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Moda Block Heads 4: Block 14

Good morning Block Head friends. It's time to switch things up with a little 

appliqué. This cute "Bird on a Branch" is so much fun thanks to the talented Jan Patek.

You can find the instructions to this block on Jan's blog.

If you want a pieced alternative for this week, click here for "Sharply Dressed" instructions.

I don't have a lot of experience in appliqué but this is definitely a sewing skill you want to have in your repertoire because it opens a new horizon of projects. I opted for the fusible method and then a simple edge stitch to secure the pieces to the block.

Once I placed my block on the design board, this little birdie attracted the most attention so I cut out some squares to apply to the corners using the stitch and flip method. Adding some color to the corners helped blend this block with my overall quilt design. I used prints from the Paisley Rose collection and thought a little paisley would make the perfect wing.

If you haven't done this before I hope you enjoy learning a new skill! Stay cool and happy sewing.

Links & Resources

BH4 Block 14 - Bird on a Branch by Jan Patek

Follow Jan on Instagram here: @jan_patek_quilts

Moda Block Heads 4 Basic Methods & Information

Moda Block Heads 4 Archive Page

Moda Block Heads Facebook Group

Block Heads 4 Designers 

Vanessa Goertzen

Corey Yoder

Joanna Figueroa

Janet Clare

Sherri McConnell

Brenda Riddle

Vanessa Christenson

Betsy Chutchian

Chelsi Stratton

Kate Spain

Lisa Bongean

Brigitte Heitland

Jackie MacDonald

Camille Roskelley

Debbie Maddy

Anne Sutton

Linzee Kull McCray

Laurie Simpson

Robin Pickens

Jan Patek

Stacy Iest Hsu

Barbara Groves

Tammy Vonderschmitt

Michelle White

Jenelle Kent

Lynne Hagmeier