Quiltmaker 100 blocks tour

 to Moda Fabrics day 
on the blog hop tour sponsored by Quiltmaker Magazine.

The 100 quilt block issue is such a great resource for block design, color placement and project inspiration. Quiltmaker reaches out to designers, bloggers, and graphic people for original quilt block designs. Each person makes their block, then sends it in to the magazine. Quiltmaker’s editorial team then photographs each block and creates instructions. Here are a few of the blocks in the newest issue made using Moda fabrics.
  Double Crossed by Anne Marie Chany
Summertime Picnics, Hugs and Kisses; Colette DeGroot’s sampler evokes memories of warm sum­mer days under the sun. Blocks: Town Square, block #651, designed by Pam Buda; Quadrangle, block #694, designed by Anita Grossman Solomon; Plaid Squared, block #657, designed by Melissa Corry; Lemons into Lemonade, block #623, designed by Jennifer Ofenstein; Sweet Peas, block #698, designed by Margie Ullery; Sashed Circles, block #647, designed by Carol Ann Waugh. This is one of the quilts from the tester gallery.
 Whirly Zig by Heidi Foltz
 Marmalade Flower by Kimberly Jolly
Marmalade Flower, block #671, Kimberly Jolly’s 3 blocks, set with sashing, make a delightful summer table runner. Not only does each issue give you 100 new quilt blocks but it also has setting options and ideas.
My Retro Chair, block #602, Cherry Guidry designed 
an intriguing setting for 4 of her chair blocks.
 Flowers Around by Gail Pan
 Silhouettes by Edyta Sitar
Fancy Free by Dodi Poulsen
 Winter Village by Paula Stoddard
 Trendster by Jocelyn Ueng

Leave a comment  and tell us why you need 100 more quilt block patterns. You will have a chance to win  your very own issue of Quiltmaker 100 Quilt Blocks, Volume 7 compliments of Moda Fabrics and Quiltmaker magazine.

Winner will be announced May 9th.

Color Pop on the Moda Bake Shop

Spring is here and we are celebrating on the Moda Bake Shop with color. Our Chefs are cooking up recipes for the Color Pop Challenge throughout the month of May. All quilts will highlight a color from the collection, using bright and bold backgrounds instead of neutrals or white. Here is a sneak peek of an upcoming project by Chef Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts:

Readers can join in on the fun by sharing their own colorful creations in the {Moda Bake Shop Flickr group}.

Here are some past color pop projects on the Moda Bake Shop if you can’t wait until May for colorful inspiration! (Click on the photo for a link to the full tutorial).


Gracie Goes Glamping….and a Giveaway!!

Hi!  I’m Nancy from Pink Sand Beach Designs.  

Summer is quickly approaching, it’s time to start looking for those outdoor vacation ideas!

I LOVE Mary Jane‘s idea of “Glamping” or Glamorous Camping.  I have 3 daughters so roughing it is not our idea of camping.  We are totally on board for Glamping!
This is Gracie, my oldest daughter’s new puppy.
She is ready to go Glamping with our Little Glam Bag, Barbados Bag and Tuscany Tote using Moda’s Glamping Fabrics!  

At the end she is giving away a few items so make sure to check that out!

Let’s Go Glamping!!!

Gracie loves Glamping with Little Glam Bag, Barbados Bag and Tuscany Tote.  Each has room for all of her Glamping essentials!

Your local store can order the patterns from United Notions.  From left to right…
Little Glam Bag, Barbados Bag and Tuscany Tote

Plus, make sure to pick up all your Glamping Fabric from United Notions or your local quilt shop!

Gracie loves her Little Glam Bags made in the Glamping Honey Bee Fabric.  
It is the perfect place for her to put her sunglasses, nail polish, hair spray, bows and lip gloss.  Of course she can’t go anywhere without her doggie treats!!

Little Glam Bag is the perfect size for all of those small items and cosmetics.  
It’s easy access for when you are on the go or traveling.  Plus you can easily add a colorful zipper to add a touch of style!

When she is on the go she loves wearing her Barbados Bag.  
Barbados is great because there are so many secret pockets.  She has room for her cell phone, sunglasses, wallet, iPad (because who doesn’t need their iPad when camping!) and of course her secret stash of treats.  
With zipper pockets she is always sure that everything is in the right spot!

