Blockheads, unite! Join 6 Moda designers for new block fun (+ fabric giveaway!)

A star-studded lineup. Spectacular sampler quilts. And 48 quilt-block patterns that’ll turn you into a "Blockhead"—and we mean that in the VERY best of quilty ways!

Moda Blockheads

It started as a simple idea: celebrating traditional quilts and quilters by having six Moda designers host a yearlong block-of-the-week program on social media. Every Wednesday one designer would publish a block pattern, and the others would make that block using the reproduction and primitive-style fabrics they loved. And that’s how the Moda Blockheads were born!

Moda Blockheads designers
The six original Blockheads invite you to join them for some block-making fun!

Now all the block patterns the designers created are available in the book Moda Blockheads. Quilting stars Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Lynne Hagmeier, Jo Morton, Jan Patek, and Carrie Nelson offer imaginative interpretations of a whopping 48 blocks, both new and classic. Each 6″ x 6″ design is lovingly chosen by the Moda Blockheads for quilters who want to be Blockheads too!

Blocks from Moda Blockheads
Twenty of the 48 blocks from the book

You’ll love this varied collection, from traditional patchwork inspired by history to whimsical appliquéd scenes from nature. Instructions for the six jaw-dropping sampler quilts allow you to showcase the beautiful blocks you make. Take a look at the quilts each designer made from their stack of blocks—which sampler would you make first?

Jo Morton's Blockheads quilt
From Jo Morton—an incredible beauty in shades of brown

Lisa Bongean's Blockheads quilt
From Lisa Bongean—red, white, and blue to inspire you

Betsy Chutchian's Blockheads quilt
From Betsy Chutchian—a reproduction-fabric lover’s dream come true

Jan Patek's Blockheads quilt
From Jan Patek—a mix of pretty patchwork and folk-art appliqué

Carrie Nelson's Blockheads quilt
From Carrie Nelson—that sashing really makes our hearts flutter!

Lynne Hagmeier's Blockheads quilt
From Lynne Hagmeier—an on-point wonder (and some Layered Patchwork too!)

Please don’t make us choose a favorite—it’s like trying to choose a favorite kid!

Now it just wouldn’t be a Moda Blockheads celebration without a little fabric thrown into the mix, right?

Moda sent us a gorgeous bundle of Lynne Hagmeier’s Fresh Cut Flowers fabric to give one lucky winner—along with a copy of Moda Blockheads, of course! To enter your name in the drawing, tell us:

Moda BlockheadsHow many different quilt blocks do you think you’ve made during your life as a quilter? (In other words, how big of a Blockhead are you? Guesstimates accepted!)

Tell us your answer in the comments and you could win the bundle from Moda and the book from Martingale! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to be christened a Blockhead ASAP, you can order the book at our website and you’ll be sent a link to instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Karen, who says:

“I’m not really sure, probably a few hundred or more. Ready to make more.☺”

We’ll email you about your prize, Karen—congratulations!


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