Summer Scrappy Patchwork Quilt Kit

Hello Quilty Friends- The moment we saw the newest collection from my friends Laurie and Polly, Mackinaw Island, I knew I wanted to use it for a simple summer patriotic quilt… a patchwork that anyone could put together in a weekend! It wasn’t until I also fell in love with the Sashiko woven fabrics from my friend Kari from French General, that I knew I wanted to see these two collections together. We mixed in a few other print favorites including a Mochi Linen Dot to round out the group and voila… the Summer Scrappy Patchwork Quilt was born. One collections gives us florals, paisleys and dots. The other collection gives us the most fantastic woven fabrics that mimic the Japanese stitching art of Sashiko. Each fabric has actually stitches in it that look like hand stitched threads of one color with another. The kit includes…

Pumpkins & Cream: Layer Cake Style

Our crazy popular ALL HALLOW’S EVE collection has started to “hit store shelves” as I like to say! Woohoo my friends! The pre-cuts have shipped and the yardage is following soon behind… we are hoping for the end of this week or early next for the full collection… I would have never ever guessed that you guys would respond like you have to my vision of a soft, understated RETRO VINTAGE feeling Halloween but am so very very glad that you did. I would love to hear your favorite thing about it down in the comments below! The Pumpkins & Cream pattern from this ALL HALLOW’S EVE collection is one of my all time favorite fall quilts and possibly my favorite from this collection as well [other than I love all of the other quilts a whole lot too… especially…

MODA Blockheads: Block #20

Welcome to Week #20 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means! This week we have come back to my friend Lisa Bongean… and her propensity for tiny tiny stitches and tiny tiny blocks and tiny tiny half square triangles. I really don’t know how she does it! Check out her lovely block “CONTRIBUTION” through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We did the 8″ size for this fabulous star block… We chose a solid red for the star points with a gingham center and little tiny red dot backround. We then surrounded that by flying geese blocks with ivory solid background and a red geometric red. We added one more cream with red print for the corner 1/2-square triangles. This was a fun block! TULIP BLOCK If…

MODA Blockheads: Block #19

Welcome to Week #19 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello on this beautiful Sunday evening in Northern California! I won’t lie… its pretty glorious here today! This week we are back around to the lovely Brigitte… otherwise known as Zen Chic. Check out her lovely paper pieced block through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We did the 6″ size for this cute little block… We used four different red prints of various scales for the spokes and added a fifth, somewhat lighter/softer print, for the outer corners. If you are still looking for our little Tulip block from last week… here are a few photos of her. The instructions are on my previous Blockheads post. In case you missed it, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round! ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE…

Moda Blockheads: Block #18

Welcome to Week #18 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello on this beautiful Friday in Northern California! We finally have a day of sunshine after many gloomy chilly ones! This week we are back around to the infamous Jan Patek with her fabulous primitive styled applique. Check out her lovely applique block through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. If applique just isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time or energy to work on a technique that is not “in your wheel house”… we did a cute little alternate block this week! Our version called TULIP BLOOM… We decided to stay with the blooms motif like Jan but thought I would just go with a simple pieced flower using simple piecing and my favorite SEW&FLIP method. We made the 6″ flower and think…

MODA Blockheads: Block #17

Welcome to Week #17 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hope everyone is doing well sheltering in place or slowly starting to unshelter depending on where you are?! This week we are back around to the sweet Betsy Chutchian. Check out her lovely block CROSSROADS through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. Have I mentioned that I actually LOVE flying geese! Our version, here above, has some of our all time favorite red and cream prints in it and a little bit of FUSSY CUTTING for those large tapestry feeling medallions too. We made the 8″ version for ours and pretty much stayed true to the pattern! In case you missed it last week, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round! ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE HAVE…

At Home with MODA: All Hallow’s Eve collection

Welcome to AT HOME WITH MODA today! It is a little bit surreal to think that right about now, those of us in the quilt industry would be getting ready for Quilt Market. There would be the stress of finishing up quilts, making up booth props, coordinating shipping and last minute marketing materials, maybe even picking out a new dress for the infamous MODA Market party :-). I have to be honest… it is always with a mix of both excitement and a little dread that May rolls around each year and all of our l ives shift into “market prep”. Quilt Market is a crazy amount of work, stress and energy. It is also exhilarating, connective and inspiring. It is more than a bit odd to think about the fact that our entire industry is sitting it out this time around… so of course you knew…

Moda Blockheads: Block #16

Welcome to Week #16 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! So this is the second week of the second round… it never ceases to amaze me how quickly and slowly these quarantine weeks are going… don’t you think? This week we are back to Ms. Sherri. Check out her lovely block DREAM through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. Our version, here below, has some of our all time favorite red and cream prints in it. A super simple block that is just really lovely and a great addition to our sew along. In case you missed it last week, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round! THE BLOCK We didn’t make any changes or updates to this block. All instructions are cut a bit bigger the way we like it and trimmed…