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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  1. OMGoodness! I loooove your quilt - what a beautiful piece of art. I totally understand why this is your fave - there is something about it that is very special it definitely has that 'it' factor.

  2. It's gorgeous!! And I never realized how big it is till I saw your picture: thanks for sharing it on a bed so I could get a realistic idea of it's size! :-) I love the quilting that you chose for it: it compliments it beautifully!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  3. I do love it as much as you do! I remember seeing this when the pattern came out but didn't realise it would look this good! I think the straight line quilting is perfect for this pattern.

  4. What a great idea for a beautiful energetic quilt!!! I love your design, great fabrics and wonderful quilting!!! :)
    Greetings from Poland

  5. Beautiful!!! I'm working on one of these too through a local fabric shop (but they've chosen modern prints). Such a fun design. Yours turned out beautifully, and the straight-line quilting looks amazing and suits it wonderfully!

  6. Great quilt! Congrats :-) I love it!
    My voice is yours.

  7. The quilt doesn't look that big until the photo of it on the bed! I love how bold it looks. The straight line quilting works perfectly. I can see why it's your favorite!

  8. Whooohooo! Great quilt! I love the colours, the blocks and the design. Great job, you get my vote!

  9. That is a bright cheery quilt. I love it.

  10. Sorry to be late to reply! This is one beautifly awesome quilt! So colorful and so modern! The quilting is simple and spot on! You did get my vote of course!!

  11. Thank you so much for the detailed article.Thanks again.
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