MODA BLOCKHEADS: Week #15

Welcome back to Week #15! This week we are working with Crystal Manning’s HIGHLAND PLAID Block. Oh my gosh there are so many fun ways to make this block… color placement changes it up each time. You can find info for it HERE. NOTE: For those of you who are looking for our Week #14 block, we actually skipped it. It was family vacation time and we are not going to make all of the blocks since our setting only needs 25 anyhow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRODUCING BLOCK #15: HIGHLAND PLAID HOW WE DID OURS You gotta love a little opportunity for a perfectly positioned fussy cut berry right in the middle! The center berry print is from STITCHED. The inside green is from FRESH FIG FAVORITES. The red dot is also from FRESH FIG FAVORITES. The red gingham is also from FRESH FIG FAVORITES. The small background print is…

MODA Blockheads: Block #13

Welcome back to Week #13! This week we are working with Debbie Maddy’s sweet star block, EVENING DELIGHT. You can find info for it HERE. I love star blocks of every shape and size so this one was for sure a must make for us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRODUCING BLOCK #13: EVENING DELIGHT To get the block directions for this week head on over to Debbies blog… GO HERE. HOW WE DID OURS We mixed it up a little bit and used two different background prints, one inside the star and one for the outside… it makes for a fun little extra pop! The center green print is from Fresh Fig Favorites. The inside red/green on cream print is from Figs & Shirtings. The red floral is from Figs & Shirtings as well. The small background print is from the new Stitched collection. SETTING INFORMATION Taking a little…

Vintage Red Cross: Quilt Info & Sew Along

If you guys have followed along on my quilty adventures over the years, then you know how much I love vintage quilts and how many of my patterns are inspired by my vintage quilt treasures or quilts that I have just glimpsed at flea markets or antique shops. There is just something about them. I know I say that a lot but there really is almost a palpable feeling you get from certain quilts… at least there is for me. So when I glimpsed this vintage cross with a super soft faded blue sashing, red crosses and tiny little prints in the backgrounds, this quilt was immediately born in my head. For those of you who follow along in our Facebook Group, we will be sewing along together there and Susan has worked up a nice little schedule for us to keep us on track, motivated and working together…

MODA Blockheads: Block #12

Welcome back to Week #12! Once again this week, we are skipping the featured block for this week, sticking with one of the BONUS BLOCKS. But you should most definitely go check out Deb’s, FRIENDSHIP STAR BLOCK, it is so versatile. You can find info for it HERE. Even though it is a bit simple for our 9″ block size for our version, it would be so cute in so many sizes! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRODUCING BLOCK #12 [for us]: WHEATFIELD BONUS BLOCK To get the block directions for this week from the MODA ARCHIVES.. GO HERE. HOW WE DID OURS This is such a fun twist on some very basic units and I love that as it is something I am often doing in my own Fig Tree patterns. Playing with color layout with this one was really interesting too as there really are so many different ways you…

MODA Blockheads: Block #11

Welcome back to Week #11! Once again this week, we are skipping the featured block for this week, sticking with one of the more classic BONUS BLOCKS. But you should most definitely go check out Jackie’s very unique block, BERRY BLOCK. You can find it HERE. It would be so cute in so many different settings! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you would like some more background info on the program, how it works or how we are planning on doing our version this year, please scroll back to the previous posts for all kinds of info… This below is our starter palette and we will be adding creams, reds and greens throughout the program so if you have a chance to add in some of your own from your stash… go for it. INTRODUCING BLOCK #11 [for us]: ZIPPER BONUS BLOCK To get the block directions for this week…

MODA Blockheads: Block #10

Welcome back to Week #10! We are skipping the featured block for this week. It is very lovely of course and Chelsi did a lovely job with her AUTUMNAL block. You can find it HERE. It is however a bit too “autumnal” 🙂 for our version of this project so this week we will be making one of the BONUS blocks, STAR TURN. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you would like some more background info on the program, how it works or how we are planning on doing our version this year, please scroll back to the previous posts for all kinds of info… This below is our starter palette and we will be adding creams, reds and greens throughout the program so if you have a chance to add in some of your own from your stash… go for it. INTRODUCING BLOCK #10 [for us]: STAR TURN BONUS BLOCK To…

MODA Blockheads: Week #9

Welcome back to Week #9! It always surprises me how quickly a quilt grows if you work on it just a little bit each week, you know? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you would like some more background info on the program, how it works or how we are planning on doing our version this year, please scroll back to the previous posts for all kinds of info… This below is our starter palette and we will be adding creams, reds and greens throughout the program so if you have a chance to add in some of your own from your stash… go for it. INTRODUCING BLOCK #9: CROSS MY MIND by Brigitte Heitland This is such a fun and simple block to make and definitely a modern addition to our sampler. To get the block directions for this week from Brigitte… GO HERE. HOW WE DID OURS Another great opportunity…

FIGS & FRIENDS PROGRAM: 2022 EDITION

For those of you in the FIGS & FRIENDS PROGRAM… Welcome to your first bundle of the 2022-2023 program year! We are very excited to begin this program for the third year in a row… each and every color combination is so much fun to make and I know SO MANY of you have been with us since the first month of the first year and you look forward to your bundles too. I cannot wait to see some of your creations with these fabrics this year! As of yesterday, it is officially… OUT THE DOOR & ON ITS WAY TO YOU!! Here is a little backstory to how this series got started in case you missed it… A few years ago I went to a quilt show called ROAD TO CALIFORNIA and got to visit with my fellow MODA designer and friend, Lisa Bongean…