Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Moda LOVE, Pin & Win!

Last week, the Moda Bakeshop website posted another contest that is right up my alley.  Basically all you have to do is pin your favorite inspirations with the hashtags (#modabakeshop  #modafabrics  #lovepinwin) and those pins will be entered into the contest.  Post about my favorite, and I can earn another entry, so here you go ...

My favorite recipe from the Bakeshop is "Salt Air Diamonds" by Kristy @ {http://handmaderetro.blogspot.com/}.  From the first day it posted, I LOVE this quilt!  I don't know if its the backdrop, the fabric line or what exactly, but it calls to me to make it! Someday I will.  For now it sits as the board cover on my Pinterest Quilt board and makes me smile every time that I see it.

The one thing I have made from my Moda pins is Verna's Garden Cutting Table Runner.  I used fabrics from the Summer Breeze line and I really, really like it!  I just need to finish the quilting and binding.

Friday, September 7, 2012

S.W.A.K. ... Something New

I recently started learning about online quilting bees.  Many of the bloggers that I glean inspiration from talk about different "bee blocks" that they're working on or sending out or receiving from their groups.  I really enjoy their creativity and am more than somewhat jealous of their extensive stashes.

Last week one of these bloggers gave a link to their group called Stash Bee.  I got over there and I think I got lost :)  In a good way ... To make a long story short, I ended up in an e-mail conversation with one of the "Mammas", found out they have openings and I'm taking the plunge.  Each month I'll be making at least one block and next June (2013) it will be my turn to submit a block and have everyone send me back their version.  I have no idea how I'll make that determination.  I look forward to the challenge of making quilt blocks I wouldn't otherwise touch and trying new color schemes.

Here's a taste of what I'll be working on for Danny's quilt blocks this month ...

If you're interested there are several openings that they're trying to fill right now, so it's a good time to jump in.  I really like this one because we use our stashes rather than mailing or requiring specific fabrics.  Hop on over and check things out ... their rules page is clear and you can browse past months to see what everyone was working on.  Hope to see you there ...