This week, I started Moda's Modern Building Blocks. I bought the pattern only and not the whole kit, which is made up of all solids. For my quilt, I chose to use all my Lori Holt @ Bee In My Bonnet fabric stash, along with some solids and tone on tone whites. Some of the solids pictured didn't make it into the quilt blocks...Not yet, at least.
Some of these blocks are huge. Two are 36"!! Keeping the blocks laid out so I can make sure the colors were distributed evenly was not an option, so I printed out the page that shows you how to put it all together and kept notes on it.
I deviated from the pattern and substituted the 24" block for a Swoon block. If you have been around for a while, you know how I love this block!
This next block was an unplanned change. It was supposed to look like this...
After trying to get it put together, ripping and trying again, it was still a hot mess. I ended up making this instead...It was later where I realized where the mistake was. I made the cuts at ⅞" instead of ⅜"...Ooops! Makes a big difference!! I am calling it good enough. =)
One more section all put together.
This quilt is going to be really big! 84"x96"! The spaces are where more blocks need to be made and added in, however I am going to totally change up the 6" blocks and personalize this quilt even further. More on that on another day. =)
Do you follow a pattern exactly as it is intended to be made or do you change it up and make it your own? I do both...
Have a happy weekend!!