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!