Moda Blockheads 4 (Block 18)
Hello everybody! Hope your summer is going great! It’s unbearable hot where I live so I’m hiding out indoors at the sewing machine and praying for October to get here sooner than later. It’s Wednesday – which means it’s new block day for Moda Blockheads 4 free block of the week. Block 18 is “Crowning Glory” by Betsy Chutchian. Be sure to go visit her blog for the free block pattern + inspiration, tips, and tricks.
Block 18 “Crowning Glory”
Okay now, this block is totally adorable! It reminds me a little of a wreath so I made this first block into a little spring wreath. (How cute would it be in Christmas prints?!) Block 18 uses a combination of intermediate methods like piecing triangles + quarter-square triangles (QSTs). Making QSTs is basically like making half-square triangles (HSTs) but doing the steps twice. I added an extra 1/4″ to the C/D square measurements so I could trim them down twice (once as a HST, and the second time as a QST).
This first block is made in Love Note fabric. One of my favorite prints for this quilt along has been the “First Crush Tile” print seen fussy-cut in the corners. It was a sweet addition in this one.
The second set is made in Flower Pot fabric. I wanted to show a couple other ways to play around with fabric placement to create different shapes and looks. Because these are the 4.5″ finished size, I find it best to use more near-solid prints. I jumped at the opportunity to pick bigger scale prints for the center squares here.
Join along and stitch up these Moda Blockheads blocks any time! For more information about Moda Blockheads 4 free block of the week, visit my original blog post about it here. At the bottom of the page is a running archive of blocks released thus far. You can also join the Moda Blockheads Facebook group to join in group discussions, be inspired by others’ blocks, and share yours. See you next week!
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