Welcome 2020! Once again, I am trying to start the new year with a new blog post. I have decided to jump on the Moda Blockhead Train and join on the Moda Blockheads 3. Sounds like such fun! I am new to this except for I quilted Lisa Bongean’s version of the first Blockhead sew-a-long here. If you are also new to this (late to the party like myself), I will give a quick and by no means detailed explanation, but basically a group of Moda designers design one block a week and post instructions to piece the block. You can choose the size block and setting…I believe. I think this round of Blockheads is 56 blocks. I am thinking this will help me post more frequently here. 🙂
Friends, if you have been reading my blog, you know I love to piece as much as I love to machine quilt. Sometimes I struggle to find time to piece my own things, but when I do, I enjoy it so! So I decided to go with 12″ blocks for my quilt.
Not sure what setting I will go with yet, but I am guessing I will have a king size quilt when I am finished. I opted for Lisa Bongean’s fabric of Urban Farmhouse Gatherings cuz I just LOVE the fabrics and a bundle of Little Gatherings, also by Lisa Bongean. I have been saving (coveting) my bundle of Little Gatherings for just the right project. I think this fabric line may be 10 years old…is that considered vintage yet?? lol
Today is the first day of Blockheads and the first block with PDF is designed by Corey Yoder here
There is also so Moda Blockheads FaceBook Group, a wealth of details in the group.
I think the block went together easy peasy.
I love the combination of the two fabric groups.
Now, I prepped all my fabric first with a healthy dose of starch prior to today.
And I added Moda Bella Solids in Off White to my fabric mix (background).
I always starch my fabric wet, air dry and then iron with steam on a good wool mat. Like the ones available here.
I am looking forward to every Wednesday when a new block is posted on the designer’s blog! And keeping this blog up to date on what I am up to. I hope you will all join in on the fun. Cheers to 2020, Friends!