Modern Building Blocks Quilt – Complete!

I’m so excited to share my final finish of 2015, and my absolute favorite one of the year!

This is Moda’s Modern Building Blocks Quilt.

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

The quilt has 48 blocks of varying sizes made with 21 different Moda solids. I finished the quilt top back in May and spent some time debating how to quilt it.

Moda's Modern Building Blocks

After seeing some of Teresa Silva’s (Quilting Is My Bliss) work on someone else’s version of this quilt, I decided I must send her the quilt to work her magic on it! She did such an amazing job and I’m so in love with this quilt!

I figure that the best way to tell you about this quilt is just so show you lots of pictures.  Here they are!

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

This block is my favorite!

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Isn’t it magical?  I’m going to be putting this one on our bed.  Mike is happy that we can have something a little less girly than our current bed covering – The Butterfly Quilt.

I used a solid purple backing on the quilt which looks so elegant with all of Teresa’s quilting.

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

Erica once again took these amazing pictures – thank you, friend!  We had quite a challenge finding a place to hang the Modern Building Blocks Quilt and see every block.  We fought off some wind and bitter cold to pin up the quilt on a local basketball court which ended up working out quite well.  Climbing up the fence shows how big this quilt really is!

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

For the past couple years, I’ve made several large and complex quilts and sent them to Teresa for quilting.  In 2014, I made a Swoon Quilt as a wedding gift for my sister and I made Tula Pink’s Butterfly Quilt. Now I have to decide what to make next year!

  • Stunning!! I love how this came out. Both you and Teresa did a, better than great job!! I would love to show this to a friend in my Friday morning quilt studio. She recently began the Moda’s Modern Quilting Blocks, and put it aside. I know it’s a lot of work, but worth it in the end. Hopefully your finished beauty will inspire her to pick it up again in 2016. It would certainly inspire me!!

    It’s great how you photographed it so the size really shows up well on that fence. Good for you.
    A great finish to end the year upon 🙂

  • Val Hoyer

    It is very beautiful! I am sure you will love looking at it each day.

  • This turned out beautifully! That texture – wow! 🙂

  • Solids really lend themselves to fancy quilting, don’t they!
    Another wonderful finish for 2015. Well done.

  • Emily

    It’s a beauty, I like lots of the colours you’ve used, I couldn’t pick out my favorite block as there were a few that look just fantastic:)

  • It is fabulous! That quilting is spectacular, great decision to send it to Teresa! Wonderful piecing too. Great job.

  • Minn

    It’s beautiful, and the quilting does a great job highlighting each unique block!

  • Wow! You have been busy, and this one turned out amazing.

  • Rosemaryflower

    Rachel, this is a masterpiece. I love the colors!
    Happpy New Year

  • wow, the quilting on this one is impressive. great work!

  • Well that is indeed another STUNNER!!!
    You combined the perfect pattern with the perfect quilting!

  • Oh this is all kinds of wonderful … thanks for all the close up pics of the quilting, the texture looks amazing 🙂

  • Teresa Silva

    Thank you Rachel! I loved quilting this for you and all your other quilts. You do an amazing job piecing them.

  • Beautiful quilt and she did amazing quilting job!