BH4 Block 6 – “Spinning into Spring!”

Hey Blockheads! And so we meet again on another Moda Blockheads Wednesday! I hope you’ve been able to stay diligent with your blocks each week. With all the hustle and bustle of spring rolling in, it’s certainly easy to fall behind even when intentions are good. Things sure are moving fast – we’re up to Block 6 already! This week’s block comes to us from Linzee Kull McCray of Clark Street Quilts – a Jill of all trades gone quilt pattern and Moda fabric designer. Her career in creativity ranges from art teacher to museum curator, textile researcher, writer, public speaker, and more! Her wide range of experiences eventually lead her to designing feed-sack-inspired fabrics for Moda like Morning Light (CLICK HERE), Flowers for Freya (CLICK HERE),” and “Flour Garden (CLICK HERE)” – all three of which can be found on our website! She also formed a quilt design partnership with friend and fellow quilter, Pam Ehrhardt, which is how Clark Street Quilts came to be.

Linzee too must be feeling the pressure of the spring craze, as she fittingly named her block, Spinning into Spring.” This block is great for all skill levels, and would be perfect for the beginner stitcher who wants a little practice with half-square triangles. Personally, I find this block especially pretty and had a lot of fun making it. I really like the variety of options it gives for fabric placement, allowing for an array of different looks for your final piece. For mine, I used a mid-gray on light-gray tiny print, and a mid-gray with black on white lattice print – both from my Urban Farmhouse II fabric line.

I’m still really liking how the Urban Farmhouse II fabrics look combined with the Orange Bella Solid I chose (“Ochre” (#9900-79). The added splash of bright orange color really gets those grayscale prints to pop! I especially like the lattice print because it reminds me of the blades on an old-time windmill. I can almost see it spinning when I look at it!

I’m sure by now you’re ready to get started on your own Spinning into Spring blocks! You can find everything you need including both the pattern and project instructions by clicking the link below!

I will continue to post a link here on my blog every week for each new MBH4 block that’s released through the end of the Quilt-Along. Remember, you can also find all the MBH blocks that have already been posted by visiting the Moda Blockheads 4 Archive, which is updated every Wednesday and Friday. Don’t forget! Bonus blocks can be found on Moda’s Inspiration+Resources Center every four weeks on Fridays as well! If you’re having trouble keeping all the details straight you can also sign-up to receive Moda’s weekly Blockheads blog posts via e-mail, or by following the link below. Well everyone, that’s it for today! Just a quick reminder, I will not be appearing LIVE on Stitch with Lisa Bongean this week, but will be back next Thursday at 1PM CST. In the mean time, you should check out my latest tutorial video on how to get back into an old favorite – cross stitching! Kathy Decker and I take you step-by-step through what you need to bring yourself up to speed in today’s modern cross stitching world. You can watch by clicking the Stitch with Lisa Bongean button below!

And before I forget… It’s prize time! I want to say thank you and congratulations to Paula S. and Becky E. – you are prize winners for leaving me a comment here on my blog in the last couple weeks! As usual, I don’t want to post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of these lucky winners please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at if you have not already received an email from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email credentials)! If you’re not a winner this week, don’t give up! Keep those comments coming, you could be next! See you soon! ~Lisa


12 responses to “BH4 Block 6 – “Spinning into Spring!””

  1. Larine Dunham Avatar
    Larine Dunham

    Lisa, I’m loving the ochre color too, and I am not a fan of orange fabric in general, but this looks sensational. Can you tell us if your finished layout will include both the small and large blocks? I have just been doing the small ones. Love your posts and this project!!

  2. Mary Andra Holmes Avatar
    Mary Andra Holmes

    Congratulations to the winners ♥️♥️

  3. Gail S Avatar
    Gail S

    I like the use of the lattice print in your block. I am always a bit fearful about using checks in a block, wondering if they will look awkward. I guess I just need to come at it from a fussy cutting perspective and let the checks work with the piecing. Your blocks are great. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Becky Eller Avatar
    Becky Eller

    Thanks for the prize – LOVE reading your posts and watching YouTube videos. It helps make me feel like I live close by for that up close view into Primitive Gatherings

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      You’re welcome Becky! Tell your mom hello and to get better soon! ~Lisa

  5. Mary Connelly Avatar
    Mary Connelly

    I have been appreciating your posts on Moda Blockheads 3. They have been very helpful.

  6. Kaye Avatar

    I have just discovered you, your blog, your YouTube channel, etc. I am so glad I did!!!

  7. Patty Jones Avatar

    Beautiful blocks!! I got a late start on Blockheads, but am now caught up and ready to print out block 6 and get started. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  8. Sandy Avatar

    I love your blocks and really enjoying this fun project! Thanks to all the designers for their patterns!

  9. kelly urtel Avatar
    kelly urtel

    So kind of you to blog on each block release ♥️

  10. Linda Click Avatar
    Linda Click

    Hi Lisa, love all your blogs, even though I may not participate in everything, I love reading about what’s going on. Love the YouTube shows too. So good to see you this Week at the new shop which is amazing! I love The Gathering and can’t wait til our group comes back in September. Keep up the good work on Hogs for Heroes, so important to support our veterans. Hi to Amy!

  11. Laurie Parsons Avatar
    Laurie Parsons

    Haven’t started BH4 yet, but I have been saving the patterns!

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