Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing Moda Block Heads 2 Block 36! This week’s block is the 6″ finished “Rolling Stone” block designed by Jo Morton. It’s such a fun design, and it goes together quickly, too. It’s been nice to have some fun and easy blocks to make during these holiday weeks.
Since this week’s block was another 6″ finished block, a photo of all the small blocks was in order. You can see my block in the lower left-hand corner. I used a favorite light print and our fun confetti dots in red from the Walkabout collection.
Block 36 Tips
There are a lot of fun options for this block…it goes together easily as a two color block, but you could also easily add a third fabric for the center square and the four dark rectangles. I used the Simple Folded Corners Ruler and cut everything exactly as called for in the pattern to make the four square-in-a-square units in the corners. The ruler really simplifies construction of these units. Another way to simplify this block construction is to use (2) 1 ½″ x 12″ strips to piece the rectangle units. Then, after sewing the two strips together and pressing you can accurately cut the (4) 2 ½″ x 2 ½″ units from the strip-pieced segment.
Moda Block Heads 2 Block 36 Links
- Find the link to this week’s pattern PDF on Jo Morton’s blog here.
- Visit the Moda Block Heads 2 Landing page with all of the previous pattern links here.
- See the Moda Block Heads Facebook Group here.
- Find all of my previous Moda Block Heads 2 posts here.
And Find the Other Moda Block Heads 2 Designers 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
Here at A Quilting Life
This week got off to a busy start for me as I finished up a really fun, fun quilt I won’t be able to share for quite some time! But it’s off to be quilted now, and that means I finished up the last thing I “had” to finish before the end of the year. That also means I’ll be doing some “just for fun” sewing right after Christmas. Oh, and cleaning up my sewing room to get ready for the new year!
Finally…if you missed my post the other day about the Moda String Quilt Along, you might want to read it here. There is also a giveaway on that post for some scrappy bags to help you get started making a string quilt.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
I love my Simple Folder Corners rulers! I have both sizes. I don’t snowball corners or make flying geese without this tool. Thank you for your tips for BH block 36. Also, thank you for usually providing a color sheet. I love those! I sure missed it this week. But I’ll get out the graph paper. 🙂
Susan Smith says
OHH, please give us some hints about the fun quilt you just finished!! I can’t wait to see it!
I love your block, as always!
Beautiful block I love the red print you used for your background!
Hi, Sherri! I am new to quilting and really enjoy your blog. Regarding Blockhead 2 blocks, is the a place on your site where all the tips are posted which you have written about these blocks ? Thank you!
sherri McConnell says
The best way to find them is to click the link to the previous Block Heads posts and then just visit the posts for the individual blocks you’d like to read the tips for.