I have mixed feelings about the Moda BlockHeads block #7. I love the end look of the block, but I did not care for the construction method. I actually ended up remaking the block. Lynn Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles is promoting a "layered piecing" technique for her blocks, and I find it to be not my cup of tea. I re-did the block using traditional piecing rather than the layered method she advocates in the pattern instructions.
The other thing that is bothering me is that this block is clearly on the diagonal. If you recall, the other appliqué block we did was very much a straight up design.
So how are these blocks going to work in a quilt layout? Is the basket block going to be all tipped over on its side if the blocks are straight set? If the blocks are set diagonally, I will have to re-make the bee hive block because I sure am not having that cute block set on its side.
If, like me, you are troubled by the diagonal/straight set question, Lisa Bongean has once again offered an alternate pieced block for this #7 ModaBlockheads selection. It is good to have options!
Have a great weekend everyone.