At Spring Market in Pittsburgh Moda had this quilt in their booth. It's called Moda Building Blocks. I fell in love with it, me and most everyone else at the show, and put it on my To Do List. I wasn't sure how I was going to get this quilt made, I didn't know if it was a pattern, a kit, or what exactly, I just knew I wanted one of my very own.
Right after market Fig Tree announced a block of the month for this pattern using a few of the Moda Bella Solids from this quilt and a few Fig Tree prints. I think it sold out in less than a week. But that was OK with me, I figured I would just wait for some of the other Moda designers to come up with their own take on this pattern. I think this pattern would work for any style of fabric and was eager to see French General, Bonnie and Camille, BasicGrey, Kate Spain and Edyta Sitar versions.
Well I've finally figured out that this quilt will be available as a kit in a quilt shop near you, using the Bella Solids in the market quilt, but no other Moda designers jumped on the Moda Building Blocks bandwagon. And even though I'm disappointed not to get to see some different versions, I am happy to report that Moda is offering the pattern without the kit. So WE can make our own versions.
The Fat Quarter Shop has the pattern listed for $12 and available in September. (click here)
After mulling over all my options I've decided to make a polka dot version. I want a happy and fun Moda Building Blocks top and I love dots. I use dots every now and then but I've never made a quilt entirely of dots, until now.
I have made a baby Swoon block and a mini Swoon quilt but never the original big Swoon block, and I want one in my sampler so that's the first block I made. Next up, I fell in love with all those alphabet quilts folks were making but didn't really want a whole alphabet quilt, but did want one block, so I made a "T" block too.
So yes, I've made two blocks, neither of which is in the pattern, and now I have decided to wait on the remaining blocks until I have the actual Building Blocks pattern that will be available this fall. Which means you have a few weeks to pick out some fabric and come up with your own Moda Building Blocks quilt too!
According to the Fat Quarter Shop the quilt finishes at 84" x 96" and has 48 blocks ranging in sizes from 36" to 6". I think this quilt should be called Something for Everybody, because it is!
Now I need to come up with something to keep me busy and out of trouble until September!