This week's block is by Carrie Nelson. You can find the pattern on her blog which is linked here.
Carrie has also shared several variations on the block so be sure and take a look. This block goes together quickly with some pretty simple piecing. The hardest part was picking out the fabrics to use. I played around a bit as I thought about how I was going to add an hedgehog to my block-I finally decided that this one would have some mushrooms added instead as it would have been a pretty tiny hedgehog to work with. Of course the mushrooms are pretty small-but simpler shapes so easier to work with.
When making these smaller block I have found that it is helpful to starch my fabrics before I cut out my pieces. I have been using Mary Ellen's Best Press recently and it seems to do a fine job and smells nice too. ( I found I can get the refill size and just pour it into a spray bottle which is saving me some money.)
Okay, let's get started. First we need to lay out the some of the A squares with the C rectangles and the D square.
MODA BLOCKHEADS 2: BLOCK 2-Buckeye Beauty
Block 2 was designed by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs. To get your copy of the pattern visit their blog: www.meandmysisterdesigns.com
This was a very easy block and of course I found a way to add my hedgehogs to it..
I think there may very well be a Hedghog BOM in my future.
Here are the two blocks I have made so far:
Moda Blockheads 2: block 1-Stellar Star
I am so excited to be starting Round 2 of Moda Blockheads. I made so many quilting friends during Blockheads 1 and look forward to sewing with some of them again this time around as well as meeting new people who are joining in the fun. I am not associated with Moda or the designers in any way, I just enjoy making the blocks and taking you along on my journey.
So without further ado-Block 1 is by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters. You can get the pattern from her blog which is found here:
For my blocks I am using a line called Neutral Nature by Cynthia Coulter-I came across this fabric last year during the Row by Row shop hop and fell in love with the color combination of teal, green, golden browns and grays as well as the botanical prints. These fabrics have been waiting for just the right project and this is it. I have also added several fabrics from my stash to give me more choices and depth of color from light to dark and am using a Moda Marble for my background fabric.
I really like to start with prewashed fabric that has been starched in preparation for cutting.
Lynn's pattern has all of those A's listed which I broke down in order to know how much of each color to cut. So I have A1-cut 12; A2-cut 16; and A3 cut 8. I did the same for the C rectangles cutting 4 from each of my two C fabrics.
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