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Moda Blockheads 3: Free Block of the Week (Finished Quilt)

One year later, and it’s time to bind my Moda Blockheads 3 quilt. It sure is nice to see these happy little pops of color framed with the charcoal geometric design.

Moda Blockheads 3 quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Moda Blockheads 3

If you’re new to Moda Blockheads–this is a popular (free) block-of-the-week sampler sew along put together by a bunch of us Moda designers. There are 56 blocks total – I made 36 of them (6″ finished size) for my version and set them in a design called “Mama’s Linoleum.” If you’d like to make the blocks, I’ve included a full archive at the bottom of this post.

Moda Blockheads 3 quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

I’m in the process of binding it now using my favorite machine binding tutorial here.

Full instructions for my layout setting, “Mama’s Linoleum” are all laid out in a post here.

Moda Blockheads 3 quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Quilt Details


Before I forget – I’m hosting a giveaway of Christmas Morning fabric this week–head over to this post for a chance to win. (Winner will be announced Sunday 2/21/21.)


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  1. Anne

    February 18, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I really like your setting. I am thinking of using it for the FQS Sewcialites QAL. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. lellaboutique

      February 23, 2021 at 8:20 am

      Thank you! What size of blocks did you end up making? I have another pattern coming out in May that will have a super cool setting for 6″ finished blocks…

  2. Belinda Hardin

    February 18, 2021 at 8:35 am

    You have so maybe great quilt. I live sun catcher the best.
    Belinda Hardin

  3. Karen S

    February 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Your finished quilt is fabulous, Vanessa!

  4. cyndy w fletcher

    February 18, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I really love all the quilts but Homespun (homestead) really caught my eye, scrappy controlled. and where can I find a photo of your finished BH3? I would like to see the whole quilt. might that be in the gallery too? in the blog I only could find portions. and thank you for a year of wonderful blocks.

    1. lellaboutique

      February 23, 2021 at 8:21 am

      I haven’t been able to get a full shot yet, quilts can be tricky to photograph like that.

      1. Laurie Lomax

        March 19, 2021 at 11:11 am

        I too would love to see this whole quilt! It has inspired me in so many ways. Each time I see a fabric collection I wonder how it would look in this quilt, those scrappy colors being set off by the gray and white. This means, of course, that this quilt must be next on my list. Thank you for this design.

  5. Diana Williams

    February 19, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I like your setting

  6. Kim Fuller

    February 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I love the line and I looked at all your patterns it’s so hard to pick , I know I bought a couple but wanting for them . I think I really liked was kaleidoscope but I didn’t buy it but it would be beautiful in those Christmas fabrics❤️

  7. Susan Sathre

    February 19, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    My favorite is Figgy Pudding.

  8. Rizwana

    February 20, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Very dramatic setting. Love it.

  9. Laurie L

    February 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    What charcoal and white did you use?

    1. lellaboutique

      March 5, 2021 at 10:44 am

      The charcoal is Moda Bella 9900 283 “Lead” and the white is Moda Bella 9900 98 “White Bleached”

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