsons that love it and come to my house every year and we watch it together before Christmas. The one is a teenager and he still comes and spends the night and we watch both Home Alone’s! And we laugh and laugh. It never gets old. I also love White Christmas…..but my time with my grandsons is priceless!

  109. Love your newest fabric line “New Hope”. We already have a project in mind with the reds and blacks. Have a peaceful Christmas. Favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

  110. I like watching the Santa Clause series with Tim Allen. My mother also enjoyed watching those with our kids.
    I can’t wait to get my hands on your new line! Thanks Jo, for the inspiration!

  111. Miracle on 34th Street in black and white is definitely my favorite, followed closed by “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Thank you for all of the blocks you’ve contributed and all of your pressing hints. I’ve learned a lot!

  112. Ooooh. A new applique possibility! I always have a new project lined up for after Christmas. My stress reliever for getting through the holidays.

  113. I love “The Bishop’s Wife” at this time of year. That’s the original, with David Niven, Cary Grant and the luminous Loretta Young.

  114. I have been a fan of your designs and fabrics for a long time. I keep all your fabrics separate in my stash! The release of a new line or new book from you was always a reason to drive the hour and a half to my “local” quilt shop. Sadly it has closed so I do most of my shopping online. I miss seeing everything in person.

  115. I love seeing each Wednesday’s block. I’ve got behind again but will catch up. But I can say that I have completed quite a few “quilty” gifts for family and friends. My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” partly because of the story and partly because of good old Jimmy Stewart.

  116. My favorite Christmas movie is Holiday Inn where Bing Crosby first sings White Christmas. My Mother and I would spend endless nights watching Christmas movies.

  117. My favorite Christmas movie is A Year Without a Santa Claus. I love those claymation movies from my childhood. I don’t feel like it is Christmas time until I watch it. In fact, I usually watch it on Halloween night as I decorate the house for Thanksgiving.

  118. Merry Christmas Jo!
    I have enjoyed learning from you while working on the blockheads! Thank you for sharing with us!
    My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the classic black and white version.
    Thank you for offering an opportunity to win your beautiful new book and fabric line!

  119. Hi Jo! What a nice give away! I have every book you have ever sold, what a treat if I won this one! lol. Sound of Music is a wonderful movie. It never grows old. Thanks again! Have a great week.

  120. One of my favorite Christmas movies is Prancer. I have been viewing your new booklet online. It is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  121. I may get one gift for my mom done this year. Otherwise, she will receive it in Feb for her b-day. I would love to win your book and fabric. So pretty!

  122. My favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life…especially since my daughter became a “Potter”. LOL What a wonderful Christmas present winning the bundle would be!

  123. Miracle on 34th Street has been a long time favorite! I didn’t make any Christmas presents this year. The fabric and the book looks wonderful.

  124. I’m stuck on “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Thanks for all your quilty inspiration. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  125. My sister and I every year on thanksgiving watched Miracle on 34th street to begin our xmas season. It was our favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful book!

  126. That fabric looks so yummy–thanks for the chance!! Miracle on 35th Street is one of my favorite holiday movies also, but in the last few years I’ve become obsessed with watching every version of A Christmas Carol I come across–even Scrooged or the Muppet version. Not sure why!

  127. I already have the book so I would happily gift this copy to a friend if I win. But New Hope! I’d love to finally see it close up and in person!

  128. Hi Jo! Your book is on my “buy” list. My favorite movie…..the old musical White Christmas. But then I love almost all of the old musicals!

  129. My absolute favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. There is just something about Ralphie nod his Red Ryder that makes me remember my dad and what Christms would have been like for him. Christmas would be even ,ore wonderful with a copy of your new book to add to the others I have.

  130. How fun to have a give away this week. I have so been enjoying the weekly Blockhead blocks and what beautiful fabric each designer has used. My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I watch it while decorating my tree each year. I love your designs and fabric, thank you for creating such inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  131. My favorite movie is Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer … and my favorite line is “The fog is as thick as peanut butter!” Already have the book, saw it, had to have it…..but I cooooould give it to my twin sister! Thanks for the giveaways!

  132. Miracle on 34th Street is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I also like Rudolph the Reindeer. I love this line of fabric. I would love to win a copy of your book.

  133. Thank you for the giveaway. I love the book. No favorite movies here, though my sister loves Elf. She’ll turn on the cable channel that runs it continuously.

