Monday, September 10, 2018

Blockheads II Update

Jace's Star Block #12

Are you participating in the Blockheads II project this year? Last year's was fun, but this year is even topping that!
I just finished pattern #12 which is called Jace's star by Lisa Bongean. This is a 6" block and was quite a challenge, which my favourite kind of block! 
I think there are 48 pieces in this little block.

Some of the pieces are very small. Just look at these Half Square Triangle (HST) blocks in the palm of my hand. They are tiny! At this size, each piece has to be exactly the right measurement. Some quilters think to themselves "these pieces look so small, I'll just add a wee bit extra to be sure". 
Trust me - resist the urge to make the any pieces bigger. They need to be exactly 1.25" and not one thread more for everything to fit together accurately. The HST's finish at .75" in the block.

Here are all the 6" blocks for this project on my design wall. There are 7 blocks in this size so far. They are so darn cute. The Moda website says the next 13 blocks posted (at 2 a week) will be 6" blocks, so soon I will have quite a collection. 

I am now 3 blocks behind, but will catch up as I always do. Before launching into the 6" blocks I am looking forward to sewing block #13 which is a Patchwork Flower with an odd measurement of 6.5" x 18.5". I pretty sure I've never made a block this size before, so this will be a first for me. Look for this block in the next week or two.

Linking up to Design Wall Monday over at Small Quilts.


Jayne Honnold said...

I am glad to see that I am not the only one who's behind! I began the catching up process this past weekend, and still have a ways to go. Thanks for the tips on Jace's Star. That one could be quite intimidating!

Sarah said...

Interesting block and lovely fabrics but not sure I've got the patience for those teeny tiny bits! I'm very impressed though!

AnnieO said...

That is a very pretty block in your colorway, Kathy! I know you enjoy these tiny pieces:)

Janet O. said...

Your blocks look great in that understated fabric combination. It will be a cheery quilt.
And, no, I am not doing the SAL. As much as I had planned on doing the last one, it didn't happen, so I didn't even pretend to consider this one. :)

Kate said...

Those are very tiny HSTs. Your blocks are looking great.

Kindred Quilts said...

Love your fabric choices for the Blockhead II sew along. It will be fun to follow your progress on this project!

Candace said...

I love the background you chose for your star block. I agree, 6" blocks a so cute!