A Slice of Moda

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

One of my newest patterns is for Sliced - a watermelon quilt!


Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Moda to make the mini version (30" square) of my pattern in Moda Bella solids for their Quilt Market booth! Wait, what??? Moda contacted me?? And asked me to make a quilt for them?? For Quilt Market?? Pinch me! I must be dreaming!!

Then a couple days later, I received a box of fabric in the mail - sealed with Moda tape!! It wasn't a dream!

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

Of course there was a fast-approaching deadline, so I was glad that the quilt is a quick one to make!

I really wanted to quilt the same loops design on this one that I did on my large 60" version, but without a longarm, I was afraid it wouldn't look as professional as I really wanted for this quilt.

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

So after much indecision, I finally settled on diagonal straight line quilting. I just eyeballed the distance between each line, but I'm guessing it's 1/2". I started in the middle and worked my way out. I always quilt this way, so the excess fabric works it's way to the corner and can be smoothed out. It really helps eliminate puckers and keeps the top looking its best.

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

And I didn't use white thread! The whole thing was pieced and quilted with Aurifil 2455 - Medium Carmine Red! I feel like such a rebel!

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

The backing fabric that Moda sent me has a really neat texture. It's a lime green, but is a woven fabric. Very hard to capture in a photo.

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

I took some quick photos of it on the porch (it was raining, so no beauty shots) and printed up a label for the back. (Obviously these photos were taken after dark with terrible lighting! Ugh!)

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts 
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

I shipped the quilt off this morning! The next time I'll see it will be when it's hanging in the Moda booth at Quilt Market in St. Louis next month! Then it will be off on it's own adventures with Moda. Supposedly it will be in their showroom. Sounds so formal and impressive!

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts
Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

Quilt Stats:

30" x 30"
Pattern is Sliced
Fabrics for the top are Moda Bella solids (I'm not sure exactly which ones, I'll update this post if I find out!)
Backing fabric is a woven by Moda (again, not sure exactly, but I'll let you know if I figure it out!)
Batting is Fairfield brand, cotton 80/20
Thread is Aurifil 50wt, color 2455 - Medium Carmine Red

Sliced mini quilt for Moda by Slice of Pi Quilts

22 comments:

  1. I've said this before but I'l say it again. I love this quilt!!

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  2. Beautiful miniaturization of the larger quilt. I think the diagonal lines for quilting were a great choice, and I look forward to seeing that selfie of you with it at Market! :)

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  3. I LOVE this quilt! May need to make one for my sister -- she's a watermelon fiend. :)

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  4. I really, really like this quilt. How fun to have been contacted by Moda to make it for Quilt Market. Looking forward to your selfie.

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  5. How exciting for you!!! I just love this pattern and the fabric is just perfect for the watermelon. I hope you enjoy seeing it hanging at Quilt Market!

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  6. That is such a great quilt, Laura, both as a mini and a maxi!!! Love the straight line quilting on the diagonal, too. So cool that Moda asked you to join them in their booth!!!

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  7. Laura, it's fantastic! Congrats that Moda contacted YOU!

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  8. How exciting to get to make a quilt for the Moda booth! I love your choice of straight line quilting. It looks fantastic!

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  9. I just love this mini quilt you made, it is just as awesome as the original bigger one. (also testing my no reply blogger status)

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  10. So awesome to be contacted by Moda. Gorgeous work and I love the quilting.

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  11. Oh my gosh. That is adorable!! I love it, and the matchstick quilting is perfect!

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  12. This is SO CUTE! I love it and if I was going to Market I would be tempted to steal it from their booth! :)

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  13. Fun commission job! I like it just as much with the diagonal quilting as the loops, and the Carmine thread is GREAT!!

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  14. Well, aren't you the rockstar! Well done!

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  15. That is adorable! I went over and looked at your pattern. The large one is a lot of fun, but I really love the mini! Congratulations on being asked to make it for the Moda Quilt Market booth!

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  16. What a fun little quilt and I love that you quilted it in red!

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  17. Congratulations Laura! This is such a fantastic quilt!

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  18. that red is very cute. i will have to stop worrying about my thread colors after all!

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  19. Such a great quilt, and how awesome is that! Congratulations! And I love that you quilted it in red! :)

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  20. I love your quilt that Aurafill put up on their site today: your mandala quilting is so beautiful!! Congrats on winning!! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  21. PS. Your sliced quilt is so fun! Congrats on that one too!! Hugs, H

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