Hello and happy Wednesday! Today is Moda Block Heads 2 Block 3 release day! And Block 3 is another fast and fun cute 6″ block! There are many color placement options for this pattern and this block would also be cute with a scrappy mix. I finally had to just make my block and stop over-thinking it! Because there were so many fabrics I could have used for this one!
This time around I decided not to use a true “light” fabric, but I still made sure there was plenty of contrast between the different fabrics in the block. I used three of my favorite Clover Hollow prints for this block and am really happy with how it turned out!
I could have used a cream or low-volume print in this block, but it was fun to add yellow! Because simple squares and rectangles make up this block, the fabrics really get a chance to shine!
I have a lot of fun photographing the blocks together each week. As the quilt along progresses the photos give me a good idea of what colors I need to add in. This way I’m able to keep colors and prints balanced as I sew each week.
This week’s block was designed by Carrie Nelson and is called “Pennsylvania.” (I’ll put a link to her post so you can get the block pattern at the end of my post). Carrie is using a really fun scrappy mix of fabrics from a variety of designers for her blocks! It’s going to be each week to be able to see her fabric combinations!
Since I’ve already made next week’s block I thought I’d share my fabric pull for that today, too! The large navy floral from Clover Hollow is one of my favorites! It’s a really strong, bold print, so I combined it with two other solid medium prints. (The blue is from Clover Hollow and the green is from The Front Porch). And then I added in the red and coral dots from Desert Bloom for background!
Notes for Moda Block Heads 2 Week 3:
- Get the “Pennsylvania” pattern by Carrie Nelson here.
- If you missed my tips on sewing 6″ blocks last week find them here.
Happy quilting! I hope you enjoy making Moda Block Heads 2 Block 3! And thanks so much for stopping by!