Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Moda Modern Building Blocks - Blocks 16, 17 & 18

It's time to show you the last three of the 12" blocks for my Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt.

Moda Modern Building Blocks - Block 16
What I found hardest with block 16 was getting the colour variation of the reds to be contrasting enough not to lose the large chevron design.  I'm still not entirely sure that my choices have been successful, but I am not so bothered as to switch them out.  Mainly because I really want to keep it reds and not add in other colours to this block.  I'm sure it will matter less in the bigger picture of the whole quilt in due course.

Moda Modern Building Blocks - Block 17
More chevrons but smaller this time for block 17.  The graduation through pinks to reds works a much better than my block 16.  I am just going to have to take care when piecing this one into the quilt sections because I might lose a little on my seam allowance at that top left hand goose point, though it looks much worse in the picture than it does in reality.

Moda Modern Building Blocks - Block 18
I really like the pattern of block 18 (forgotten it's name and am too lazy to go and hunt for my book to find out).  I don't say this often about B&C fabrics but this is one of the prints I bought that I'm not so fond of.  Not sure why I can't quite love it like I do the others.  Maybe it's a bit too dark blue and not navy enough for me, not sure, but I have kept it in this block anyway to try to balance out the navy/dark blue tones across the quilt especially since I only have a few of these colours in my B&C stash.

So, that's 18 blocks all stitched and waiting for some future attention.  The remaining 30 quilt blocks will all finish at 6" square which is pretty wee given the number of pieces some are being made up from.  For now though, they will have to wait until after the summer as sewing machine time is giving way to other things for a while. At least they are all cut and packaged up ready to sew when I find myself with time and energy to get working on them!


  1. You've achieved a lot getting this far! They look great! Jxo

  2. any chance of a group shot of all your blocks so far? They look gorgeous as do you in the shower party photos!

  3. I love these blocks and agree with Nicky: a group shot would be great but only if you can persuade your lovely son to arrange them on the floor for you and pick them up afterwards!


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