Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #24

Blockheads Week #24

Oh my gosh, we're halfway there! Woohoo! Time to celebrate! Time to start considering setting options for my blocks. Oh, Yikes! We're already halfway there. I have to seriously come up with a plan - and soon. It's been such a crazy summer here I haven't had a chance to do any serious contemplating. My thought is to sash each 6 1/2" block with a 1" finished strip, then add some 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" blocks in randomly for interest. Flying geese, checkerboard, some of Betsy's mini blocks, and Jan's appliques all are options for "1/2 blocks" to break up the straight setting of all the same size blocks. More later...

Block #24 - Corn No Beans by Carrie Nelson

This block made me think of fresh corn-right-off-the-cob chunky salsa. I enjoy good Mexican food and love really good salsa, but I prefer my salsa on a rice bowl and it wouldn't be complete without black beans and guacamole. Sorry, Carrie. We'll have to agree to disagree on the bean issue.

Click HERE for the link to Carrie's blog for her block, Corn No Beans.

Here are Kathy & Joy's blocks for this week. With sooooo many tiny half squares, my Layered Patchwork method eliminates a ton of seams.

Kathy's purple/tan block on the left; Joy went with a corn & beans color scheme.

Alot fewer seams with Layered Patchwork (right).
Click HERE for my Layered Patchwork option of Corn No Beans.

Stop by the other ladies' blogs for more ideas.

Betsy's Blog -

Lisa's Blog -

Jan's Blog -

Jo's Blog -


  1. I am trying to understand the layered patchwork technique. The fabric is left doubled when pressed back? There are two layers? You will have the same number of sewn lines, just not a cut edge of fabric? Do you match up points the same way? Thanks in advance for your help!

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