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BH5 – Group 2, Block 6 – Melody Miller

BH5 – Group 2, Block 6 – Melody Miller

Written by: 
Anna Dineen


Remember when I said we had lots of new designers joining us for Blockheads 5? I’m so excited to announce that the Ruby Star Society designers all have designed blocks for this round, and today we are sharing the first one: Favorite Vintage Star by Melody Miller. It’s a little vintage, a little modern, and a lot of fun!

You can find this week’s pattern here: BH5 – Group 2, Block 6 – Favorite Vintage Star by Melody Miller

Follow along with Melody!
Instagram: @missmelodymiller

If you’re new to Blockheads, here are a couple of quick things to know:

  • This is a free quilt-along. No sign-ups are required. Just download the pattern and you’re ready to sew!
  • The PDF patterns will be posted on the Moda blog and in the official Facebook group every Wednesday by 8:00 AM CDT.
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(Looking for a little more information about Blockheads? You can check out the Blockheads 5 archive HERE.)


Something new we’re planning for this round of Blockheads is a weekly video. You can follow along with me as I sew the block of the week and share my tips and tricks and talk about different construction techniques. I’ll post the videos on YouTube and share them here on the blog. You can watch this week’s video below:


Here’s a little tip for trimming down those corner units: First, when sewing the A triangles to the B/C units, be sure to press the seams towards the B/C units. When you’re ready to trim your corner units, flip the unit over and line up the 90-degree line on your ruler along the line where your seams meet, and trim down that way. Be sure to watch the video above – I demonstrate this trimming tip in the video!


Are you ready to see our blocks?

Lissa is using Nantucket Summer for her blocks.

Alison is making a fall version in 12” blocks and a patriotic version in 6” blocks. I just love the fabrics she chose for her blocks this week!

And I am making a traditional/repro scrappy fall version and a sweet/cottage-y Americana version in 6” blocks.

Now…off you go to press, cut, and sew! And don’t forget to share your blocks with us in our Facebook group or on Instagram (#modablockheads5)!