Bear Creek Quilting Company

Moda Blockheads 2018

11/14/2018 Update:  If you are looking for the Moda 2017 Blockheads, our free pattern page has been removed by request.  Moda has teamed up with Martingale Publishing and published a book for Moda 2017 Blockheads Block Patterns with finishing instructions. 
Ordering is available HERE.  Shipping is expected in early December.  Thank you.

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WELCOME!!!!  Let's get started...

Welcome to Moda 2018 Blockheads #2 - A FREE Block of the Week Program!

Come quilt-along with Moda designers: Lynne Hagmeier, Betsy Chutchian, Jan Patek, Jo Morton, Lisa Bongean, Carrie Nelson and a few mystery guest appearances.  13 designers total!

Details: 
Beginning June 6th, 2018, each designer will rotate through the weeks bringing you a new FREE Blockhead pattern of the week. 

Number of weeks/number of blocks:  Begins June 6th, 2018 and runs until approximately April 17th, 2019.  Estimates look like about 46 blocks, based on the proposed schedule.

Yardage requirements:  Here is what the Moda designers are saying...."Fabric Requirements:  This is where it gets a little less precise.  It all depends on whether you use a single background for all the blocks, mixed backgrounds – light or dark, or a variety of light, medium and dark fabrics for the “background” of some blocks.  So these estimates are rough.  Generous.  But rough.  The yardage calculations are also based on a “traditional approach” of an allover light or dark background with contrasting prints for the block parts."

  • One Background and Assorted Lights/Medium/Darks:
    • Assorted Lights/Mediums/Darks for blocks = 30 to 32 Fat Quarters or scraps to total approximately 8 yards
    • Background = 4 1/2 yards
  • Multiple Background and Assorted Lights/Mediums/Darks:
    • Assorted Lights/Mediums/Darks for blocks = 30 to 32 Fat Quarters or scraps to total approximately 8 yards
    • Assorted prints for Background = 18 to 20 Fat Quarters of scraps to total approximately 5 yards
  • A mix of Lights/Mediums/Darks:
    • Assorted Lights/Mediums/Darks for blocks and Background = 48 to 50 Fat Quarters or scraps to total approximately 13-14 yards

Setting ideas and instructions:  The Moda designers have a plan that they will be sharing at the end of the year.  A few parts can be moved around and of course, you do not have to follow their layout.  The layout will not need additional fabric for sashing, alternating squares, setting triangles, etc....unless you want to change the setting to make it your own.  They are not releasing the full reveal until the last block is published.  They will also have options for turning this "big" project into several smaller projects.  The

Block sizes:  6 inch blocks, 12 inch blocks, 18 inch block, and maybe other sizes mixed in.  6 inch finished blocks is the smallest, 18 inch will be the largest.  Finished quilt size will measures 72 inches by 78 inches.  You can create additional blocks or add borders to increase the size.

Block Patterns:  The link to each new block will be available on that week's Moda Designers blog.  Some of these designers will be blogging every week, others will only blog for their blocks.  We will posting the free block pattern download here for easy finding along with any updates we learn as the weeks go by.  (A few designer changes from last round; Lynn will not be providing a layered-piecing pattern for blocks and Betsy will not be providing a mini block version.)

Please Note:  We test our links very carefully after loading.  If you experience trouble downloading the block pattern, please try using a different browser than the one causing you problems or even a different computer.  Some devices are just crankier to use than others.

Basic Instructions:  Moda has provided a basic instruction sheet that can be downloaded HERE.

Friendly Reminder:
  We can not post the block until the designer releases it on their blog each week (yes, posting is a manual process) AND we are in the Pacific Time Zone, so if you are following along with us, please be patient on Wednesday mornings.  We will post it as soon as we arrive to the shop and we will post a "New Block" reminder in our Thursday email.

To follow the Moda designers blog's directly; clink on the their name link:  Betsy Chutchian, Brigitte Heitland, Carrie Nelson, Corey Yoder, Jan Patek, Jo Morton, Laurie Simpson, Lisa Bongean, Lynne Hagmeier, Barbara & Mary, Sherri McConnell, Stacy Iest Hsu, and Vanessa Goetzen.

