Friday, February 6, 2015

Modern Building Blocks - Back to Nature Edition

Yippee!!!  I am so excited to share this finish this morning.  My Modern Building Blocks, Back to Nature Edition quilt is finished!!!!


Now, when I first started this quilt the idea was to have a quilt that I could make a few blocks a month.  No deadline, no assembly line sewing, just making each little block one at a time.   And then I started putting them together ;)


They were so much fun to put together I couldn't stop!!!!   I started with all of the little 6" blocks and worked my way up to these super large blocks!!!  And I can honestly say that I had fun sewing each and every block.  It was such a blast to put together and an excellent technique workshop as well ;)  I just love all of those happy points!!!


I love the beautiful tones in this quilt.  It just blows me away that you can have so many wonderful different blocks but yet because of the colors it is still calm.  I used mostly Denyse Schmidt Fat Quarter Solids and then some Kona Solids and Bella Solids for the bigger pieces :)


When it came time to quilt it, I decided to go with a wavy cross hatch ;)  I love the added dimension it gives to the quilt ;)  And, I wore my pedometer and got in a mile of walking back and forth across the long arm ;)  I have always wanted to see how far I walk when I do this kind of stitching ;)


I know it will probably be asked, but I think this is my favorite bock in the quilt.   It took me forever to decide :)

And in case you are wondering, I changed the layout from the original pattern as I wanted the quilt to be square :)  Luckily, everything was divisible by 6 so it wasn't to hard to rearrange ;)  And all I had to do was make one additional 6" block and it all worked out ;)


And that's my Modern Building Blocks : Back to Nature Edition ;)   And can I just sum up by saying I Love This Quilt!!!!!!!!


Thanks for stopping in today ;)
And I always want to say a quick Thank You for all of your sweet comments on my new Irish Chain Twist Quilt-A-Long.  I am so excited for this!!!   If you want to join up, we are just starting cutting this week ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking this finish up to Sarah's and Amandas  and Quilt Story ;)


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48 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Congratulations! Now I REALLY want to make one.

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  2. Love it!! I want to make one someday!!

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  3. Wow!!! This is such a stunning quilt. So,so perfect in every possible way.

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  4. love what you have done with this pattern. I finished mine from a kit - made it for a friend as a sample in her shop. I love your colors so much more and really like that you made it into a square.

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  5. Love the quilt done square! Square quilts rule!

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  6. Very pretty. I lvoe your color choices.. I keep wavering on this pattern, but your post today makes me want to sew it even more than I did before.

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  7. Like the colors, It looks wonderful

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  8. It is gorgeous!! I learned a lot making this quilt, too.

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  9. Melissa, I love your quilt - it is just lovely. I love the colors - they go together so well. Thanks for the inspiration! Now I want to make one too.

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  10. Your quilt is so beautiful! I love the colors you used!

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  11. Back to Nature is gorgeous, I love it. The colors certainly do portray nature. Lot's of interesting blocks :)

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  12. What a wonderful quilt!! Such an amazing job! Love the colors and all the different blocks. :)

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  13. Oh that looks fantastic! Using the solids really pops, and the blues are great!

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  14. Coolest factoid in this post: the mile you walked while quilting!

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  15. Melissa, I have to say that this is my favorite of all the building blocks quilts that I have seen! Wonderful choice of colors and layout!!! And I love the color of your winter grass (hee! hee!) Ours is greenish with a rusty orange (from too much moisture and not enough sun) :-) Have a wonderful weekend, and big hugs to you!!! H

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  16. What a wonderful quilt. I love the colors you have chosen for the quilt.

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  17. I am fascinated by this pattern! Beautiful work!

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  18. Love the colours in your quilt - so beautiful!

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  19. This is so beautiful. I just love the colours you've chosen. How funny that it walked a mile to quilt it. I get quite a few steps going back and forth to my ironing board but nothing like that. Perhaps I can justify a long arm as an exercise machine??

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  20. This quilt is astounding. Really, you did such a great job. It's incredible.

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  21. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors you've chosen for this.

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  22. Fantastic, Melissa!! You are amazing!!

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  23. Such a lovely version of this quilt! I've just started making this and a couple of the blocks seemed really big to me, almost out of proportion, but your finished quilt look great! Lovely colour combo too, Linda

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  24. I can see why you love it. It is beautiful.

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  25. I noticed right away that you made it square and I love it this way!

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  26. I love that you had a theme ~ I've got the pattern but I didn't like how there were so many colors in it. I love yours ~ back to nature ~ it's beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. So beautiful! I've been checking back in on you for the last week to see a finished pic!
    Love the colors and layout. Ordered my pattern and if just arrived, can't wait to get started!

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  28. I love this quilt! I love the colors, and the blocks, and the quilting! I hope to make my own someday!

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  29. It really turned out fabulous and I love the color combo too.

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  30. I have seen this quilt in many colour variations, and must say yours is by far my favorite! Love the colours you selected, and find it a much more peaceful quilt while at the same time showing off the interesting blocks that make up this quilt. Your straight line quilting is the perfect subtle finish, and allows your colours and perfect piecing to be the hero of the quilt...your version has inspired me to make one for myself! Love it...thanks for sharing it!

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  31. Loving this in the solids. I know what you mean about the addictive properties, I'm doing a similar idea with multiple sized blocks right now and I just want to sew it all up!

    Also laughing at your 'it's still January?' post, as I've not done my January blocks yet - 1 because the recipient is on holiday til the middle of this month and gave us a break and the other because it's a round robin and the person in front of me has a backlog of 4 tops right now!

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  32. What a fun quilt! I love the soothing color and the pop of turquoise of the large star block.
    So? Don't leave us hanging! How far did you walk while quilting!?!

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  33. Such a beautiful quilt! I love your colour choice very much! If I see this I can imagine myself using only plain fabrics from now on.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  34. Melissa, this is an absolutely... pure STUNNING quilt done in all of these colors! This literally blows me away and just says WOWZA! Stunning... so so so stunning! You are right, to have such a wide variety of colors and tones in the quilt, it all still seamlessly meshes together. I am in awe!

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  35. Pedometer Quilting Workouts by Melissa Corry... hmmm could it be your next book? LOL
    I love the look of this one so peaceful and fascinating to look at all the different blocks! I just had that happen to me too, where I was having so much fun with a quilt that I did it all in one fell swoop instead of bit by bit.

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  36. Love your quilt! So refreshing!!
    Susie

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  37. Simply beautiful.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. A heart quilt would be awesome.

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  39. Melissa, This is a gorgeous quilt. I really love the fabrics and how well they all work together. Great job.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa