Garden Variety fabric Moda Blockheads 2

Moda Blockheads 2: Block 5

Moda Blockheads 2: free block of the week by Moda designers. Block 5 is "Impact" by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Download block 5 here

If you’re new here, welcome! I’m Vanessa Goertzen, the designer behind Lella Boutique fabrics for Moda and newbie to the Moda Blockheads design team. I’m sharing Block no. 5 today and it’s a big one (24” x 24” finished). Meet Block no. 5 “Impact.

Impact finished block

This is what happens when flying geese crash. Boom!

You can see a couple different color placement options for mine, but of course there are many more. I can’t wait to see how ya’ll interpret this block. My fabric is Garden Variety–my newest collection shipping in October.

When I first designed this Impact block, I liked the idea of making more blocks and putting them into a full quilt. Which you could totally do as is. But I started playing around, making a few alterations the block, and eventually came up with the Bling quilt in Lollipop Garden fabrics. With fewer flying geese, the Bling block is slightly smaller (20” x 20” finished) and features an accent square in the center. The full quilt is 84 1/2” x 84 1/2” set on point and can be made using 26 fat eighths or 13 fat quarters. PDF pattern is available here.

Bling quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Thanks for stopping by–I hope you’ll come say hi over on Instagram (@lellaboutique) where you can stay the most up-to-date on new fabric, patterns, giveaways, discounts, etc. Speaking of discounts–I’m offering 15% off in my shop for all you lovely new Blockheads using promo code BLOCKHEADS at checkout.

For Moda Blockhead Basic Instructions + a list of all released blocks, visit my original post here.


  1. Carrie

    July 4, 2018 at 4:00 am

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  2. Carrie

    July 4, 2018 at 4:01 am

    I love the big Impact and Bling! Thank you! And yeah… those hours. Please please share! 🙂

  3. Unknown

    July 4, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Love your block and fabrics! Thank you. I checked out your other patterns and I think I want all of them!! 🙂

  4. Unknown

    July 4, 2018 at 4:46 am

    I have a fat 8th bundle that needs to be made into a quilt – this will be perfect! BTW, beautiful block for this week’s blockheads!

  5. Brigitte

    July 4, 2018 at 4:53 am

    I loved to work on this block, and it really makes an impact in our finished quilt!

  6. Unknown

    July 4, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Love the block! Just imagining the options…

  7. Hildy

    July 4, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful block and beautiful quilt!

  8. Twisted Sticks

    July 4, 2018 at 9:56 am

    wow great block, I have mine cut out and ready to sew together!

  9. Judy

    July 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I do love this pattern and your block heads also. Thank you very much. Now to organize the fabrics!

  10. Carrie Doty

    July 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    What size flying Geese Bloc-loc rule/rulers do I need to make the flying Geese? Thank you so much for your wonderful block.

  11. Judy

    July 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    How did you measure and square up this block? I do not have this size ruler. Thank you.

  12. Vanessa Goertzen

    July 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I didn't square mine up, actually, but your question is a good one. Many times, if your block is bigger than your mat or ruler, you can take it to your local quilt shop since they generally have the bigger mats. I'm sure they'd be happy help you.

  13. Vanessa Goertzen

    July 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I didn't use any special ruler, but these finish at 2" x 4". Hope that helps.

  14. Vanessa Goertzen

    July 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Great job! I hope you will share how it turns out.

  15. Vanessa Goertzen

    July 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks, Brigitte! It really will stand out in the finished quilt layout. Which is why I ended up changing my mind and giving it a stronger navy presence… XO

  16. Vanessa Goertzen

    July 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Vanessa Goertzen

    July 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for your sweet note! Happy quilting! XO

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