Monday 16 February 2015

Moda Building Blocks Quilt Update

Hello friends! I wanted to drop by today and give you an update on my Moda Modern Building Blocks Quilt. I'm 11 blocks in, and I think I'm getting the tough one's done first (I hope so, anyway!) those first two GIANT blocks were a little tricky to say the least! 

It's so fun piecing them together now the cutting is done - I did the cutting all in one go (and pulled a muscle in the process, eek!) over a few evenings. Phew! I'm really trying to take my time over each block to make sure they are as accurate as possible. I'm OK for the most part? Though I'm a little worried block 1 is slightly too small… 

I'm making them in order, from 1 - 48, but I'm looking forward to getting some sections joined! I discovered Patty from Walnut Street Quilts blog while making the quilt; she's been sewing the blocks and providing some handy tips along the way. I found the information on block 1 invaluable with those oh so joyful 'floating seams' ;-) 

I'm using all Kona Solids available from Sew and Quilt. Following the colour's of the original closely, and substituting a few here and there. They're mostly from the 1930's Kona palette, so I'm hoping it will be a pretty result. We have a handful of the patterns left in stock too! Also, have you SEEN Sherri's version from A Quilting Life!? I'm completely head over heels in love with her red and white MBB quilt. I really toyed with the idea of doing the same, but I didn't think I had enough red prints in my stash? Wait, who am I kidding, I do … but I just decided to go the colourful route instead. Perhaps there will be a red and white one in my future. 

Apologies for my dull pictures, I've had my big camera in the mender's since Christmas! They're apparently waiting on a part but it's taking months! Hence my lack of blogging, which I've missed so much and it's really got me down. But, I figured blogging with iPhone pictures is better than no blogging at all, right? I've been doing a lot of sewing which I haven't posted about here so I'm looking forward to sharing, if you can put up with my pictures that is! :-) Speak soon! xo


  1. Your blocks look beautiful, they will make one absolutely amazing quilt.

  2. Your blocks look great!

  3. They look great, and I love your color palette!

  4. It's looking great already! I can't believe how big some of the blocks are though, they seem very daunting!

  5. Your blocks are looking lovely.. I like your slightly softer palette very much. (my #1 turned out a bit smaller too!) Linda


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