Moda Blockheads 3

Janet Clare - Moda Blockheads 3 - Windmill Block

Hello and welcome to my last week as a Moda blockheads 3 designer. It’s been so much fun sewing along with you all and a great distraction from the ugly real world out there!

I grew up on the Kent coast not too far from the White Cliffs of Dover and we spent a lot of time as children on the sandy beaches building sandcastles and playing in the rockpools. We used to decorate our sandcastles with shells, seaweed and pebbles but every once in a while we were treated to a real paper windmil!

My block features four windmills and is quick and simple to piece particularly if you follow my technique for making eight half square triangles at the same time.

I’ve been making my Blockheads quilt with my Geometry fabric collection and have been loving the sharp green accents with my favourite indigo and cream colour palette.

My newest fabric collection is called ‘The Blues’ and here’s a little video of me describing my inspiration and design process. This video was edited by our sixteen year old and I think he did a brilliant job (I might be a tad biased though!).

So, without further ado, click here to download the pattern for our ‘Windmills’ block!

When you’ve made yours please share it in the Moda Blockheads 3 Facebook group and a little Moda bird tells me there is a ‘The Blues’ layer cake ready to be won by a lucky Blockhead!

14 Responses to “Moda Blockheads 3”

  1. Debbie McInnis Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful blocks you’ve given us for this project. I really enjoyed the year of being able to add some beauty into this crazy year!

  2. Diane Ragan Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Very inspiring!

  3. Carol Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I love this block Janet! And your fabric line sounds like something I need!

  4. Michelle Randall Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

  5. Christy Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    What a fun block! Really enjoying making these blocks & a quilt using them!

  6. Cathy Belt Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful block you’ve created. Love you color palette and the fabric choices. Thank you for your contributions to this journey

  7. Eva Mehrotra Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    I can’t wait to see the the variety and diversity of everyone’s blocks. Thanks so much for doing this again Moda.

  8. shirley hensley Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    thank you for your time , and blocks

  9. Jeanette Louise Neibling Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I have most enjoyed seeing the splendid creativity of the BH designers and participants as they interpreted the new block pattern each week.

  10. Linda Bishop Says:
    January 20th, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    I loved the variety of the blocks. I especially liked the different color ways for each block.

  11. Rita Wilson Says:
    January 21st, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    I love how the secondary design appears in this design.

  12. Neame Says:
    January 23rd, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Thanks! Sweet block.

  13. Donna Dodd Says:
    January 23rd, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I have so enjoyed Moda Blockheads 3. I’ve learned a lot of techniques And have really enjoyed the color studies. Amazing! I used a fabric line of Janet Clare’s for a wedding quilt for my granddaughter. It was full of every color under the sun in different shapes and designs. Every block was an adventure! She loved the quilt and I’ll never forget Janet Clare now! Everyone doing this is so friendly and encouraging. It’s been a great year!

  14. Judy Schulz Says:
    January 25th, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Love your blues fabrics and this pattern is great. So easy, just what I need at this time, easy.

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