Friday, June 28, 2019

Moda Love Quilt Finish x 2!!!

So clear back in March, I shared that I was joining in the Moda Love Sew Along and making two Moda Love Quilts.    I actually had these quilted and bound at the beginning of May, and they have just been sitting waiting for me to take pictures of them.   Why is life so crazy after school gets out?? (and yes, I know the answer to that, I just am constantly blown away by it ;)   So without further ado, here are my Moda Love Quilt finishes!!! 

Ever since the Moda Love Pattern was first released I wanted to make one and I am so glad I made not one but 2!!!  This pattern is so much fun to make.   I think it will quickly become one of those "go to" patterns when you need a quilt fast.   This size is made with a  Layer Cake and it finishes at 72" square.   Perfect for those quick wedding or graduation gifts ;)

I made the first quilt Red, White, and Black so that I can donate it to my Alma Mater's :)   I have to say, I am so glad SUU's colors are Red, White, and Black.  It makes it so much easier to make lots of quilts in that classic color scheme!!     This quilt used fabrics from  Shades of Black by Me and My Sister Designs from 2013 (yes, It had been stashed for a little bit :)  as well as pieces from Authentic Ect. by Sweetwater .

And the second quilt essentially came to be because I had a few Green Squares, Solid White Squares,  and Grey Squares left over from those two lines.  You only need 1 Layer Cake per quilt, and I basically used half of each of the two lines to keep the color scheme.   I didn't want those leftovers to end up in the scrap buckets so 2 Moda Love Quilts it is.    And I just love it!!!!

When it came time to quilt them, I decided on all over  Loose Feathers for the first Moda Love.   This is really becoming a favorite design to quilt and I can't believe how I was so nervous to try it.   It is just so fun and relaxing to quilt.  Just goes to show, practice, practice, practice!    I used a red thread and I love how it just pops on that white star!!  So fun :) 

And for the second Moda Love quilt, I played with some wavy lines.   Which means I got some exercise in because you are basically walking back and forth across the long arm for each line of stitching.   I used 4 colors of thread, grey, white, black, and lime green and alternated them in the rows.  I love the way it adds so much movement and depth to the quilt. 

And those are my Moda Love x 2 quilts!!!  I really did have so much fun making these quilts and am happy that both will be given away super soon ;)   And I know this little  Moda Love Pattern will be pulled out again in the future.   It is such a fun and fast design and I just love it!!!

And if you want to try out the Moda Love Pattern and join in the Sew Along, you can download it for free right here.    The Pattern has 3 sets of instructions.   So you can make a big 72" square one like me using Layer Cakes, or make a 32" quilt using Charm Packs, or even a cute little mini finishing at 12" using Mini Charm Packs.   I want to make a Charm Pack one next, because we all know I have tons of those stacked up and all it needs is a border to be a perfect size for a new little baby :)

Thanks for popping in today and each and every day.   I am so very grateful that I have this little corner of the internet to share my love of quilting and all of you amazing friends to come along for the ride!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

June Sew Sampler Box!!!

June is quickly coming to a close, and that means another Sew Sampler Box reveal!!!  This month's theme was Be Our Guest, and everything about this box has me feeling like the Guest of Honor :)  Can I just say Wow, I love my little Aqua  Sew Sampler Box !!!   (and FYI, there is still a waiting list for membership, but I hear it turns over fast ;)

So let's get into the box!!!   We all know I love, love, love Charm Packs!!!  But to not only find a Strawberry Jam Charm Pack by Corey Yoder, but also a Walkabout Charm Pack by Sherri and Chelsi!!!   So excited :)   If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you know that I use Corey's fabrics as well as Sherri and Chelsi's fabrics a whole lot.   And these ladies are also amazing friends!!!  Corey was in my very first Virtual Bee and Sherri and I teach at a lot of the same retreats in Utah.   So just all around happy about the fabrics this month!!! 

And the notions this month, so fun!!  I just love this little Wool Pressing Mat :)  I have been using a Wool Pressing Mat for the last few months and I just love how well it holds the heat.  This little one is going to be perfect for pressing lots of small repetitive units and wonderful for traveling.   And I just saw a set of those Cleaning Brushes while teaching last month and thought, brilliant, I should get some of those.   And how great is it that they just show up in my box.   Love that!!!

