Blockheads ~ Block 33

Hello Hello!  Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Vicky told me that if I showed any more food pictures… my safety might be at risk.  So a block with fabrics in a lovely, rich chocolate-brown will have to do.  It’s not quite dark chocolate… maybe milk chocolate with coffee nibs.

(Vicky… you didn’t say I couldn’t write about food and chocolate.)

This is Tammy’s block – it’s made with fabrics from an upcoming collection by Lisa Bongean.  (Yes, this is a sneak peek… something Gatherings is the name of it.)  The background is from Gingiber’s Catnip collection.

My block is a bit more like a Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

The prints are from Union Blues by Barbara BrackmanCollection For a Cause Millbook 1889 by Howard Marcus and Rachel Remembered by Betsy Chutchian.  The background… you probably already know that it is from Snowberry by 3 Sisters.

CLICK HERE for the link to Jo’s blog and link to Block 33 – Starz.

Question of the Week ~ It’s Fall, Halloween is less than two weeks away and Christmas is in two months… do you make seasonal quilts? When do you start making them?

I do!  I’ve made a few and I have a few others planned, started, living in my head.  While I have made a few quilts using holiday-themed fabric, my favorites are those that use the seasonally-themed color palette like red and green for Christmas, black and orange for Fall and Halloween, etc.

This is Tilt – it’s a 60-degree nine-patch that I just hung on the wall a week or so ago.  (Please forgive the lighting… I should get a better picture of it.)

I do like making quilts that have what can best be described as a seasonal color palette.  Most were red and green Christmas quilts but a few mere made with Christmas fabrics… especially backings!  There was a stretch of time when I knew when to start looking for the seasonal novelty prints from “another fabric company”.  Snowmen, Santa Claus and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas were a few of my favorites, they made the best pajamas and quilt backings.  Then… Folk Art Wedding Christmas by Robyn Pandolph came along.  I made quilts with all three – four? – of the collections.  They’re still some of my favorite quilts… even though I gave a couple of them away.

I pulled these fabrics last year – 2016 – for a quilt and never got around to making it so using these fabrics for a different quilt is on my list for 2018.

Just in case you missed it – CLICK HERE for the link to Jo’s blog and link to Block 33 – Starz.

Don’t forget that there is a Blockheads Archive with links to all of the published blocks and blog posts.

That’s it for today, October 18.  Be sure to visit Lisa, Lynne, Betsy and Jan to see their blocks and what other good things they might have made:

Don’t miss the blocks being posted to #modablockheads on Instagram and Facebook.

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!

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4 comments on “Blockheads ~ Block 33

  1. Hildy says:

    Love your block and I’ll copy your center idea!
    Yes, I do seasonal quilts but I’ll alwas start too late with them and when they are finished the seaon is almost over. Good thing I’ve always have a head start for the next year;-)

  2. Vicky says:

    One of my first quilts was with the Pandolph Folk Art Christmas line. It was love at first sight. I never get my seasonal quilts made in time, but, like Thelma, I like working on them during that holiday. Puts me in the mood.

  3. so in love with this block! I do have some seasonal quilts for the Fall months, a table runner of Fall leaves, (Sept through Nov.) and one large wall quilt with 4 different machine appliqued Halloween pumpkins on it that I made many years ago. I believe the pattern was featured in an old AP&Q issue, but I can’t remember the year.
    Gradually I’m getting there, and eventually hope to be able to have quilts for all the seasons.

  4. I like to start seasonal quilts during the season…and finish them in a year or two. Right now I am working on a Halloween quilt.

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