I finally had a chance to start piecing my Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt. The pattern is absolutely wonderful, and Moda has also created a kit using Bella solids to make the original project. I’ve been wanting to make a red and white quilt for a while, and after seeing the Ruby exhibit of red and white quilts in Houston this fall I was determined to start right away.
At first I was only going to make a couple of blocks…just so I could officially say I had begun. But the blocks were so much fun to make that I stayed up later and later, all the time saying, “Oh, I’ll make just one more block and have another cut out and ready to sew tomorrow.” Of course I didn’t stop until all of the blocks for the first section were complete.
If you’re making the quilt using fabrics from your stash, it’s a good idea to piece everything section by section. If you’re following the pattern and using the Bella solids kit you can piece the blocks in any order as long as you keep them organized.
Section 1 had one large block, three medium sized blocks and 6 small blocks. I saved the largest block for last…a little nervous about it since the measurements weren’t standard sizes. But it went together beautifully–I did, however, measure, cut carefully and take it slow because of being a little nervous.
All of these blocks are ready to be sewn together into Section 1. I probably won’t be able to make any more until after Thanksgiving, but I’m really excited to keep sewing this project.
I think I might need to make the original quilt now, too.
I’ve added two new YouTube videos: a binding tutorial in two parts you can find them on my YouTube channel or watch here. First is part 1:
And part 2:
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