Moda Building Blocks Complete!!
I used the Moda Modern Building Blocks pattern for this quilt. Honestly, I enjoyed every minute of putting these blocks together!
I cobbled together four pieces of voile that I had on hand for the back. I knew I was going to free motion quilt this one, and I've found that using voile on the back of quilts finished in this method accomplishes two things: it makes it extra drapey soft, and also makes it glide through your machine like butter. I was dreading quilting this thing, but I don't think I even broke a sweat, because voile is just that much lighter and smoother than cotton.
If you're apprehensive of voile, I dare you to try it! Hawthorne Threads has a huge selection of voiles, just go to their website and type 'voile' into the search box. Note: Lawn is basically identical to voile, but it seems that the lawns are all 45" wide and the voiles are 56". I like the extra width for those slightly bigger quilts.
So what else can I say about this quilt? That block in the second photo is my favorite. The block in the last photo has the tiniest pieces - the block is only 6 inches.
The whole thing finished feels a bit too sweet and girly for me. There's just a lot of peachy pinks in there. It's not going anywhere though, partly because I put so much time into it that nobody would ever want to pay the price I'd have to charge!