Today is the first day of MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 QUILT ALONG! Are you joining us? Each week we will share our version of each designer’s block and we will share some of our own tips and changes if we have made any. We will also share our color and size choices in case you are wanting to sew along with us.

And this is our version of the first block…

We went with one of our favorite red prints from Scarlet & Sage along with my all time favorite gingham and a few little cream prints. Kinda love how it turned out!

We decided to do a 12″ block for this first one but we will do a variety of block sizes for the various weeks. We will share more of our layout details next week. I will also share my piecing directions [because as you might be able to see, I of course pieced mine completely different than the original instructions] later this week.

If you are wanting to sew along with us this year, here are the instructions for this week’s block on Corey’s blog…


We have had a lot of questions about this already so I thought adding all the info to a blog post might be the best idea…

As you might know, Red and Cream is one of my all time favorite color combos for a quilt. They are perfect for Christmas, for Valentines Day, for Patriotic Holidays and are classic just all around and can always be out if you prefer. Its just a “cant go wrong” combination in my opinion!

So this year when I was invited to participate in the MODA Blockheads Sampler adventure, it wasn’t a hard choice to decide that our palette would be RED AND CREAM. We provided some red and some cream bundles last week and have another one up available for you now. When we sell out of this one, we will make up another since we usually have a good grouping of both reds and creams available around here.

Explaining the BLOCKHEADS: MODA BLOCKHEADS is a program that is now its 3rd year and basically provides a pattern a week for the entire year. You choose your own palette and choose which patterns you want to make each week and sew along through out the year. Lots and lots of people participate in a huge variety of styles and fabric collections. For those of you who want to follow along in their facebook group, here is the link… Just cut and paste it into your browser.

We have never participated before since our schedule is kinda nuts but decided that this would be the year we would give it a whirl and work on our own version of a quilt along with so many others.

So each week we will post our version of the BLOCKHEADS BLOCK for that week here on our blog. We will give you guys any tips that we have for piecing and constructions and we will tell you which of the size options we are making. We have a general layout in mind and we will share that with you guys too once we start so you can see if you want to work along with us. You can of course work along with us and choose your own palette. The world is your oyster!

Here is a list of all the designers participating this year in the order that they will post their weekly blocks…

Corey Yoder –
Sherri McConnell –
Betsy Chutchian –
Jan Patek –
Brigitte Heitland –
Lisa Bongean –
Lissa Alexander –
Laurie Simpson –
Vanessa Goertzen –
Stacy Iest Hsu –
Robin Pickens –
Janet Clare –
Jen Kingwell –
And last but not least, me :-)!

Happy Blockhead Sewing!


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  1. Katy | 15th Jan 20

    I always love seeing what you are working on. Can’t wait to see how this quilt evolves. I did blockheads 2 and loved it.

    • | 15th Jan 20

      This is our first Blockheads and we are excited too. Since we do several of our own BOM programs each year… this year one in all blues and one in scrappy Fig Tree, we thought the red/cream color scheme would be fun and totally different!

  2. Teresa | 15th Jan 20

    Love your color palette!

    • | 15th Jan 20

      Thanks so much. Looking forward to seeing it come together!

  3. Mary Jo | 16th Jan 20

    Love your red and cream bundle! I can’t wait to get started on this. Which cream solid are you using and how much will we need for your version of blockheads 3? Thanks!

    • | 16th Jan 20

      We are using cream prints and ivory solid. Not at all sure on the background yet, as we are just sewing along with everyone else. I would start with 4 yards and go from there!

  4. Kait | 16th Jan 20

    What collection is the gingham print from?

    • | 16th Jan 20

      It is a MODA Essential. I love it!

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