17 June 2020

Block 23 - Lucky Penny

Happy Wednesday! If you're looking for the newest block for Moda Blockheads 3, you've come to the right place. Block no. 23 is "Lucky Penny."
23Lucky Penny 
When I was a little girl, I believed I was lucky any time I found a penny on the ground. Now that I am grown, I don’t pick up many coins - but I get that same happy feeling every time I sit down to sew. This block is like a batch of scrappy little pennies, reminding us of the little things that make life good.
My block uses a mix of Lella Boutique fabrics including prints from my Bloomington, Lollipop Garden, Farmer's Daughter, Sugar Pie, and Garden Variety collections. The only tip I would have is to press the seams open in Step #4 to reduce bulk--it helps when sewing all those teeny snowball blocks together.
I've accumulated enough sampler blocks by now to start sewing them into Mama's Linoleum blocks. (Full instructions for my "Mama's Linoleum" layout here.) I'm currently trying to decide if I should make the background charcoal or white.
Mama's Linoleum Layout  
There are a few other new things around here since my last Moda Blockheads 3 post. The first is a new fabric collection called Folktale for Moda Fabrics arriving October 2020.
Folktale fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
And of course, new fabric = new quilt patterns! Read about the new Folktale quilts in this blog post .
springfling2 Sun Shower3
cHATTERBOX1 sparkler2
One of those new patterns, Starstruck 2, is June's $5 Pattern of the Month. I'm currently picking out red + white + blue scraps to make a patriotic version.
Thanks for stopping by! 

01 June 2020

Starstruck in June

There's a new $5 pattern-of-the-month in town and it's got me starry eyed.
With 4th of July coming up, it was obvious that this one should be the new $5 pattern for June. It's called Starstruck 2 and I want to drop everything I'm working on and start sewing one up in red, white, and blue. Deadlines, schmeadlines. ;)
LB191 Starstruck 2 cover
This one is from the newest batch of quilt patterns using my Folktale fabric collection with Moda Fabrics. The fabric won't ship until October--but who says you can only make one? ;) The pattern is in the shop as a PDF download or printed booklet
But that's not all. This is a sequel to my original bestselling Starstruck pattern--which will also be on sale for $5 this month. The difference between the two patterns is the finished block size... Starstruck = 9" x 9" finished block, and Starstruck 2 = 6" x 6" finished block. There is also a PDF pattern option for a mini wall hanging version