Moda Blockheads 2

Intro to Moda Blockheads 2

Moda Blockheads 2 free block of the week. Block 1 is "Stellar Star" by Lynne of Kansas Troubles. Download the free block here.

Yep, I’m a Blockhead… a Moda Blockhead. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know:

Intro to Moda Blockheads 2 Free Block of the Week

  • Moda Blockheads is a free block-of-the-week program hosted by Moda and some of its designers. Last year was Round 1, hosted by the 6 original “Blockheads” (Lynne, Betsy, Jo, Jan, Lisa, and Carrie). Round 2 begins today with an expanded Moda designer pool of 13… I’m thrilled to be one of the newbies!
  • Sew along with us, and eventually you’ll have a pretty special sampler quilt. It’s a surprise layout, though of course, you can set your blocks any way you’d like.
  • Follow the Moda Blockhead Facebook page or subscribe to the Moda blog to get the weekly instructions as they are released.. I will also be posting when I can, but refer to this post for basic instructions and links to all blocks as they are released (scroll to the bottom of this post). 

I’m using a happy little rainbow for my Moda Blockheads 2 quilt–scraps of several of my past and current collections: Garden Variety, Nest, Farmer’s Daughter, Sugar Pie, Olive’s Flower Market, and Little Miss Sunshine too. It’s going to be terrific. If you’re buying fabric for this project, I’d start out with a fat quarter bundle, 5 yards of a background, and go from there. Because there are so many blocks, so many liberties you can take, it’s hard to give an exact amount, but that’s a good starting place.

Lella Boutique fabric

To get started, Block #1 is Stellar Star by Lynne… (go to Lynne’s blog here for instructions). I’ve departed from suggested placement (which is half the fun).

Thanks for stopping by! Here is a complete archive of all Moda Blockheads 2 blocks, the basic instructions, and quilt-top assembly:


  1. Helen L

    June 7, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Beautiful block! I've got several of your collections: Looks like a fun pallet to work with on this quilt along! 🙂 Hugs, H

  2. Little Quiltsong

    June 7, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Love your block and the fabrics you used. I'm starting to 'collect' many of your fabrics – love that you can intermix them :)!

  3. Paula

    June 7, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Such a cute block. After looking at your list, i have all of your collections. Lucky me!!!

  4. Judy

    June 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I love this line even more than Nest! I guess you use fat quarters as the pattern doesn’t indicate if precuts can be used. I have a layer cake and a jelly roll but I will go with a fat quarter bundle. Your block is so cute. I sure like those fabrics!!

  5. Vanessa Goertzen

    June 20, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    They are a lot of fun to mix–even if they aren't exact matches! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Vanessa Goertzen

    June 20, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, thank you so much for your support all these years 🙂

  7. Vanessa Goertzen

    June 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Absolutely, I'm just pulling large scraps from my stash, but a fat quarter bundle is definitely a good starting place–especially for some of the bigger blocks. Can't wait to see what everyone else is making 🙂

  8. Margaret Spencer

    September 16, 2023 at 4:35 am

    good work and information, I have been looking for the general informarion.
    When i started Blockheads 4, there was a 5 page BH 4 Basic Methods and am looking for some thing similar FOR BH 5.
    What i have seen of BH5 is great and exciting.
    Margaret Spencer

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