Moda Blockheads 3

Moda Blockheads 3 (Block 23)

Happy Wednesday! If you’re looking for the newest block for Moda Blockheads 3, you’ve come to the right place. Block no. 23 is “Lucky Penny.”

Moda Blockheads 3 free block of the week. Block 23 is Lucky Penny by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Moda Block Heads 3 – Block 23 is “Lucky Penny” by Lella Boutique

When I was a little girl, I believed I was lucky any time I found a penny on the ground. Now that I am grown, I don’t pick up many coins – but I get that same happy feeling every time I sit down to sew. This block is like a batch of scrappy little pennies, reminding us of the little things that make life good.


My block uses a mix of Lella Boutique fabrics including prints from my Bloomington, Lollipop Garden, Farmer’s Daughter, Sugar Pie, and Garden Variety collections. The only tip I would have is to press the seams open in Step #4 to reduce bulk–it helps when sewing all those teeny snowball blocks together.

I’ve accumulated enough sampler blocks by now to start sewing them into Mama’s Linoleum blocks. (Full instructions for my “Mama’s Linoleum” layout here.) I’m currently trying to decide if I should make the background charcoal or white.

Moda Blockheads 3 free block of the week. Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique shares her free layout pattern called "Mama's Linoleum."
Mama’s Linoleum – a free quilt layout for 6″ sampler blocks

There are a few other new things around here since my last Moda Blockheads 3 post. The first is a new fabric collection called Folktale for Moda Fabrics arriving October 2020.

Folktale fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Folktale fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

And of course, new fabric = new quilt patterns! Read about the new Folktale quilts in this blog post .

Starstruck 2, is June’s $5 Pattern of the Month. I’m currently picking out red + white + blue scraps to make a patriotic version.

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