Don’t you just love the Blockhead Stitch Alongs!!!!
As an original BH, I want to welcome you!
We are ALL going to have a blast stitching these blocks! If you are new… get ready for a year of fun…read the posts…educate yourself…there are lots of very talented designers in this years stitch along and they are all here to give their hints and advice for their style or manner in which they complete these blocks! Each week you will have to visit the designer who designed the block to get the pattern. You can visit all the designers to see what they have created, or at least go to your favorites if you don’t have all the time in the world…but go check everyone’s block the first week…just to see…then if you haven’t already picked your fabrics…get them starched and ready to go after you have printed the first block off of Corey’s blog…then also make sure you are following along on the Facebook group where you can post your block and see everyone else’s.
Here is the link for the Moda Block Heads Facebook group and don’t be shy…post…comment…and have fun!
Oh..and before I show my MBH3…let’s take a trip back in time…and look at my last two MBH’s.
Block Heads 2…was pretty much a planned sampler quilt…I added some sashing to it…It was quilted by Maggie Honeyman with an edge to edge orange peel design!
Block Heads 1 was comprised of 6″ blocks…and we designed our own settings…I bordered each 6″block with Half Square Triangles…and added 2 inch stars for cornerstones…Linda Hrcka thequiltedpineapple.com quilted this beauty and it is beyond stunning…and Linda is going to do MBH3 in my fabrics and 12″ blocks!
If you missed out on this book…all six Moda designers have their finished quilts in this book..Moda Blockheads Click the link and you can get yourself a copy from Primitive Gatherings! Or if you would rather purchase it from Amazon…here is the link…Moda Blockheads Amazon
This year I am going to do 4″ blocks…and I will share my layout with you as well…my quilt will be small 40″x 55″-ish..I may add a bigger outer border yet…I’m not sure and guess what…I don’t have to know yet…the end is a looooooonnnnnnng way away…
I am using two fabric lines…Urban Farmhouse Gatherings and the just arrived Indigo Gatherings…creams, all shades of grey and blues along with a Bella Solid!!!!! Indigo Gatherings & Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics can be found by clicking the highlighted links…
So… now here is my version of Corey’s block Click the link to go to Corey’s blog to print out the PDF pattern.
Most of all the block patterns include 4″ block cutting sizes…but this first one did not…so here they are…(you still need to go to Corey’s blog to get the pattern) Here is a printable link –Block 1-MBH3 -4″ cutting
Here is block 1…
A 12 1” squares
B 8 1”x 1 ½” rectangles
C 8 1” squares
D 1 2 ¼” square cut in half twice diagonally
E 2 2 ¼” squares cut in half twice diagonally
F 4 1 3/16” squares
G 4 1 3/8” squares cut in half once diagonally
H 1 1 ½” square
I did not think I could post these until Friday…so next time I will make them prettier…Happy Stitching!
NOTE: Do not attempt to make these 4” squares unless you have saturated your fabrics with heavy starch…let them dry naturally…and then… iron them with steam to get them ready for cutting.
and then…here is my preliminary layout…
I just noticed the cream parts are not showing the correct piecing…but this is the idea…the grey squares are our pieced blocks…and If you following my color placements in my blocks each week…it will all work out! I will get this fixed and show you it again with the cream triangles fixed…sorry!
Please do not be afraid of the little blocks…I will hold your hand through it and you can ask questions in the comment section here …or directly to me on Facebook (Lisa Hoefler Bongean) and in the Moda Blockheads group..but I may miss it there because there is so much going on…but if I already answered the question in my post…do not ask me if you did not read my post…I will not repeat myself…so please read! I know you all just like/want to look at the pictures!!!. lol!!!
My set of itty bitty creative grid rulers for working with small measurements are really helpful!
There are 5 of them 3×7. 6×6, 5×15, 15×15 & 8×24..the link above will take you there. Notice there are no solid lines on the rulers and they have 1/8. 3/8 and so on marked out? No more guessing!
Here is the schedule for the first round of blocks mark your calendars!
1.15 – Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com/
1.29 – Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
2.5 – Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
2.12 – Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
2.19 – Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/
2.26 – Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/
3.4 – Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/
3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
3.25 – Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/
4.1 – Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
4.8 – Jen Kingwell – https://www.jenkingwelldesigns.com
4.15 – Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/
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