Archive for the ‘Moda Madness’ Category

Spring Quilt

April 21, 2013

36 degrees, cloudy and gray, snow on the ground. If you’re like me, and most Minnesotans,  you’re sick of having winter in spring.  Come on already, Mother Nature!  Let’s move on.  I need sun and warmth and tulips blooming.

I saw this free quilt pattern from Moda on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Facebook Page and it gave me a glimpse  of spring.  I had a vision of this as a tablecloth on my picnic table with my red dishes and a bouquet of flowers.  Sigh.


It’s called Glamping= glamour + camping.  Designed by Mary Jane Butters.

Click here:

or here for the  Glamping pdf with all the instructions for free.

Maybe if we all make one of these quilts and chant “Winter, winter, go away. Come again another day.  Quilting friends just want to play” (and be warm, wear sandals, and eat outside) it’ll work and spring will have finally sprung!

If you haven’t already, “like” Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville facebook page.  So much inspiration!


The Sixth Day of Christmas in July

July 30, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree , Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches . . .

Here’s a cute little tree designed by Amy using Kate Spain’s new line Flurry.  Visit Moda’s Bake Shop for a tutorial.

Christmas Tree Recipe

I’m back from my vacation, and it was fantastical.   So, Christmas in July will probably extend into Christmas in August.  Stay tuned.

The Fifth Day of Christmas in July

July 24, 2011

On the fifth day of Christmas in July, my love of quilting brought to me:


This is another Moda fabric collection designed by Sentimental Studios.  I always love a little black in my Christmas fabric and that’s what I like most about this line.

A quick search didn’t produce any projects today.  What would you make out of this?

I’m heading up to the North Shore of Lake Superior today, my favorite summer destination.    I’ll be doing a little mini shop hop, so I’ll post my treasures when I get back.

The Fourth Day of Christmas in July

July 23, 2011

On the Fourth day of Christmas my love of quilting brought to me:


This is a fresh little line from Moda (of course) designed by Kate Spain.  I think the panel would be interesting to work with.  Although I love, love, love red and green, I also like the option of adding a little blue.

Moda is offering a free pattern.


And . . . I found this quilt kit from Prairie Queens Quilt Shop.

Fa la la la la . . . la la la la,

The 12 Days of Christmas in July

July 20, 2011

Santa in a swimsuit?  Mistletoe hanging over the deck?  Jingle bells in your wind chime?   Sure, why not?  It’s Christmas in July.

For inspiration I’ve decided to post 12 Christmas quilting ideas for 12 days in July.  Maybe this way I won’t be finishing gifts on Christmas Eve morning.

On the first day of Christmas in July, my true love of quilting brought to me:

Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda. Here’s the designer’s inspiration for the line:

One of my favorite memories of the holidays was the annual advent calendar that my sister, brother and I shared every year. My mom always got it at the Hallmark store and behind each of the 25 doors was a piece of not so delicious, slightly old chocolate. It didn’t matter how it tasted. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world every third day in December when it was my turn to open the door.
That memory was the inspiration of our newest collection, “Countdown to Christmas”. The collection is traditional colors of red, green, ivory and black mixed with numbers, words, stripes and dots. There are a few more whimsical pieces, such as the reindeer print which will make anyone smile. Although it is a “Christmas” collection, many pieces will work in any season. We have already combined several of these pieces with our other collections and love the possibilities.

I especially love the piece with all the names of the reindeer and the “dottie” type fabrics .Check out all the possibilities:


There’s also a great free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop.

What would you make with this line?  Be sure to send us photos of actual projects you do.  We love inspiration.

Ho, ho, ho,

Park Avenue

July 9, 2010

Here are the pieces of Moda’s Park Avenue that I purchased.  I started cutting a Millenium Star quilt of them.  (Don’t ask.)

Here’s  a close up of the background I bought.  It has a gorgeous tone on tone print in it.  You may have to click on it to see it better.

These are just a few of the beautiful fabrics in this line.  I think I may have to pick up a few more.

I love Moda,

New Moda Fabric

July 7, 2010

I found Park Avenue by Three Sisters in my local quilt shop.  I just had to buy a bunch of it.   There’s brown, tan, red and blue with gorgeous beige background.  My favorite piece is a beautiful blue floral stripe.

Take a look at this PDF from Moda’s website:

Park Avenue PDF

I’ll post photos of the fabrics I bought soon.

I’m mad for Moda,

New Fabric Lust

April 8, 2009

I walked into my local quilt shop to pick up a pattern where I was greeted by a gorgeous new line of fabric.  It’s called Aviary and was designed by 3 Sisters for Moda.  It is truly pastel, which doesn’t usually call to me, but this was absolutely beautiful.   

It required a great deal of will power to leave with buying any of this fabric. I had to keep my hands in my pockets, because I knew if I touched it it would be all over!

I couldn’t quit thinking about it so I headed to the Moda website to take another look at it.  I found what they call a Swatch Page, which they say is “great for a shopping list to print and take into your favorite quilt or specialty store.”  A fun part of it is you can see the whole line.


Here’s a free pattern also provided by Moda.  Don’t really love it, but take a look and see for yourself.


If you have a passion for pastel, you have to see this line.

Anyone want to take bets on how long I’ll hold out before buying some of this?


PS Don’t tell my husband.




March 25, 2009

swanky  (swang-kee)

elegant or ostentatious

synonyms: stylish, chic,  smart, fashionable

What a fun name for a fabric line.  I love Moda and they usually don’t disappoint.  So when my friend Deb and I visited the Blue Bamboo a few weeks ago and found this we couldn’t resist.  Well, she couldn’t resist buying a fat quarter bundle and then she shared it with me.

We’re each making a Snapshot quilt by Terry Atkinson.  It has larger pieces that show off the fabric well.  I’ll post photos of the finished quilt soon (yeah right) maybe later.  
Here’s what Snapshots looks like.  

I found the fabric promotion on the Moda website along with a free pattern. Notice the fun names for the fabrics.  The designer of this line is Chez Moi.