Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 17 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 17!

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT: CROSSROADS

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 17 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.
Moda Block Heads 3- Block 17

Click HERE to get Betsy’s pattern!

This is nice simple block…nothing fussy and somedays this is exactly what is needed..

 

I also want to remind you to go to Wooden Spool Designs today to check out the newest block in the Christmas Carole Mystery Stitch Along!  Each block is a Christmas Song!

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So you have two fun and free patterns today…one pieced block and another wool appliqué block

Have a great day everyone…

 
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so!
 

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16!

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!..Wait…when you don’t follow the rules you have to wait til Friday to post! 

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT: dream 

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.
Moda Block Heads 3 Block 16, designed by Sherri McConnell…pieced by Lisa Bongean

I had to do it..I had to make 4 of these little blocks to make my 4″ block…I have so many little pieces in the blocks that it only makes sense to keep the little pieces all the way…I think this block is a Lisa Bongean’s Dream block…Thank you Sherri for naming it for me!  It is ALL Half Square Triangles…I love the number 3 therefore the HST is my dream unit.

My goal here is to show you how painless it is to stitch these little blocks using Triangle Papers…also keep in mind all my fabrics have been heavily STARCHED.  I think there is a misconception that just because they are tiny that they are fussy…really they are no big deal..

I used a total of 5 blues and one cream.

I figured out I need 16 HSTs A/B of the same two fabrics.( I had two extra when using the Charm Triangle paper shown)

I need 4 HSTs of A/B of each of 4 different fabrics…I used the same cream throught

I need 2 HST of C/D of four colors each…
Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.I picked out all my triangle papers…

4″ Dream – quilt block was made with all  Indigo Gatherings Fabrics

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.Layered the Triangle Papers with my fabrics…light on top, right sides together.

Stitched on all the dashed lines…with a shorter stitch length…I have put together some quick videos….lol

Watch how I cut them apart…

Pressing and sorting…

 

Layout the triangles to form blocks…I do not remove dog-ears at this point.

Chain piecing HSTs…I do not pin them…just match them up…

Flip seams  by finger pressing (it is easy b/c they are starched) and stitch together to form 4 patch HST units

 

Press and then trim all the strings and dogears…then Layout and stitch with larger HST uni… I do not pin.  Layout each block again to make sure you have the orientation right..  Press seams in opposing directions and stitch together to make the blocks…Make 4.

 

 

Press last seam in each block open.  Match up blocks and pin the center and each seam in the blocks and the ends. Stitch last block seam open as well.

 

I got too excited and forgot to video the last couple of seams…but here is the finished block again…

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.
Moda Block Heads 3 Block 16, designed by Sherri McConnell…pieced by Lisa Bongean

I hope you liked my quick videos…as you can see my block turned out pretty good!

Click the link below to get this week’s pattern and remember I made 4  of the blocks 2″ to make the 4″ block…the small triangles are 1/2″ and the larger are 1″. 

Click HERE to get Sherri’s pattern!

 
OH! and I almost forgot…the winner of last week’s Moda Block Head Book 1 is…
 
Hildy
I love your block! I just need to make this week’s block for this round 3 … now if we would talk about round 1 & 2 … let’s just say it’s still a work in progress;-)

 
Hildy..I have sent your email to Martingale and they will send you a digital book!
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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 & Giveaway!

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT: STARRY EYED
Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

My 4″ STARRY EYED- quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse Gatherings

How do you pick your fabrics for your blocks FOR YOUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT?

I started with two Layercakes…one of Urban Farmhouse & Indigo Gatherings

I have my unused 10″ layercake squares to the left…I have all the fabric that I have used in previous blocks in baggies sorted by color.  So I try to use a new fabric that I have not used before and then if I need just a little something I use one of previously used fabrics…

I start cutting and then laying out my pieces from A-to how many letters there are in the block…

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Planning what fabric to use in this block…

then I put all the fabrics on the design board to see if I like them…

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanNow… I think it looks OK…but what If I gave it a little more oommmph!

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanJust by changing one fabric I like it better…now…there is nothing wrong with the first attempt, but sometimes you need to play a little…

This week on all the designers blogs you can enter to win a Moda BlockHeads 1 Book!  The coolest quilt book publisher… Martigale… is sponsoring this today!  Winner will be picked on Monday!Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 15 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

And don’t forget to print your block 15 pattern from our Moda Block Head Quilt Along Project in this link below:

Click HERE to get Corey’s pattern!

Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit and enter their givea-way!

