It’s September! Fall! For some… it’s the happiest time of year because Fall marks the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And of course, a Fall color palette.
These are Tammy’s blocks – all 27 of them. As soon as we get a design wall hung in the office, we’ll take a picture of them laid out.
This is Block 27 ~ Union Variation. It’s from Jo Morton. Except Tammy made this one using fabrics from Jo Morton, Jan Patek, Kansas Troubles and Blackbird Designs. Starting in the center – the green is from New Hope by Jo Morton (more on that soon), the gold is from Wild Orchid by Blackbird Designs, the green HTSs are from a Kansas Troubles collection and the background if from Jan Patek’s Fern Hill.
As always, the background is from Snowberry by 3 Sisters. The prints are from Lexington by Minick & Simpson, Rachel Remembered by Betsy Chutchian, and Alice’s Scrapbag and Union Blues, both by Barbara Brackman.
One quick thing to mention, these half-triangle squares finish at 1″. Because there are more than a few of them and they’re all the same two prints, this is a great time to use triangle paper. Do you use it? I do and two papers that work perfectly here are Primitive Gatherings’ Triangle Paper and Spinning Stars Triangle Paper – both in the 1″ finished size.
These are the kinds of product I always have on hand for blocks like this. And when you see setting for one of Lisa’s Blockheads quilts, you’re going to need some of these. A lot of them. (It’s good… it’s really, really good.)
Question of the Week ~ Is there a product-tool-ruler you wish you’d invented?
All of them! Seriously. I can’t think of one that stands out as being “the One”. Starting with the sewing machine going right through the rotary cutter to some of my favorite rulers, I wish I’d been that clever. Since I’m not, I’m happy that someone else was. LED lights – the Daylight Slimline! Couldn’t sew without it. But wait… that still takes me back to the sewing machine. And the seam ripper. Thread! Thank you DMC, Lecien, Presencia, Coats & Clark and Aurifil thread for making beautiful thread in every possible weight, in every color of the rainbow. And the needle people!
The Post-It Note. And Ziploc bags. Now there are two products quilters can’t live without that I wish I’d invented.
Just in case you missed it – CLICK HERE for the link to Jo’s blog and link to Block 27 – Union Variation.
That’s it for today, September 6. Be sure to visit Lisa, Betsy, Lynne and Jan to see their blocks and what other good things they might have made:
- Lynne’s Blog / Facebook / Website
- Betsy’s Blog / Facebook / Instagram
- Jo’s Blog / Instagram
- Jan’s Blog / Website
- Lisa’s Blog / Website / Instagram
If you’re not already a member, you can still join the Moda Blockheads Facebook group. It’s a busy group with lots of tips, suggestions and support.
Happy Blockhead Wednesday!