BH 3- Robin Pickens- 25


Today is Robin Pickens turn to share a quilt block named


It is no surprise to anyone since each of her fabric collections are based on the study of flowers that Robin’s quilt block would also be a flower. I had a lot of fun piecing this block even though my leaves are cock-eyed.

block #25

To get the pattern, visit Robin’s blog, but you may want to read a little further because the Blockheads have some other goodies in store for you.

I wanted to take a few minutes and tell you about the Moda All-Star series of books. Each book focuses on a specific Moda precut including anything from Jelly Rolls to Mini Charms to the newest Fat Quarter book. My name is on the cover of each of these books as compiled by, but the real talent is inside the pages. Each designer has made a project and their proceeds of book goes to a particular charity.  Each of the designers listed below will be giving away the featured e-book on their blockheads post today, so be sure and click on the blue link of the designers name to find out how to enter. I have also included a link to each of the books on Martingale site for more information. With each purchase of these books you are also making a contribution to a specific charity. Thank you for that!

Moda All-Stars – On a Roll – 14 Quilts That Start with 2 1/2″ Strips

 – Visit Janet Clare 

 as she shares about this book and the charity, School on Wheels.

Moda All-Stars – Mix It Up! – 16 Quilts from Cake Mix and Cupcake Mix Papers

Visit Laurie Simpson as she shares about this book and the charity, Feeding America.

Moda All-Stars – Two, Four, Six, Eight – Fat-Quarter Quilts You’ll Appreciate

Visit Vanessa Goertzen as she shares about this book and the charity, Special Olympics.

Moda All-Stars – All in a Row Again – 23 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs

Visit Stacy Iest Hsu as she shares about this book and the charity, Give Kids the World.

Moda All-Stars – Mini-Charm Quilts – 18 Clever Projects for 2-1/2″ Squares

Visit Jen Kingwell & Jan Patek as they share about this book and the charity, Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs.

Moda All-Stars – Mini Marvels – 15 Little Quilts with Big Style.   

Visit Betsy Chutchian as she shares about this book and the charity, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

Moda All-Stars – Merry Makers – Patchwork Quilts and Projects to Celebrate the Season

Visit Lisa Bongean & Joanna Figueroa as they share about this book and the charity, Marine Toys for Tots.

Moda All-Stars – Lucky Charm Quilts – 17 Delightful Patterns for Precut 5″ Squares

Visit Brigitte Heitland as she shares about this book and the charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Moda All-Stars All in a Row – 24 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs  eBook only

Visit Corey Yoder as she shares about this book and the charity, No Kid Hungry.

Moda All-Stars – Scraps Made Simple – 15 Sensationally Scrappy Quilts from Precuts   

Visit Sherri McConnell & ME as WE share about this book and the charity, Alzheimer’s Association.

Scraps made simple includes quilts from Amy Ellis, Amy Smart, Carrie Nelson, Corey Yoder, Edyta Sitar, Jan Ragaller, Jenny Doan, Laura Boehnke, Lisa Bongean, Lisa Calle, Lynne Hagmeier, Sherri Falls, Sherri Mc Connell and Susan Ache. I have always enjoyed making scrap quilts or quilts with lots of fabrics but being a part of this book was where I got my first twinkle in my eye to do my own scrap book. Being a part of such a wonderful community of talented quilters inspires me every day.

A few of the other quilts in the book are as follows….

To enter to won an e-book of Scraps Made Simple, leave a comment telling me how many hours a week you are able to quilt, thinking about quilting does not count. I will notify the winner Friday, July 3rd.


  1. Gwynette in NWArkansas says:

    I do spend a lot of time thinking about my next quilt or have a design whirling in my head, but I actually quilt about 12 to 15 hours a week. I’m retired, so have more quilting time when I’m not helping Garden Guy in the garden!

  2. Julie Kennedy says:

    I just retired a couple weeks ago, so my quilting time has increased greatly. While I was working, it was probably 6-8 hours per week, now it must be at least 15-20 hours a week.

  3. Nancy Lewis says:

    Since I am retired, I get to quilt about 2 hours a day. However, I am now hand quilting a quilt, so probably doing 4 hours of more a day.

  4. Little Quiltsong says:

    About 30 hours a week. My husband likes to call me at lunch time to remind me to take a break 🙂 – sometimes I just have that little something to finish, and the next time I look it is time to prepare supper :)! I love sewing for our local hospital – so many don’t have anything to wrap their little ones in. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the charities Moda and Martingale are involved in. So, so special!!

    • modalissa says:

      Thanks for you sweet comment. You are the WINNER of a Scraps Made Simple e-book. I have sent you an email.

  5. Cheryl Keown says:

    I am now retired, so I try to spend time each day to quilt. Some days its only 15 minutes, other days its several hours,

  6. JaNae says:

    On a good week I spend about 15 hours quilting, but it’s harder in the summer when the weather outside is calling me to play in the sun.

  7. Marie Eddins says:

    I would say that I probably manage about 28 hours per week, either sewing/quilting for myself, or working on our guild’s quilting charity work. It’s all quilting!

    • Diane says:

      I am fortunate enough right now to be at home and I usually spend 6-8 hours a day quilting, which is a luxury. When I go back to work I will only have an hour or so at night.

  8. Kathy English says:

    I usually get about two hours a week, but lately I have added more time. Getting myself back into the sewing mode.

  9. Cindy White says:

    I hand stitch in the evening 1-2hours a night and try to spend 2-3 hours a week in my sewing room. I

  10. Stephanie Hironimus says:

    When my 9 year old daughter was still in school, prior to covid, maybe 4 hrs a day/3-4 days a week… now with both my daughter & husband home, it’s considerably less (I shoot for 1 good day a week!)

  11. Kathy E. says:

    I would say 5-6 hours per week is spent sewing or quilting. I’d love to spend more time, but someone has to cook, clean, shop and do the laundry!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  12. Lisa England says:

    The number of hours I spend quilting each week varies wildly. Some weeks I fit in 20 or 30 hours and other weeks maybe only 4 or 5. Regardless of how much time is available I always enjoy my time working on projects.

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