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BH4 - Block 5
BH4 - Block 5
This is Two of Five, my block for Blockheads 4. It's Number 5! The story behind the name is in the instructions.
Block Instructions - Blockheads 4 Block 5 - Two of Five
I like staying organized when I'm piecing blocks, so I cut everything and match up the pieces that will be sewn together.
I do this when I'm piecing one block at a time, or fifty. Or in this case - four.
I wanted to make a quick project using this block and my Too Cute To Spook collection - it's arriving in stores soon. So I made four blocks for a wall-hanging or table-topper.
I sewed the four blocks together, added borders cut at 4" wide, then it was quilted and bound. It would also make a cute pillow.
For the border, cut (3) strips - 4" x 42" wof. From the first strip, cut (2) strips - 4" x 18½". From the remaining two strips, cut (2) strips - 4" x 25½". This little quilt finishes at 25½" x 25½". (A bit less if you trim the edges after it's quilted.)
This is what you'll need of additional fabric:
- Border - 3/8 yard
- Backing - 3/4 yard
- Binding - 1/4 yard for straight of grain / 3/8 for bias binding
The machine-quilting was done by our long-time quilter and good friend, Sharon Elsberry.
We really love this Too Cute To Spook collection, and Mary and I go back-and-forth on which prints are our favorites. This Ditty Bag is in our It Take Two! book, six different small projects that can be made with just two fat quarters.
I want to shout-out to three of my Moda friends! Tammy V is a Blockheads Designer this time around, and she made Two of Five using using Sincerely Yours by Sherri & Chelsi.
Since there hasn't been a Quilt Market in two years, I only know Abby O through work and e-mails. (But we're looking forward to meeting her in Houston in October - fingers crossed!)
Abby is using a beautiful mix of fabrics from several designers and collections. It's mostly Ruby Star Society, but I think that's a Gingiber fabric in the small block.
After working with her on a few things for Moda, I did get to meet Michelle at this year's QuiltCon in Phoenix.
Michelle has a great eye for color, and she picks the best color palettes with Bella Solids.
Did you get the instructions for the block? If not Block Instructions - Blockheads 4 Block 5 - Two of Five
One last Two of Five block to show you.
I'm sewing along with Blockheads 4 and I'm using our coming-this-Fall collection, Picnic Pop! for the blocks.
If you're on Instagram, you can see my progress - @meandmysisterdesigns.
Moda will be back next week with Block 6.
Have a spook-tacular Blockheads Wednesday!
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