  134. I haven’t seen Miracle on 34th Street in several years, but I do love that movie. I first heard the story on the radio one snowy night as we were driving from northern IL to southern IL to spend Christmas at my grandparent’s house along with my aunt, uncle, and cousins from AL. I must have been eight. It was before the time of seat belts and Interstates, so it was a long trip. But I loved the story then and later the movie. I am now 75, but the memory still brings a smile to my face. I can remember sitting by my father in the front seat as I listened.

  135. What a lovely quilt your new book makes. I love your applique and am working on another of our books now, what fun it would be to have this one, too!

  136. I agree with gifts for grown ups. My girlfriends and I stopped with gifts a few years ago and now we make time to have a fun dinner together. That is our gift to each other.

  137. Merry Christmas! One of my favorite Christmas movies is a real tear jerker and is not shown often but I often think of it. It is One Magic Christmas with Mary Steenbergen and Harry Dean Stanton. We watch the usual ones all listed in the comments and I will always remember Frosty and Rudolph fondly from when I was a child but One Magic Christmas really made me cry. Maybe that is not a good thing???So did Wonderful Life. Your book looks fantastic

  138. Dear Jo, have become a fan during the blockheads journey, love all that you do and teach and share. Thank you! Miracle on 34th is one of my favorites, too; in fact, I’m a big fan of all the old movies, especially the ones with happy endings! Merry Christmas!

  139. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you and all the other designers for your time and talent in giving us the Moda blockhead quilt blocks each week. It was like receiving a present every week. 🙂 My favorite Christmas movie is the black and white Scrooge. Merry Christmas to all!

  140. Love this fabric line! Keeping fingers crossed as I am on a strict fabric diet but if some shows up in my mailbox for free, I consider it “calorie-free”!!

  141. Such a great prize bundle – book and fabric. I’m looking forward to the arrival of your fabric to my LQS since I confirmed she was getting it in.

  142. When I first joined my guild years ago, you were a featured speaker. I still remember a lot of the things you said and tips you gave. Thanks for being a good influence on my quilting life.

  143. My favorite Christmas movie is, “The Bishop’s Wife”, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. If my daughter watches it with me then it’s even better❤️

  144. Thanks for the great give-away! I’ve been enjoying sewing this month because of the wonderful Hallmark movies to watch. Merry Christmas to and your family.

  145. I am so fond of your color pallet and your style of quilt blocks! I’m hoping to have some quilty things under the tree this year. I love to watch all the old Christmas movies because each of them hold memories of different people who used to watch with me and places I watched them.

  146. I guess our family must be a little weird – we watch Elf, the movie with Will Farrell, almost every year and laugh our way through it! Merry Christmas!

  147. I go back and forth between a Charlie Brown Christmas and A Wonderful Life, well I always make time for Peanuts. Thanks for participating in this Block of the Week – so inspirational!

  148. Our kind of Christmas present ~ fabric and a quilty book. Hurrah! I also have to watch one of my favorites, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Thanks for the chance!

  149. Polar Express is one of my favorite Christmas movies and I enjoy watching it with our grandchildren. I am still sewing and baking in preparation for our family Christmas.

  150. Civil War fabrics— always been and will be my favorite. Can’t wait to see the new book and fabrics. My Blockheads are red-white and blue civil war… excited to set them all together!
    Happy Holidays…. remember me Santa!

  151. My love of your Civil War fabrics is why I opened my shop 5 years ago here in Central WI…Keep them coming Jo, these look great!

  152. Favorite Christmas movie is lt’s a Wonderful Life. I must admit I’ve been eyeing that new book. The pattern is beautiful. Happy Holidays!

  153. Two of my favorite Christmas movies are “We’re No Angels” and “The Three Godfathers”. I also enjoy “A Christmas Carol” and your favorite also. Would love to win your beautiful fabrics and book!

  154. Ooh – so excited for your new fabric line! My favorite Christmas movies are Elf – because I laugh every time I see it, and It’s a Wonderful Life because I cry every time I see it. Happy Holidays to all!

  155. It has been a joy seeing all these blocks come about every week. I haven’t been able to play along but have really enjoyed seeing all the different blocks.

    My favorite Christmas movie is Holiday Inn. Love musicals!

  156. This would be the perfect way to start the new year. I’m sewing like a fool trying to get gifts finished and wrapped. I have been known to stitch and wrap on the way to a Christmas gathering. I hope 2018 is wonderful for you and your family. I look forward to seeing the new ideas for 2018. Thank you for this chance to win some more of your fabrics and the book looks like a must have too.

  157. Thank you for participating in Blockheads! I sincerely appreciate all of the work and TIME devoted to this project by each designer.

  158. When I grow up, I want to appliqué like you. You are my needle turn hero. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration you give all of us all year round. Merry Christmas!

