May 14, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Modern Building Blocks

I always love participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. A no-pressure, inspiration-filled way to share our recently finished quilts.  Today, I am thrilled to enter my Modern Building Blocks quilt, a kit put together last year by Moda.  It uses an amazing palette of Moda Bella solids and, I may have said this before once or twice, but I think this is my favorite quilt I have ever made!

96" x 96"
Pattern: Modern Building Blocks by Moda
Fabrics: various Moda Bella Solids
Thread: Aurifil 50wt neutral for piecing
Quilting: Straight lines 3/4 inches apart 
by Happy Me Quilting

I started it in August of last year, but I didn't finish the top until early this year.  I contemplated the various quilt designs I could choose, and decided just to go with straight line quilting. The result is clean and doesn't distract or cloud the star of the show, which are the quilt blocks.

In fact, I almost feel like when you look at this quilt, it looks like a printed piece of fabric - all cohesive and unified as one design, despite the multitude of block sizes, colors and styles.

This quilt is now happily residing on my son's bed, until I can steal it back for him. His "forever" quilt is currently at the longarmer. I'll be sharing that with you soon!!

I hope you love this quilt as much as I do! Go visit all of the amazing quilts in this Festival, which runs May 15 - 29.

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May 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Gravity Quilt top finished

Hi there quilty peeps! This week, I finished the top of my Gravity Quilt. Jaybird Quilts has done it again with her amazing rulers and fantastic pattern instructions.  This top was done in the span of about a month - it came together so easily once I really focused my attention on starching, pressing (not ironing) and finding that perfect scant 1/4" seam.  Josh is really excited to get his very own quilt - and I'm excited to get it off to the longarmer very soon.  I just need to decide on how to have it quilted. Any ideas?

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Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced today.  Check it out for your weekly shot of inspiration! I am also joining a new link up this week at Sew Fresh Quilts - need to get back in to my weekly posts and this might be a good way to remember!

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