Moda Blockheads 4

Moda Blockheads 4 (Block 11)

Hello friends, happy Wednesday! It’s time for a new block for Moda Blockheads 4. Block 11 is “Moda Block-Berry” by Jackie MacDonald of Sweetfire Road. Are you familiar with Jackie? She is a newer designer for Moda and has absolutely gorgeous designs. Definitely check out her blog today to download this week’s free block and get more about Jackie’s inspiration for this Block 11.

Block 11 “Moda Block-Berry”

Can you believe this is a 4.5″ finished block? Lots of tiny pieces in this one. I made one change to the pattern to simplify things for myself… instead of making the leaves from half-square triangles, I used rectangles and easy corner triangles instead. (For the 4.5″ finished size: Cut two 1″ x 1-1/2″ rectangles of leaf print + four 1″ x 1″ background squares. For the 9″ finished size: Cut two 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ rectangles of leaf print + four 1-1/2″ background squares.) From there, I laid out all the pieces and sewed the units into rows, alternating the pressing direction of each row. This allowed me to “nest” the seams together sew one row to the next below it. I sewed the rows together in pairs and pressed those seams open to help reduce bulk.

Moda Blockheads 4 free block of the week. Block 11 is "Moda Block-Berry" by Jackie McDonald of Sweetfire Road. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Moda Blockheads 4 Block 11 “Moda Block-Berry” in Love Note fabric

Fabric

I used Love Note fabric to make this week’s block. I took care to fussy-cut a couple of the pink squares to leave a fun little mini star detail mixed in with the hearts and herringbone.

I usually make another set in Flower Pot but haven’t gotten them done yet. I hope to get those done soon and will try to add them to this post later. In the meantime, here are the digital mockups of the blocks in Flower Pot fabric.

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14 Comments

  1. Pamela K. Coughlin

    June 1, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Good morning,
    Your Download button is not working.
    Thank you, Pam

    1. Cathy Atwater

      June 1, 2022 at 5:46 am

      Good morning! Your download button is not working . Please fix it. Thank you

    2. lellaboutique

      June 1, 2022 at 7:09 am

      Thanks for letting me know, it’s all fixed 🙂

      1. Evelyn Christian

        June 10, 2022 at 3:07 pm

        Still not fixed….!

  2. Little Quiltsong

    June 1, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Your Berry Blocks are so, so cute! Love them all!

  3. Anne Adams

    June 1, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Unable to download this pattern on 1 June 22

    1. lellaboutique

      June 1, 2022 at 7:09 am

      Thanks for the heads up, it’s all fixed now.

  4. Leigh

    June 1, 2022 at 5:35 am

    What size did you make your rectangles? I think I’ll cut strips and sew them together rather than work with all the little squares. :-).

    1. lellaboutique

      June 1, 2022 at 7:11 am

      For the 4.5″ finished size, I cut (2) 1″ x 1-1/2″ rectangles in the leaf print. For the 9″ size, they would be 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. Hope that helps!

  5. Ginger Jones

    June 1, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Download button is not working

    1. lellaboutique

      June 1, 2022 at 7:11 am

      Thanks for letting me know, Ginger. It’s fixed now 🙂

  6. Marijke

    June 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    I wasn’t sure I was going to like with such tiny pieces since my eyesight at 82 is not what it used to be, but it turned out beautifully and the easiest one to get to the 9 1/2 size when it was all done. I am loving doing a block a week, giving me time to continue with other projects as well.

  7. Janette F White

    June 3, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Why am I not surprised that the one Blockheads 4 block I absolutely LOVE is by you!! Will be adapting this block into to a fresh summer table runner! Will try to fit that in between finishing a Love Note wedding gift for my niece and a Flower Pot lap quilt for my beasties birthday. Thank you for sharing your passion and creativity with us!

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