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Moda Blockheads 4: (Block 3)

I’m a little late with this week’s block – but here it is! Block 3 of Moda Blockheads 4 is “Kouign Amann” by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson. I wasn’t quite sure what Kouign Amann was, so I enjoyed reading about the meaning behind this block on the Minick & Simpson blog here. You can download the free pattern below:

Moda Blockheads 4 free block of the week. Block 3 is Kouign Amann by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Block 3: Kouign Amann

Block 3 has lots of tiny pieces – especially because I’m making the 4.5″ finished size. Precision is definitely the key for this one. When making small half square triangles like this (they are 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ unfinished), I like to start out with slightly bigger squares (2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ instead of 2″ x 2″) so there is a little more excess to trim.

Love Note Fabric

I picked mostly green prints for the first block (above) from the Love Note collection. When making blocks this small, it is best to pick more near-solid prints as it is very easy to lose some of the shapes with prints that are a little too busy. Which is what I figured out after making this one. It’s just not as defined as I’d like. Still cute though.

Flower Pot Fabric

I just noticed a flaw in the orange block, haha! It’s an easy fix and I’ll definitely take care of that before it gets sewn into the quilt top. I do like how this pair turned out in the Flower Pot prints. I think it has to do with my choice of better near-solid prints for the half-square triangles.

Moda Blockheads 4 free block of the week. Block 3 is Kouign Amann by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson. Fabric is Flower Pot by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

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7 Comments

  1. Cari Buis

    April 8, 2022 at 4:45 am

    One of the blocks has a triangle going the wrong way 😊

  2. Paula

    April 8, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Thank you for sharing these! I love them! It appears you have one HST turned the wrong direction. 🙁 Happens to all of us, right? 🙂

  3. Linell Van Aswegen

    April 8, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Beautiful blocks!! Is there a specific reason for making 2 blocks of each in the flower pot collection ?

    1. lellaboutique

      April 8, 2022 at 9:15 am

      Yes. Because they are so small, (4.5″ finished) I wanted to make twice as many to put into a quilt-top.

      1. Linell Van Aswegen

        April 9, 2022 at 11:29 am

        Good to know, thanks! I just asked because I am copying you in the Flower pot collection ☺️

        1. lellaboutique

          April 13, 2022 at 4:43 pm

          Oh awesome! I’m thinking that when all the blocks will done, I will mix a charm pack in with them to break up the busy-ness of everything a bit. Hope that helps! The vision I have in my mind is cute so I hope it works out haha 🙂

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