MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 26

This week’s designer is Kim Kight of RUBY STAR SOCIETY, and her block is called TIPSY STAR. Be sure to check out Kim’s WEBSITE to learn more about her and all she has to offer!

To keep with our more traditional layout, this week we opted to do my block contribution, INVIGORATE, from last year’s Fat Quarter Shop’s SEWCIALITES 2 sew along, using the 6″ finished instructions, as a more classic alternative that fits perfectly with our setting [see more about that later in the post].

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GRAB THE INVIGORATE PATTERN HERE!

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OUR BLOCK #26: INVIGORATE (6″ Finished)

This is one of those favorite Fig Tree blocks that you will see me use over and over in many instances and I never tire of it. It was a perfect fit for this scrappy sampler to add to our 6″ block collection.

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PIECING INSTRUCTIONS:

There are no changes to the piecing instructions for our INVIGORATE block. Enjoy!

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FABRIC COLLECTIONS:

  • White-on-White Scissors: LINEN CUPBOARD
  • Low Volume/Red Star: STITCHED
  • Green Pinecone: CHRISTMAS STITCHED
  • Red Star: EMMA from Sherri & Chelsi

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BLOCKHEADS SETTING RECAP

To recap what we have shared so far:

  • We shared in PART 1, WEEK 2 that we would be combining the blocks from Round 1 and 2 together to create one large Christmas lap/throw.
  • Then, in PART 1, WEEK 3, we shared that, if you want to follow along with us, you will need to make: (9) 12″ blocks for the quilt center, (20) 6″ blocks for the borders, and (4) 9″ blocks for the cornerstones*.
    • *Don’t get confused here! The Moda Blockheads 5 series is set up in 6″ and 12″ blocks only. We will find a suitable block and offer alternate instructions to create one in the 9″ size! We will make the block 4 times to keep some uniformity to the quilt top.
    • If you are following along closely on our weekly progress, this also means that we may be making some blocks that don’t get put into the final quilt layout (as BLOCKHEADS 5 is giving us 40 blocks total, and we are using 29). Once we start working on assembly, we will pare down what looks best and save the rest for coordinating projects down the line.
  • And finally, in PART 2, WEEK 4, we shared the setting materials list…
    • SCRAPPY SASHING: Total 1 yd, but to mimic the scrappy sparkle we are going to do you will need (8) ⅛ yds of a variety cream, ivory, and off-white prints with light and delicate red and red/green accents. Think little red dots or stars, small ditsy, very delicate lines or geometrics.
    • POSTS: ¼ yd. small cream print with red accents. Can be a tiny bit stronger than the sashing, but not too strong.
    • BLOCK SASHING: ½ yd. IVORY SOLID or FIG TREE EYELET or EYELET with tan dots
    • BORDER: ¾ yd. delicate cream with red or red/green accents
    • BINDING: ⅝ yd. small red print
    • BACKING: 4 ⅛ yds of your favorite Christmas print

We decided on a simple setting that would really showcase the blocks of both sizes without having too much competing stuff going on. I truly believe that oftentimes the most simple settings are the best when you are working with a sampler with many different styles of blocks like BLOCKHEADS.

AND NOW…

…it’s time to work on putting it all together! I know we are not quite done with the program but for those of you following along with our choices or if you are still looking for a setting, this is a great time to know what you need so that you can plan your last blocks in the sizes you need most.

And don’t worry… as mentioned before, we will provide a 9″ block size for our corner blocks!

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GRAB OUR BLOCKHEADS 5 SETTING INSTRUCTIONS HERE!

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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

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