Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Moda Blockheads II - Week #14

Welcome to Blockheads II! 

If you haven't been following Blockheads since the beginning, here's how it all began. There were six of us "dark" Moda designers who gathered at market to hatch a plan to offer a block-of-the-week to show how all of our fabrics played nicely together. Over 48 weeks, we had a great time, got to know each other better, and didn't want it to end. It was also inspiring to see so many of your blocks on Facebook. I could feel the creative juices pumping. This fall, the Blockheads book will be released featuring each of our finished quilts - plus a few extras - with all of the blocks. Martingale is doing a beautiful job publishing our group project. I can't wait to see it at market!

So what to do next? Moda asked each of the original 6 Blockheads' designers to ask a friend to join our group to make it even bigger and better. My choice was obvious - Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister Designs. The first time I met these ladies at market during setup, I was hot and sweaty and exhausted from weeks of preparations. They walked up to introduce themselves all cool and perky, their bubbly personalities lighting up the room. After resisting the temptation to smack the smiles and giggles right off their faces : ), we hit it off instantly. Whether we're visiting in our booths, or out at dinner, they make everything fun. Their bright fabrics and simple, but clever, designs are the perfect match, just like the two of them. You really can't help but smile, even if you are all sweaty.
 
( I enjoy these two so much I've invited them to come for a special event next summer at KTQ. Watch for more info here and on our website soon.)

 So, we're about a fourth of the way into the second series of blocks with 13 designers. This week and for the next several weeks, you'll receive instructions for two blocks. Here we go...

Blockheads II - Block #14 - Fidget Spinner by Lynne Hagmeier

My Fidget Spinner block was inspired by the craze last year when all the grankids had those little spinning finger gadgets - some whirred, some blinked with flashing lights, all of them were crazy annoying (I'm sure that was the point). My version uses simple rectangles and connecting corners to create an intricate-looking block that's easy to assemble.


KT fabrics are from Nature's Glory (Sept '18) and On Meadowlark Pond (Feb '19)

I chose red/tan/navy again for my block. To make the block like mine, you'll need 2 tans, a red and a navy. Cut A - (4) each navy and red; B- (6) of each tan and (4) navy. Follow the instructions HERE. I'll be watching on FB to see how you interpreted Fidget Spinner.

Blockheads II - Block #15 - Corner Pocket by Me & My Sister Designs

Billiards, anyone? I'll have to check out Barb & Mary's blog to see if pool was their inspiration for Corner Pocket. To continue with my red/tan/navy themed blocks, I chose to piece Barb & Mary's block in red & tan. Find instructions for their block HERE.



See you next week when we'll have two more blocks to add to your growing pile. Check out what the rest of the Blockhead II bunch are up to this week.



10 comments:

  1. These are 2 super great blocks!!! thanks you soooo much!! can't wait to make each---or several of them!!

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  2. The Fabrics in your block are really nice! Are those from several lines or one particular line of fabric? I love those prints! I have a few of your older lines and would sure like these!! Thank you. I know you are busy but could you take a minute and let me know if it is one line? Thank you. jlblvn@gmail.com

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    1. Judy,
      The fabrics in Fidget Spinner are new from KTQ - Nature's Glory, due this month, and a line showing to quilt shops now, On Meadowlark Pond, that will arrive in February 2019. The red & tan in Corner Pocket are from Harvest Hill (fall 2018). So glad you like the blocks!

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  3. Thank you for a great block design! Things always look wonderful in your fabrics.

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  4. Thank you! I am writing these down to purchase. I Love them!!

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  5. Love that block and I love the way you have used those beautiful fabrics to make the Fidget Spinner stand out!

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  6. Love reading your blog every week. Coming to Oklahoma anytime soon?

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  7. I seem to have missed Blocks 15-17. Where can I find them? Have looked thru the site postings and don't see any links for them!!!!

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  8. Noticed I am missing Block 8 as well as 15. Found the rest of the blocks!!!!

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