Moda Bake Shop: June Preview

This summer is going to be filled with fun projects on the Moda Bake Shop. Our June theme is Staycations. Stop in for recipes that will make summer fun for the whole family.  Here are a couple of quilts you will see on the Bake Shop in June:

Stacked Squares Quilt by Erica Jackman
Jiggity Quilt by Cindy Sharp

Are there any particular projects you would love to see on the Moda Bake Shop? Join the conversation on our {Facebook page}. We’d love to hear from you!

Portland Market–Perspectives

International Quilt Market in Portland was incredibly inspiring! Since this was my third time attending, I felt a little more prepared than I did for previous markets. Of course you can never have too many market pictures, but there were some things that I didn’t take pictures of…that I just enjoyed. I didn’t take any pictures at the Schoolhouse sessions I attended…I planned it that way and just wanted to be inspired by the presenters. I have to say the Moda Designers’ Schoolhouse was one of my favorites–I especially loved Brigitte’s and Edyta’s inspirational thoughts on creating and sharing. If you weren’t able to attend or haven’t yet watched the video…I highly recommend it (Lissa posted it here). You will laugh, and you will be inspired…and if you haven’t already, you will Fall in Love with Moda!

This market I got to experience a little of the behind the scenes action. I was able to help Camille  Roskelley with her booth set up–and I gained a whole new appreciation for all the time and effort that goes into making every booth amazing! I only had a couple of hours of sleep the night before, so if anything was crooked in the booth…blame it on me! It really is incredible seeing the whole showroom come to life in just a couple of days.

Bonnie & Camille’s booth had Camille’s quilts on the left and Bonnie’s on the right. Everything blended together perfectly and had such an inviting modern-retro appeal. Bonnie & Camille were debuting Scrumptious.

Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company had a gorgeous booth. From her flooring to the gorgeous “Fig Tree” ladders to the inspiring quilts, this booth was a breath of fresh air. Joanna’s new collection is Honeysweet.

The Zen Chic booth was also inspiring. I love Barcelona, the new Zen Chic collection with a retro-urban appeal.

Something new this market was that many of the Moda designers showcased their fabrics and projects in one of the two Moda designer sections. I thought it was a lot of fun–and each designer had their section jam-packed with goodies and inspiration. Kaari’s new collection, Josephine, was stunning in the French General section.

This quilt in Kate Spain’s new collection, Sunnyside, caught my eye every time I walked by…finally I figured I’d better take a picture!

I love this vignette of Sandy Klop’s Pot Luck collection…yes, the ruler fabrics are back (so I can finally quit hoarding the fat quarter I’ve been saving for years)…but the entire collection is absolutely incredible as well.

And here is a quilt…again…it kept catching my eye. It’s pieced using  Pot Luck.

A quick shot of Mid-Winter Reds by Minick & Simpson…the fabrics in this new collection are awe-inspiring…such gorgeous quilts and quilting!

I wish I had photos of every single section of the Moda area–every collection and every booth was inspirational. I’ll finish my photo tour with  another shot of the leaves. All 19,123 of them. Gorgeous!

Of course you can’t write a post-market recap without mentioning Sample Spree. These were the collections I just had to have–they were the first things that went into my suitcase when I started packing to go home–and they were the first things I unpacked when I got back! Clockwise from left: Simply Style, PotLuck, and Sunnyside.

Thanks for journeying along on my market journey! Now that I’m home, I’m back to sewing and have three more Moda Friendship blocks in Bella solids on my blog today!

Portland Moda Designer’s Schoolhouse

Visit the Moda designer’s as they shared their Size Matters quilt blocks. Each designer was given a basic block with instructions to make it into an 18″ quilt block.  See all the ways the designer’s overachieved by making all sizes of projects. Also get a sneak peek at all their new lines that will be in stores September, October and November.

Enjoy, -Modalissa

Off to Market and A Little Bella…

It’s off to Portland for Quilt Market! Pictured below is one of my favorite pictures from Fall Quilt Market in Houston. I loved the “My Favorite Color is Moda” theme, and I can’t wait to see what the new theme will be! I’ll be doing an after-market re-cap post in a couple of weeks, so let me know in the comment section below if there is anything Moda you want me to be sure and report on! 
I’ve been working on my Bella solids blocks this week and have shared 3 new blocks today on my blog. I’m using the Moda Friendship Quilt Along blocks with my favorite Bella solids (below: Amelia Orange, Peony, Daffodil, Peacock, and Amelia Pink).

It’s hard to pick a favorite…the fabrics are just like candy!

There are so many Bella colors to choose from, but my quilt needs a few more blues in the mix, so I’ll be using a bit more blue in my next three blocks. I’ve made 12 blocks so far…

 Color numbers and pdf links for these three are over at A Quilting Life today!

Remember to leave a comment about anything Moda you’d like to see in my after Quilt Market post. Thanks so much for stopping by the Moda Cutting Table!