Welcome to Week #5 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG. So this week, Brigitte has brought us a unique modern version of “THE LOVE BLOCK”… as I like to call it. Go over to her blog to check out her version and perhaps even join her giveaway, CLICK HERE .
Isn’t it fun? Even though we are doing our own version, we decided not to change it up too much this time around, just making it a bit more traditional… something that would fit a bit more into the classic red & cream sampler that we are doing. So here is our version…
I loved making this block so much! I didn’t think I would like it nearly as much as I did! It absolutely makes me think of that classic stamp that we used to have in the 70’s. Do you guys remember it? I really have no idea why it is so vivid in my memory! I am pretty sure I wasn’t doing a lot of letter sending when I was 8 or 9 years old but that image is totally in my head. I guess I paid a lot more attention to stamps than I thought I did. Do you guys remember when all we did was snail mail?
For this alternate version this week, we did the 6″ size for our sampler and have provided alternate directions for the 6″ and the 12″ since it was simple math to do that. We do not have any other sizes provided but you are of course more than welcome to be creative like I know so many of you are doing… add borders, make multiples, etc. I love seeing your creative juices flow!
CUTTING & ASSEMBLY NOTES:
-WE WILL SHARE OUR DIRECTIONS ON FRIDAY. Again, many of you have asked why we are doing it this way this year. And the answer is 100% to be fair to the designer of the week. It is her time to shine! So please go to Brigitte’s blog, check out what she has done and how she has done it and then come on back here on Friday if you like and get our traditional LOVE block cutting info.
For those of you who want to plan ahead of time:
-We chose (2) different reds, one darker and one lighter so the sets of letters would stand out from one another. If we were using a variety of colors then we would for sure chose different colors for each letter.
If you have any questions, ask me in the comments below. Happy sewing friends! See you on Friday!
Here is a list of all the designers participating this year in the order that they will post their weekly blocks…
Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/
Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/
Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/
Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/
Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Jen Kingwell – www.jenkingwelldesigns.com/blog
And last but not least, me :-)!
Betsy Chutchian http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/