Welcome back! I am so excited for MODA BLOCKHEADS to start up again, aren’t you?!
There are (30) more quilt blocks to explore here in Group 2, and we are continuing our theme of stars all the way to July!
As a reminder, over here at Fig Tree we are working all the way through using the blocks from the first set and this year’s set for one quilt.
If you aren’t sure what MBH is all about -and/or- you want to see my blog posts for the GROUP 1 blocks, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom where I will give you direct links and references!
This week’s designer is Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life, and her block is called DREAM BIG…such a fitting name for the start of 2024! Be sure to check out her BLOG, where I’m certain she will have all the details and tips on her lovely block.
We chose a 12″ block size for this week. As we are just getting back into the swing of things from the holidays, we wanted to keep things easy around here. 🙂
The only change I made to the block this week was the piecing method of the flying geese units. There are many techniques, but – in case you’re new around here – I prefer the SEW & FLIP method. If you want to follow my method, you will eliminate the written cutting instructions for (D), (E), (F), and (G).
Instead, for the 12″ block, cut:
For the 6″ block, cut:
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the squares for [E] and [G]. Place a square on top of the coordinating rectangle [D] and [F] and sew directly on the drawn line. Next, trim out all the excess fabric, leaving an approximate 1/4″ seam allowance. Press out [or open], then repeat the process with the other side of the rectangle to create your flying geese units.
With a limited color palette, we used (2) different reds, (2) greens, AND (2) backgrounds for our DREAM BIG block.
For ALL the details and specifics on Moda Blockheads 5, I encourage you to visit these useful resources:
And last, but certainly not least, the MODA BLOCKHEADS 5 BASIC PAGE – this is where ALL the block patterns will be saved for easy reference as we move forward!
Happy sewing! See you back here next week!