Meet my latest quilting obsession (yes, I say that a lot), Moda's Modern Building Blocks. Its a cute fan deck of blocks. There are several blocks sizes (you can see in the top left picture).
I am using my handy design board (tutorial by Lori Holt) to lay out the pieces after cutting them out and carrying it over to my machine.
I am making a scrappy version and decided to cut out and sew the smallest blocks first (6" finished) to make use of my scraps. The bigger blocks may require cutting in to my fat quarters.
I am up to 9.5 blocks (out of 30-6" blocks). I am having so much fun!
I am a little worried about the cut triangles (they do not use a hst triangle technique) and bias so I am starching my scraps and then ironing before cutting. So far it has worked out pretty good. I also am finding I have to use a scant 1/4" to get my blocks all the same.
You may want to check your quarter inch for accuracy. My quarter inch foot has a metal seam guide and I think it gets a little bent after use and I could stand to check it more (and buy a new foot if necessary).
Heather is sewing up a solid version (like in the original) and my friend Mary stopped by today and I asked if she would bring her blocks over to share too.
If you are making and blogging about these blocks, let me know and I can check out and link to your blocks.
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