My Favorite Color is Moda - Blocks 18 & 19
My Favorite Color is Moda - Blocks 18 & 19
This month we’re sewing Blocks 18 & 19 of the My Favorite Color is Moda Sampler.
Only one block left! So close! Even though we’re nearing the end, there’s always time to catch up. Check with your local quilt shop for the pattern, and any fabric or kits they’ve put together. We’ll be sharing a new block or blocks on the First Tuesday of every month through the end of 2021.
Note: Pattern corrections are at the end of this post.
If you missed this Bella Solids colorway the first time around, this fabric combination is called Cookie Tin, and it’s perfect for a cheery quilt as it starts heading into the holiday season. The Bellas in the colorway are: Snow (9900 11), Ruby Ice (9900 169), Green (9900 65), Peacock (9900 216), Geranium (9900 258), Scarlet (9900 47), Christmas Red (9900 16), Bettys Green (9900 121), Dill (9900 77), and Christmas Green (9900 14).
Unlike last month, between Blocks 18 and 19, we’re really only utilizing a fraction of the fabrics from the overall project: Fabric 1, 8 & 9 for Block 18, and Fabric 2, 4, 8 & 9 for Block 19.
There is a pattern correction we’ve already discovered for BLOCK 18, so make sure to read through before you start sewing. In the ‘Piecing’ section, the thumbnail images for the block components are correct, but the fabrics listed for each are wrong. The first thumbnail needs Fabric 1 & 9, and the second thumbnail needs Fabric 8 & 1. All of the cutting instructions are correct for the block, so if you’ve followed the cutting correctly, you’ll have everything you need.
One tip that will help your block construction for these two blocks, is to try to always sew just a thread width or two ‘off’ of your marked diagonal lines to ensure the flipped corners will always cover the full block size.
In the image above, you’ll see I’ve stitched down the side of my marked seam line, toward the seam allowance side (or if you rather, toward the side that will be trimmed off). Now when the corner triangle is pressed over, you’ve given yourself just a tad extra fabric to ensure that the half triangle extends all the way to the full size of the block. Pressing seams open rather than to the side also helps these corner triangles extend all the way to the edges, because they don’t have to fold over a larger seam allowance.
One of the fun bonuses with these blocks, is having cast off triangles to play with after trimming the seam allowances on the corner pieces! Using nearly all of the trimmed triangles from my three Block 19’s, I put together a 5” unfinished mini block of Quarter Square Triangles. To make a square block from the Block 19 leftovers, you’ll have extras, so you can play a bit with the layout and color distribution.
Simply follow the QST piecing instructions on Page 2 of the My Favorite Color is Moda sampler pattern, and trim all of the sewn units to 2”. You should have plenty of room if some of your trimmings ended up slightly smaller than others, but if not, you can always trim the QST a touch smaller. This mini block is a lovely insert for a zipper pouch, or a mug rug for yourself or a quilty friend!
Can you believe we only have ONE BLOCK LEFT in this sewalong?! It feels like just yesterday we were picking fabrics and making our very first Half Square Triangles. A look at this month’s blocks in each Bella colorway:
Make sure to share your sewing progress using the hashtag #MyFavoriteColorisModa on social media! We love seeing what everyone is doing, whether they’re using our Bella colorways or something of their own. Happy sewing!
For a PDF of this post - My Favorite Color is Moda Blocks 18 & 19.
To see the posts for the first seventeen blocks - My Favorite Color is Moda
MFCIM Pattern Correction Notes:
For ALL blocks, the measurement given for Finished Size is the size once the block is sewn into the quilt (after taking out seam allowance). A block with a finished size of 18”x18” will measure 18.5”x18.5” when the piecing is completed but is not yet sewn into the final quilt.
BLOCK 17: In the ‘Piecing’ section, the third block pairing reads correctly that you should use Fabric 1 & 6 to make HST. However, the thumbnail image for the HST shows the incorrect fabrics, they should be the Green and Pink for Fabrics 1 and 6. All of the cutting instructions are correct for the block
BLOCK 18: In the ‘Piecing’ section, the thumbnail images for the block components are correct, but the fabrics listed for each are wrong. The first thumbnail needs Fabric 1 & 9, and the second thumbnail need Fabric 8 & 1. All of the cutting instructions are correct for the block.
We will continue to list any pattern corrections in these blog posts for your reference.