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)

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PIECING INSTRUCTIONS:

Instead of scrappy half-square triangle (HST) units, I opted for flying geese to eliminate a few seams in this 6″ block. If you’d like to follow along with me, eliminate cutting for [F], [G], [H], and [J]. Instead:

For a 6″ block, cut:

  • (4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles [background]
  • (8) 1 1/2″ squares [print]

For a 12″ block, cut:

  • (4) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [background]
  • (8) 2 1/2″ squares [print]

Use the SEW & FLIP method to create (4) flying geese units.

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One other change this week, and it relates to the foundation paper pieced (FPP) unit…

You will notice that the “shooting star” effect and the way you piece an FPP unit (by pressing to one side), creates a bit of bulk in the lower right corner, and is far more noticeable in the smaller block size. To alleviate, I added a 1 1/4″ square of background fabric and created a SEW & FLIP corner. I was able to cut away the large fabric bulk, without taking away too much from the overall effect.

This is one of those “let’s make it easier and less stressful” kind of moments if you ask me!

See below how I auditioned this idea!

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FABRIC COLLECTIONS:

  • Green Dot: FRESH FIG FAVORITES
  • Green Pinecone: CHRISTMAS STITCHED
  • Green Chevron: CHRISTMAS FIGS II
  • Red Floral: FIGS & SHIRTINGS
  • Red Eyelet: EYELET BASICS
  • Tan Dot: FRESH FIG FAVORITES
  • Other Low Volume Accents: CATALINA, FIGS & SHIRTINGS, and PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS

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MODA QUICK LINKS

For ALL the details and specifics on Moda Blockheads 5, I encourage you to visit these useful resources:

INTRO TO MODA BLOCKHEADS 5 LIVE VIDEO [REPLAY]

BLOCKHEADS LIVESTREAM RECAP BLOG POST

MODA BLOCKHEADS FACEBOOK GROUP

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!

-Joanna

About The Author

joanna@figtreequilts.com

2 COMMENTS

  1. Nora Essman | 5th Jun 24

    Love your version of this weeks block.
    Is there more instructions hope to do the upper left block?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 9th Jun 24

      Moda has put a video tutorial together to assist with this week’s block on YouTube. https://youtu.be/lwMdiOhE7Gk

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