  159. I always watch Miracle on 34th Street with my youngest son, he’s 19 in college and will still find time to watch it with me. We both like the original one with Natalie Wood….still one of my favorite actresses.
    Merry Christmas

  160. Stitching and sewing are part of getting ready for Christmas for me. Each year I stitch Ornaments for my friends and sometimes add one for my Mum and daughters or sisters. Merry Christmas.

  161. “Holiday Inn” is my favorite movie, and I’m kind of ashamed to say I’ve never seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” in all my 64 years! Needle turn is my favorite handwork and you’re an inspiration.

  162. White Christmas is my favorite movie for this time of year. Love to hand stitch while I watch or listed to books on tape – so relaxing !

  163. Love Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood. I have it on a VHS tape … hopefully the TV I play it on holds up. I have so enjoyed doing the Moda Blockheads. Thanks to you and all the other designers!

  164. I love The Santa Clause! I live with male type persons so Christmas Vacation is always the first movie played. I have to sneak in some tv time for White Christmas and Holiday Inn. I can at least get away with The Santa Clause…a crowd pleaser! Merry a Christmas!

  165. “It’s a Wonderful Life” sums up the way I feel about my life. Thanks so much for the giveaway. It would be much appreciated.

  166. I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the 1st time in years and there was so much I had forgotten, so very glad I took out the time to watch it. Christmas gifts are always home made in our house, not so many this year though as I traveled across country (Idaho to Massachusetts) to care for my dad and move him and my stepmom into assisted living. I’m on my way back for a few days at the end of the week just to make sure all is going as it should. Happy Holidays!

  167. Hi Jo, I have always enjoyed White Christmas but I think “ELF” is my newest favorite. Just too funny and I really get that feel good feeling. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  168. I retired a few years ago and became a “serious” hand appliquer. Would love to make your quilt. Yes, it is “A Wonderful Life.”

  169. I wish the mail or the big brown truck would deliver this giveaway to my house! I’m happy with any Jo Morton! I don’t have a favorite Christmas movie.

  170. “It’s A Wonderful LIfe” has always been my favorite Christmas movie, but then I love Jimmy Stewart in ANY movie! Your book looks wonderful Jo, and ooh the fabrics! Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Wishing you a “Wonderful” holiday season!

  171. My favorite Christmas movie is “White Christmas” with all of that great singing and dancing. And Jo I have so enjoyed your patterns and beautiful fabrics over these past years.

  172. Your clipping and pressing tips are very helpful, more so now that I know that it is of benefit to your custom quilter. It would be great to see the new fabric line and to use the F/8’s using your new book


  173. It’s a wonderful Life is always a favorite. I have to fess up to putting one on just to stitch to it seems to put me in the Christmas mood.

  174. My favorite Christmas movie is It’s A Wonderful Life. Fun and learning from all you ladies makes
    Wednesday especially fun. Thank you!!

  175. I really love watching most of the Hallmark christmas movies. Especially the ones dealing with snow and winter scenes. Love your new book.

  176. My favorite movie is White Christmas and it is also my daughter in laws too. My son gets to watch it every year with us.

  177. My favorite movies at Christmas are “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Christmas Story.” I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  178. This has been the most interesting bom I’ve ever participated in. Each block has been so different, challenging and fun. Thanks.

  179. I don’t have a favorite classic Christmas movie but I love all the Hallmark movies each year. Even though they are predictable and cheesy, I love the visuals and the happy endings!

  180. We watch “A Christmas Story’ every year and still laugh so hard. Yes, I sew until I drop and I love it! Thank you for being so creative and enlarging your talents. Merry Christmas to everyone.

  181. The original Miracle on 34th St is my favorite too and Little Women. I am enjoying the Blockheads BOW very much. Thank you for a chance to win your wonderful fabric and book!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

  182. I think it is wonderful that Moda is providing these prizes for the Blockheads. I have a few blocks to catch up on but have truly enjoyed participating.

  183. With a young grandson in the room, my favorite movie stars “The Grinch” . Another green thing to celebrate during this season.

  184. Too busy sewing to watch movies and would sssoooo love to add the Book and fabrics to my happy stash of JM fabrics.. Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year

  185. Merry Christmas Jo. I don’t have a favorite movie but if
    I did it would be Miracle on 34th Street. Personally, I think there should be a minion Christmas movie. Your new book is impressive! I have the book but now I need the fabrics!

  186. My sewing room is full of fabric from Jo’s collections as well as many of her books and patterns. Most of the quilts that I have made reflect this. I would love to add the latest fabric and book by winning the contest. What a Merry Christmas that would be!