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT:
SUMMER BREEZE

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Lisa Bongean- MBH3-Block 14

My 4″ Summer Breeze- quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse Gatherings

Here are the sizes you need for the 4″ quilt along project block….

A– 4- 1″squares– SEE E

B– 4- 1 1/2″x 3 1/4″ rectangles of light and dark for HST as shown.- STITCH 16 HST per directions for the Triangle Papers.

C – 4- 1 3/8″ squares- cut in half once on the diagonal for 8 triangles

D -2- 1 7/8″ squares cut in half once on the diagonal

E– 2- 2 7/8″ square cut in half once on the diagonal. will only use one.  I cut the 4 1″ squares from the other half for A.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
All the pieces…

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanModa Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanModa Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 14: Summer Breeze featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWhen you are lining up the pieced TRIANGLE with the non-pieced TRIANGLE, it is more important that the right angle corner is lined up…you can fudge the long angle with the seam allowance.  Follow the non-pieced triangle as true.  Do not force-match up the seams.

Thanks Joanna for such a fun block!  Visit the link below to get the pattern and see all the other tips, hints and projects that Joanna has for you!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

Here is the list for our weekly quilt blocks:

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 13: The Baldwin featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 13: The Baldwin

I am sorry if you were waiting for this quilt along project post… but I wanted the Christmas Carol Mystery Block to have it’s DAY!… So here ya go… here is my version of Jen’s block/1

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday! Ok..now Thursday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  THE BALDWIN

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 13:  The Baldwin featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

My 4″ “The Baldwin” quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse & Indigo Gatherings.  

Another Paper pieced block…some you will love it…some will hate it…..I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my block turned out…I wonder if Jen hand pieced her’s since I think that is all she does….Can’t wait to find out!  I think when you hand piece you can stitch anything!

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 13:  The Baldwin featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Thanks Jen for such a fun beautiful block!  Visit the link below to get the pattern and see all the other projects that Jen creates…they are fabulous!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 13:  The Baldwin featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHere is the list for our weekly quilt blocks:

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12: Hampshire Star Quilt Block

 

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  Hampshire Star

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

My 4″ Hampshire Star quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse Gatherings.  

Again…I LOVE how my quilt along project block turned out…I think this is the smallest block I have ever made with this many tiny pieces…it sure turned out cool…

You will have to go to Janet’s Blog to get the pattern for all the directions.  But the week’s directions do not have the 4″ size…so scroll down for the cutting measurements if you are doing the 4″ blocks.

Thanks Janet for such a fun beautiful block!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanIsn’t she the cutest?  Can you hear her British accent! I could listen to her talk for hours…Hello Janet…I will miss you this Spring…it’s a long time til Houston!

I pieced the block a little differently than the pattern….

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanAs you can see this makes it a little easier and less pieces…only 73, I think… if I can count right.

Hampshire Star 4 ” finished Cutting Measurements

Click HERE for PDF of Hampshire Star 4″ cutting directions…

9- SQUARE IN A SQUARE UNITS-In the center like a nine patch

Center squares 1 1/4″                     Triangles- 1 1/2″ squares cut in half once on the diagonal.                Trim them to 1 1/2″ square at this point. ( the 1 1/2″ is a little big. I like to trim SQinaSQ)

4- FLYING GEESE UNITS– 1- 2 1/4″ square, cut in half twice -LG triangle       4-1 3/8″ squares, cut in half once.  Geese should measure 1″x 1 1/2″ at this point.

4 HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES  I used 1/2″ half square triangle paper….cut dark/light fabric to 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.  Stitch according to directions.  If not using TP…cut 2 squares/ light & dark- 1 3/8″ for exact measurements.  Cut bigger if you want to trim them down.  Trim to 1″at this point.

8 RECTANGLES 1″ x 1 1/2″

You will need to determine what is light/dark/medium for your quilt along project fabrics.  I switched the dark and the light from the pattern…

Did you get this week’s free Tulip pattern? CLICK HERE!

Red Tulip Baskets Shown here in the center-2″ blocks…If your here for the 4″ block You will LOVE this 16×19 quilt.

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COMING SOON!   Binding tutorial coming and Redwork Gatherings

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean What’s coming up?

Today is also the start of another sew-along…Click the link below to get your free pattern!

Click HERE to go to the 2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt Sew-Along! S

Moda Block Heads on my design wall.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Lisa Bongean’s design wall

and then a little bit later on… notice anything different?Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI am a lucky girl to get to see this every night…

I hope all of you are making the BEST of our Quarantine, Stay Safe at Home, Isewlation or whatever you want to call this adventure!
 

xxx Lisa

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