Welcome to Week #15 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG!
So this is the first week of the second round. For those of you new to this adventure… you can certainly look back through all of the weekly Blockheads posts, get all of your links and also fully understand the program. But in short… there are 14 of us designers, 1 new free block a week, round and round for the whole year until each designer has done 4 blocks… I do believe that means that we are doing this for exactly 56 weeks… unless we double up a few at the end.
This week we are back to the beginning of the line up with Ms. Corey Yoder. Check out her lovely block STARRY EYED through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. Then scroll down to see how we did ours TOTALLY DIFFERENTLY to avoid bias and triangles!
But before you do that, you might want to come check out our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks! I guess that means that we are a quarter of the way done!
Since I don’t usually post photos of myself here, when I did last week, so many you emailed and private messaged me that you were glad to see my face :-)… so here a few more xoxoxoxo
So by now you probably know that I am not a big fan of half square triangle and of bias if I can help it. So although I absolutely do love this block… I knew we had to tackle it totally differently. We chose the 12″ size for this one and here are our measurements for that size with our version:
For 12″ block:
For 8″ block: Center & outer corner squares 2 1/2″, quarter square triangle squares 3 1/2″ cut in 1/2 TWICE on the diagonal, flying geese backgrounds 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ squares. Trim quarter triangles to 2 1/2″ square.
For 6″ block: Center & outer corner squares 2″, quarter square triangle squares 3″ cut in 1/2 TWICE on the diagonal, flying geese backgrounds 1 1/4″ x 2″ and 1 1/4″ squares. Trim quarter triangles to 2″ square.
Our lovely friends at Martingale have agreed to send an E-BOOK version of the first MODA BLOCKHEADS book to the winner of the giveaway. Just enter here in the comments below to be entered to win! What a great resource that would be for this round, don’t you think? In your comment, tell me your favorite part of your Blockheads experience so far. I will draw a winner by next Wednesday!
Here are a couple of images of a few of the finished samplers from the book…
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!
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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/