Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Blockheads II Begins Today!

Welcome to Blockheads II

If you followed Blockheads, thanks for hanging out with us for 48 weeks. If you're just joining us, I'm so glad you're here! Be sure to sign up for the Blockheads II Facebook group to keep up with all the latest happenings, including blocks posted by the participants. It was so fun to see everyone's fabric choices and finished blocks each week. I can't wait to get started again.
So here we go...

Who are the Designers?
For Blockheads Round 2, each of the original 6 designers - Lisa Bongean, Jo Morton, Betsy Chutchian, Jan Patek and Carrie Nelson and I - invited another Moda designer to come play with us. Adding more designers means even more interesting blocks with lots of color options. I invited my Moda friends, Barb and Mary, from Me & My Sister Designs. These two sisters are always entertaining and turn their adorable Moda fabrics into simply delightful quilts. Follow them on their blog HERE.




Where do I find the blocks each week?
To find the designer's block each week on Wednesday, go to Moda's blog and click on the link for that week's block and lots of information on Blockheads II. Over the next few weeks, you'll meet all the Blockhead II designers and see their first block.

What size are the blocks?
Over the coming 48 weeks, there will blocks from 13 designers in 3 sizes - 6", 12" and 18". Moda has already formatted a quilt layout using all the blocks (more on that to come). I offered instructions using my Layered Patchwork technique for most of the first Blockheads series, but this time, I'll be following along with you, making a block a week using traditional piecing methods with a few of Jan's applique blocks thrown in for fun.

What fabric will I be using?
I have summer fun and the 4th of July on my mind lately since I'm designing a red/tan/blue quilt, editing the pattern for another, and piecing one just for me. After spending time digging thru my scraps for an assortment of reds, tans and blues, I decided to go with that color scheme for the Blockheads II quilt, too.

KT reds, tans and navys for Blockheads II.
If you need to add to your stash for Blockheads II, we have a good selection of fat 1/4's in color packs of 8. I like that the different reds or greens or tans are pulled from a variety of KT fabric collections for a scrappier quilt. Find them HERE.


My birthday is July 5th, so I make myself a red/tan/blue quilt (or small project) each year to celebrate. This year, I'm making a patriotic version of my new pattern, Stars on a Roll. The original design features a Nature's Glory Jelly Roll plus one red fabric. That's all you need to whip up a simply divine quilt in about 8-10 hours. Nature's Glory and the Stars on a Roll pattern will both be coming to a quilt shop near you in September.

Lap quilt features a Jelly Roll plus 1 fabric.

Red/Tan/Blue option in Stars on a Roll pattern.

So, finally, (insert drum roll), here's what you've been waiting for - (click on the link below for pattern).

Blockheads II - Block I - Stellar Star by Lynne Hagmeier




For my red/tan/blue version of Stellar Star, cut:
A - 2" x 2" squares - (20) navy tone-on-tone, (8) tan print #1, (8) tan tone-on-tone #2
B - 2" x 2" squares - (16) red tone-on-tone
C - 2" x 5" - (4) tan print #1, (4) tan tone-on-tone #2
D - (1) 3 1/2" sq. - navy print

Follow piecing directions on pattern HERE.

Thanks again for making this journey with us. See you next Wednesday!

31 comments:

  1. Nothing better than KT fabrics and stars. Stars on a Roll is an awesome pattern.

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  2. Thanks for being a Moda Blockheads designer once again. This is such an awesome program. Love your new patterns!

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  3. such a beautiful block - thanks

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  4. Love your block and fabrics! Thank you!

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  5. Where do we find cutting instructions for other sized blocks?

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    1. There is an assortment of sizes of blocks offered over the 48 weeks, but each block is only given in the one size. Sorry for the confusion.

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  6. Your Stellar Star really is stellar. Wow!

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    1. I went up to the web address and highlighted it all, then hit enter and it came right up. Hope this helps!

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  8. The link is not working for me either.

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  9. When I click on the links you label "here," only "page not found" comes up. I am unable to get the block & the directions. Any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong? Thanks. Looking forward to #2!

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  10. I love this block! It is because of this that I have bee enticed to do the Blockheads @ however the link does not work for the block...can you help me out please.

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  11. "Page not found" when I click on the link. :(

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  12. I am having the same problem as previous two comments.

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  13. Having same problem. Page not found. Also for the information page

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  14. Same here, I can’t get on the link.

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  15. Both links still not working! :-( Is anyone monitoring this blog??

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    1. I went up to the web address and highlighted it all, then hit enter and it came right up. Hope this helps!

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  16. I went up to the web address and highlighted it all, then hit enter and it came right up. Hope this helps!

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    1. What web address are you referring to?

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  17. Pattern design still does not open.

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  18. Link does not work....still. Very discouraging.

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  19. I can't get it to open either.

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  20. Link is not working....sigh...

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  21. When will the links be fixed so we can get the pattern? Thanks.

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  22. would LOVE to get this pattern but the link does not work. How soon before it is fixed? Thank you.

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  23. Really a beautiful blog.It is very astonishing and marvelous design.

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  24. Lynne, don't know if this appropriate, but I have a complete Seeds of Time - a quilters journal #5 kit that I found in my stash. It is the complete kit, including the backpack done in the Moda fabrics. I'm trying to find a good home for it and will ship the complete package for $125. Shipping is included. Pet and animal free zone. Interested?

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