Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Halloween Blockheads 2 Blocks

I've been working on the blocks for the Moda Blockheads 2 quilt. I started out behind and am finishing behind.  On the Blockheads Facebook Group many people have not only finished their blocks but they have finished their quilt.  Oh, well.  I'm still enjoying making the blocks.

The blocks in the picture below are the ones I made last weekend.  That green fabric looks a little overwhelming but where these blocks go in the layout they needed more green than anything else.  So that's just how it came about.  The bottom middle block started out like the bottom left and then I thought why not put a spider in the middle.  So it ended up nothing the same.  However, I can still use both of them.

The block below is one of my favorites. It makes me like purple again.  DD Jennifer said that it looks like the bones are dancing. If I remember correctly this block measures 24 x 24.

This is also another large block. The background on this one is my main fabric.  I had five yards of it to begin with and have about one yard left.

It was around this point, block 40, that I decided I could use this purple flower fabric for the back and that I should put some of it in the front. Years ago on a shop hop I paid around $5 a yard for about 8 yards at one of the shops.  It's a Kona fabric that's probably at least 10 years old.

I took the pictures below on May 11th. The top picture is pretty much laid out the way the Moda layout is done.  At that time there were still quite a few holes left to be filled with blocks.  Now I have just three blocks left to make.  Allison liked to jump from bare spot to bare spot playing hopscotch around the blocks. Until it occurred to me that it wouldn't be nearly as much fun if she stepped on one of the pins holding on the block numbers.

There are a few blocks that were published that I didn't want to make.  So I've substituted other blocks for those.  There are a few blocks that I flat out made wrong. Oh well, that happens.  But in a busy quilt like this no one will ever be able to tell which ones those are.

Hopefully, this is the weekend that the final three blocks are made and that the top gets sewn together.   Hopefully.

Happy sewing,

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