Moda Modern Building Blocks
The Print Version
Warning: This pattern may be addicitive.
Proceed with caution!
Many of you know I had no intention to make this quilt. I only wanted to experiment, and try a few blocks. One thing led to the next, the momentum built, and it became a highly addictive project. It spanned months, and dominated my design wall and my attention.
The flimsy is 86"x96", and this is actually the first quilt I've ever made from a pattern. Call me a free spirit.
Solids don't make my heart go pitter-pat, but prints sure do. I thought this pattern would be more cheerful done in prints that read mainly as solids, but would also give it more depth and texture. A few blocks are really groovy where I used some Cotton+Steel prints, and a few just begged to stand out on their own in loud, large prints, but overall I was careful.
The word 'giddy' best describes how I felt when I matched up the two halves, and they fit. There are a tremendous amount of seams in this quilt, and getting just a bit off each time adds up. One of the 6" blocks I cut out had just under 50 pieces! It's not perfect by far, but I'm pleased as punch.
And this is what is really impressive to me--my design wall! I don't see it as empty, but rather as open so I can put the next thing on it. I have so many WIP's to tame. I said no more huge projects, but I'm thinking that might be in the works again. There's a set of blocks I've made that are begging for a fancy framework of sashing. Something to make me feel in the mood for fall.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through this monster quilt project. Are you working on your own Moda Modern (Monster)? Let me know in the comments so I can visit and see yours, too.
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Until next time...
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.
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