Fig Tree Day on MODA’s BLOCKHEADS: Block #42

Welcome to Week #42 of the FREE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 SEW ALONG… TODAY IS OUR TURN ONCE AGAIN! Hello friends! Its a lovely Wednesday morning toward the end of October and you know what that means… its that time again. It’s BLOCKHEADS TIME. We really should have a song… don’t you think? What’s even better is that its MY DAY on the Blockheads adventure… and since I am the last one of each round this means we are 3/4 of the way done with the program!! We have now completed 3 full rounds of the sew along and have just one more round to go. Can you guys believe that we have been doing this for 42 blocks already? I don’t believe it… time sure has been extra weird this year! INTRODUCING THE STARBURST BLOCK So…

FREE TRICK OR TREAT: Sashings and Borders

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS From Ivory Background: Cut (6) 1 1/2″ strips. Piece the strips for length and cut  (2) L/R borders 1 1/2″ x 54 1/2″ and (2) T/B borders 1 1/2″ x 56 1/2″ From Orange Outer Border fabric: Cut (6) 2 1/2″ strips. Piece the strips for length and cut (2) L/R borders 2 1/2″ x 56 1/2″ and (2) T/B borders 2 1/2″ x 60 1/2″. ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Assemble (4) rows of (4) blocks with sashing [g] and post squares [h].  Press towards sashing.Sew rows together as shown. Add L/R inner ivory border.  Press out.  Add T/B ivory border.  Press out. Add L/R outer orange border.  Press out.  Add T/B orange border.  Press out. Quilt as desired and…

TRICK OR TREAT: Making the Blocks

If you are looking for the cutting instructions, scroll back a few posts for those. Today we are going to start making the blocks themselves! Basically each block requires (4) black flying geese, (4) grey flying geese and (4) orange/ivory solid bar units. BLOCK INSTRUCTIONS Sew orange [a] rectangles to ivory [d] rectangles. Press open. Make (64) Unit #1 “bar unit”. Using [b/c/e] and SEW AND FLIP make flying geese units. Press out. Sew together in pairs as shown. Press open. Make (32) grey Unit #2 and (32) black Unit #3 total. Combine (4) Unit #1, (2) Unit #2, (2) Unit #3 and, [f] as shown to create block. Make 16. Press open. A COUPLE OF NOTES If you are working from a different jelly roll, divide your colors up following the numbers above, just change the colors. You will need (8) of each…

MODA Blockheads: Block #40 updates

So on Wednesday I mentioned that I would give you guys a bit more information on what we did for the #40 block for MODA BLOCKHEADS. If you want to read about our version of block #39, take a look a few posts back. The String Block was lovely of course! But just a tad modern and whimsical for our more traditional RED AND CREAM SAMPLER that we are making. So we did a traditional LOG CABIN block… half red print and half cream prints. We chose a 6″ size to go in our sampler… because that is what we are most in need of in our setting. To get our desired 6″ size, we used the It’s Sew Emma papers. I do believe they also come in 12″. Take a look HERE if you are interested in some paper pieced Log Cabin…

TRICK OR TREAT: Jelly Roll Cutting Directions

So many of you are joining us… yeah! It is so fun to sew up a jelly roll, don’t you think? So here is the info for cutting the blocks below. We will add some more instructions later on for borders. But for now, this is all you will need for your (16) 12″ blocks… they are a nice & large size so that your quilt grows quickly without being too massive at the same time. FOR THE BLOCKS FROM YOUR JELL ROLL:From (8) Orange Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [a]From (8) Black Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [b] ** See below.From (8) Grey Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [c]From leftover color strips: Cut (9) assorted 2 1…

MODA Blockheads: Block 39 & Block 40

Welcome to Week #40 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Although I posted on Instagram last week, I never managed to add my info here on the blog for Week #39 so this week, we are doing a TWOFER! Last week’s creative block was brought to you by the fabulous Robin Pickens. Her MAD ABOUT PLAID block is so much fun and so versatile! Link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. This is our version of Robin’s block…. we went for the 8″ version for this one… using a controlled palette of (2) strong reds, a softer red with lots more white in it so that it would stand out against the strong ones and a cream print. We love how the plaid comes out in it.. almost like a basketweave! BLOCK #40: STRINGS Up next this week is Janet Clare…

TRICK OR TREAT: A FREE JELLY ROLL PATTERN

Sometimes you just want to do something fun & easy & seasonal even if you have no business starting another project… am I right? 🙂 So many of you have been enjoying the PUMPKINS IN A ROW pattern these past few weeks and I think a big part of that is that it is fun and fast and some instant gratification for your table. I have LOVED seeing all of your creations so much! Thank you for sharing them with me. CLICK HERE for that pattern if you would like to make one up for yourself. Kits for that are sold out, but we of course have the pattern. Well, my good friend Susan [over at the @thefeltedpear on Instagram] were chatting about what fun thing we could do with a jelly roll and Susan knew right away what she wanted to do the moment we started talking about it…

FAUX PUMPKIN GIVEAWAY

Hello Fig Tree Friends- Happy Autumn and October and Falling Leaves and Pumpkin Spice Everything and Warm Sweaters and Crisp Air! EDIT: CONGRATULATIONS DEB GIROTTI! YOU ARE OUR WINNER!! Email me your info so we can send your goodies. As I am sure you well know… I am kind of an autumn fanatic. I love this season better than all the others put together and I wouldn’t mind if it was here for much longer than it is… especially here in Northern California. I have no idea how I have somehow not managed to move to New England in all these years of living in the US! But I guess I am destined to be a California girl who wishes she could live in New England! Although I do manage to find my fair share of fall color… so don’t feel too bad…