Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Are you a Blockhead? I totally am and this quilt project is the perfect one for me. The blocks are 6" so the pieces are tiny (FUN!), you can use up all of your smallest scraps (FUN!), there is only one block to make each week (FUN!) and you get to learn new things each week (FUN!).

Here is block #7 which was very interesting to make. I could not follow the instructions at all but have enough quilting experience to figure out how to construct the pieces a different way. Sewing this block reminded me how much I enjoy making circles.

Block #8 used up a lot of small scraps. The brown HSTs in the basket handle were baby triangles from the flying geese units in block #4. And the HSTs in the basket were leftover from Circa 2016.

Block #9 is an Ohio Star variation and is one of those blocks that looks quite different depending on the use of value. 

Here are the first 9 blocks on the design wall. I wonder how all these differently oriented blocks are going to fit together in the layout design?
I guess that's part of the fun of a mystery quiltalong!
Hop over the the Blockheads Facebook page to see all the blocks being posted. Block #10 will be posted today over at the Moda blog.


  1. Your blocks are beautiful Kathy!
    And as always, I love your fabrics, they are as pretty as your piece work.

  2. 6" blocks? Some of those pieces must be minuscule! Looking great!

  3. I love the fact you are making these blocks... I have to get back into making my Dear Jane blocks.....

  4. beautiful blocks!
    I'm not a blockhead, except in real life. lol

  5. Nice looking collection of blocks.
    I was planning to be a blockhead, but it never happened. Now I am just watching that train go by.

  6. Hi Kathy, those are great blocks - I think you have a lot of courage working with such small blocks with so many pieces!

  7. Six inch blocks? I bet they are adorable in person because little is always so cute. Your fabric choice is gorgeous!