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BH5 – Group 2, Block 22 – Jackie MacDonald

BH5 – Group 2, Block 22 – Jackie MacDonald

Written by: 
Anna Dineen


Hi, Blockheads, and welcome to Week 22 of Blockheads 5, Group 2! We’re excited to welcome another first-time Blockheads designer this week: Jackie MacDonald of Sweetfire Road. Jackie’s fabrics are nostalgic and illustrative, created in soft, romantic color palettes. Her latest collection, Seaglass Summer, is inspired by memories of summer strolls along coastal shorelines, and features delicate florals and seashell prints in shades of indigo, periwinkle blue, harvest gold, plum, and mint. Check out Seaglass Summer here and be sure to ask your favorite quilt shop to carry this beautiful collection!

You can find this week’s pattern here: BH5 – Group 2, Block 22 – Second Star by Jackie MacDonald of Sweetfire Road

Follow along with Jackie!
Instagram: @sweetfireroad

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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  • If Instagram is where you prefer to hang out, be sure to follow us (@modafabrics) and the hashtags #modablockheads and #modablockheads5 to see the latest blocks from our designers and other Blockheads.
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(Looking for a little more information about Blockheads? You can check out the Blockheads 5 archive HERE.)

Be sure to visit Jackie’s blog this morning to see her post about Second Star! She’ll be sharing more about this lovely block there. Visit Jackie’s blog here: Sweetfire Road blog post for Second Star

Something new we’re doing for this round of Blockheads is a weekly video. You can follow along with me as I sew the block of the week and share my tips and tricks and talk about different construction techniques. I’ll post the videos on YouTube and share them here on the blog. You can watch this week’s video below:


Are you ready to see our blocks?

Alison is making a traditional/fall version in 12” blocks and a patriotic version in 6” blocks.

And I am making a traditional/repro scrappy fall version and a sweet/cottage-y Americana version in 6” 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)!