STRANDED: Quilters Rescued

After reading all of these quilter’s tales of survival, 
did you discover any new notions you want to try or do you 
already use some of them? 
What are your favorite notions?

Free Patterns

Looking for a project to work on? Check out some of the newest patterns published on the Moda Website. Click on the pattern images below to view and print the free pattern.

In From The Cold by Kate Spain

Oink A Doodle Moo by Jenn Ski
Soft Alphabet Book designed by Angela Yosten
Honeycombs by Moda
Quilt designed by Lissa Alexander
Wintergreen by 3 Sisters
Independence Trail Wools by Minick & Simpson
Wool Penny Rug designed by Minick & Simpson
What are you working on? We want to see it! Share your Moda Fabric creations on our Flickr Group at

Friendship Blocks in Bella

Hello! The Moda Friendship Quilt Along blog hop is over, but since the patterns are still available, I thought it would be a lot of fun to use Bella Solids to make them. I’ve had this cute Bella solids bundle sitting on the shelf for a while now; since I haven’t made a quilt using only solids since my first quilt about 20 years ago, I thought it was about time to venture back into the world of solids.

The friendship blocks go together quickly, and the 9 1/2” size is perfect–not too big, and not too small! Today I’d like to share my first three blocks, and I’ll give you the Bella solids color numbers in case there are any you might need for your stash.

First I made Julie Comstock’s block (pattern found here). I used Bella 9900 221 Sunflower and Bella 9900 225 Capri.

Next I made Aneela Hoey’s block (pattern here) using Bella 9900 223 Shocking Pink and Bella 9900 224 Violet. This was another fun combination.

Finally, I made one of the extra blocks from the quilt along wrap-up post (block pattern found here). I used  Bella 9900 228 Grass and Bella 9900 75 Lime (not in the bundle pictured above).

I’m going to keep making blocks using Bella solids from my bundle and from my stash, and I’ll keep you updated on my progress!

I can’t wait to make my next set of blocks! Stop by my blog to see what else I have planned for these blocks…

STRANDED: Applique Delight + a Yummy Recipe!

Click for more fun on the Sew Take a Hike blog!

Have these ladies inspired you to try any new notions??

AND FINALLY… The WINNERS from Paco & Gnomey’s Giveaway are… 

GENE BLACK won the Sparkle Fig Tree Pattern & Clover Needle Threader

Blogger Gene Black said…
I would probably take my giant seam ripper (protection from wild things) and some Aurifil thread because that is some useful thread. I could use it to trap food and to make a clothesline and even to floss my teeth. Ha ha.
HOTQUILTS won the Lola Gypsy Bag Pattern & Sewline Trio Pencil. 
Blogger Hotquilts said…
A HUGE pile of newest charm packs, my apple green Clover needle threader and those tiny glass headed applique pins are what sets my sewing heart aflutter.Plue Paco with a raspberry lemonade to cool off with!
WINNERS please email your physical address to to redeem your prizes! 🙂