Buttons and Corduroy · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

We are all invited to a social media sew-along. I decided I would act on the invitation using pre cut fabric from my stash and complete a quilt top in January. If you don’t know what a fabric stash is, let me explain. After years of sewing projects a person can accumulate a little extra fabric. That fabric accumulation is a stash. A sew-along is an opportunity to clean out your fabric bin and make something with the momentum of sewers all around the world. On January 24, 2019 I read a blog post from Moda Cutting table Blog. It extended an invitation to participate in making a free pattern and adding your photos to social media with a corresponding hashtag. A link to the pattern is here. You can check out quilts on social media using the #modalovequilt.  Let social media users inspire you to make something. Get impressed with the colors they chose and the quilting designs they stitch. Make your Moda Love quilt unique by adding applique and borders of your own design. Then post a photo with hashtag so we can see your quilt.

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I’ve made the quilt pattern previously. Here is the blog post .

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Moda love pattern in dark colors. It was made as a gift for a special guy in my life.

For the sew-along I started with a layer cake which is a pre-cut fabric bundle called Ruby by Moda designers Bonnie & Camile . Remember my fabric was purchased a few years ago, so I’m not sure where you could purchase it today but don’t worry these designers stay busy putting out new coordinating lines each year making it possible to achieve the same look.

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Bright happy colors for spring.

I wish I could photograph the quilt for you outside in the sunshine but it’s a blizzard here in the midwest, so the spare room will have to do. 

fullsizeoutput_6dd3.jpegI took some time laying the colors out so they moved around the quilt. My background fabric is a light sky blue. I had just enough to finish the blocks with nothing left for a border. Since I want my quilt a little bigger than the 72×72 I will have to buy something that coordinates. So I can’t show you a finished quilt yet. In the meantime I can come up with a quilt design plan. All over or custom quilting? 

January and February have been full of scraps, snow and little quilts. I made a little quilt from the scraps of the Moda Love quilt. It’s going to make a great wall hanging or baby quilt. I am planning on adding a border to it, so it finishes a little bigger. 

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…And another small quilt made from scraps of a larger quilt. I don’t like to waste anything! fullsizeoutput_6dea

All three quilt tops lined up on my long arm. I’ll post photos to my Instagram with the corresponding hashtag when I get them quilted. fullsizeoutput_6e18

Dont forget to treat yourself and bake something yummy to have with a cup of tea. I used a box recipe for blueberry muffins, added homemade topping and used a bread pan to make it extra special. Boy that hit the spot for a few mornings in a row.fullsizeoutput_6d96

Dont forget to post photos with the sew-along hashtag so we can see your quilt and get inspired.

I think I’m going to participate in another sew-along before February ends. I already have the fabric picked out.

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My yorkshire terrier Buttons photographed from behind. It has been cold in 2019 and from time to time we need to break out the monkey sweaters.

 

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