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Block Heads 2 - A Baker's Dozen

Block Heads 2 - A Baker's Dozen

Written by: 
Carrie Nelson

Happy Block Heads Friday!

That is Brigitte's Block 1 - it's still a digital image because she's waiting on some Grunge to arrive.  We'll share pictures of the "real blocks" when she has them.  For more with Brigitte - Zen Chic Blog.

So have you made the rounds with Lynne, Betsy, Jo, Jan and Lisa to see who else is joining the group?

Corey Yoder - Sherri McConnell of Sherri & Chelsi - Stacy Iest Hsu - Barbara Groves of Me & My Sister Designs.

This is Barbara's block - it's a sunny, whimsical, bright and playful Me & My Sister color palette.

Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson - she's also a Block Head.

Laurie is going to be making her quilt with a Modern-Bright palette of Bella Solids.  After seeing the two color layouts that Brigitte had done for the digital image, Laurie commented that she'd love to make one of them exactly as pictured but it "probably has fifty different shades."  I disagreed... "Brigitte... she's that good, I bet it's less than twenty colors."  Sixteen.  Brigitte sent her palettes and I matched them to Bella Solids.  This is the Modern-Bright palette.

I'll share both palettes and the numbers of the Bella Solids next week.

So that makes Lucky Thirteen - a Baker's Dozen of Block Heads.  The order of posting blocks will be:

Do you have the Basic Instructions for half-square triangles, stitch-and-flip flying geese, needle-turn appliqué and curved seams?

Block 1 - Stellar Star
- Lynne's blog post about Stellar Star

Block Heads 2 - Archive of Blocks


Block Heads Facebook Group - same group, same lovely people... and a few new faces.

A few more details to share...

  • Finished quilt size.  The planned quilt will measure 72" x 78" without additional borders or blocks.
  • Blocks.  There are 52 blocks - four from each of the Block Heads.  The sizes vary from 6" to ???  (It's a Mystery!)
  • Dates & Timing.  The last block posted will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2019... if you're counting weeks, it will make sense in September.
  • Sharing blocks.  Not everybody will be blogging each week this time.  Some will, some will blog every few weeks and catch up.  Almost everyone will be sharing blocks in the Block Heads Facebook Group or on Instagram - #modablockheads.

Yardage.  Depending on what you've got in mind, here are rough estimates of what you'll need:

  • One Background & Asst. Lights/Mediums/Darks.
    Asst. Lights, Mediums & Darks for Blocks – 30 to 32 FQs or scraps to total approx. 8 yards
    Background – 4-1/2 yards
  • Multiple Backgrounds & Asst. Lights/Mediums/Darks.
    Asst. Lights, Mediums & Darks for Blocks – 30 to 32 FQs or scraps to total approx. 8 yards
    Asst. Prints for Backgrounds – 18 to 20 FQs or scraps to total approx. 5 yards
  • A Mix of Lights, Darks & Mediums.
    Asst. Lights, Mediums & Darks for Blocks and Backgrounds – 48 to 50 FQs or scraps to total approx. 13 to 14 yards

For a bit more information - Block Heads 2 in 21 Days...

So... are you in?  Are you a Block Head for 2018?

See you next Wednesday with Block 2.