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BH5 – Group 2, Block 23 – Sarah Watts

BH5 – Group 2, Block 23 – Sarah Watts

Written by: 
Anna Dineen


Happy Blockheads Wednesday, and welcome to Week 23 of Blockheads 5! We are so excited to welcome another Ruby Star Society designer to our merry band of Blockheads. Today, our featured designer is the talented Sarah Watts, and she has designed a magical block that combines traditional piecing and FPP for a visually striking result!


You can find this week’s pattern here: BH5 – Group 2, Block 23 – Falling Star by Sarah Watts of Ruby Star Society

Follow along with Sarah!
Instagram: @wattsalot

If you’re new to Blockheads, here are a couple of quick things to know:

  • This is a free quilt-along. No sign-ups are required. Just download the pattern and you’re ready to sew!
  • The PDF patterns will be posted on the Moda blog and in the official Facebook group every Wednesday by 8:00 AM CDT.
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(Looking for a little more information about Blockheads? You can check out the Blockheads 5 archive HERE.)

We have a new host for this week’s video as well! Annie is hosting this week’s Blockheads tutorial video. You can follow along with Annie as she sews her block and shares her design and constructions tips and tricks for Falling Star. Catch this week’s video below:


Are you ready to see our blocks?

Alison made a 6” patriotic version using several Moda Basics.

Annie is using Ruby Star Society prints and basics for her blocks!

Now…off you go to press, cut, and sew! And don’t forget to share your blocks with us in our Facebook group or on Instagram (#modablockheads5)!