Friday, February 14, 2014

Mister DJ - A New MBS Tutorial

Today I am so excited to share a new Moda Bake Shop Tutorial.  The tutorial actually went up a few days ago but there was a bit of a scheduling mix up and I am just being able to post about it today.   Anyhow , The design for this quilt was inspired by music equalizers (those little bars you see when watching music that jump up and down) .  So I decided to call the quilt Mister DJ.  It is a super easy quilt to put together, in fact, I never used a pin :)  You can find the step by step tutorial over at the Moda Bake Shop.


This quilt is made with 2 jelly rolls and 2 yards of Bella Solids.  The fabric I used was Sphere by Zen Chic.  I loved how easy I could use Low Volume and High Volume contrasts which really was a huge part of the design.  It also has such a fun modern vibe and this quilt was being made for a certain someone who thought it was "awesome".


You see, my oldest son is the only person in the family that did not have a homemade bedspread.  It has been put on hold because he was insistent that he wanted to have one made of "cool" fabrics. When I showed him Sphere, I was given the go ahead approval. As mentioned, the design was based on a music theme and I choose that because my son loves music (of all varieties and volume)  He is super excited to finally have his homemade bedspread and I am super happy to check that off the list :)

 

I quilted this up with a fun "firework" all over design.  It is a little hard to see in the pictures as the grey thread really blends, but just think along the lines of the "pow" and "smash" graphics from the old batman series and you are pretty close :)  It was a super fun design to quilt and really matches the overall theme of the quilt.



Mister DJ measures 70" x 89", perfect for a twin size bed with some wonderful overhang.  So if you have a young tween who might like a little pizazz in their room, maybe it will be the perfect fit, it certainly was for my little guy :)



So pop on over to the Moda Bake Shop and check out Mister DJ, trust me, you will have a blast putting this one together ;)  Happy Valantine's Day!!!

Linking up to Sarah's, Amanda's, and Fort Worth Fabric Studio's :)
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33 comments:

  1. Looks great, wonderful colours like a city scape too. Lucky son and it's such a delight when people really enjoy the quilts we make.

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  2. Great colors and design, perfect for a boy who loves music.

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  3. This quilt is lovely, and works so nicely with these fabrics.

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  4. That looks awesome. Love the colors too.

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  5. A terrific quilt and so happy for the MBS Tutorial! Congrats!

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  6. I saw this on Moda Bakeshop and thought it was a "very cool" pattern. It's definitely on my quilt list as it is a great teen quilt pattern. You go girl!

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  7. This is simply beautiful!!!!! Great job

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  8. The second I saw this quilt on MBS, I pinned it. I showed my almost-4-year-old (who is in need of a quilt) this quilt and asked if he wanted it. Sadly, he's still fixated on an arrow quilt I showed him.

    (He's so in love with his sister's quilt, which is falling apart because it's cheap Walmart flannel and I've had to wash it so often since he began using it, that I have to give him lots of input so he'll be excited about switching to a new quilt.)

    I'll keep trying. I have a little while before I buy the fabric for whichever quilt he decides on.

    Seriously, love this quilt.

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  9. Love this! What a great quilt for the musically inclined!!

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  10. Beautiful quilt! It has a lot of movement...it almost seems as if the bars are really going up and down! Great color scheme as well. The low volume background creates a real nice effect on this quilt!

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  11. So pretty! The colors are wonderful together!

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  12. Congratulations! I printed this off when I first saw it on Moda's site and just love it!

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  13. I love it! I've already pinned it for later. :)

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  14. Thats so great for a boy! I always have trouble finding boy patterns, but that one is really cute!

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  15. Like the colors, like the design. Congrats on being on Moda's Bakeshop - I will definitely go to the site and get the pattern.

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  16. Great idea with the graphic equaliser!

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  17. Sphere is one of my favorite current fabric lines, and it is fun to see a great quilt made with it. I'm so glad it was a hit with the new owner!

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  18. Wow! that is a beautiful quilt. What a lucky guy your son is.

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  19. Great quilt, Melissa! I love your fabric choice and I'm very, very happy with the pattern!!

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  20. That is one AWESOME quilt!!! I LOVE it!!! WhooHoo

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  21. Don't you love hitting a home run with your son!

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  22. Lovely quilt! I loves these colors. What a great name too!

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  23. Love it! Thanks for making this pattern available at MBS :-)

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  24. Love this quilt and the name is very fitting! :) You did a great job on this! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  26. The fabrics and Colors are so nice with this pattern!

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  27. I absolutely love the picture of the boys quilts on t heir bunk beds!!! I didn't quilt when my girls were little....but would have loved to know they were snug as a bug each night under a homemade quilt. I can't help but think how thoughtful and appreciative your boys will be as they grow up, having been raised "under" such love:)

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

Melissa