Monday, June 15, 2020

Moda Block Heads: Blocks 18 - 22

Moda Block Heads 3 Blocks by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I'm all caught up on the Moda Block Heads 3 sew along until Wednesday. Wish I was caught up on my temperature quilt blocks but that's for another day, I guess. Don't these blocks look so cute! I'm loving this color palette!

Moda Block Heads 3 Alternate Block 18 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Block 18 was another applique block from Jan Patek so chose to make one of the alternate blocks by Sheri McConnell of A Quilting Life. Her block called for 4 of these tulip blocks but when I made this on Saturday, I wasn't in the mood for tiny pieces so opted to make just one larger one. Even at one tulip, the largest finished piece is 1 1/2".

Moda Block Heads 3 Block 19 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Block 19  is called Compass Point by Brigitte Heitland. This was a quick foundation paper piecing block and I chose to make mine patriotic. I probably need to make some more two-color blocks or this one may stick out like a sore thumb.

Moda Block Heads 3 Block 20 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Block 20 is Contribution by Lisa Bongean. I put this one off until yesterday because it looked like it was going to be a lot of little pieces to fiddle with but it wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. Although I did have to rip out a couple of seams and redo them to get all the points to meet. I like the fussy cut dresden plate in the center of the star.

Moda Block Heads 3 Block 21 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Block 21 is by Lissa Alexander and is called XOXO - who would have guessed! 

Moda Block Heads 3 Block 22 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Block 22 is called Hen & Chicks by Laurie Simpson. Color placement on this one can really change the look of this block and I debated on what I wanted to do. Not sure about the end result but it's ok. Any time there is a center block that's 2" I'm going to fussy cut something in it!

How is everyone else coming along on their MBH3 blocks? It's so fun to see everyone's blocks on the Facebook page because, as I said earlier, color placement can really change the visual design of a block. 

Now back to those temperature blocks!

Happy Quilting!
~Sharla

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