Thursday, 16 January 2020

Oh Dear, I've Gone Down the Rabbit Hole.......

As if I haven't got enough projects on the go this year, I've succumbed to the lure of another stitch along.  This time it is Moda Blockheads 3.  


Two years ago I tossed up whether to do Blockheads 2 or Splendid Sampler 2 and Splendid Sampler won.  As I can now see the finish line for that quilt in the not so distant future, I decided that it is OK to join in this time.


I've had a little pile of fabrics put aside to use for something, as I like the fresh colours. They are just fabrics I have collected along the way,  not any particular collection. I've liked the look of a couple of other stitch alongs, but have not felt able to jump in until I finish Splendid Sampler. I did buy the white background fabric especially, but everything else is stash.  I'm sure I will have enough here and hidden elsewhere, to make all the blocks.  

The first time they ran Blockheads all the blocks were 6 inches.  The second version had a variety of block sizes.  This time each pattern provides instructions for blocks of 6inches, 8 inches and 12 inches.  Some are even for 4 inches.  You can make the blocks whichever size you choose, or a variety of sizes.  I like the idea of a variety of sizes.

There are 56 blocks, with a new block, or in a few cases, blocks released each Wednesday (USA time).  Fourteen designers have contributed.  The blocks are free and you don't have to sign up or anything to join in.  It's all too simple.

The first block is by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts and is called "Star Chain".


I elected to make this one 12 inches, as it was a bit fiddly.  It's nice making something bigger than 6 inches for a change.

I hope I can keep up with the blocks each week, but know that some weeks it will not be possible......like next week, but it will be fun having a go.

Don't worry, I am up to date with everything else for the month.  I just haven't shared it as yet.

10 comments:

Maria said...

I'm sure you'll have fun making the blocks .. nice colours for the first one...

Cheryll said...

There are always projects out there to tempt us...
Good luck with this one Janice...xox

loulee said...

The new year new bom thing is catching.
Have fun with it.

kiwikid said...

You have chosen lovely fabrics for this one, your block is stunning.

Fiona said...

That looks fun.... love the fabrics...
Hugz

Susan said...

OH - the lure of a new project - so much temptation!
A good start - I certainly wouldn't want to do that block any tinier!

vintagerose said...

Hi Janice its a beautiful block well done,hope you have a wonderful weekend .

Jenny said...

You will do it Janis. It always good to be motivated with a stitch along or a sew a long.

Michelle Ridgway said...

There are just too many prettier out there lol! Lovely fabrics....enjoy xx

Raewyn said...

I've been eyeing up Blockheads 3 as well - surely I can cope with just one extra block a week...!!! Your first block is gorgeous.