MODA BLOCKHEADS: Week #6

Welcome back to Week #6! We are just moving right along with this sampler!

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If you would like some more background info on the program, how it works or how we are planning on doing our version this year, please scroll back to the previous posts for all kinds of info…

This below is our starter palette and we will be adding creams, reds and greens throughout the program so if you have a chance to add in some of your own from your stash… go for it.

INTRODUCING BLOCK #6: SPINNING INTO SPRING by Linzee McCray

This is such a unique block…pretty sure I have never seen anything like it! It was fun to play with color placement on this one.

To get the block directions for this week from Linzee… GO HERE.

HOW WE DID OURS

This week Cynthia and I chose (2) reds, (1) green, (1) multi cream and a plain white on white for the background. Every once in a while adding in a white on white print for the background, or even a very tiny delicate print like a tiny pindot, really adds interest to a quilt. This time we chose a small floral white on white print for a little extra visual pop. I love the little soft cross in the center!

In terms of placement, working with a two color quilt, the cross in the center had to be a multi cream in order to stand out from both the red and the green. I felt like this print did the trick of feeling “different” enough without being too much of one color to blend in.

A couple quick tips on construction:

  • We cut our triangles oversized and trimmed to size as that is our preferred method.
  • We pressed seams open on the half square triangles and then toward the creams.
  • Pay attention to your half square triangle color placement when assembling the block
  • The center fabric is from our upcoming Christmas Stitched collection due out later this summer.
  • The red dot is from Holiday Americana by Stacy Iest Hsu.
  • The little multi print cross is from our Figs & Shirtings collection.
  • The green is from Fresh Fig Favorites.
  • The white on white is a MODA Muslin Mates.

Sorry for the delay…. MORE SETTING INFO COMING TOMORROW IN SEPARATE POST

As a reminder, here is the materials list for our setting:

MATERIALS LIST [25 blocks, 69″ x 69″]

  • 3-4 yds. of ivory solid [depending on which blocks you use this might differ a bit]
  • 2 ½ yds alternate setting fabric [this will include a binding of the same fabric]
  • a good collection of cream, ivory and low volume prints for the sashing and the blocks themselves
  • a good collection of red fabrics in a variety of print, tone and scale [this will be the predominant color in our blocks and the greens will be more of accents
  • a good collection of green fabrics in a variety of print, tone and scale

We will see you guys next Wednesday with Block #7.

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See you soon, Joanna


Moda Blockheads 4

Introduction
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
(We Skipped Week 14!)
Week 15
Week 16

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Donna Jerry | 29th Apr 22

    Hi there!

    Hoping to get the setting instructions soon ?

    Thank you.

  2. LA | 3rd May 22

    Setting instructions? Did I overlook the promised post? Thanks

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