Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It's MY day for Moda BlockHeads! Block 6 Path thru the Woods

It's been a busy week since Block 5 for Moda BlockHeads.  I'm at a retreat as you read this, 19th Century Patchwork Diva retreat to be exact. So, I'm writing this before I go....
fingers crossed blogger posts as I have scheduled!!!  
Internet reception is sometimes hit or miss, at the wonderful retreat in East Texas, Greenbriar.  Great food, fellowship and sewing, compensate well for not being able to post to Instagram or Facebook as I would like, but I will definitely try!  With that said, I may not be able to respond to questions or comments you may make on the blog.  I'll have phone and iPad with me, so again fingers crossed that I can respond with the iPad.  If you are desperate with an issue, please contact me through either Facebook or Instagram, direct message, or by email (in profile). They might get through. Or, go to Carrie, link below. (thanks Carrie!)

Here is my version of Path Thru the Woods...

12" finished block

 CLICK  HERE for the pattern.

Please look at my sewing tips below.
You may wish to print and follow along.

Referring to the drawing, and cutting for A and B units, 
For A, I cut 6 squares ivory solid (Moda Bella 9900-60) and 6 squares assorted green prints (Evelyn's Homestead) 2 3/8" . Cut each square again once diagonally.  
Also for A, cut 8 squares of ivory and 8 squares of assorted green prints 2 1/2". From these 2 fabrics make half square triangle units. Trim each HST unit to 2".  I used a 2 1/2" Bloc_Loc ruler and it was perfect. You will have 16 HSTs.

Step 1  Arrange individual triangles and HSTs as shown.

Step 2  Sew individual triangles to HSTs. Press to triangles, not HSTs.

Then sew units together in rows. Seams will nest.

I flipped (twisted) the intersecting seam and clipped seam allowance as needed to press as shown.  
Intersections are very flat! Just the way I like them. :-)

Make 4 units.
 I waited to clip away dog-ears until block was stitched together.

 Step 3 Add B corners, note they are already oversized, so trim this unit to 6 1/2", using the opposite corners and the 45 degree diagonal line on your 6 1/2" ruler for reference.
Make 4 of these units.

Step 4  Sew units together. Can you see the seam flipped in this photo? It is pinned that way so the seams nest when sewn. 

You will then need to clip the flipped seam after stitching to lay flat.

 Here is the entire back, pressed and ready to have the dog-ears snipped.

 and the block, one more time.

Hope you enjoyed making MY block!

Isn't it fun to see this coming together!!!

How are you coming along with your blocks?

Remember to visit all the designers to see what they are doing. Links are below. You will need to copy them to your browser window.

Next week is Stacy's week!

Watch for some photos from retreat, with internet cooperation, LOL.

Post photos and use #modablockheads to we can follow along and find them.

Happy Sewing!

Until next time,
~ Betsy

Betsy Chutchian

Brigitte Heitland - Zen Chic

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts

Jan Patek

Jo Morton

Laurie Simpson

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles

Me & My Sister Designs
Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

Stacy Iest Hsu

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Carrie Nelson


  1. thank you so much for your time and creativity love this block.

  2. Beautiful block! Thanks for your contribution and the piecing instructions.

  3. Gorgeous Block! I hope to see pictures of the 19th Century Patchwork Diva retreat. In my dream I am a member. &:-D

  4. Thanks for the beautiful block and the extra instructions!

  5. Can't wait to sew this beautiful block together!
    Thanks for designing such a great block!