Hello friends, and happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing Moda Block Heads 3 Block 15 which is a beautiful star block by the lovely and oh-so-talented Corey Yoder. I did make just a couple of changes in block construction from the pattern, and I have a video and some photos below to show you the changes I made.
Block Heads 3 Block 15
I loved this week’s block and enjoyed making another block with using our Balboa fabric collection. It was especially fun to use the multi-colored sun print for the background.
Block 15 Video
I did make a few changes to this week’s block which I detail in the video above (or see it on my YouTube channel here) and also in the photos below. The changes I made make it easier to have accuracy while using fewer triangles in your piecing.
Block 15 Tips & Tricks
Use my tips below for ease in construction and block accuracy:
- First, make the center section using the pattern directions (Cut A (background suns) and F (background suns) as directed; however, cut just one E (coral) square to be cut twice diagonally).
- Don’t cut any B squares, C, or D squares as directed.
- In place of the B, C, D, and extra E squares cut the pieces listed below. The first size is for the 4″ block with 6″, 8″, and 12″ sizes following in parenthesis.
- Cut (4) squares 2 ½″ x 2 ½″ (3″ x 3″), (3 ½″ x 3 ½″), (4 ½″ x 4 ½″) for B/D sections (aqua print in my block).
- Cut (2) squares 2 ½″ x 2 ½″ (3″ x 3″), (3 ½″ x 3 ½″), (4 ½″ x 4 ½″) for C sections (multi-colored sun print in my block).
- And cut (2) squares 2 ½″ x 2 ½″, (3″ x 3″), (3 ½″ x 3 ½″), (4 ½″ x 4 ½″) for outer E sections (coral in my block).
Block Construction Steps
- Make (4) coral/aqua hsts using (2) coral squares and (2) aqua squares. Press to one side and do not trim.
- Make (4) aqua background hsts using (2) aqua squares and (2) background squares. Press to the dark and do not trim.
- Make (8) identical quarter-square triangles using this method and one of each type of hst. Trim to measure the same size as your A squares.
Block 15 Links
- Go here or click the button below to get this week’s pattern from Corey Yoder (remember patterns may not be available until 8 a.m. CST).
- Find the Moda Block Heads 3 Resource page here (with links to previous patterns and setting options).
- Visit the Moda Block Heads Facebook Group here.
- Find all of my previous Moda Block Heads 3 posts here.
Moda Block Heads 3 Designers
Be sure to visit all of the other Moda Block Heads 3 designers this week to catch up with their progress and get their tips and tricks!
- Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
- Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life (you’re here!)
- Betsy Chutchian
- Jan Patek of Jan Patek Quilts
- Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
- Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
- Lissa Alexander
- Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
- Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
- Stacey Iest Hsu
- Robin Pickens
- Janet Clare
- Jen Kingwell
- Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company
Just a Few More Things…
Earlier this week I released a new video talking about all things Works in Progress…you can watch it and read my Best Tips for Works in Progress post here.
I hope you’re enjoying Moda Block Heads and that you’ll have fun piecing Block Heads 3 Block 15. Tomorrow I’m sharing a new Balboa quilt…can’t wait! And very soon I’ll be sharing another Balboa quilt that I finished up last evening! Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by.
Cheryl Powers says
I’m new to your blog, and was just wondering where the name Moda Block Heads came from? TX!
sherri McConnell says
I’m not really sure…I wasn’t involved in year one…I think they probably just came up with a fun name for the designers to call themselves with a fun play on the word “block.”
Sherry, thank you so much for the alternate way of making these! I really appreciate the directions and love your cheery block!
Patti McConnell says
You always have the best tips and tricks! As a new quilter I really enjoy your Youtubes and advice. Thank you!
Judy Sanders says
Thanks for all great ideas.
Patti McConnell says
As a new quilter I really appreciate and enjoy your videos and tips! Thank you so much!
Helen Bakay says
Sherri, thanks for your alternate method and thanks for showing cutting sizes fo all 4 block sizes! I like being able to cut a little bigger and size down and your method is perfect for that!
Marie Eddins says
Sherri, thanks for all your tips and tricks for this block and many of the others. Your blocks are so cheery!
I enjoy all the block variations offered – gives us the opportunity to really customize our Block Head design!