Moda Bake Shop QAL | Modified Pinwheels

Moda Bake Shop QAL | Modified Pinwheels

 

We are moving right along with this summer quilt along with the Moda Bake Shop. Path A: Granny Square blocks, was released on Monday, and since I made a full Granny Square quilt last summer, I thought I would venture over to Path B: Modified Pinwheel Point. Check out the MBS post for all the details on how to make this fun block. 

 

 

I had never seen this block before, so I thought it would be a nice little adventure. It was fun coming up with the different pairs of grays and blues–getting contrast is a bit of a challenge with these fabrics!

 

Moda Bake Shop Summer QAL

 

Moda Bake Shop Summer QAL

 

And I love blocks that get trimmed up at the end. I know people think that the extra step isn’t worth the time–but I totally disagree! It is such a pleasure to sew up blocks that fit together perfectly. And this 6.5″ Creative Grids ruler was exactly the right size to trim the blocks–so easy peasy! It even had the right markings to line up with the center square–that was a nice surprise!

 

Moda Bake Shop Summer QAL

 

This quilt is already becoming quite the beast! It’s fun to watch it grow bigger with each round. It’s very satisfying and I’m enjoying going into “production” mode on each round–making lots of the same block.

I find it very zen and even though I often watch Netflix or listen to a podcast, I’ve been making a point to just be alone with my thoughts while I sew lately. I think that when you are engaged in a creative pursuit that only takes up part of your brain, you have a unique opportunity to let your brain shuffle through and process information. I often come up with new ideas during this time and find myself reaching form my bullet journal to jot them down before they’re gone. I’m learning to not always have something playing in those earbuds. 

Have you checked out the Moda Bake Shop Bakers Facebook group? It’s filled with amazing inspiration and lots of photos from camp as lots of people choose their own adventure. 


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