Monday, January 11, 2016

Moda Building Blocks Quilt



Moda Building Block Quilt

My Moda Building Blocks quilt is pieced, quilted and the binding is finished.  I am so happy to share this quilt with you.  It is a long time coming and I do LOVE the finished project.
The summer of 2014 I ordered this kit from Sew Luxe after their Instagram post.  The kits were not available yet and were preorder only but I appreciated the way in which Sew Luxe set it up.  The kit was a bit pricey, $150 but that included all the fabric, binding and the pattern.  Sew Luxe set up a paypal option and for 3 months I was billed $50, much easier on the wallet!



This kit arrived fall of 2014 and sat on a shelf for almost a year.  August 2015, I went to a weekend long quilting retreat and dedicated myself to this quilt.  Prior to the weekend retreat, I  cut out all the blocks following the Building Block Pattern Card.  Each block was put in their own sandwich bag with the block number written on the outside.  All 48 of these blocks, were put in a big bag and at the retreat I pulled one block out and completed it.  


Moda Building Block Quilt

I was able to keep track of my sewing time on this quilt since it was at the retreat and I had 30 hours of sewing invested in this quilt top.  I had these big plans of making 3 to 4 quilt tops at the is retreat and this top took me all but 2 hours of the retreat.  Keeping track of time, really puts it into perspective the amount of time in a quilt or other sewn garment.

Since it is such a big quilt 84 x 96, I took close-ups of the quilt, so here is one half

Moda Building Block Quilt

The other half.

Moda Building Block Quilt


Some of the blocks are very big anywhere from 24 to 36 inches, such as this one.

Moda Building Block quilt - large star block


If you would like to make one of these quilts I found one online site which still has the kits - go to Missouri Star and order one.  Here is the quilt top assembly pdf

I am thrilled with the finished top and so happy I finally made the Moda Building Block quilt a priority.
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15 comments:

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous. I was bitten by the quilting bug last year. I'm just finishing up my 4th quilt and have 2 more lined up. I've purchased a kit for all but 1 quilt. I love quilt kits. It makes it easier to get started. Trying to pull together fabrics for a quilt was overwhelming for me. Maybe after a few more quilts I'll get the hand of it.

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    1. Thanks, Kathi and great job on the quilts. It is very addictive, isn't it? You will get the hang of fabric matching for quilts, plus a good quilt store is always ready to help.

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  3. This quilt is beautiful! I'm in awe.

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  4. This is a really neat quilt. I love the large and small blocks together as well as the bold colors. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much. I love the bold colors.

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  5. Stunning quilt and a true 'pat on the back', for your skills..x

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    1. Thanks, Janette, it is favorite.

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  6. Beautiful - love all the colors. I attend a sewing retreat every March and I have all kids of tops and pants cut out ahead of time plus smaller projects I want to accomplish I do get quite a bit done but never what I think I'm going to.

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    1. Thanks, Joen, There is another quilt retreat in February, I am hoping to attend. Your retreat sounds fun and don't you love being with the others who love to sew.

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  7. Really gorgeous so stylish and contemporary. Now. I could just buy the kit with the pieces already cut out that would make me happy

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    1. Thanks so much, Mags, I really like this one and I like your idea - pieces cut out!

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  8. This is beautiful! I would love to get into quilting one day, I love how you've always done both quilting and garment sewing. I love the idea of a quilt kit, thanks for mentioning that.

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    1. Thanks so much, it is a nice break between seiwng and quilting.

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