This is Block #4 in the Moda BlockHeads Sew Along. Only it really isn't. Jan Patek had a turn to design a block this week, and her offering was an appliqué design. I don't mind appliqué, but I have to get used to the idea of doing it in advance. Quite a lot in advance. The appliqué design was cute, but I just didn't want to do it. As coincidence would have it, Lisa Bongean made an alternate block for the week, which I immediately wanted to make instead. That is my interpretation of Lisa's block in the photo above. Check out Lisa's blog to see instructions for making this block as well as what the appliquéd block for Week 4 is supposed to be.
I have been enjoying reading the blogs of the designers who are leading the sew along for BlockHeads. Everyone uses different fabrics, some folks are doing two different versions, and there are plenty of expert tips on construction methods. Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.) writes Moda's Cutting Table (for Moda), and has been giving some hints as to what she has in mind for a unique setting for these Moda BlockHead blocks. I have followed Carrie since she started Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, and have been a huge fan. I have purchased most of her patterns and books, and have even taken a couple of classes from her. She is a super star. And as funny and nice as she is creative.
Therefore, I have long adhered to the adage WWCD? and tried to follow it. She has never steered me wrong. Oh, what does WWCD? stand for? Why, it stands for What Would Carrie Do? And whatever that is, if it has to do with sewing, I tend to follow her like complete copy cat. The point of all this is, Carrie has mentioned that each week when she makes her BlockHead block, she is making a dozen or so flying geese. How will these be used in the quilt? I have no idea, but it is bound to be something wonderful, so in order not to be left behind, I am making flying geese as well.
Thanks for your suggestions on various interfacings for baskets/bags/boxes yesterday. I can't wait to go back to JoAnns and have a look and try some out. Hope you are all having a great week!