Moda Stitch Pink Roundup Blocks 8-16

October 16, 2020

 We are halfway through Stitch Pink already! Are you keeping up? 

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Block 8 - Fly Away Home

There was a time that I swore off all blocks and quilts with Flying Geese! It is amazing what a little practice and patience will help you overcome because now I love Flying Geese. I used the Creative Grids Flying Geese ruler. Directions for Block 8 here.

Block 9 - Breaking Rules 

Simple, yet so striking. Stitched up super quick. Directions for Block 9 here.

Block 10 - Helen 

I love this block so much! I think it looks like little crowns surrounding the sawtooth star in the center. Again, I relied on the Creative Grids Flying Geese ruler to make my flying geese. Directions for Block 10 here.

Block 11 - Five and Nine 

Nothing better than a good old reliable Nine Patch. Another Favorite!! Some of my favorite quilts are ones that are only composed of Nine Patch blocks. Simple and beautiful! Directions for Block 11 here.

Block 12 - House on the Hill 

Fabric placement definitely made a difference in this block. I think the roof fabric makes the block. Perfect for a shingled roof. The block went together with ease. Perfect instructions. I know some house blocks have tricky or odd sizes when it comes to stitching the roof, but not the case here. Directions for Block 12 here.

Block 13 - Rock and Roll 

I think I love each block more than the last block. So much to love. Another example of the impact of fabric placement. Stripes with the contrast of the background print make a huge visual impact. LOVE. Directions for Block 13 here.

Block 14 - Along Comes Mary 

All the triangles. Starch is a huge help with this one. I starch all my fabric prior to cutting and then steam press. Helps the fabric have a bit of body, helping with those stretchy bias edges. I worried this would be too bold in my fabric choices, but once laid out with the others it looks great with the House on the Hill block. Directions for Block 14 here.

Block 15 - Tweet Tweet 
ALL the half-square triangles! I used Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper to help this block stitch up super fast! For the most part, I press seams to the dark or to one side, but when sewing the rows together, I pressed seams open. Steam is your friend! Dirctions for Block 15 here.

Block 16 - Just Call Me Diva 
I think I used 3 different backgrounds on this block. One thing about sewing up sampler quilts, you end up with a ton of smaller pieces. I love to use those pieces up, so I will mix them into my blocks. 
I used the the Simple Folded Corners Ruler by Antler Quilt Designs here. Wow, is this an awesome ruler to have! No drawing lines first across squares and then stitching and trimming to get those triangles on the ends of the rectangle pieces. Genius. You'll wonder how you managed without it. 
Line the ruler up on the 1/4" line from corner to corner and cut along ruler edge.
Then Stitch from corner to corner.
Perfect and accurate! And so much faster than drawing the line first. Directions for Block 16 here.

Well, that catches us up on blocks! Hope you all made until the end of this post. :-) It is fall harvest time. 

My friend Patti dropped off a bunch of butternut squash. So far I have made butternut bacon and onion hash with eggs on top and roasted butternut soup. YUM!


  1. This is stunning! I follow you on Instagram, but this is the first I've seen the blocks sewn together. I love a red/white quilt. If I didn't have so many UFO's staring me down, I'd be working on this as well. Excellent job!

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    1. Yes. Sorry. Not sure what happened to them. But there is a link there now. :-)

  3. Gosh, I love these fabrics!! I looks absolutely amazing when all put together. I can't wait to see it finished. Squash for days....

  4. I’m back for another peek now that my morning chores have been completed. These blocks look so impressive all together. Not a fan of making sampler quilts, after seeing your progress, I’m kind of wishing I’d participated from the beginning. I look forward to being blown away at the completion of this project.


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