Welcome to Week #28 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG!
Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means… its that time again. What’s even better is that its OUR DAY on the Blockheads adventure…
I have to tell you that I have enjoyed this ride much more than I ever thought I would. I have loved seeing our red & cream version of the quilt emerge each week, block by block, but more than anything I have loved seeing your versions emerge over the months.
So let’s keep going my friends!
For my block this week, I decided to go for one of my personal favorites, the BROKEN DISHES BLOCK, a block that I have used over the years in many projects and patterns. Something about it just showcases both design and the fabrics used… not all blocks are able to pull that off in my opinion. Not sure of the origins of the name [other than the obvious nod to broken shards of dishes :-)] but it for sure traces back to the 1800’s and has been featured in many a favorite vintage quilt.
Check out my BROKEN DISHES BLOCK, DOWNLOAD PDF HERE for the block instructions for a 6″ and 12″ block. For the 8″ block, keep scrolling.
For our personal version, we created the 12″ size since I thought it was a perfect opportunity to feature a few of my favorite red prints as well as the cream prints too. As you can see, we picked a different print for almost every single section of the block. And it turned out to probably be our scrappiest block in the whole project so far. Its a mix of Scarlet and Sage, Christmas Figs and Catalina. If you are following along with our version, as I know many of you are, pay attention to the fact that we chose a variety of scales and two different cream prints for the backgrounds… as well as no solid background fabric.
For those of you looking for an 8″ version, this is my recommendation… Make the 6″ block, following the 6″ directions provided on the PDF. Then add a band with posts around the block as shown. Here is the info.
In honor of it being our turn today, I thought we would do a GIVEAWAY of a RED AND CREAM bundle of fabrics, one for INSTAGRAM and one for the BLOG. Leave a comment here below on the blog and tell me the name of your favorite traditional block… it can be simple or complicated. If you know anything about the history of your block, let me know what it is. I love those stories so much. If you follow along on Instagram… feel free to leave a comment there too, we will chose a separate winner from there as well. On Monday we will pick a winner from the blog and a winner from Instagram. Good luck!
I think they all play pretty well together don’t you think?
Photos of blocks just because…
A few of our recent favorites…
CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE HAVE HAD SO FAR!
This Archive will be updated each week by MODA, in descending chronological order, with the newest block at the top. This is such a fabulous resource! We will keep this link in each week’s post here ON OUR BLOG as a resource.
If you have any questions at all, ask me in the comments below. Happy sewing friends!
LINK TO INSTAGRAM HERE. Instagram is the main social media that we use. I post photos every day, talk about my latest projects, show inspiration photos and generally post about my fabric and farm love with all of you!
LINK TO OUR FIG TREE FACEBOOK GROUP HERE. Our Fig Tree Friends Facebook group is a new addition in the last year and it is a great place to see what others are working on with Fig Tree fabrics, see people’s progress on our programs and follow along on general Fig Tree Facebook updates all in one place.
LINK TO SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER HERE. Newsletter comes out each week on Friday with latest goodies, upcoming releases, any sales or new kits and our $6 pattern of the week.
LINK TO OUR SHOP IN CASE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BROWSE HERE. Come check out our patterns, bundles and kits!
Here is a list of all the designers participating this year in the order that they have posted their weekly blocks. We are starting “round 2” so each designer already has one block on their block and we are now starting again at the top. Go check them out! They are a great group of ladies!
1.15 – Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com/
1.22 – Sherri McConnell – https://www.aquiltinglife.com/
1.29 – Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
2.5 – Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
2.12 – Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
2.19 – Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/
2.26 – Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/
3.4 – Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/
3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
3.25 – Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/
4.1 – Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
4.8 – Jen Kingwell – www.jenkingwelldesigns.com/blog
4.15 – Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/