Blockheads ~ Block 17

Blockheads ~ Block 17

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No!  This is no time for tears!  We've made it through sixteen weeks and we're more than a third of the way through.

It's Lisa Bongean's turn with the Blockheads and that means lots and lots of itty, bitty, teeny tiny pieces.  Next time.  This week's block is all about half-triangle squares - in fact, it's all half-triangle squares!  Scrappy or with a plan, I love this kind of block.

The name of the block is Trail of Tears so you're only crying if you really love half-triangle squares that measure less than 1" finished... if you're not caught up with the blocks... you're crying tears of joy!  Only sixteen HTSs!

The block show above includes fabrics from Snowberry by 3 Sisters, Rachel Remembered by Betsy Chutchian, Grand Traverse Bay by Minick & Simpson and Thistle Farms by Lynne Hagmeier.

CLICK HERE for the link to Lisa's Block 17 - Trail of Tears.

This is Tammy's Block 17.

The background is Volume II ~ Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater, the medium is from Sweetwater's Boo Crew, and the dark is from Betsy Chutchian's gorgeous Bramblewood collection of last year.

The prints here are from Chestnut Street by Fig Tree & Co. and the background is from the upcoming Ann's Arbor by Minick & Simpson.

Question of the Week ~ Do you keep a written list of your "works in progress", "quilts I'd like to make" and "projects that have all the parts and just need to be started... planned but not commenced"?  

Written?  Are you nuts?  That's evidence of my insanity - Exhibit A at my "commitment hearing"!  Or "supporting documents" to convince the folks at Hoarders that I'm a prime candidate for an upcoming episode.

I keep the list in my head. And in a stack of books and patterns on-near-falling off my cutting table and sewing room bookcase.

The "works in progress" list is written down - I was forced compelled encouraged to write them down for last week's Blockheads blog post.  As for any future, not yet commenced projects, I have an idea in my head of quilts I'd love to make "someday" but I don't know that I ever write them down.  Not unless there is a deadline for some of them.

Just in case you missed it - CLICK HERE to get the link to Block 17 - Lisa's Trail of Tears Block.

That's it for today, June 28.  Be sure to visit Lynne, Betsy, J0 and Jan to see their blocks and what other good things they might have made:

Be sure to see the blocks being posted to #modablockheads on Instagram and Facebook. If you're not already a member, you can also join the fun in the Moda Blockheads Facebook group.  It's a busy group with folks sharing tips, suggestions and support.

Happy Blockhead Wednesday!