Moda Building Blocks Quilt - Almost Done!




This quilt was going to be a long term project.  And it was, for a few months.  But when a large project like this reaches about half way or a bit more, then I usually get excited to see it completed and forge ahead with great gusto.

So now I've got almost all the blocks made, just a few of those crazy 6" blocks with all the tiny triangle pieces.  I'm feeling tempted to forgo the last ones and just fill those spots up with 6" squares of favorite fabrics, but I'm trying to resist.  I want this to be a quilt that doesn't cheat!

And I think I'm going to make it bigger, adding a row of blocks along one side to make it a healthy queen size. 

The true story is that I've been quite enjoying the process on this quilt pattern.  As I'm finishing up the final stretch, I'm actually considering making another one sometime.  Maybe in all my favorite fabrics.  And maybe instead of all those bitty 6" blocks, I'd fill those areas up with scrappy 2" squares.

I think the reason I love making a quilt like this is that I get to pick the fabric out for each block as I go along.  Since the fabric picking is my favorite part, that means I get to spread it out through the whole process. 

26 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I love your colors. Our guild is going to use this as a BOM. You've inspired me to join along. Can't wait to see a pic of you quilt when you're all done.

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  2. This is going to be yet another absolutely amazing quilt. Looking forward to seeing all these gorgeous blocks together.

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  3. I've got this pattern and want to make it, so it's interesting to follow your progress. And I like the colors and fabrics you've chosen -- can you please tell me what the yellowish green solid color is -- is it a shot cotton? Thanks!

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  4. Yes, the green solid in the middle block is from Cloud 9's Cirrus Solids, the color called Sprout. If you were thinking of the green in the star points of the large block, it's Heath by Alexander Henry.

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  5. Oooh, I love this pattern! Very nice work. :)

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  6. I love your colour choice! The "curry" fabric in between is gorgeous :) Well done!

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  7. Totally with you on the fabric picking it really is the best bit :) Love your choices with this one, the colours are gorgeous!

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  8. Oh this is so pretty! Feminine without being saccharine. Love, love, love your choices!

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  9. I think this is the prettiest building blocks quilt I've seen! So nice to see it in prints rather than solids. I liked what you said about gaining momentum. It gives me hope that some of my projects will reach a tipping point this year.

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  10. You have an eye for colour! What a great palette! I'm a bit jealous that you like picking fabric so much, for that is my worst job. I often get so frustrated as my eye for what will work often fails me.

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  11. You have such a lovely fabric stash I can see why you enjoy spending time perusing for each block. :)

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  13. Looking good! I'm finding that I enjoy making quilts with lots of different fabrics, too.

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  14. Ha! We are the exact opposites when it comes to this quilt. I am almost finished with my top but I made it smaller and loved using the kit so that I didn't have to think about fabric choices. I am loving how mine looks though and yours is beautiful!

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  15. Oh my goodness, such gorgeousness! The springy pops of green are absolutely perfect!

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  16. This is beautiful! I'm planning to try this pattern later this year, very cool to see what it looks like in a mix of prints and patterns.

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  17. I have had the same temptation to use plain 6" squares on a few of the more fiddley little blocks that make my head hurt just looking at them! I'm doing mine with all AMH so I could use the excuse of wanting to showcase some of the bigger prints... maybe, maybe not, we'll see!

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  18. Bravo! These are not easy quilts as far as I've seen. Good on you for wanting to go bigger yet.

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  19. I agree with your comment about how much fun it is to choose different fabrics and colors as you go along. Quilts like that are so much fun; yours is beautiful!

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  20. Love your fabric combo.Your top is just beautiful!

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  21. I'm working on a Gypsy Wife and I would have to agree about wanting to power through now that I've got a lot done and also about getting to fabric luck for each block. Your colors are so yummy with the soft pastels and the punchy ones. It keeps it from being too bold or too sweet. Lovely picks!

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  22. Love love love this! (and everything else you make too -- secret fan delurking!!). So happy to see this quilt done in patterned fabrics. Very inspiring.

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  23. How did I not see this post until today? Dumb smartphone.

    I love your quilt as usual. Leave it to you to change my mind on "sampler" quilts!

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  24. Yes! I love that about samplers - getting to choose the fabrics for each block as you go. I wasn't that into this pattern in the original version, but yours is looking gorgeous. Looking forward to the big reveal!

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  25. Look at you go! I bought the kit but haven't done a thing with it. I've taken the fabric out and petted it a little bit, but that's all. How long did it take you to get to this point?

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  26. I really love your fabric choices! So pretty. I love choosing the fabric for each block, but I ended up powering my way through the whole quilt as having stacks of fabric for picking and choosing, all over my sewing room and into the dining room, was kind of driving me nuts!

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