Spell It With Moda Quilt

Aug 12, 2016

I am so proud and happy to announce my "Spell It With Moda" quilt is finally finished!!! *cue confetti* I started this quilt last fall in the hopes it would be finished for my son's first birthday (February 2016, whoops) and although the top was done, I never sent it to be quilted! :(

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when I sent this treasured quilt of mine to River House Quilting (see @riverhousequilting on IG to see a video of Shanon using her long arm on my quilt!). I was nervous and excited all at the same time! I was finally sending my baby off.

Shanon used an edge-to-edge design in her long arm machine that I picked called "Count Your Blessings". It's random numbers (1-9) scattered across the quilt which I think is PERFECT for an ABC quilt like this one. Letters and numbers. How does it get better than that?

Side note: 77,753 stitches were used on this quilt!

The quilt pattern is called "Spell It With Moda"and letter blocks of this quilt are made from a precut jelly roll of Modern Minis fabric line by Lori Holt for Riley Blake (with a wee bit on B and C prints mixed in for an extra scrappy look on certain blocks). This pattern only took approx. 20 or so jelly roll strips! The background is a creamy off-white Kona solid with for the life of me I cant remember the exact shade name, sorry!

I pieced the quilt back from a few yards of grey Widescreen 108" quilt backing from Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I ALMOST had enough to not have to piece it together - it was so close. But in the end I did have to do some cutting and piecing.

The binding is a scrappy mix of random jelly roll strips I had saved up. Each different print is anywhere from 5" to 12" long and after piecing them together to get 8 yard in length, I stitched to the front of my quilt by machine, then it was hand sewn to the back with a blind stitch.

The binding prints are from lines from the following designers: Bonnie and Camille, Lori Holt, Sweetwater, various Cotton + Steel, Kate Spain, Marion Sutton, and a few others that were in my scrap bin (unsure of print name / designer). I think they add to the overall look and feel of the quilt and I am so in love with it!

My thoughts on this pattern: It's easy. I know it looks a bit difficult but believe me its much easier than you would expect. Plus, I found piecing each different block to be super fun and I flew through this quilt top in no time. You should totally try it out if you've got a kid or even a teacher in your life that you'd like to make an amazing quilt for!

The best part was that it takes less than half of one full-sized jelly roll. So you could literally make two sets of ABC's with one jelly roll and some solids for background!

Thanks for reading and I hope you love this quilt! :)



  1. This is super cute! Love the fun fabric and that quilting.....OH My! TFS!

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