My Version of Moda's "Modern Squares Quilt"3:23:00 PM
Long time no post!!! It has been way too long since I have updated this blog... I blame it on all the hustle and bustle of the holidays as well as the excitement of purchasing our first house (SO EXCITING)!!!
Amongst all of the excitement over the past two months I have found the time to make this amazing quilt for my cousin who is having a baby girl this April. I fell in love with the squares, when I was looking at the Modern Squares Quilt pattern from the Moda Bake Shop website.Yes, I realize that the name sounds a bit funny but this blog has transformed their patterns into recipes and use baking references when talking about their fabric, absolutely adorable and so much fun to look through the patterns!
Anyway, I modified the squares to make them a little bit smaller and I only ended up having 12 squares as opposed to the pattern that calls for 20; this pattern is for a baby therefore I felt as though it needed to be a bit smaller. The fabric that I used for the squares was a simple cotton fabric that I had found at JoAnn's fabric. My backing fabric and the fabric I used in between the squares was a fleece (so soft and perfect for a baby), also from JoAnn's!
Here is what my squares looked like all laid out after I had sewn them all together --->
(I was extremely excited at this point, the colors and the patterns just made me so happy!!)
Then I proceeded to sew together the squares using a pretty pink fleece!! Once that was done I put the quilt together and started the quilting process! To hold the quilt top, the batting and the backing together I used a product similar to this (I could not find the brand I actually used online)... however, it works great and it definitely helped keep the layers together while I was quilting it together!!
Here is what the quilt looks like so far...
All I have left to do is bind it together, and to do this I am going to use scraps from the squares as my binding fabric so the whole quilt fits together seemlessly!! I am absolutely in love with this quilt and can not wait to finish it and give it to the mom-to-be!!!
Sew much fabric, sew little time!