Moda Blockheads 4 (Bonus Block 3)
Oooh la la! Another bonus block. I love these extra blocks for Moda Blockheads 4. You never know when they are going to pop up! Bonus Block 3 is “Star Turn” by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. She just gave us a new block 2 days ago, and has gifted us another.
Bonus Block 3: Star Turn
This block is a fun interpretation of a sawtooth star block. It’s made with a combination of techniques like half-square triangles and flying geese. If you’ve been sewing along I’m sure you’ve noticed the alternate method of piecing flying geese. I admit, I am new to the technique and find it quite intriguing. It’s definitely less waste than than the traditional way of piecing flying geese, which is always a plus! What do you think about this technique?
Of course, I’m representing the blocks with a few fabric collections (I really couldn’t narrow down a favorite so this was my solution). The first pair above is made in Flower Pot fabric and is so warm and sophisticated. Flower Pot precuts have arrived in shops, so I definitely recommend stocking up on this collection while it’s available.
The single block version is made in Love Note fabric and is bright, cheery, and full of spring vibes. Quite a contrast to the Flower Pot group and I love them all. It will be really neat to see how these turn out once I decide on a quilt layout.
For more information about this free block of the week quilt along, check out my original Moda Blockheads 4 post here. I’ve included a running archive at the bottom there so you can find all the free patterns in one easy spot. You can also join up with the Moda Blockheads Facebook group for more inspiration and a chance to share your progress. It’s so much fun!
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AlyciaMay 6, 2022 at 7:12 am
Love this bonus block and your versions! I like to make my flying geese 4 at a time. I feel like they turn out better. I use my Bloc Loc Flying Geese rulers to trim them. If I make FG the traditional way, I use Doug Leko’s Mini Simple Folded Corners ruler to get good results. I think my issues have been that I need to make sure I use a scant 1/4″ seam. Then they turn out great. I still use the Bloc Loc rulers to trim.
GinnyMay 19, 2022 at 10:48 pm
I am playing catch up as I started after everyone else, but do have one question. You have block measurements as 4 1/2 and 9 inch block. Do I trim to this size before sewing into a quilt. My blocks seem to be a little larger. Maybe it has something to do with 1/4 scant seam. I am enjoying all the different blocks and the different way all the quilters have of making it there own! It really opens your eyes as to what a certain fabric pattern and color schemes , or a block being changed by a different cut, all the different talent sharing their ideas has me looking forward to the next block.