Moda Blockheads block #32 is called the Dutchman’s Puzzle by Betsy Chutchian. After I figured out the placement of the gold fabrics to make the pinwheel it fell into place like a dream. I used the No-Waste Flying Geese method to make 4 flying geese at a time. Lazy Girl Designs has a good tutorial on making these units.
To find this block pattern or to download the previous blocks go to Moda Fabrics Blog.
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I love this block from Designer Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters. I chose to make the traditional block but Lynne also supplied the pattern for her layered patchwork technique. I would love to do a quilt using the layered method as it seems much easier to get points even. I was able to complete this block without having to use Jack the Ripper by using Lynne’s detailed instructions. I think the points will pass inspection, if you don’t look too close.
This block and all the others in this Quilt Along can be found at Moda Fabrics. This is the first block of the week event I tried and it has been such a fun experience that I am now following two others for a total of three. All at one time! Sorry to say that I’m not getting as much of my other quilting done but, oh well. 🙂
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Block #30 of the Moda Blockheads is the Four-Patch Dash by Carrie Nelson. I have also attached a picture of most of my blocks to date. The blocks are not in any order and I did not place them in the most pleasing layout. Sami loves to run through them as soon as I lay them out so I have to get them down and get a picture very quickly.
Since I am making 12″ blocks instead of 6″, my quilt is going to be a whopper. My plan is to make two quilts, one queen size and one lap size.
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Moda Blockheads block of the week #29 is called Juneau by Lisa Bongean. I was really concerned with the little flying geese blocks but Lisa’s instructions were very clear and easy to follow. It took me longer to complete this block than normal but I think it was operator error and not the block. 🙂
Thank you Lisa for another pretty block.
Moda Blockheads block #27 is called Union Variation by Jo Morton of Jo Morton Quilts. I can see so many possibilities with this block, which is usual with half square triangles. Another fun block from Jo.
Block #28 is an applique block appropriately called Pumpkin by Jan Patek. This is a quick block that, I think, turned out very cute and will make a charming addition to my Blockheads quilt.
I am so glad that Hurricane Irma is gone but my heart aches for the people who lost so much during this storm. Sami and I are almost back to our regular schedule, other than suffering from jet lag. 🙂 BUT we are not taking the upstairs storm shutters down until we know Hurricane Maria will be no threat to us.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for Florida and Texas.
This week’s Blockhead is called the Cat’s Cradle by Betsy Chutchian. I love blocks that allow me to use a focal square in the middle, especially if I can fussy cut. As I have added my fat chickens on several blocks already, this time the rooster received center stage.
This was another fun block to work on but I have to admit using Jack the Ripper when I sewed those little rust colored triangles to the wrong side of the HST on all six blocks. Grrr.
Looking forward to seeing what other blocks come from this wonderful pattern.
We are at the half way mark for Moda Blockheads. Block #24 is called Corn No Beans from Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics. All I can say about this block is, “Whew” but it is a striking block when completed. HST are usually not a problem for me other than all the joined seams on back and I am amazed at all the designs that can be achieved from the different placements. Using the Magic 8 method of making the HST was really a time saver, but I think they would have been easier and quicker using the triangle papers or the raw edge placement.
Thank you Carrie for another fun and beautiful block.
It is Wednesday again! These weeks just fly by and I really look forward to Wednesday because it is Blockheads Day. The block this week is called Winneconne Star designed by Lisa Bongean. Of course it is another of my favorites because it is a star design and it is not difficult.
As this was the first block of the week I participated in I do not have a lot of experience on how they run, but this group of talented ladies really have it organized. I know on Wednesday mornings I can go directly to Facebook or the Moda website and download the pattern and instructions immediately. Early bird people usually have their completed blocks already downloaded so we can get ideas. I have really enjoyed sewing along with this group.
Cannot wait to see what next Wednesday brings us.
Any of you that is following the Moda Blockheads BOW is thinking: That doesn’t look anything like block #22….Well, this is the alternative block graciously designed for all of us non-applique people by Lisa Bongean at Primitive Gatherings. As you can see I was able to fussy cut another of my fat chickens for the center square. I mistakenly said I purchased the chicken/rooster print fabric at JoAnn’s but I discovered it is actually a Waverly print from Walmart.
One of these days I will be happy with my applique, just not today and probably not tomorrow either. I think I have a mind block when it comes to applique, or I am just applique challenged.
Shown below is the ACTUAL block #22. It is called Birdhouse and is designed by the very talented Jan Patek. I did not sew the pictured block. It came directly from Jan’s website so you could see what a beautiful applique should look like. Believe me, if you saw my block it would look nothing like this.
Jan Patek’s Birdhouse block #22
for Moda Blockheads
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It’s Wednesday again and time for another Blockheads block. This is my version of Jo Morton’s Flying Geese Variation. I really enjoyed working on this block and any block that I don’t need to ‘pick and grin’ is a good one for me. As usual I changed the color placement around a little but either design makes a great block.
You can see more of Jo Morton’s beautiful work click on the link. To see more variations of the Blockheads click here Moda Fabrics.
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