Don't miss a week!  Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of each week's new block postings!


Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block of the Week Pattern
June 6th, 2018
Block 1 - Stellar Star by Lynn Hagmeier
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
June 13th, 2018
Block 2 - Buckeye Beauty by Barbara & Mary

(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
June 20th, 2018
Block 3 - Pennsylvania by Carrie Nelson
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
June 27th, 2018
Block 4 - Roman Cross by Brigitte Heitland
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
July 4th, 2018
Block 5 - Impact by Vanessa Goertzen
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
July 11th, 2018
Block 6 - Path Thru The Woods by Besty Chutchian
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
July 18th, 2018
Block 7 -  Spin Cycle by Stacy Iest Hsu
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Pattern of the Week
July 25th, 2018
Block 8 - Pineapple by Jan Patek
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

Alternate pieced block 8 is HERE.

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block Pattern of the Week
August 1st, 2018
Block 9 - With A Plus by Laurie Simpson
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block Pattern of the Week
August 8th, 2018
Block 10 - Duck and Ducklings by Jo Morton
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block of the Week Pattern
August 15th, 2018
Block 11 - Direction by Sherri McConnell
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block Pattern of the Week
August 22nd, 2018
Block 12 - Jace's Star by Lisa Bongean
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block of the Week Pattern
August 29th, 2018
Block 13 - Patchwork Flower by Corey Yoder
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block Pattern of the Week
Yes - 2 blocks today - Block 14 & 15

September 5th, 2018
Block 14 - Fidget Spinner by Lynn Hagmeier
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Free Block of the Week Pattern
September 5th, 2018
Block 15 - Corner Pocket by Barbara and Mary
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Block 16
WOW - 3 blocks today - Block 16, 17, & 18

September 12th, 2018
Block 16 - Texas Puzzle by Carrie Nelson
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Block 17
September 12th, 2018
Block 17 - Big Storm by Brigitte Heitland
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads Block 18
September 12th, 2018
Block 18 - Mishmash by Vanessa Goertzen
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
September 19th, 2018
Block 19 - Rocky Road to California by Besty Chutchian
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
September 19th, 2018
Block 20 - Go Fish by Stacy Iest Hsu
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda Blockheads 2018
September 26th, 2018
Block 21 - Circle and Star by Jan Patek
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

Alternate pieced star block by Corey Yoder is available HERE.

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Moda Blockheads 2018
September 26th, 2018
Block 22 - Economy Path by Laurie Simpson
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

Correction: 32 rectangles are needed for this block – not 8.  The 8 is for each mini-plus sign.

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
October 3rd, 2018
Block 23 - Broken Windows by Jo Morton
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
October 3rd, 2018
Block 24 - Kaleidoscope by Sherri McConnell
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
October 10th, 2018
Block 25 - Oshkosh Star by Lisa Bongean
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
October 10th, 2018
Block 26 - Churndash Surprise by Corey Yoder
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
October 17th, 2018
Block 27 - Mountain Climbing by Lynne Hagmeier
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
October 24th, 2018
Block 28 - Lincoln's Platform by Barb and Mary
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

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Moda 2019 Blockheads
October 31st, 2018
Block 29 - Courthouse Steps by Carrie Nelson

Happy Halloween!

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Moda 2018 Blockheads
This pattern file has been updated, as of 10:15am (Pacific Time), with what we are told is the correct cutting information.

November 7th, 2018
Block 30 - Gaudi by Brigitte Heitland
(click on above image for free printable pattern)

Brigitte offered a foundation paper piecing template for her
block this week, available HERE.

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Moda Blockheads 2018
Note:  Square H should be 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".  We are waiting for Moda to correct the pattern for new upload.

November 14th, 2018
Block 31 - Interstellar by Vanessa Goertzen
(click on above image for free printable pattern)


Hello!  Have you heard the news?  Moda has teamed up with Martingale Publishing and published a book for Moda 2017 Blockheads Block Patterns with finishing instructions. 
Ordering is available HERE.  Shipping is expected in early December.  Thank you.

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