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On Trend: Moda Building Blocks

On Trend: Moda Building Blocks

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smcconnell

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The Moda Building Blocks quilt which debuted at International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh last spring is trending right now in many different version. The original quilt with its bold and beautiful Bella solids is truly stunning. I plan to make this version exactly as is. But first...I had another idea in mind...

 

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A red and white quilt has been on my "bucket list" for a few years now, but I could never seem to find the right pattern. After receiving my Moda Building Blocks pattern this summer, I started formulating a plan. I began by starting with a stack of my favorite Moda red and white fabrics.

 

 

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I decided on scrappy backgrounds, too...mostly white on white prints with some solids, text prints, and low-volume prints thrown in for fun. And then I started sewing...

 

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If you haven't already made this quilt...it's a "must make!" Make the original or make it scrappy. You'll be happy you did. I was just going to sew a few blocks on the day I started and ended up sewing all of the blocks in the entire first section.

 

Here are a few hints:

  • Start with a group of your favorite fabrics
  • Decide on a background
  • Make the blocks a section at a time so you can play around with the colors and prints that will be next to each other in the quilt. You will want to have a good mix in each section, and that will help you to keep things proportioned well throughout the quilt.
  • Have fun

 

How are you going to make your Moda Building Blocks quilt? Will you make the original or use a combination of your favorite colors or designer prints?

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