Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Blockheads Update

The mystery sampler quilt from Moda is continuing and it is so much fun! I get up early on Wednesday morning to see the new pattern and visit the designer's blogs. It is inspiring to see so many variations of each block pattern. You really must check out the Blockheads facebook page to see the creativity of the quilting community. It blows my mind to see how each interpretation of the same block can be so different!

Here is my version of block #28 which is a hand appliqued pumpkin designed by Jan Patek. I don't know why my pumpkin leans to the right, but some pumpkins are just like that you know?! I'm wishing I hadn't put the pumpkin on a background fabric with vertical lines which just emphasizes the lean, but that's life.

Block #29 is called "Juneau". I have no idea why the block is called that, but I have a niece who is attending university in Juneau, so first I have to post a photo of her at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, right? We are so proud of her and are all enjoying her adventure vicariously.

Thankfully, sewing the Juneau block was not a harrowing adventure. The directions were clear, the tiny pieces went together beautifully, the seam ripper did not get used at all, and the block even turned out to be the right size!

Block #30 was just as easy and fun. This is called "Four-Patch Dash". Inspired by Carrie's blocks, I made my version a "double four patch double dash". The tiny 4 patch blocks are 1.75" and adorable. Now I'm thinking of how great a whole quilt would be made of these little blocks.

Here are my 30 sampler blocks on the design wall.

I'm hopping over to Moda now to see the new pattern block #31 posted today!


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great sampler shaping up!! I've never had a pumpkin that didn't lean, so yours looks pretty real.

Deanna W said...

I like your drunk pumpkin! It looks original and not two pumpkin are the same! Great sampler too!

Ariane said...

I love how your blocks are coming together! The colours are great too!!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. The blocks look great together.

Janet O. said...

Maybe your pumpkin wasn't watered with water. You know, just a bit tipsy? :)
Great photo of your niece! Someday I hope to see Alaska.
Love your blocks, especially the variation you made of block #30. A whole quilt of those blocks would be very cool--and totally crazy!

julieQ said...

Your blocks are just lovely. My pumpkin leans to the left...the one I bought at the store last night, so your block looks perfect to me!

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks. I really like that pumpkin!

Lyndsey said...

Love the pumpkin block and all those beautiful blocks are going to make a fabulous quilt.