Monday, April 17, 2017

MODA BLOCK, ETC.

I have been very slack when it comes to blogging lately.  But I wanted to let you know that I've been doing a lot of sewing.  This is Block #5 of the Moda Block Heads block of the week.  It looks large in the photo, but is only 6 1/2" square.  I'm out of the background fabric now, but my LQS is supposed to get it in this week.  That's why I don't have Block #6 finished yet.  I need the light colored background fabric as shown in each corner block and the middle.  There are 58 pieces in this block!!!



These are 2 table runners I'm making out of a couple charm packs and they are ready to baste.  Each HST block measures 4 1/2", so it will only be 12" wide and 48" long.


I "had" to make some placemats with Joanne Kerton's free placemat pattern found here.  I found this Mary Engelbreit fabric in my stash and thought they would be cute.  I love how they turned out!  They still need more quilting on them, but I haven't decided yet how I will do it.  Thanks, Joanne!  If you want to get the pattern, click on the link and then scroll down to where it says a "few free patterns" and click on that, then scroll down again until you see this placemat pattern.


Happy Spring and Happy Quilting!

12 comments:

Janet O. said...

Nice job on the block. I heard a lot of moaning in blogland about the tiny pieces in that one. : )
Very happy tablerunners--and the placemats are cute in ME fabrics. Joanne writes her patterns well.

Chantal L. said...

Mmmm! Love everything in this post. Thanks for reminding me about Block Heads QAL. I keep forgetting to download this one. Your block is sparkling! Love the simplicity of the table runner. Love Mary Engelbreit's fabric. Love the pattern you used to showcase this lovely fabric with some fussy cuts. Great work! ;^)

Cathy said...

I love the projects you are working on. You do keep busy. Hugs

---"Love" said...

Block 5 was a doozy, wasn't it?!! Yours turned out really pretty; love your fabrics. It's amazing what all can be done with simply half-squares in a variety of arrangments. I love the way you got the light center in the table runner on the left. Your placemats will make a very pretty table setting. All of Joanne's patterns are special. Glad you've been sewing; unfortunately, I haven't! Maybe soon. (I keep saying that, don't I?) ---"Love"

canuckquilter said...

Sewing should always win over blogging! Well,we do like to eventually see what you've made, so please don't let your blog go completely dormant!
If that block is 6 1/2", those are pretty tiny triangles! Your block looks great though. I hope the background fabric arrives as promised so you don't get behind on the blocks and have to do some catching up sewing.
I love the placemats in the Mary Engelbreit fabric! I'm now all energized to go dig in my stash for a fun novelty fabric for a new set of placemats.

Quilting Babcia said...

I love that table runner! So simple but such an effective design.

Barb said...

what super cute ME placemats. I have a little of her fabric in my stash. The runners are great - very modern!

Marsha said...

That's a lot of pieces in a 6" block, your block is great! I still haven't started on mine. The table runners are so colorful and happy looking. I love the placemats. Joanne has some great patterns!

Enjoy!

Karen said...

I am drawn to your star block in the blues. Good choice of color and fabrics.

Barb said...

Love your runners...cute placemats

a good yarn said...

58 pieces?! Yikes! That's a lot for a six and a half inch block. Very impressive. I like your table runners - I've seen that pattern on Pinterest and it's quite striking. Your placemats, using Joanne's free pattern, are terrific - great fabric.

Leanne said...

Beautiful projects Ruth, that blue block is beautiful.