Sunday, October 11, 2015

Moda Modern Building Blocks with Straight-Line Quilting

Has it really been over a month since I last blogged?!

I really have been doing a lot of quilting over here at my house, and the pics are piling up.
I need to get with the program!

Here's another version of the Moda Building Blocks quilt. 

I love straight-line quilting on this quilt. The simplicity of it shows off the colorful blocks. The last Moda Building Blocks I quilted was custom quilting and it took me around 40 hours to quilt. This quilt took less than a quarter of that time.

Don't get me wrong, I love the custom quilting I did on the first quilt, but I honestly love this look too. 

Sometimes deciding how to quilt a quilt is a matter of personal preference, sometimes it's a matter of finding out how the quilt will be used, and sometimes it's a matter of what the quilting budget allows. Really, whether custom or simple quilting, you can't lose! 


  1. I also like the straight lines on this quilt. The custom quilting on the earlier quilt was amazing but with the busyness of the assorted blocks and prints the simplicity works. Are these 1" quilt lines? I wonder if 1.5 would work as there would be less stitch in the ditch (or matching slightly askew stitches?).

    1. Hi Diana! I believe these lines were 1 inch, but I definitely think 1.5 inch lines would work as well. As long as the spacing between lines is equal I don't think you need to worry about trying to stitch in the ditch or match stitches.