Monday, September 22, 2014

All Done . . . .

So when you get the top half of the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt pieced,


And the bottom half of the Moda Building Blocks quilt pieced,


all that's left is to combine them,
 and then you're done.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 144
The pattern is Moda Modern Building Blocks
It finished at 84" x 96"
It has approximately 1,272 pieces

I used nothing  but polka-dot fabric.  It's hard to see all the dots in these pictures but I didn't cheat once.  A white dot on dot print was a real life saver.  I also think my use of varying polka dot sizes kept this top from being a hot mess.

I probably swapped out about a half dozen blocks in the pattern with blocks that are favorites of mine.  Camille at Simplify pieced an amazing Leftovers block quilt last year that I absolutely loved.  I had intended to create my own version of that quilt but once I saw the Moda pattern I decided to use their pattern, which has the same sort of feel as Camille's quilt, and thereby save me some time by not having to design my own.   As a thank you to Camille for the inspiration I decided to add her world famous Swoon block.

I also enjoyed seeing all the alphabet quilts made this year which inspired me to add one letter block of my own.

And my all-time favorite block is the Goose in the Pond block, so I added one of those too.



I loved working on this project and I think you'll love it too.  I have an extra Moda Modern Building Blocks pattern to share.  If you would like to make your version of this quilt just leave a message on this post.  Please leave a way for me to contact you and tell me your all-time favorite quilt block.   You  have until the end of day Wednesday to enter the giveaway.


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59 comments:

  1. Wow! I love what you did with this quilt. Can wait to see it after you have it quilted! My favorite block is Churn Dash.

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  2. I have so enjoyed watching you work on this quilt , it is just so fun! I love that you did it all in polka dot fabrics. Ok my favorite block probably is a nine patch….simple but amazing with the right fabrics ! I would love to make this quilt too, I have put off buying the pattern as I knew I would become obsessed with making it and had a few things to finish first, Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.
    Kathie

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  3. I love your quilt it came out awesome!
    My favorite quilt is Swoon I made it and
    have it on my bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Love, love, love all the dots Thelma! They came together so well! My LQS has a whole section devoted to dots and while I was there last week I was thinking of you and this quilt. My favorite block is flying geese. I hope that counts as a block? I love them any way they are put together.

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  5. Nice job, Thelma! I love polka dots; what a great way to use that type of fabric varying the size of the dots.

    My favorite block would probably be churn dash; but the minute I say that, then I think of schoolhouse, log cabin, and about 12 others!

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  6. Second try at a comment! Your "Thelmanized" version is wonderful! This is such a fun quilt to make! Great job!

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  7. Hi, Thelma. Your quilt looks great. Super idea to add your initial! I have recently switched my allegiance from log cabin to nested churn dash as my favourite. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for sharing your quilting journey.

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  8. I'm hooked on hexagons! But I also love churn dash and the way you included swoon and your initial. You really did a beautiful job of making this your own. It's beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern. Would love to make this quilt! I always look forward to your blog posts. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  9. My favorite is the Churn Dash. I realized the other day that I'm making I think my fifth quilt top with Churn Dash blocks. Now I just need to get one of them quilted. I love your quilt. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. Thelma, you did an AWESOME job! I've only got 1 block done so I'm inspired to do more this week.....
    I like that you changed up some of the blocks and added your favorites and used dots...I love dots!
    Congratulations!
    Peggy in NJ

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  11. I love your quilt, Thelma, and I love how you made it your own! My all time favorite block is the simple churn dash. I think this quilt would look beautiful in civil war reproduction fabrics too!

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    1. Wow! I just read the previous comments and I can't believe how many people love the churn dash block!

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  12. The quilt is ALIVE, Thelma! Glad to see it ready for quilting. My favorite block is the Double Aster.

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I am glad you make things your own. It inspires me to do the same! My favorite block is the tree of life. Thanks- K-

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  14. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love how you personalized it. My favorite block is the churn dash!

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  15. My favorite block is the pinwheel. Your quilt is fabulous! Love, love, love!

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  16. I love that you changed things up with this pattern - especially the addition of the "T".

    So hard to pick a favorite block. Today though I'd go old school and pick the Wedding Ring.

    I had to go look up Goose in the Pond - great block!

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  17. Love your quilt. I love the Swoon block. It looks great in any fabric. The log cabin and churn dash blocks are some of my favorite all time blocks.

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  18. Oh Thelma, your Moda Modern Building Blocks turned out fabulously. I am impressed you were able to complete the ENTIRE quilt with polka dots! I am thinking I need to challenge myself to make this quilt using only fabric from my stash...do you think I could do it? Currently my all time favorite quilt block is the churn dash....but I am kind of fickle when it comes to favorites like that....just being honest. I would love for you to contact me, and send me the pattern....I would not have any excuses for not starting my own personal challenge then! soardkgatfusedotnet PS. I was thrilled to see you have joined us all on Instagram!

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  19. Thelma, your quilt is beautiful!!! You are so fast and I love the T block you added. My favorite quilt blocks are pinwheels and Dresden plates. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway.

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  20. That turned out great Thelma. I love dots too. This looks like a fun quilt top to work on and I would probably throw in Swoon too. I am working on the mini-Swoon right now and challenged myself to make it with just one charm pack and a background fabric.

