Welcome to Block 13 of the Splendid Sampler. And it’s early!–yay for more sewing time on the weekend. =)
When this happy little bundle of fabrics arrived on my doorstep courtesy of Moda Fabrics, I knew I wanted to make something scrappy.
Welcome fabric friends!
Last year, about this time, I was excited to be asked to participate in a wonderful upcoming book that Moda and Martingale Publishers were planning on publishing. The book was called Moda All Stars All in a Row. It is always a loud “yes!” when Moda Fabrics asks you to participate in anything.
Today, I get to share more about this fun book which is now available for purchase.
Hello, Hello everyone!–First blog post of 2015..craziness! So what has been happening here at the Yoder household? Well, since my last post, we Christmassed & we New Yeared, got some stomach flu and some regular flu–battled some coughs(are still battling). Traveled to Sight & Sound in PA with the girls as a surprise Christmas gift(some of the stomach flu was happening then). Our little pup, Lilli, got really sick but she is much better now.
Some trunk shows happened, some classes were taught, a lot of great quilty friends were met, some meet-ups with blog readers were had. And of course plenty of sewing has gone on.
It’s been a busy start to what promises to be an exciting year.
If you follow me on IG (lmshabby the first letter is a lowercase L) or facebook you’ve seen snippets and pictures here and there of my Vintage Fancy Medallion quilt. This is an additional pattern I have designed as a companion pattern to Playful Petals.
Vintage Fancy finishes at 66″ x 66″ and features a little bit of everything; half square triangles, flying geese, and of course petal applique.
I machine quilted my quilt on my Bernina with only about 6″ of throat space–that was certainly a challenge–and a lot of bobbins!
Just click the link above to access the pattern.
For all of you Playful Petals fans, you now have 3 extra patterns made especially to compliment the patterns in the book:
The Tiled Blooms pattern can be found in this post.
And the Mini Buds pattern can be found here.
I’ve been working on my Vintage Fancy quilt this week. Yesterday was spent making and attaching the grey border along with the flying geese border. Just a couple more borders to go and I will call this one done.
It has been a very enjoyable project!
In other news, look what showed up in my mailbox today.
A Daysail Moda scrap bag! I love working with Moda Scrap bags and in fact have worked with a number of them over the years. I made this strippy quilt using a Bliss Scrap Bag along with aqua and white yardage–you can read more about this quilt here.
And I made a little zippy chevron pillow using a Fig Tree scrap bag–more on that one here. And I came across these string blocks I was working on also using a Scrap Bag–that one is a Martinique scrap bag.
If you aren’t familiar with Moda’s Scrap Bags, you really need to check them out. They are made up of the strips left over from cutting fabrics for precuts(FQ bundles, Layer Cakes, F8 bundles etc.). Usually all the strips in one bundle are from one line of fabric but occasionally they are from different lines of fabric–the strips vary in size–2″-3″ or so wide by around 30″ long. And, if you are lucky you can snag them before precuts and yardage of the fabric come out–like I did with Daysail! They are such a fun potluck surprise. =)
And lastly, the winners of the Make Modern Magazine Giveaway are comment #30 & #85.
Congrats Jean & Kelly!–I have sent you both an email. =)
All of these fabrics have been cut up–with the exception of the top 4 fabric on the left stack. Those are all border fabrics and I couldn’t decide which order I wanted them in, so I’m going to cut them as I go.
The center of my project is the 21″ pinwheel block at the top of the page.
Completing the applique on them is next up on today’s list. Luckily I have a great line-up of podcasts just waiting to be heard as I sew.
Hope you all have a productive Wednesday!