Barbados Bag has long straps and swivel hooks so it’s great when walking around the campsite.  It’s easy to make and really makes a statement!

Plus you can get these swivel hooks in 3 different colors!!
Your store can order our purse Swivel Hooks and D Ring sets in Silver, Antique Gold and Black.  They can get them directly from United Notions!

Gracie makes sure that she also has her Tuscany Tote close by.  
She needs this larger tote to put the rest of her Glamping essentials.  What Glamping Girl isn’t complete without a tote like this!

The great thing about Tuscany is that it has either 8, 12 or even 16 pockets inside!  It’s the best way to stay organized and look fabulous at the same time.  
Gracie loves that there is a place for every Glamping need!

Gracie’s Glamping Giveaway!

Gracie is giving away some goodies for you so that you can go Glamping too!  

You can enter to win:

All 3 patterns, a set of swivel hooks in your color choice plus a fat quarter set of the Glamping Fabric!!

To enter do these two things:

1) Like our Facebook Page and comment on the Glamping Facebook Post

2) Comment to this blog post

The winner will be chosen by Gracie 1 week from today and announced on our Facebook Page!  Good luck!

I hope you enjoyed going Glamping with Gracie!!  Come visit my website Pink Sand Beach Designs for more creative ideas and patterns!!

Nancy Green

Bella Solids…Matching Them Up!

Welcome to the Moda Cutting Table! Today I have a little mix ‘n match post with Bella solids that coordinate with the recent collections Lario by 3 Sisters, Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille, and Spring House by Stephanie Ryan. I had some fun mixing and matching fabrics from these collections with my Bella solids color card. It’s always fun to see which solids might work with any given collection.

First up is Happy Go Lucky, a delightful collection with wonderful yellows, oranges, aquas, navys, reds, and greens.

Here are a few Bella solids that work wonderfully with Happy Go Lucky: Pistachio (9900 134), 30’s Yellow (9900 23), Amelia Apricot (9900 162), Amelia Orange (9900 161), Robin’s Egg (9900 85), and Admiral Blue (9900 48). Any of these Bella solids would be terrific for accents, borders and bindings.

Lario by 3 Sisters is another recently released collection. The gorgeous colors and prints have a nostalgic feel and are soothing and beautiful!

Some Bella solids that coordinate with Lario are: Butterscotch (9900 36), Soft Yellow (9900 148), Cloud (9900 208), and Cherry (9900 230).

And finally, Summer House is full of gorgeous colors that say…well…summer!

Beautiful Bella solids that will add that special something to your Summer House quilt or project are: Fuschia (9900 190), Peony (9900 91), Peacock (9900216), Summer House Lime (9900 173), and Daffodil (9900 250).

For more Bella solids fun…stop by my blog today to see three more Moda Friendship blocks in some great Bella solids combinations. 

Solids and More

Good morning! Today I have some more Bella solids talk–I’ve been working on more Moda Friendship blocks using the Bella solids, and it’s been a lot of fun! 

In fact, I’ve been having so much fun making these blocks, I’m going to have a solids quilt-along parade on my blog, A Quilting Life…you can find out all about it by reading  here.


For today’s post, I’ve also enlisted the help of Pat Sloan to talk about some of her favorite Bella solids (and especially those Bellas that will go well with her upcoming collection, Bits & Bobbins).

Pat is using Bella White 9900 11 which works perfectly with her collection and contrasts a bit with the white in her fabrics. Pat mentioned that, “My favorite pairing is with the grey’s… I want to make a top with this!”

Pat also said that her next favorite is “…the sweet shade of Buttercup (51). The yellow matches so well with the bits of yellow in so many of my prints.”

Pat continues, “Then I found Seafoam (191) looks amazing with the reds, which are a bit of a tomato red!
I have to say “thank you” to Pat who provided me with the photos and her thoughts on these terrific Bella solids combinations today.

Every once in a while I find a Bella solid that coordinates amazingly well with something else, and sometimes it happens quite by accident as with the fabrics below. I was taking pictures for a couple of different posts, and one of the prints from Oink a Doodle Moo ended up next to one of my Moda Friendship blocks…both of these green Bellas, 9900 28 (Grass), and 9900 75 (Lime) coordinate perfectly with the print from Oink a Doodle Moo! I’ll definitely be binding my quilt with one of these two Bellas! I love it when this happens.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!