Hey Blockheads! Here we go again with another exciting block release in the Moda Blockheads 5 Quilt-Along series! This time around, the beautiful and talented Corey Yoder takes the stage with her block contribution, “Super Scrappy Star.” This block is a simple and straightforward, yet fun to make star block with a patchwork border. Units consist of 28 squares and four flying geese, making this block perfect for either the scrappy or controlled method. Obviously, Corey is going with scrappy for her blocks – hence the name – but personally, I’m sticking with my Bella Solids for a more organized and conservative look.
You probably already know that for my blocks, I’ve decided to keep it simple and go with a soft, muted collection of Bella Solids that I’m calling “Sundown.” For this particular block I had originally decided to go heavy on the yellow with equal parts navy, but once I saw it laid out I promptly hit the breaks and threw the whole operation into reverse.
I felt like all that yellow is just too much in comparison to my other completed blocks so far, so I switched it up and went in the opposite direction by adding only splash. I did the remaining units in all navy and silver to give it a more subtle balance more like the other blocks. What do you think? Did I make the right choice?
For those of you following along with my color way, as promised I have added a link to Bella Solid Silver (9900 183), which is my choice for the background. In addition, I have recently decided to also make the use of Bella Solid American Blue (9900 174) consistent throughout my entire quilt, so I have added a button for that as well. The rest of my quilt will be done with selections from the same soft, muted collection of Bella Solids that we put together for this project called “Sundown.” The entire collection is available for purchase on our website by clicking the buttons below!
A couple of posts ago I mentioned that if enough people felt they would benefit from me posting my block piecing techniques for each block going forward that I would be happy to do so. I received a lot of positive feedback on that so here goes… And like I said – do what works for you. If that’s the block designer’s way – great! If my way is different and just so happens to make the most sense for you, please – be my guest! As promised, here is my method of piecing “Super Scrappy Star”:
Alright, your turn to have some fun! To download the pattern and full instructions for “Super Scrappy Star”, visit Corey’s blog by clicking the button below! You’ll also find Corey’s own tips and tricks for tackling this block plus some super cute pictures of her resident photo bomber and block inspector as an added bonus (great work, Tiggs!).
As always, if you have any questions regarding this block please feel free to leave me a comment here on the blog! You can also visit the Blockheads 5 Main Page for more information on Moda Blockheads 5 and how it all works by clicking HERE. I also recommend hooking up with the virtual Blockheads community for even more support by checking out their Official Moda Blockheads Facebook Group.
Alright stitchers, that’s it for today. Short and sweet so I can get back to the drawing board. I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home again today for the second Wednesday in a row, after not having the luxury for the majority of the summer – and it’s been really… let’s just say, peaceful. For some reason I feel like it will be short lived, however, so I’m going to enjoy it while I can! I will see you all tomorrow for STITCH with Lisa on YouTube at 1:00 p.m. CST where I’ll be talking all about our big 20 Year Anniversary Celebration and what you can expect coming up (Don’t forget to celebrate with us! All wool yardage, wool charms, and wool bundles are 20% OFF through October 8th – click HERE to shop NOW!!!)! Then, directly following at appx 2:15 p.m. CST I plan to delve deeper into the new Tilda autumn/winter fabric line “Hibernation” that just came in. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a real treat, so join me and see what all the fuss is about! Until then, get stitching… You have a lot to do! See you soon. ~Lisa