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BH4 - Block 5

BH4 - Block 5

Written by: 
Barbara Groves


CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Block

This is Two of Five, my block for Blockheads 4.  It's Number 5!  The story behind the name is in the instructions.

Block InstructionsBlockheads 4 Block 5 - Two of Five

BONUS Block No. 2 - Mix and Match

I like staying organized when I'm piecing blocks, so I cut everything and match up the pieces that will be sewn together.

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Cutting First

I do this when I'm piecing one block at a time, or fifty.  Or in this case - four.

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Blocks Four

I wanted to make a quick project using this block and my Too Cute To Spook collection - it's arriving in stores soon.  So I made four blocks for a wall-hanging or table-topper.

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Bonus Project

I sewed the four blocks together, added borders cut at 4" wide, then it was quilted and bound.  It would also make a cute pillow.

For the border, cut (3) strips - 4" x 42" wof.  From the first strip, cut (2) strips - 4" x 18½".  From the remaining two strips, cut (2) strips - 4" x 25½".  This little quilt finishes at 25½" x 25½".  (A bit less if you trim the edges after it's quilted.)

This is what you'll need of additional fabric: 

  • Border - 3/8 yard
  • Backing - 3/4 yard
  • Binding - 1/4 yard for straight of grain / 3/8 for bias binding

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Detail 2

The machine-quilting was done by our long-time quilter and good friend, Sharon Elsberry.  

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Ditty Bag

We really love this Too Cute To Spook collection, and Mary and I go back-and-forth on which prints are our favorites.  This Ditty Bag is in our It Take Two! book, six different small projects that can be made with just two fat quarters. 

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Too Cute To Spook

I want to shout-out to three of my Moda friends!  Tammy V is a Blockheads Designer this time around, and she made Two of Five using using Sincerely Yours by Sherri & Chelsi.

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Tammy V Blocks

Since there hasn't been a Quilt Market in two years, I only know Abby O through work and e-mails.  (But we're looking forward to meeting her in Houston in October - fingers crossed!)

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Abby O Blocks

Abby is using a beautiful mix of fabrics from several designers and collections.  It's mostly Ruby Star Society, but I think that's a Gingiber fabric in the small block.

After working with her on a few things for Moda, I did get to meet Michelle at this year's QuiltCon in Phoenix.

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Michelle White Block

Michelle has a great eye for color, and she picks the best color palettes with Bella Solids.  

Did you get the instructions for the block?  If not Block Instructions Blockheads 4 Block 5 - Two of Five

And Bonus Block No. 2 - Mix And Match!

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Detail

One last Two of Five block to show you. 

CT BH4 Block 5 Barbara Groves - Picnic Pop Block

I'm sewing along with Blockheads 4 and I'm using our coming-this-Fall collection, Picnic Pop! for the blocks.

CT BH4 Week 5 Barbara Groves - Picnic Pop

If you're on Instagram, you can see my progress - @meandmysisterdesigns.

Moda will be back next week with Block 6.    

Have a spook-tacular Blockheads Wednesday!


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