Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m excited to be sharing Moda Block Heads 2 Block 50, Vintage, today. This is my fourth and final block in the series. While the block looks a little complex, units are pieced larger and trimmed to the perfect size.
This week’s block contains 16 Quarter-Square-Triangle (hourglass) units sewn together in four rows of four. The units rotate so that the lights and the darks alternate. I used a few light prints for some of the background squares to add a little more variety.
Tips for Moda Block Heads 2 Block 50
- You can watch a video of the technique I use for making and squaring up Quarter-Square Triangle (hourglass) blocks here.
- While I normally press half-square triangles open, when making quarter-square triangle blocks I always press to the dark fabric. It makes “nesting” the blocks much easier.
Moda Block Heads 2 Block 50 Links
- Get the PDF pattern for this week’s block here.
- Visit the Moda Block Heads 2 Landing page here.
- Find the Moda Block Heads Facebook page here.
- See 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 Chich
- Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
- Betsy Chutchian
- Stacey 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
Oh, and the finishing directions for the Block Heads 2 quilt are available now here. These instructions make it super easy to put your finished quilt together.
Finally, I want to let you know that pre-orders for my upcoming book co-authored with my friend Corey Yoder, Sunday Best Quilts (releasing June 3, 2019), are now available in the Etsy shop. Corey and I are going to be signing bookplates at market that will be included with these books. You can find the listing here.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Thank you so much for the QST tutorial! I have known you like to oversize your units then trim down, but the picking of the stitches is new to me! I will definitely try that trick today as I work on my BH2 block. Your block is so pretty. Thank you for all you have done during this program to teach us to be better quilters and to work smarter, not harder, on our projects.
Love your block it’s so pretty and I love that you used some low volumes instead of white!