Block Heads 2 – Block 5

It’s a Happy July 4th from the Block Heads!  Because it’s a holiday here, we’d like to make an Impact! 

There it is – Impact!  It’s the name of the block from Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.

The block shown above was made by Moda Michelle using Collection for a Cause Preservation by Howard Marcus.  I think her finished quilt is going to be a Reproduction-stunner.  

To see Vanessa’s version of Impact and get the block instructions – Lella Boutique Blog ~ Block 5 – Impact Instructions.

Impact is a big block – 24″ x 24″ finished size.  What?  We said there were at least three sizes – 6″, 12″ and 18″.  There might be an 18″ block.  Or not.  But there are at least three sizes of blocks.  So far.  <insert smiling face emoji here>

You know what’s coming, right?

  I might have changed my block up just a bit.

I really do wish it were otherwise but plain 8″ squares are just not “me”.  So… mo’ pieces, mo’ fabrics, mo’ better.  My objective with this block was to keep it light, hence all the light star-centers.  I might go back and switch out the centers… and as I look at the picture, I’m getting an idea on what I would change.  I’ll let you know what happens.  

The fabrics are from a variety of collections – Jen Kingwell’s Beach Road and Looking Forward / Zen Chic’s Hey Dot, Fragile and More Paper / Urban ChiksUrban Cottage / Sweetwater’s Feed Company and Volume II and BasicGrey’s Meraki.  And the perfectly wonderful bee print on Cream – that’s from Vanessa’s upcoming Garden Variety collection.   

Block Heads 2 – Impact Block Instructions ~ on Vanessa’s blog.

Also check Vanessa’s Instagram – she’s a terrific photographer and she shares a lot of great tips about Bella Solids and Grunge fabrics that work with her collections.  

In case you missed it – Block Heads 2 – Roman Cross Block Instructions

To see what Impact the other Block Heads might be creating:

If you’re looking for links to any of the first four blocks or the blog posts – Moda Block Heads 2 Archive

And be sure to check the Moda Blockheads Facebook Group and the blocks being posted on Instagram – #ModaBlockheads

That’s it for Week 5 of the Block Heads 2.

Have a wonderful, happy and safe 4th of July – a Happy Independence Day.

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7 thoughts on “Block Heads 2 – Block 5

  1. Carrie, I love your additional stars! Thanks for always showing us how we scan adjust a pattern to make it our own.

  2. Love your variation! I was looking at th e original block thinking something needed to go in the corners, too!

  3. Loving your block 5 and it’s additions. Could you give directions for your 5 star blocks?? I am to new of a quilter to be able to do them without instructions. Thanks. Kari Jo

  4. I am loving this years Blocks! The various sizes are so much fun. This weeks block really gives every one an opportunity to get creative with those 8 1/2 squares.

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