Hello friends and happy Moda Block Heads 3 day! Today is pattern release day for block 18, and while I haven’t made today’s block, I’m super excited to let you know that I’ve pieced an alternate block I’ll be sharing here on Friday. I’ll have the pattern in a PDF download for you in four sizes: 4″, 6″, 8″, and 12″.
Moda Block Heads 3
First…the details on today’s block. This week’s block 18 is a fun applique pattern by Jan Patek. You can visit her blog to get her PDF download at the link below:
- Go here to visit Jan’s blog and get this week’s applique pattern for block 18 (remember, I’ll have an alternate block pattern PDF here on Friday if you don’t want to make the applique’ block).
- Visit the Moda Block Heads 3 Resource page here.
- Join the Moda Block Heads Facebook group here.
- And find all of my previous Moda Block Heads posts here.
This & That…
Since I don’t have block tips or tricks to share today I thought I’d share a little bit of what I’m up to at home and in the sewing room. First, I’m still trying to get a little more organized after our move! We’ve had a lot to do, and the stay-at-home orders have actually been good in some ways as there has been so much to do. In other ways it’s slowed us down a bit, but there has definitely been plenty to keep us busy. We finally got countertops in our laundry room yesterday, and now I can’t wait to get the sink installed (there were no cabinets or shelves in the laundry room at all when we moved in).
With the completion of the sewing room cabinet I’ve been able to move things around and am finally getting the closet organized. (Well, almost, I’m waiting on some more storage bins and baskets from the Container Store to finish up). I’ve also been trying to organize my office and love that all of my not-so-pretty shipping supplies are hidden in the lower cupboards! My desk actually faces the cabinet, and I have a beautiful view out of the window. This is a good thing, because I spend a lot of time at my computer working 🙂 I’m thinking about putting some quilts on the top shelf of the office cabinet to make it even more “quilty” in here.
I’ve actually been spending most of my time this week signing and shipping copies of Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts at the Heart of Home. If you’ve pre-ordered, I’m shipping as fast as I can. Hopefully most of the orders will be out by Friday! And if you aren’t familiar with the book, I just posted a video here where I share each and every quilt and project in the book…enjoy!
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by. See you on Friday for my alternate block 18!
Little Quiltsong says
Love your new shelving and all the lovely fabric on there. And your apricot tree 🙂 – we had one at a previous home, and wanted to replant it to our next home, as it was still small, but didn’t. We were so sad when the next owner just dug it out and threw it away. Yours looks so pretty with all that lovely fruit. Enjoy your new sewing room and office. Always love your posts, Sherri!
Jan Weicksel says
What a delightful spot for sewing… looks very peaceful. And the apricots look yummy too!
Clara Macuirles says
I would like to know about your cutting mat. Why do you have one on top of another?..what kind are they?
Judy Burkhart says
The room is so bright and cheery. Love the organization and containers you have used. Love, love, love.
Kay Welch says
Your home is lovely., and those roses are beautiful. I’m looking forward to receiving my book – new ideas and inspiration.
Sherri – would you explain the block head thing? Is it a group you sign up for? How does one participate? Thanks.
sherri McConnell says
You don’t need to sign up…just download the free patterns every week and start sewing. You can share your blocks in the Facebook Group if you like, but it’s not required.
Odie Keith says
Hi.. I love your sewing studio… I am currently trying to set up mine. I finally have a whole room to myself. I wanted some information on the cute table topper under your roses. Where can I find that pattern? Thanks so much!