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JAN

25

2015

Bandana Has Shipped!

The wait is over and my little Moda warehouse spy has sent me photographic proof that the shop orders are being processed!

Her “Super Spy” camera caught this video of the bolts being shrink wrapped!

Bolts and bolts ready to be plucked off the shelves …

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And put into those brown boxes that we all love getting!

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Be on the lookout!
Bandana is on it’s way to YOU!

I can’t wait to see all the beautiful things you create!

Happy Sewing!
Barb

 

JAN

22

2015

2015 Designer Mystery BOM!

It’s that time again!

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In just a few short months the newest Designer Mystery Quilt will begin!

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It’s a mystery quilt so we can’t show you our block yet but I think you’ll like it.

Did you know that the first Designer Mystery Quilt was in 2008? Has it really been that long?

There are 12 Designers participating again this year and we all created a block with Lisa Bongean’s vision of a wintery snowman village in mind.

For more information visit the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Be sure to reserve your space in this popular quilt series.

See you there!
Barb

 

JAN

15

2015

Bandana Is In The House!

In the “warehouse” that is!
I have a super secret spy that stayed late last night after everyone left the Moda warehouse to get me the scoop!

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We have absolute verification and proof … It’s here!

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The photos are a bit grainy and dark … but that’s what you get when you use a super secret spy camera!

Shipping to your favorite Quilt Shop soon!

Barb

 

JAN

07

2015

New Pattern Of The Month!

Every month we feature a new pattern download and put it on sale!

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The bargain for this month is Our Twinkle Twinkle pattern! It’s one of my all time favorites. I think I say that every time but I really mean it.

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It’s made using fat eights and our “Hubba Hubba” fabrics.

The quilting on this one is a stunner …

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Our friend Sharon Elsberry quilted this one for us.

Hope you enjoy the new pattern of the month … it’s only $7.50 for a limited time!

Barb

 

DEC

31

2014

Favorite Moda Quilt ~ Tag Along!

Want something fun to do today?
Well if you do … come join us on Instagram for a Moda Quilt Tag Along!

Over 30 Moda designers will be participating in this worldwide event!

Everyone will be showing a picture of their favorite Moda quilt made in 2014!

To see all the quilts and participate be sure to check #myfavoritemodaquilt2014 and tag modafabrics.

Every Moda designer will be playing tag with the next designer on the list until we loop the world!

My favorite 2014 quilt happens to be a re-make of a favorite!

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Mary did this cute table runner based on our Poison Ivy pattern. She used our new LOL fabrics that are in the stores now.

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She used the basic flower pot and leaf blocks.

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She just made a lot less. Then added 4 inch borders to each side.

I added the Makin’ It Cute flowers!

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Love this! It was a project that we worked on together and that makes it even better.

Can’t wait to see YOUR favorite 2014 Moda quilt on Instagram. Remember this must be a quilt made with Moda fabrics.

TAG … your it!!

Happy New Year!
Barb

 

DEC

29

2014

New Patterns!

Did you know we have 2 new patterns?

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We introduced them this past October at Quilt Market in Houston.

Both are pre cut friendly and come with miniature versions. Instructions for making both the full size and miniature or “little sister” sizes come in the same pattern so you get 2 for the price of 1!

Starlett is made using fat quarters and fat eighths …

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Dandelions is made using fat quarters …

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Hope you enjoy our latest patterns and look for them along with our new Bandana fabrics shipping to the stores this January!

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Let start planning those quilt for the new year!
Barb

 

DEC

24

2014

Merry Christmas Eve!

I’ve had this holiday project on my worktable for several days and since time was running out and my work table is now my kitchen counter, I thought it was time to finish.

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So I took some time yesterday to get my project finished and set my secret plan in motion.

I made a Makin’ It Cute heart ornament for every neighbor on my street … It’s a good thing I only needed 12.

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Ornaments complete!

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Last night under the cover of darkness, I secretly left one on each of my neighbors mailboxes.

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The street looks so festive this morning …

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There’s an ornament hanging on each mailbox! My neighbors will never figure out who did the “Heart Attack”!

Here is a short tutorial that I did for the Fat Quarter Shop if you want to make some VERY last minute ornaments.

With Valentines Day only a few weeks away maybe you might want to do this for your neighbors?

Merry Christmas!
Barb

 

DEC

23

2014

We’re #6!

Martingale, also known as That Patchwork Place, announced the top 10 books of the year today!

Our Simple Quilts … Easy as 1 2 3 is a winner at number 6!

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And believe it or not, we’re in the number 10 book too!

It’s called Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics

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We have 5 projects in this new book!

We couldn’t be happier! Thanks everyone for all your support!
Barb and Mary

 

DEC

18

2014

My Someday Quilt!

Someday I want to make this quilt!

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I saw the Quiltsmart booth at this past Quilt Market in Houston and fell in love with one of their samples!

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They used our whimsical “LOL” fabrics in this typically very traditional pattern.

Simply stunning!

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I have all the fabrics I need to make my “someday quilt” set aside … for someday!

Thanks Quiltsmart for the inspiration!

Barb

 

DEC

16

2014

Welcome To Hollyhill!

Mary and I recently got to travel to Portland and teach at one of our favorite quilt shops … Hollyhill!

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They have an annual event called “Homespun and Holly” every November. The ladies come for a full day of Christmas spirit and 4 fun holiday projects.

This year Jan and her family decorated the tree in the classroom with her personal glass ornament collection … to share a bit of their family’s Christmas tradition.

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Jan’s been collecting these ornaments for over 30 years and they’re simply stunning!

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The 3 day event began everyday with a parade through the store and into the classroom led by the head elf … Brian.

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And ballerinas!

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They danced through the store leaping and twirling to Christmas music and handed out fat quarters. It gave me goosebumps!

The store was decorated to the max and glowed with lights and Christmas cheer!

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We spent the days making handmade ornaments and got to visit with the nicest ladies ever!

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This was our kit …

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That was turned into 2 heart ornaments made with our Makin’ It Cute Templates!

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I think everyone enjoyed making ornaments …

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… and all the festive decorations wherever we turned!

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What a wonderful way to start the holiday season!

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Merry Christmas!

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The “Homespun and Holly” teachers and team 2014 from left to right … Joanna from Fig Tree and Co, the shops Moda rep Diane, Sherri Falls from This and That, Karla from Sweetwater, Jan from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe and Mary … Me and My Sister Designs!

Ho Ho Ho!

Barb

 

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