  187. We don’t have a favorite Christmas movie, but the Claymation Christmas special was a musts see for many years on our VHS. Sadly, we no longer have that version to watch. It was a family event.

  188. My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. Your new book is on my Christmas list. Love the new fabrics. Thanks for a chance and happy holidays.

  189. My favorite Christmas movie would have to be any of the Hallmark movies. They always have a good story. I Love your books and also have many of your fabrics. Thanks for sharing with us and hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

  190. I’m not sure I can pick just one movie, but I tend to watch more Hallmark movies than anything. Thanks to you and to Moda for the chance at the give away. M

  191. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott . I am very impatiently waiting for new fabric in January!!!!

  192. I love your new fabric! My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation! Followed by The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and then A Christmas Carol (early 50’s versioin with Alistar Sim as Scrooge). I have made, and I am still working on some zig zag table runners for Christmas gifts for family. They go together pretty quickly with charm packs. Thank you for all you do for Moda Blockheads!

  193. Oh my wouldn’t that be lovely , My friend Merryl an I are such great fans of you .
    We live in New Zealand and adore your fabrics and would loveeeeee to win this bundle and your new book.
    Thank you for the changed Merry Christmas,

  194. I love all the holiday movies, but lately I love “Mixed Nuts” with Steve Martin. Love all your books and your beautiful quilts. Have yet to try your applique method but this may be the year.☺ Thanks for the chance to win your book and fabric.

  195. Merry Christmas Jo! New Hope is a great name for your new fabric line. It is just what I need about now (both hope and fabric!)

  196. My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”, although I also enjoy “While You Were Sleeping” and “Die Hard”. Thanks so much for this wonderful contest. The fabrics and book look beautiful.

  197. Favorite Christmas movie? “The House Without A Christmas Tree” starring Jason Robards, from the early 70’s done in a style similar to a stage play. Don’t know what exactly makes it so special for me, but it has stuck with me for at least 45 years. Love your new fabrics!

  198. Jo, I LOVE your fabrics. I’m collecting & collecting. My fav Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”! Have a Blessed Christmas. Mine would be blessed to win your giveaway 🙂

  199. My favorite movie is Muppets Christmas Carol. The Nutcracker movie is a close 2nd. I collect nutcrackers. My house is full of them and most of them stay up all year. I have a 4ft nutcracker Christmas tree. lol. I have tried in the past to make Christmas gifts but I would het the fabric and not have time to make them or I would spend so much money sending them so this year I didn’t plan to make anything

  200. Have loved following along with the Moda Blockheads. Your fabric and book would be a wonderful Christmas gift if I win.

  201. As Christmas movies go there are several that I like but I do make sure I see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as well as “White Christmas”. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely gift Wishing you a happy Christmas season.

  202. White Christmas is my favorite. I have no grandchildren,but love to help out with many groups. I never care when a package comes I just love getting them.

  203. I too love the original Miracle on 34th Street but I also like It’s a Wonderful Life. Family is so important in my life and that movie brings that fact home. We often forget that we also have an impact on other peoples lives.

  204. The book and fabric are lovely. We just moved to a new home, which is 40 years old and filled with character, and space for me to set up a sewing room. Merry Christmas!

  205. I have always enjoyed your books and fabric lines. I would love a chance to win a copy of your new book and a group of your new fabrics. Thanks Jo! Merry Christmas to you!

  206. Jo, I wish you the very best of Christmas blessings!

    I have to pick “The Little Drummer Boy” as my favorite — at least for this year. I watched it last night, and it’s as beautiful as always.

  207. Love the book, LOVE the fabric. We just made a quilt from New Hope fabric for an upcoming Jenny tutorial at MSQC. I would love to make one for myself!

  208. That pattern and those fat 8th’s are beautiful. I would love to do this and am learning to enjoy applique. I am hoping to be the lucky one!! I still enjoy those Christmas Favorites….Frosty The Snowman and Rudolph, there is a child in all of us and these remind me of that.

  209. Your fabrics and books are always so lovely. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. My favorite Christmas movie is Funny Farm because everything is resolved at Christmas time.

  210. Oh, so many favorite movies this time of year, A Christmas Story, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life….so many. Always love the fabrics you use and your quilts. Merry Christmas!

  211. My favorite Christmas movie? Ohhh my gosh that would be hard to pick….. I would have to say all of them… It would be like asking me what is my favorite Jo Morton fabric or book….. again I would have to say all…. I really mean all of them. quiltnval

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