And of course, we have another Goodness Grows block to go with June!!!  This month the block is called Stay Rooted and it is oh so cute :)   I just get so excited to see what each month's block is going to be.  This is such a fun little sampler and Corey's blocks are oh so adorable!!!

And that is my June  Sew Sampler box  :)    And just in case you missed it, I have planned a second Goodness Grows project, you can see more about it here ;)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .  Number #65 . . .   Congrats Lori Smanski!!!   I have emailed you :)   


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Bear Creek Quilting Company.  Bear Creek has an amazing selection of fabrics and fantastic deals!!  Be sure to check out their Weekly Specials for new Sale items each week as well as checking out the June Clearance Blowout for great last chance bargains ;)    And for Today and Tomorrow only, get 50% off some super fun Scrappy Strip Sets!!!   And if you quilted along with Moda Blockheads, be sure and enter the Moda Blockheads Virtual Quilt Show hosted by Bear Creek Quilting Company.  You have until tomorrow to enter and you could win some awesome prizes ;)  

And on to the giveaway!!!  Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is so fantastic.  Bear Creek Quilting Company is giving one very lucky reader a $50.00 Gift Certificate to their shop!!!   No you can get just what you have been wishing for!!!  

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if there was a quilting Genie, what would be your biggest quilting wish??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Bear Creek Quilting Company love.    You can Sign up for their Newsletter (top right corner) which I highly recommend as there are specials announced exclusively to newsletter subscribers.  You can follow them on  PinterestFacebook, or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Bear Creek Quilting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, July 2nd when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, June 24, 2019

Threadology Wishes Coming!!!

So it's been a little quiet around here.   Sorry about that :)  I just got back from a camp with 30 teens ages 14-18 from my church  and I was so busy trying to get ready to go, I didn't get any blog posts scheduled for while I was out of cell service.   But it's all good right, that is all part of summer greatness!!!  Getting away from technology and enjoying the great out doors!!!  And we have lot's more outdoors planned to cram in to the next month and a half, so we will see how things go around here over the next few weeks :) 

But it is always great to get back to my machine :)  I am working on some new things, and working on finishing up a few older things that I will be able to share soon.   But for today, I just wanted to pop in an give you a final update on the Threadology Quilt Along.

The Quilt Auction of mine and Pat Sloan's Threadology quilts finished this morning.  And I am thrilled to report that it raised $1,437 dollars which is just so awesome!!! 

Add that to the amount of $21,648.96 that was raised from donations through out the Threadology Quilt Along from all of the wonderful quilters out there that quilted along.   And then don't forget to add in the $20,000 matched by Moda Fabrics and the Fat Quarter Shop!!!

That is a total of $43,085.96 raised to benefit Make a Wish Foundation!!! Isn't that just incredible.   In 2016 this Charity Quilt Along raised enough to make these two wishes below come true.   And this year, it looks like the amount raised will grant at least 3 wishes to children and that just makes me smile :)

Isn't this industry just amazing to be a part of!!!

Happy Quilting, Indeed!!!!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Be Fruitful Quilt Plan

Okay, so the last thing I need is a new project!!  But sometimes a new project just sort of happens ;)

So here is how it wen't down.  My Be Fruitful Block that  I made back here  is on my counter just waiting for the additional Goodness Grows patterns by Corey Yoder that come each month in my Sew Sampler Box.   And every time I go in to sew, I just can't stop thinking how awesome it would look in a quilt on it's own!!!

And then I thought, nah, I need to make the Goodness Grows quilt.   But then as I thought about the Goodness Grows quilt I realized  I am using an entire fat quarter bundle of Sugarcreek and the Goodness Grows quilt kit  doesn't call for that many fat quarters so there are extra Fat Quarters!!!   And my brain totally rationalized that the last thing I need to do is add more extra fat quarters to my scrap drawers right ;) 

So I started  doing some quilty math of what I needed for my Goodness Grows pattern and what I would need for an entire quilt of Be Fruitful blocks, and wouldn't you know it . . . The fabric requirements worked out perfect!!!   Meant to be right!!!    So then I sketched it up and it was instantly a no-brainier.   I need this quilt!!!

And to the cutting mat I went ;)   Who knows when I will have time to actually sew this, (so many projects :)   but it's all cut now, so I know it will happen, sometime!!   It will finish at 75" x 75" with the adding 3" finished sashing.  And aren't those cornerstones just so cute ;)

So yup, another quilt in the making . . . but less scraps in the bin ;)    That's a fair trade, right??

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