Hello and happy Block Heads Wednesday! Today I’m sharing Moda Block Heads 3 Block 21 which is a really fun and cut block by Lissa Alexander. I love that this block follows a similar theme to Lissa’s first block (heart) with the hugs and kisses block we have today!
Block Heads 3 Block 21
This Week’s Block Video
Watch this week’s block video above or on my YouTube channel here to see the block up close and get my tips and tricks.
Block 21 Tips & Tricks
- As always, careful cutting is a must for this blocks. You are cutting squares of different sizes. Measure twice, cut once!
- The Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler helps with accuracy and saves time.
Block 21 Links
- Go here or click the button below for this week’s PDF pattern (pattern available after 8 a.m. CST).
- Visit the very helpful Moda Block Heads 3 Resource Page here.
- Find the Moda Block Heads Facebook Group here.
- And find all of my previous Block Heads 3 posts here.
Moda Block Heads 3 Designers
- 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
Something Fun This Week
My daughter Chelsi and I started a podcast this week! If you are looking for something quilting-related to listen to while you sew, we’d love it if you’d tune in. We’ll be releasing a new episode every other Monday. You can find all of the details and the show notes from our first episode in this post.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
🙁 Block not there yet…..sigh!
Jane Hutto says
I see no supporting link to Block 21 after using the one above
Pamela K. Coughlin says
Nothing comes ip for block 21 when you press the button. There is no nlock 21 on her dite.
Jane Eilderts says
I loved your podcast!!!
Hi Sherri! You mention using the Simple Folded Corners ruler to make Block 21, but the pattern calls for cutting squares in half on the diagonal. If I want to make squares to use with the Simple Folded Corners ruler, what size do I cut my squares for the 6″ version? Do I cut the initial squares the same as the pattern calls for? I feel like that might not be correct. Thank you for your time!
Gretchen Weaver says
The link took me to Barbara Brackman’s blog. She has a pattern for a zig zag quilt.
I cannot find the pattern on Barbara’s page. Last post was in May.
I see there is a time difference, I will try again later.
Barbara Johnson says
I can’t find the block 21 when I go to the link its block 20.
Kat Walker says
Can you tell me if using a “wool pressing mat” really helps when you press your quilt blocks. I am seriously considering buying one but I have no idea what kind or brand to get.
Thanks so much and I love your blog!
Denise Penn says
Kat – It makes an insane difference!!! And don’t bother getting one through a quilt shop. Search to an online horse tack supplier and order a wool riding pad. They are much larger and less than half the cost. I ended up cutting mine in half and it still spans the width of my ironing board. Now as a caveat…my friend, to whom I gave the other half, says when she uses steam she smells “animal” but it IS 100% wool and she’s got a lot of allergy and odor issues to start with. Hope this helps!
Julie H says
It is 9:30 on the west coast, but the week 21 link is still showing last weeks post. Help!!
Lucille Lozier says
Block 21 will not dowload
Block 21 doesn’t seem to come up when I click on either of those links.
Janet Wells says
I can’t get it either.
Tried again 8 hrs later and still no pattern.
Janet Jordan says
I still can’t get it either.
Pat Krywonizka says
Seems I’m in good company. I can’t access the pattern either!!
Good Evening Sherri,
I have tried your link twice today for Block 21 of Moda Blockheads and am unable to find it on the page the link goes to. I tried this morning, thought I’d wait until tonight to try again, and still no success.
Please, what am i missing?
Smith Michelle says
I you can find it here: http://www.unitednotions.com/Bh3_21_Lissa-Alexander_XOXO.pdf
got it. thank you
Jan Weicksel says
Reading some other comments, not feeling too badly that I can’t get the blockheads pattern either…
Janet Wells says
Apparently Lissa’s blog never posted for this week. I checked other blockheads designers blogs and most didn’t post this week for some reason and those who did have same link as Sherri and it goes the right place, just no weekly post. And I thought this block would be so cute and fun…..
Cynthia Odeay says
I can’t find the pattern for block 21 either. I have tried now for two days. Is there somewhere else to find the pdf.
sherri McConnell says
Yes, the link has been updated…sorry for the confusion!
Nancy T says
Haven’t been able to get the new directions from Moda Lissa. Link goes to a zig zag quilt, and search only finds last week’s block. Can you help?
Christine Rudy says
Today I went straight to the source, so to speak, for this weeks Block Head Pattern. I went to m y.modafabrics.com/webfiles and found a PDF for this weeks Block 21 pattern and was successful in printing it off. Hope this helps. <3
***I know you only see this if you came back to Sherrie's web site, but takin' that chance:)
Joan Paulousky says
Thanks Christine. That link worked for me too!
I found the block under Lissa Collins Alexander’s blog
Elizabeth Mulhall says
Thank you Sherri for the link to Block 21!!!