Block 6 — the eighth block, if you're keeping count — is this nifty little pinwheel from Linzee McCray, which I'll be excited to see once the quilt top has been finished so the seam allowances are no longer showing. As of now, there's an optical illusion happening, where the outer HSTs look a smidge … Continue reading BH4 Block 6: Spinning Into Spring, and the 4-at-a-time HST
This is the seventh block, which means if you've been following along with me, you know I'm finally starting a new set of fat quarters! In the photos, it might end up looking just as bright as the previous set of fabric. I assure you this is because I cannot take or edit photos to … Continue reading BH4 Bonus Block 2: Mix and Match, which should have been simple but I’m an idiot.
Sigh. Okay. It's crazy for me to have been disappointed by block 5, right? I mean, I'm sure there was absolutely nothing in the rules Moda gave their designers saying their blocks had to be new and original. And I'm guessing if I looked through the first three Blockheads sessions, I'd find some other more … Continue reading BH4 Block 5: Two of Five, but it’s just a Churn Dash
I have nothing against Spinner, the block provided by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. It's nice and simple, it's probably something that would look really cool as the overall motif in a quilt. We were even provided with an alternative center. I really can't find any fault in it. Except . . . I … Continue reading BH4 Block 4: Spinner, which brought me to ‘uncharted’ territory
It's the first bonus block! I'm not sure I understand the idea behind the bonus blocks, but this is my first time doing Moda Blockheads, so maybe it was better explained in the previous rounds? It could also be as simple as wanting to have 36 blocks in 26 weeks? I don't know. Or it's … Continue reading BH4 Bonus Block 1: Roundabout, because I’m always in the mood for a log cabin.
This one is going to be picture-heavy. I think that's a good thing, right? Also, it's going to be an informative one, and there will be bikinis. Not me in a bikini. I wouldn't do that to you. This will make more sense at the end. Anyway, the next block up is Kouign Amann by … Continue reading BH4 Block 3: Kouign Amann, and the No-Waste Flying Goose
I can think of no better word to some up my approach to this quilt than CONSERVATION. It's not in the sense that I usually mean it. I'm not trying to improve the environment here. No, this time around, it's all about making things work with the bare minimum. Workspace-wise, this is what I'm calling … Continue reading BH4 Block 2: Cooee, a.k.a. the Strudel
Blockheads 4 begins! The first block, Square Wheel, caused some controversy in the Facebook group. As I've previously mentioned, samplers aren't my aesthetic in general. This block wasn't many participants' aesthetic in particular. It certainly wasn't mine, but that's part of the challenge. But for anyone in need of suggestions for color layouts, Moda has … Continue reading BH4 Block 1: Square Wheel, which I immediately modify.
At the end of last year, when I knew I'd have to leave Atlanta and I'm terrible at maintaining long-distance friendships, I convinced some friends to form a virtual quilting group with me. Several were novice or entirely inexperienced with quilts, but that didn't matter. I was going to teach them. I sifted through dozens … Continue reading I decided to do Moda Blockheads at the worst time imaginable.
A little bit about myself, if this is our first time meeting or you're just confused about why this post popped up here: I am a semi-retired romance and erotica author. By semi-retired, I don't mean that I've done so well for myself that I can now live the life of leisure and write only … Continue reading Meet Chloe. But this time, she’s a quilter.