25 July 2018

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 8}

Okay I did a pretty major deviation this week. Block number 8 is "Pineapple" by the lovely Jan Patek. It is an adorable applique block--make sure you go check it out on her website here. I'm hoping to get that appliqued block made when I got more time to figure out how to do applique :)
In the meantime, Corey Yoder has designed an alternate (pieced) version, so I whipped this cute little pink pineapple as a placeholder using her instructions. It sure is cute! Get free instructions for Corey's pieced alternative here. 
Fabrics are Little Miss Sunshine (navy background), Sugar Pie (green), and Garden Variety (pink) for Moda Fabrics. 
As always, you can access the Basic Instructions and an archive of all the blocks released so far by visiting my original Moda Blockheads post here and scrolling to the bottom. Happy quilting! 

18 July 2018

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 7}

Good morning, Moda Blockheads! Block no. 7 "Spin Cycle" by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Blockheads. My fabric is Sugar Pie, Nest background, and Grunge by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Grab the free instructions on her blog here.
As always, you can access the Basic Instructions and an archive of all the blocks released so far by visiting my original Moda Blockheads post here and scrolling to the bottom. Happy quilting! 

11 July 2018

Moda Blockhead: Round 2 {Block 6}

Today's block (no. 6) is "Path Thru the Woods" by Betsy Chutchian. Get the instructions on her blog here.
I went super simple with mine, fabric is the text print from Farmer's Daughter with a Nest background. I'm wanting mine to read near-solid without actually being such. Because I'm using so many colors, I want it to feel as clean in contrast as possible. Just my preference. 
If you're just getting started, check out my original post here for Basic Instructions and an archive of blocks released thusfar. 

04 July 2018

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 5}

If you're new here, welcome! I'm Vanessa Goertzen, the designer behind Lella Boutique fabrics for Moda and newbie to the Moda Blockheads design team. I'm sharing Block no. 5 today and it's a big one (24'' x 24'' finished). Meet Block no. 5 "Impact."
Impact finished block
This is what happens when flying geese crash. Boom! Instructions for the block are found here. You can see a couple different color placement options for mine, but of course there are many more. I can't wait to see how ya'll interpret this block. My fabric is Garden Variety--my newest collection shipping in October.
When I first designed this Impact block, I liked the idea of making more blocks and putting them into a full quilt. Which you could totally do as is. But I started playing around, making a few alterations the block, and eventually came up with the "Bling" quilt in Lollipop Garden fabrics. With fewer flying geese, the Bling block is slightly smaller (20'' x 20'' finished) and features an accent square in the center. The full quilt is 84 1/2'' x 84 1/2'' set on point and can be made using 26 fat eighths or 13 fat quarters. PDF pattern is available here.
Bling quilt

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For Moda Blockhead Basic Instructions + a list of all released blocks, visit my original post here