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  21. Your quilt is STUNNING! Wow! My all time favorite block is a simple 9-patch! :) Thanks for a chance to win!
    welchrobin@Hotmail.com
    ~robin

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  22. Really really like your quilt! I, too, like the different size dots. I think my all time favorite blocks are the simple 9-patch and the traditional log cabin. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    jesop84@fairfieldwireless.net

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  23. Wonderful quilt!! I always enjoy seeing your special "Thelma" touches to a pattern. My favorite block is a Bear's Paw. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  24. I love this quilt pattern! You made it really great by adding your special favorite blocks! My favorite block is the churndash. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  25. This quilt pattern is amazing- what a project! I'm pretty new to quilting but so far my favorite quilt block to make has been weathervane. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  26. I definitely want to make this quilt but I haven't decided what fabrics to use. your quilt with dots was a great idea.

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  27. Beautiful!! Love that you used all dots. Fantastic "leftover" quilt.

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  28. I turned out great! Now I need to get on mine!

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  29. Your quilt is wonderful!! I have been wanting to make one of these, too. I love how you used only polka dots. Very cute!

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  30. love how happy the quilt makes me feel!

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  31. I looks beautiful. I love how you've used pink in one of the big blocks.

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  32. What a stunner, looks great. I love the lowly churn dash block, not sure why, but I love it.

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  33. Way to go, Thelma. Love all the polka dots, and also how you've added your own "touch" to it with some special blocks. Another great finish!

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  34. Your quilt is so wonderful! I love the log cabin block so following your lead I think I should include that block in my Moda Modern Quilt, once I get my kit that is! It should be here some time in November!

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  35. Your quilt top turned out so wonderful - no surprise. You amaze me with how much you get done and how nice your work is - great job - LOVE it!

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  36. Your Moda Building Blocks quilt is fantastic...LOVE the dots and the fact that you added some of your favorites makes it even better.

    I have way too many projects to work on now so no need to consider me for your giveaway...just wanted to let you know that I love your newest finish.

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  37. Hhhhm, you're giving me ideas for what to do with my enormous polka dot stash......

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  38. Your quilt top looks fantastic. I love polka dots - always such happy fabrics.

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  39. Love your quilt, it is so cheerful and bright. I don't really have a favorite block love them all.
    I think the lime green and brown one in your quilt is quite stunning.

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  40. What a great job! It's not always easy to get all those different kinds of blocks to come out the correct size so they all fit together (not for me, anyway!). Super cute! I especially love the little blue stars above the swoon block with the polka dot centers.

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  41. What a gorgeous quilt, and I love that you used all polka dots. I am not familiar with the goose in the pond block, but will be checking it out to figure out which block that is. Great job!

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  42. Love your quilt. Love polka dots, can't wait to see it quilted. too many blocks to choose from, I think i like all of the blocks.

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  43. I didn't particularly care for this pattern until I saw your version and the way you have personalized it. I am going to have to add it to my quilt bucket list. My favorite block is a bear paw.

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  44. I love your quilt and all of the different polka dots and personalized blocks. Thank YOU for being an inspiration to me! I hope I win your extra pattern so I can make this quilt for myself. Thanks for the chance. My favorite quilt block is Clay's Choice. (I bet you won't read that one very often but it's the first quilt block I ever made!) k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Another lovely quilt! My favorite block is the nine patch

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  46. Love your quilt and your use of dots. Right now I'm working on feathered stars, so I guess that's my favorite. It's challenging, but so rewarding when it comes together! Would like to make the Modern Blocks from my stash.

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  47. love your quilt and the changes you made to make it your own.

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  48. Love your polka dot version of this quilt! I especially like that you added the swoon block.

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  49. oh what a fun quilt I was just thinking the other day what to do with all those tester blocks I have in a drawer I thought about giving them to my niece she's getting pretty crafty or maybe something for my next raffle block if you have an idea ion it please email me I will tell you how much it took in also
    have a great day Thelma

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  51. I love everything about this quilt, but especially the polka dots (wish I had thought of it)!! I have always been fond of the log cabin block but also think flying geese are fun to make. I enjoyed all the alphabets and plan to do a whole one, as I often used to cross stitch just alphabets. Don't include me in the drawing, I've already purchased it, just had to comment when I saw how fun and happy this quilt looked! Love that you also included the "swoon" block - very swoon worthy!!

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  52. What a pretty and vibrant quilt. Great job making it your own. My favorite block is New York Beauty or Pinwheel.

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  53. Just beautiful! My all time quilt block right now is Swoon. Love how you added Swoon to your quilt. Also love your letter T for Thelma. My grandma who was a quilter was named Thelma.
    Gotta make this for sure! Kd

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  54. Thelma, I enjoyed seeing these blocks coming together on Instagram. I didn't realize until now though that you've swapped out some of the blocks for your favorites. Brilliant idea! It's just gorgeous.

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  55. thelma, your moda building blocks is my fave...i love the bright cheery colors you choose and i love all the polka dots. ;p

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  56. I love it! One of my favorite of all your 144 (12 squared) quilts.

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  57. I just love this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern. I am just having such fun with samplers these days!

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