Welcome to Blockheads IIIf 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.|
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.|
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!