Hello and happy Wednesday! It’s Moda Block Heads day, and today I’m sharing Moda Block Heads 2 Block 12! I absolutely love this block that was designed for us by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings! When I first looked at the pattern I thought it must be a 12″ block because of all of the pieces, but nope, it is a 6″ finished block! And the tiny pieces went together perfectly!
And there it is at the very bottom of my photo above! I’m super happy with it! I used the taupe background print from our Valley collection and mixed it with a navy floral from The Front Porch and a medium blue floral from Clover Hollow! Did I mention that I just love this block?!
And here are the first seven small blocks! Last week I mentioned that I needed to start using navy prints other than my favorite blue dot print from Clover Hollow. So I made sure to use a different navy in this block!
Something I did just a little differently…
I made just one change from the pattern while piecing this block. Instead of cutting the C squares as directed, I cut just 8 squares according to the pattern measurements. I cut those squares diagonally in half for the small triangle pieces. To make the half-square triangles I cut 4 squares 1 ¾″ x 1 ¾″ of my taupe and 4 squares 1 ¾″ x 1 ¾″ of the navy. I made 8 half-square triangles and trimmed them down to the listed size in step 1 of the pattern. This ensured that all of my little half-square triangles were perfect. And this helped to keep my block on track to finish at the right size!
Did I mention that I love the name of this block, too? Lisa named it “Jace’s Star,” and since I have a new little grandson named Jace, I think this is a pretty cool name for the block!
Next week we’ll piece block 13 by Corey Yoder, and then we’ll start back at the top with Lynne Hagmeier! I can’t believe we are almost one quarter of the way through making the blocks for this quilt!
Moda Block Heads 2 Block 12 Links:
- Find the PDF pattern for Lisa Bongean’s Moda Block Heads 2 Block 12 here.
- And find the Moda Block Heads 2 archives here.
- Find the Moda Block Heads Facebook page here.
And find the other Moda Block Heads here:
- Lynne Hagmeir of Kansas Troubles
- Barbara Groves of Me & My Sister Designs
- Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics
- Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
- Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
- Betsy Chutchian
- Stacy Iest Hsu
- Jan Patek
- Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
- Jo Morton
- Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life (you are here)
- Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
- Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Have a great week piecing Moda Block Heads 2 Block 12! And thanks so much for stopping by!
Love your block and congrats to your Jace!
Love the sneak peeks of your new collection yesterday and can’t wait to see more!
Becky Haaland says
I’m new to your blog but must say, I LOVE your fabrics in these blocks. Six inch??? Pooyie, as we say here in Cajun Country. I’ve done one of those types quilts! You have my utmost respect!! LOL They are work but they make such beautiful quilts! I am reminded of our grandparents in the old days….that’s probably all they did was 6″ blocks. Your work is beautiful and I’m looking forward to learning more about you though your blog!
Thank you so much, and welcome to my blog! I’ve been blogging for 10 years now and love it as much as when I began! Happy quilting!
Gwyn Welliver says
I am not normally a fan of the pinwheel block, but this combination is a cute block, like your little chip off the old block. Thanks for the piecing tip!
Nancy Anicich says
I want to start my blocks, but I am waiting for your new Clover Hallow to come to the stores or on line……when ??
It’s supposed to ship before the end of the month…so hopefully very, very soon! Thank you!