27 June 2018

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 4}

Another week, another block :) 
Block no. 4 is Roman Cross by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic. Snag those instructions over on Brigitte's blog. I used prints from Garden Variety/Nest for my version.
To learn more about Moda Blockheads, check out my original post here. It has links to Basic Instructions and all the released blocks (at the very bottom of the post). 

20 June 2018

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 3}

Block no. 3 is rolling out today! It's called "Pennsylvania" by Carrie Nelson and is easy as pie. Get instructions over on the Moda Cutting Table for this one. Mine uses a few prints from the Sugar Pie collection--I'm going for near-solid look for my 6'' finished blocks.
 And as always, if you're new to Moda Blockheads, head over to my introductory post here (including links to basic instructions and all blocks thus far)

13 June 2018

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 2}

Good morning! Block no. 2 was released today! "Buckeye Beauty" is designed by Me & My Sister Designs. Instructions for the block are available on their blog. I've used the main floral from my new Garden Variety group (available in October), with a tonal white background print from Nest (available in shops now).
Moda Blockheads no. 2
If you missed my original post about Moda Blockheads (Round 2), read about it here (I will also keep an archive of the blocks there).

12 June 2018

Garden Variety {Coordinating Bella Solids}

Garden Variety
For those of you wondering about coordinating solids, I've compiled a quick list of the best matches from the Moda Bella Solids:
  1. 9900 236 (Nautical Blue)
  2. 9900 34 (Aqua)
  3. 9900 74 (Green Apple)
  4. 9900 299 (Flamingo)
  5. 9900 147 (Coral)
  6. 9900 148 (Soft Yellow)
bella solids

06 June 2018

Intro to Moda Blockheads {Round 2}

Yep, I'm a Blockhead. You know...a Moda Blockhead? You still don't know what I'm talking about? Okay, okay, here's a quick rundown of what you need to know:
1. Moda Blockheads is a free block-of-the-week program hosted by Moda and some of its designers. Last year was Round 1, hosted by the 6 original "Blockheads" (Lynne, Betsy, Jo, Jan, Lisa, and Carrie). Round 2 begins today with an expanded Moda designer pool of 13... I'm thrilled to be one of the newbies!
2. Sew along with us, and eventually you'll have a pretty special sampler quilt. It's a surprise layout, though of course, you can set your blocks any way you'd like.
3. Follow the Moda Blockhead Facebook page or subscribe to the Moda blog to get the weekly instructions as they are released.. I will also be posting when I can, but refer to this post for basic instructions and links to all blocks as they are released (scroll to the bottom of this post)
I'm using a happy little rainbow for my quilt--scraps of several of my past and current collections: Garden Variety, Nest, Farmer's Daughter, Sugar Pie, Olive's Flower Market, and Little Miss Sunshine too. It's going to be terrific. If you're buying fabric for this project, I'd start out with a fat quarter bundle, 5 yards of a background, and go from there. Because there are so many blocks, so many liberties you can take, it's hard to give an exact amount, but that's a good starting place.
To get started, Block #1 is Stellar Star by Lynne... (go to Lynne's blog here for instructions). I've departed from suggested placement (which is half the fun).
Thanks for stopping by! Here is an archive of all the basic instructions and the blocks:
Basic Instructions 
Block 1:  Stellar Star by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
Block 2:  Buckeye Beauty by Me & My Sister Designs
Block 3: Pennsylvania by Carrie Nelson 
Block 4: Roman Cross by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic 
Block 5:  Impact by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Block 6: Path Thru the Woods by Betsy Chutchian 
Block 7: Spin Cycle by Stacy Iest Hsu 
Block 8: Pineapple by Jan Patek 
----->or Block 8 pieced alternate Pineapple by Corey Yoder 
Block 9: With a Plus by Laurie Simson 
Block 10: Ducks & Ducklings by Jo Morton
Block 11: Direction by Sherri McConnell 
Block 12: Jace's Star by Lisa Bongean
Block 13: Patchwork Flower by Corey Yoder 
Block 14: Fidget Spinner by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
Block 15: Corner Pocket by Me & My Sister Designs
Block 16: Texas Puzzle by Carrie Nelson
Block 17: Big Storm by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Block 18: MishMash by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Block 19: Road to California by Betsy Chutchian
Block 20: Go Fish by Stacy Iest Hsu
Block 21: Circle and Star by Jan Patek 
----->or Block 21 pieced alternate Circle and Star by Corey Yoder 
Block 22: Economy Patch by Laurie Simpson
Block 23: Broken Windows by Jo Morton 
Block 24: Kaleidoscope by Sherri McConnell 
Block 25: Oshkosh Star by Lisa Bongean 
Block 26: Churndash Surprise by Corey Yoder 
Block 27: Mountain Climbing by Lynne Hagmeier 
Block 28: Lincoln's Platform by My & My Sister Design 
Block 29: Courthouse Steps by Carrie Nelson
Block 30: Gaudi by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic 
Block 31: Interstellar by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Block 32: X Quartet by Betsy Chutchian 
Block 33: Star Power by Stacy Iest Hsu 
Block 34: Basket and Vine by Jan Patek 
----->or Block 34 pieced alternate Scrappy Baskets by Corey Yoder 
Block 35: Gibby by Laurie Simpson
Block 36: Rolling Stone by Jo Morton
Block 37: Dreamy by Sherri McConnell
Block 38: Anchor Point by Lisa Bongean
Block 39: Bordered Granny by Corey Yoder
Block 40: Ribbon Star by Lynne Hagmeier 
Block 41: Bella Spinners by Me & My Sister Design 
Block 42: Around the Corner by Carrie Nelson 
Block 43: Mosaic by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Block 44: Candy Striper by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique 
Block 45: Twelve Crowns by Betsy Chutchian 
Block 46: On Point Star by Stacy Iest Hsu 
Block 47: Bird and Basket by Jan Patek 
 -----or Block 47 pieced alternate Rainbow Vine Block by Corey Yoder
Block 48: Ann Arbor by Laurie Simpson 
-----or Block 48 pieced alternate Dainty Blossom by Corey Yoder 
Block 49: Cups & Saucers by Jo Morton 
Block 50: Vintage by Sherri McConnell 
Block 51: Power Star by Lisa Bongean
Block 52: Scrappy Checkerboard by Corey Yoder
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