Missing the Moda Blockheads Quilt-Along? Do this while waiting for round 3

Blocks from Moda BlockheadsAre you a Moda Blockhead? The Moda Blockheads Quilt-Along round two has come to an end. 😢 But we have an idea that will keep you in stitches while you wait for round three to begin—start, continue, or finish your round-one Moda Blockheads quilt!

(Not a Blockhead yet? You can jump in at any time!)

Although the block patterns featured in round one are no longer available online, they are available in book form—instructions for all 48 blocks plus directions for setting your finished blocks in six glorious layouts. The book? Moda Blockheads, of course!

Moda Blockheads

Quilt along with six celebrity designers: Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Lynne Hagmeier, Jo Morton, Jan Patek, and Carrie Nelson. How do you get started? Simple! Get your copy of Moda Blockheads, start sewing block by block, and post your progress on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #ModaBlockheads—sew easy to get started. And so fun to finish!

Take a look at some of the samplers that quilters like you have made with their round-one blocks—what might your Moda Blockheads Quilt-Along sampler look like?

Here’s a brighter take on blockhead blocks from quilter @diana_beate:

@nithaystack chose a pretty autumn palette for her blocks:

And @northportquilter headed straight to her Civil War stash:

We think this sampler from @pieceandplanty is peachy keen:

Here, @sewpiecebypiece chose alternate blocks to frame her work:

@sweettreasuresquilts chose scrappy neutrals for her design:

And @timtomsmom put her patchwork on point:

Oh, the things you can do with the Moda Blockheads book!

Here’s a peek at all the blocks in the book, along with the samplers you can make with the Moda Blockheads designers—you can follow their instructions or create your own layout:

From Moda Blockheads

We hope we’ve inspired you to become a Blockhead too—you’ll get a warm welcome when you join. Everyone’s invited. And you can start any time!

Join the Moda Blockheads Facebook group here

How many quilt-alongs have you participated in? Tell us in the comments!

16 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I have never done one but really like the idea.

    —Joanne O'Neal on May 29, 2019
  • I am a Quilt-a-long hoarder yet have rarely actually completed one. I am like a squirrel and I follow lots of shiny things. Maybe I have quilting ADD. I love the blockheads and maybe this summer I will get to complete one!

    —Jennifer P on May 29, 2019
  • I’ve never participated in a quilt a long. Nice book.

    —Fran Claassens on May 29, 2019
  • None. But I have participated in at least 4 or 5 guild Block swaps and about 10 on line block swaps.

    —Linda Lee Ahn on May 29, 2019
  • I have started several quilt-alongs but as of yet I have not completed any. I get so distracted with other projects. I really need to get more focused. I believe I will start with the Moda Blockheads quilt-along. Thanks for giving me the motivation to "git er’ done".

    —Ann West on May 29, 2019
  • 3 quilt alongside for me… happyness04431@yahoo.com

    —Anna brown on May 29, 2019
  • I have never quilted with a group, in fact I have not heard of this grouping. I don’t think I could thrive in this setting. I would be the person running behind and holding up the class. But, it does sound like fun!

    —Althea Klosterman on May 29, 2019
  • Jennifer, I’m with you!
    I do love 6 inch blocks. I appreciate the suggestions for the settings and sashings. Perhaps I’ll get a top this summer!

    —Cheri Bergeron on May 31, 2019
  • I have never participated in a quilt along especially if they are on facebook. I don’t belong to facebook and don’t plan on joining it, so I do miss out on a lot of stuff.

    —Linda Foust on May 31, 2019
  • I have done 3 I completed 2 of the quilts gifted one. The other one was with Bonnie Hunter I ended up putting it away because there were way to many pieces.

    —Vicki Allen on May 31, 2019
  • I never have participated in a quilt along . But i will do it after finishing my UFO’s

    —Rommy on May 31, 2019
  • I have completed 3 and am participating in 3 more that I hope to finish.

    —Stephanie Woodward on May 31, 2019
  • As a beginner quilter, I’ve never participated in a quilt a long or block of the month. Im just learning and find quilting challenging so far, but really do enjoy it. Once I get better I do think it would be fun to paeticipate.

    —Carla T on June 1, 2019
  • In the past couple of years, I’ve taken advantage of doing several quilt-alongs from my local quilt shop. I’m currently working on a 30 week sew-along sponsored by the same quilt shop.

    —Annette F. on June 2, 2019
  • I am drawn to reproduction quilts every time I look at books or a quilt shops. I really like your scrappy hourglass quilt, it is stunning! Congratulations on another successful book launch. Your work is always a I am drawn to reproduction quilts every time I look at books or a quilt shops. I really like your scrappy hourglass quilt, it is stunning! Congratulations on another successful book launch. Your work is always a joy Pleasure.

    —Deborah Andry on June 9, 2019
  • Thank you very much for sharing this very useful information,

    facebook entrar on June 16, 2019

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