Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Red & White Moda Building Blocks Quilt


Happy Wednesday! My red and white Moda Building Blocks quilt is quilted, home, and bound! It has been such a fun journey to work on this quilt. I began it in the fall of 2014 knowing it was going to be a bit of a long-term project. It's a little bit sad to have this finished, I so loved working on it!



 I will warn you there are a lot of photos on this post!



You can find the Moda Building Blocks quilt pattern here. The quilt finishes up at 84" x 96" and is made from all Moda reds, whites, and off white prints from my stash. I've had some of these fabrics for several years!


 I went back and forth with a few different ideas for the binding. In the end I went with the Moda Bella Christmas Red 9900 16.  I'm really happy with that choice as it sets off the quilt beautifully.


  
The incredible machine quilting was done by Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt. (She has posted about her quilting here). I just love how she used so many different quilting designs and techniques  in the different areas of the quilt.



 I have so many favorite blocks in this quilt that it's impossible to choose just one favorite.



 The blocks range in size from small 6" blocks which were a lot of fun to larger 36" blocks which are just stunning in this quilt!



 Love these straight lines and the feathers!!!



 This block above was supposed to be made with just a couple of fabrics...but I love it made with several different ones.



 I didn't buy any extra fabric for this quilt until the very end. I made one of the largest blocks last and needed to get 1/2 yard of one of the prints...other than that it was completely from my scraps and my stash!



I love the swirls and bubbles...




 And I also love the straight lines and angled lines!



I really heart this quilt!



 I used a Moda Bella in white on the back, and I'm super happy I went with that, too. I love being able to see all of the quilting on the back...and it was sure fun to look at the back while I was hand stitching the binding!



Thanks so much for following along on this journey. It's been too sunny outside to get a good picture of the whole quilt...but we're supposed to have some cloudy days soon, and I'll update this post with one more photo of the full quilt...I'll let you know when I do that!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

38 comments:

Karen said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing all the photos and the close ups of Natalia's quilting. This quilt is truly inspiring.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

It really is a gorgeous quilt Sherri! There is just something about red and white quilts! It'll be a treasure forever! :)

magistra said...

So stunning :) As Natalia says, there is just something about red and white quilts! And yours is an excellent example of a red and white at its absolute best. I just love all the blocks in it and it does look like it was fun to make!
Beth

Joan said...

Gorgeous quilt and amazing machine quilting! It's a winner. I love red and white quilts.

Laurece Poole said...

I love red and white quilts. Beautiful!

sincerely yours said...

Absolutely stunning; I love two-color quilts! All the thread on the back is white; did the quilter use white or red thread in the red fabrics on the topside?

KathyinMN said...

Wow-can't wait wait to see the whole thing. In love with the quilting, and the whole thing!

Sara said...

Just gorgeous! Red is my favorite color so this quilt really caught my eye.

Needled Mom said...

It is stunning. I LOVE the quilting too.

Linda said...

Just Beautiful !
Thanks for sharing !
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Definitely a treasure Sherri! Such a great choice to go with red & white - it's definitely my favorite of all quilts I've seen in this pattern & Natalies quilting is exquisite!

BEARKIS said...

Прекрасно!Много ми харесаха интересните фигури,поздравления!!!!

Hildy said...

Love, love, love this quilt! The fabrics, the quilting, the binding you choose just perfect!

Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts said...

I agree- this quilt is a stunner! Red and white quilts are classic for a reason! Also, the quilting is beautiful. Quick question: did you pre-wash all of your fabric, or use something like Color Catchers after it was completed? I'm asking because a R&W quilt is on my list, but I'm terrified of bleeding.

Brita said...

Every time you look at it, you'll be drawn in. My current lap quilt is like that, every block is quilted and pieced in different patterns and I really enjoy looking at it more closely every day! It's wonderful!

Donna said...

I love this quilt! There is something so appealing about red & white quilts! I love all the different fabrics and the quilting is outstanding! Can't wait to see the whole quilt! ❤️❤️❤️

deb said...

Beautiful work - both of you!!!

Nanna said...

love this quilt! I soo need to make a red & white one, maybe if I just get started, lol! I know you're proud of this one as it is beautiful!

Helen

carol fun said...

Simply gorgeous!!! You've inspired me to look at this pattern in a new way... maybe done in all yellow tone on tones...oooohhh... off to look at my stash.

Susan P said...

Beautiful! I might try doing this in blues…..thanks for sharing.

Susan Smith said...

Just stunning! My favorite quilt using this pattern, hands down! Wish I had seen yours before I started with the kit!

sinnemahoning said...

This quilt is so gorgeous. Thanks for showing so many of the blocks and where the pattern is. Red is my very favorite color and I love this quilt.

Lolsews said...

Outstanding! That is an amazing quilt. I love the two colors, and the quilting is fabulous. You should be very proud of yourself.

Linda Bick said...

Everything about this quilt is wonderful!!!!

Linda Bick said...

Everything about this quilt is wonderful!!!!

Linda Bick said...

Everything about this quilt is wonderful!!!!

Helen L said...

That is just amazing Sherri!! I love all the choices you made with the fabrics: they all just seem to be perfect in their placement and the all over balance in the quilt. And the quilting is just so wonderful also. That will be great to have out at Christmas and Valentines Day. And I'm sure it will be out quite a bit right now too! :-) Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H

floyquilts said...

This is georgeous! You have an eye for quilting.

Linda Bick said...

Everything about this quilt is wonderful!!!!

Julie Beard said...

Hi Sherri, I must say I'm not normally a fan of the colour red. But seeing your quilt has changed my mind! It is stunning and warms the cockles of my heart or in other words it's so satisfying! I also love your changes in fabrics and the level of density, differing designs and tonal changes. In essence it is wonderful, wonderful!

Perhaps soon we all will have a chance to see your quilt in whole!

life with the swaner family said...

I love this quilt and love the pattern. Is this pattern available for purchase anywhere I would love to do this wuilt.

Beth said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I hope you'll show us a straight-on photo so we can really take it in.

Nita said...

Beautiful photos :) the suspense is high to see the full quilt!

Christine S said...

This is so stunning!!

Madhu Mathur said...

This is so gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt!

Victoria said...

Just gorgeous! I love quilts that use a variety of blocks. So much fun to just sit and look at all the different patterns. The red and white is perfect. Just ordered the pattern so that I can have a try at this one. I don't have a big enough stash of just two colors to make this quilt, but I'm willing to go fabric shopping....it's tough but someone's got to do it, right?! :-)

Michele said...

I love it. I've considered making a Building Blocks quilt too but hadn't considered making a two colored one. I may have to rethink the idea now.

JanetD said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm planning on making this in blues and white- yours is inspiring! And I plan to refer back to your pics when it's time to quilt.

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