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MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 23

In case you missed it, we skipped last week for a little break, block 22 [SECOND STAR], which was designed by Jackie MacDonald of SWEETFIRE ROAD. You can check out her blog post, featuring her block, HERE. This week’s designer is Sarah Watts of RUBY STAR SOCIETY and her block is called FALLING STAR. Be sure to check out Sarah’s WEBSITE to learn all about what she has to offer! OUR BLOCK #23: FALLING STAR (6″ Finished) …… PIECING INSTRUCTIONS: Instead of scrappy half-square triangle (HST) units, I opted for flying geese to…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 13

This week’s designer is Debbie Maddy of Tiori Designs and her block is called INDIGO LIGHT. You can check out her blog HERE. OUR BLOCK #13: INDIGO LIGHT (6″ Finished) …… PIECING INSTRUCTIONS: STEP 1 – FLYING GEESE UNITS Eliminate cutting for [B] and [C]. Instead, using the SEW & FLIP method… For a 6″ block, cut: For a 12″ block, cut: Make (4) flying geese units. STEP 2 – SPLIT QUARTER SQUARE TRIANGLES (QSTs) I prefer to avoid bias on the edges, and I have previously explained the detailed QST piecing instructions I prefer in…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 3

This week’s designer is April Rosenthal and her block is called SHIMMER STAR. Be sure to check out her WEBSITE, where I’m certain she will have all the details and tips on her lovely block. OUR BLOCK #3: SHIMMER STAR (6″ Finished) PIECING INSTRUCTIONS: This week, I am showing you an alternate way to make the split quarter square triangles (QSTs), from steps 2 & 3 of the MODA pattern sheet. If you’ve followed me for awhile, you already know that I often use the SEW & FLIP method for half square triangles (HSTs…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: Week 3

This week’s designer is Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic and her block is called STELLAR ELEGANCE…and *ELEGANT* it is! Be sure to check out her BLOG, where I’m certain she will have all the details and tips on her Foundation Paper Pieced block. Since paper piecing is not in the cards for us this week, we opted to create an alternate block…WOVEN STAR! Read on for all the cutting and piecing instructions for both a 6″ and 12″ finished block! ALTERNATE BLOCK #3: WOVEN STAR Choosing Fabrics: We created our…

MODA BLOCKHEADS: BLOCK #13

Welcome back to Week #13! This week we are working with Debbie Maddy’s sweet star block, EVENING DELIGHT. You can find info for it HERE. I love star blocks of every shape and size so this one was for sure a must make for us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRODUCING BLOCK #13: EVENING DELIGHT To get the block directions for this week head on over to Debbies blog… GO HERE. HOW WE DID OURS We mixed it up a little bit and used two different background prints, one inside the star and one for the outside… it makes for a…