Block 6 Moda Blockheads



I am on the road again…posting from a bed that is not mine…tomorrow I will be back home.  It’s hard to do blog posts when your not at home on your own computer…doing blog posts from a tablet is the pits!  So this is the reason for the skimpy post…But it is so much fun to be able to share my blocks with you all!


Block 6 sure was fun!!!  

Sunflower by Carrie Nelson…a tiny bit of appliqué…I have been using the Appliquick method of needle turn appliqué lately….I made one block scrappy and other pretty basic…Here are my two versions of Carrie’s block:




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Qustion of the Week~Pressing: Pressing to one side vs. pressing open.
Clipping seams: I know this is something Jo has taught for years. Clipping seams so they can be pressed in different directions, parts pressed open, etc.  

Pressing for me is all about distributing the bulk…I worry about this mostly in small blocks…In larger blocks I might only press the last row seams open…but in little blocks I will press more of the seams open.  I do not however ever press HST seams open…especially if using triangle papers that have 1/8″ seam allowances.  These are not ever too bulky in my opinion…So because I press open I do not clip seams…once in a great while… but it is not my norm to clip seams…

I find that there are many ways of doing things and what may work for some others may not prefer it…so a lot of what we are questioning is about personal preference mostly than what the right way or the wrong way…but isn’t it fun to see what other prefer to do???

Thank you for the cool block Carrie! I love this little collage Carrie had on the Moda Blog last week so I stole it, as I did not have any extra pics to post this week!!!

Have a great Wednesday and have a blast making your Week 6 Sunflower block!

My Best


7 responses to “Block 6 Moda Blockheads”

  1. Hildy Avatar

    Love your blocks they are beautiful!
    I normally press my seams open when I’m making smaller blocks or a sampler quilt and to one side if the block is bigger and the seams should nest. With HSTs it depends on the size they are.

  2. Donna Tirpak Avatar
    Donna Tirpak


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  3. Karen Avatar

    What is Appliquick method of needle turn appliqué?

  4. Renee M. Avatar
    Renee M.

    I just pressed all seams open on “coronation”…and I even made two of these blocks as I have two quilts going for the blockheads sampler…one sampler for late summer (I’m naming it August Breeze because the first block I made was the whirligig) and one sampler for holiday winter ( I’m naming Christmas Sugar Cookies because it reminds me of the colorful icings on these cookies)…what a blockhead I must be! I have only pressed seems open for these small blocks and sometimes my seem pressing is mixed on these small blocks. I’m having a lot of fun. Thanks so much! Have a great day!

  5. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    My least favorite part of Triangle Gatherings is pressing those !@#$%^&* seams open! I am doing the 6″ block. So is it really true I do NOT have to press those seams open? I am doing the dance of joy!!! Hold out for $1500!

  6. Mary C. Avatar
    Mary C.

    Beautiful blocks Lisa!

  7. northernsue Avatar

    I have been leaning toward pressing my seams open more often but I admit I do press all of them. Finger pressing doesn’t do it for me, I like the seams nice & snug. I do like how seams nest when pressed to one side, but with tiny pieces, that can be a whole bunch of fabric! 🙂

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