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Moda Blockheads Block of the Week #30

Block #30 of the Moda Blockheads is the Four-Patch Dash by  Carrie Nelson. I have also attached a picture of most of my blocks to date. The blocks are not in any order and I did not place them in the most pleasing layout. Sami loves to run through them as soon as I lay them out so I have to get them down and get a picture very quickly.

Since I am making 12″ blocks instead of 6″, my quilt is going to be a whopper. My plan is to make two quilts, one queen size and one lap size.

Looking forward to seeing your blocks. Thanks for visiting.

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Moda Blockheads BOW #29 of 48

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Moda Blockheads block of the week #29 is called Juneau by Lisa Bongean. I was really concerned with the little flying geese blocks but Lisa’s instructions were very clear and easy to follow. It took me longer to complete this block than normal but I think it was operator error and not the block. 🙂

Thank you Lisa for another pretty block.

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Moda Blockheads BOW #27 & 28

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Moda Blockheads block #27 is called Union Variation by Jo Morton of  Jo Morton Quilts. I can see so many possibilities with this block, which is usual with half square triangles. Another fun block from Jo.

Block #28 is an applique block appropriately called Pumpkin by Jan Patek. This is a quick block that, I think, turned out very cute and will make a charming addition to my Blockheads quilt.

I am so glad that Hurricane Irma is gone but my heart aches for the people who lost so much during this storm. Sami and I are almost back  to our regular schedule, other than suffering from jet lag. 🙂 BUT we are not taking the upstairs storm shutters down until we know Hurricane Maria will be no threat to us.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for Florida and Texas.

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Moda Blockheads BOW #26 of 48

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This week’s Blockhead is called the Cat’s Cradle by Betsy Chutchian. I love blocks that allow me to use a focal square in the middle, especially if I can fussy cut. As I have added my fat chickens on several blocks already, this time the rooster received center stage.

This was another fun block to work on but I have to admit using Jack the Ripper when I sewed those little rust colored triangles to the wrong side of the HST on all six blocks. Grrr.

Looking forward to seeing what other blocks come from this wonderful pattern.

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Moda Blockheads BOW #25 of 48

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Blockheads block #25 is called Twice the Friendship by designer Lynne Hagmeier of  Kansas Troubles Quilters. As always Lynne provided directions for both her Layered Patchwork and traditional piecing methods to construct the blocks. Even though this block design was new to me, with Lynne’s easy to follow instructions it was very quick and fun to work out.

I am so pleased with this BOW project. Each designer has provided beautiful blocks with easy to follow directions. The blocks are always waiting every Wednesday as soon as I get up, and yes it is one of the first things I do on Wednesday morning.

The blocks are available for download at Moda Fabrics.   Even if you do not have time for another project at this time save them for a later date. The blocks are great and I have plans to use the patterns to make more quilts down the road.

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Moda Blockheads BOW #24 of 48

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We are at the half way mark for Moda Blockheads. Block #24 is called Corn No Beans from Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics. All I can say about this block is, “Whew” but it is a striking block when completed. HST are usually not a problem for me other than all the joined seams on back and I am amazed at all the designs that can be achieved from the different placements. Using the Magic 8 method of making the HST was really a time saver, but I think they would have been easier and quicker using the triangle papers or the raw edge placement.

Thank you Carrie for another fun and beautiful block.

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