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Moda Blockheads 4: (Block 1)

I’m a week late but happy to share Block 1 of Moda Blockheads 4. If you’re new to MB4 – this is a free block of the week quilt along put together by Moda Fabrics and its designers. A new quilt block will be released each Wednesday until September 28, 2022. For full details, check out my introductory post (including a running archive of released blocks) here. Block 1 is “Square Wheel” by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles. To make this block, check out Lynne’s blog post here. You can also download the free block pattern directly here.

Block 1 “Square Wheel”

This block is available in 2 different sizes: 9″ finished or 4-1/2″ finished. I’ve decided to only make the 4-1/2″ size, so I modified this design a bit… The center is supposed to be a scrappy 9-patch. However, it looked a little too “busy” for me (something I have to keep in mind for these smaller blocks) so I replaced the whole thing with a 2″ x 2″ square in the center. This is really what is fun about these sew alongs – have fun and make it your own!

Fabric

If you read my post last week, you’ll remember I couldn’t decide which collection to use. So apparently that means I’ll be making multiple sets! For the first set, I’ve made a couple in my upcoming Flower Pot fabric collection due in shops April/May.

Moda Blockheads 4: free block of the week. Block 1 is "Square Wheel" by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles. Fabric is Flower Pot by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

The second set is made in my current collection, Love Note. These are such different color palettes – it will be fun to see how each quilt comes together. I haven’t settled on a layout plan yet so stay tuned! This will definitely make it an extra exciting sampler project.

Moda Blockheads 4: free block of the week. Block 1 is "Square Wheel" by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Which block set is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

1 Comment

  1. Charlotte Brown

    April 7, 2022 at 7:42 am

    The one made with LOVE NOTE is my favorite but all your fabrics are beautiful.

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