Quilt Book Review: Moda Block Heads

Yahoo…another ebook from Martingale Publishing was in my inbox.  I love that kind of email.

There were three books in the email.  Last week I reviewed Vintage Legacies and this week, it’s Moda Block Heads.

Martingale - Moda Blockheads (Print version + eBook bundle)

I didn’t expect to like this book.  I’ve told you all before that I don’t get really excited about anything that resembles a Block of the Month…and admittedly, this did look a bit like a Block of the Month to me.

The premise of the book is that over a year or so designers got together on Wednesdays via their blogs and showed readers a new block to make.  It culminated with some wonderful finished quilts.  See?Carrie Nelson did this one…. LOVE!

Lisa Bongean designed this one….  I love that it’s all patriotic colors.

Jo Morton’s….

The beginning of the book shows these three finished quilt along with a couple more.  Isn’t it fun to see each of the designer’s take on the blocks…

Jan Patek’s….

Isn’t it hard to believe the quilts all have the same blocks???

From there the book is full of patterns to make all of the blocks.

There are 48 total.  Each block has good complete directions to make each of them.  I would show them but there isn’t a picture of a block page that I can share with you.

After the blocks are the directions that you can use to complete the quilts that were shown in the beginning.  What fun!  I can see that this would be so fun to have if you have friends that you quilt with….all of you could make the blocks and then each choose their favorite setting to complete the blocks into a quilt.

I am saying no to the book for now.  As much as I love the finished quilts I’m passing on this book for now but I can see that for those of you who love sampler quilts and like making a couple blocks at a time that this book would be a gem!  You can find it here on Amazon or here from Martingale.

I loved seeing all the fun blocks.  It’s a book that I could definitely take to bed and read!!

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3 thoughts on “Quilt Book Review: Moda Block Heads

  1. Cindy E

    I think that I like Jan Patek’s the best. If I was to make one, that would be the one I’d make. Thanks for sharing.

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