Moda Blockheads2 Finish!
There is something so satisfying about finishing a quilt. But there is something REALLY REALLY satisfying about finishing the largest quilt you've made to date, in my case a king size quilt!
I am a designer for Moda but I didn't know about Moda Blockheads from the first round. I was a little newer to sewalongs and I had not participated in any on facebook, rather only on instagram. So when one of the sales folks invited me to join the facebook group and play along, I happily joined in.
I wanted to use my first lines of Poppy Mae, Blushing Peonies and Dear Mum for my fabrics, along with some solids mixed in. My colors focused on pinks, reds, greens and teal/turquoise colors. I find as I make my blocks each week, a few stand out as my favorites. I really love this pretty block with the peony in the center and then the one with the crowns and the little pineapple!
One of the big benefits of doing a sewalong like this is it really helps to build your skills. I did not know about triangle paper until I read Corey Yoder's blog post about it. And I learned a variety of other tips and tricks. But most importantly, the practice of making new blocks, week after week, makes you better at what you are doing.
Since I wanted to make my quilt for my kind sized bed, I made additonal borders on the right and left sides of the quilt. The half square triangles are 3 x 6" finished size and the square blocks were made with leftover pieces from my other blocks in the quilt top. The small HST in those are 1 1/2" finished with a 3" square center piece. Making two rows of repeating elements of these made the quilt wide enough for me mattress.
I saw another person post about their layout with blocks arranged into larger squares with sashing between those and I loved that! So I combined the smaller blocks into units and some of the sections were one of the largest blocks. I liked the structure of this and the balance.
I longarm quilted this using the Whirlwind pantograph by Karen Farnsworth at Wildflower Quilting. And now, I am happily sleeping under my Moda Blockheads2 quilt!
12/18/2020 07:55:14 pm
Your quilt is beautiful. I really like the layout. I have made quite a few king size quilts and it is a challenge. I am working on one now.
12/18/2020 09:06:12 pm
Your quilt is beautiful. I haven’t made one as big yet. At present I am using my scraps ( from your previous ranges) to make hexies. Not sure what I’ll do with the yet🤔
12/19/2020 06:06:43 am
The quilt is beautiful, and very inspiring. It is also refreshing to read your honest comments about learning new quilting techniques. I feel like I could spend a lifetime learning about all of the facets of quilting and design!
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12/19/2020 09:13:19 am
I love your quilt. I am using 12" blocks and also am using tourquoise and grays and browns, with a gray back. I need to know how many blocks I need to have if I am using a 2 1/2 " sashing? I know i will need a border, but don't know what size. Could you please help!?
12/20/2020 06:56:36 am
I love seeing the BH2 finishes! Yours is gorgeous. I love the borders and the uniform way you laid out your blocks. Very nice! I gifted my BH2 quilt and I miss it. I loved it so much. But I get to visit it!
10/28/2021 10:38:24 am
I just love your quilt!!! What kind of Facebook group did you join to make this quilt? Is it a “block a month” kind of group. I would love to find out more about it.
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