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!
We created our block in the 6″ finished size for this week.
Be sure to keep block size in mind while picking your fabrics to avoid choosing large-scale prints that may get lost in the final block.
We gave a glimpse into our plans for our Moda Blockheads 5 quilt setting in our WEEK 2 BLOG POST, but we’ve decided to expand on it here a tad more for you planners out there!
If you’d like to follow our layout, you will want to keep a few things in mind going forward. You will need:
You will notice that if you add these up, you will get a total of 30 blocks. The Moda Blockheads this year is set to include 40 blocks total. 10 blocks in the first grouping (September-November 2023), and 30 blocks in the second group, which begins January 2024 and runs through July 2024. That means that there will be an excess of 10 blocks. We may still create these blocks and use them in other creative ways OR it may work as a great buffer if there’s a specific block that doesn’t “fit” our Christmas theme -or- if scheduling conflicts with my sewing time! Either way, we will certainly keep you apprised of our plans each week right here on the blog.
And to complete the look of our quilt, we will do lots of scrappy sashings and cornerstones…a perfect Fig Tree finish!
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!