December 4, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 12

You'll have this block together in no time!  It's just a couple of quick nine-patches featured in a large four-patch block.

Here's my fabric selection if you're following along with our Moda Grunge bundle:

  • House Roof - Eggplant 
  • Houses - Jade 
  • Chimneys - Kraft
  • Nine-patches - Aqua - I used background for the light squares in the nine-patches as listed in the cutting instructions.
Keep working on your blocks! Only 4 more to go when you've finished your nine-patch house.


November 27, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 11

These are fun, quick houses to stitch up.  I think they look a bit like colorful beach cabanas.

Here's my fabric selection:

  • Houses are Papaya, Rose, Prussian Blue, Raspberry, Spearmint and Hyacynth.
  • Roofs are Gris, Eggplant, another Gris, Cobalt, Cherry and Papaya.
  • Windows (or doors) are Creme.
There are only 5 blocks left to go.  I hope you're all having fun and are getting lots of blocks made. Here's a link to the setting instructions if you'd like to start sewing rows together as you get your blocks done.


November 20, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 10

Love the star on this house, and notice how cleverly it's made. The star floats just a bit so you won't loose your star-points when you piece the house together. 

My fabric selection: 

  • Tree - Jade (or do multiple green and turq. if you wish)
  • Tree Trunk - Fur
  • Star - Eggplant
  • House Roof - Lustra 
  • House - Elafin
Bird applique: Beak - Sunshine; Body & Tail - Cobalt; Wing - Sky; Eye - Eggplant

November 13, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 9

This was a fun house to make and once the bow tie blocks were done, it went together really fast. It reminds me of a castle.  I hope you're all having as much fun as I am stitching this neighborhood.

My fabric selection:

  • House Roof - Prussian Blue 
  • Bowties - Hyacynth 
  • Wondows - Creme 
  • House - Lustra.

November 6, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 8

When you finish this house you'll be halfway through the blocks for this quilt.  Isn't that just the point where you get overly confident and think you don't really have to look at the pattern?  Look at it. I sewed the flag parts together the wrong way and had to think a bit, then rip a bit.  If you're following the pattern, I'm sure you won't do that!  

There's a bit of applique for the flower on this block.  I'm doing satin stitch machine applique. You can also do raw edge applique by just sewing a straight stitch around the edge of the pieces after fusing them in place. If you enjoy hand applique, that's a great technique. Choose the technique you like best. 

My fabric selection: 

  • Leaves - Spearmint 
  • Flower - Sunflower & Eggplant
  • Roof - Hyacynth 
  • Flag - Geranium 
  • Flag Pole -Gris 
  • Window - Creme 
  • House - Cobalt
Enjoy your stitching!

October 30, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 7

Welcome back to the Neighborhood.  Aren't these houses fun?!  You can download Block 7 here.

You'll be making flying geese units to assemble this house.  Following the pattern instructions, you'll make the flying geese units using 5" x 2-3/4" rectangles and 2-3/4" squares.  This technique works great but if you have another technique you like, go ahead and do that.  The finished geese units will be 4-1/2" x 2-1/4" (5" x 2-3/4" including seam allowances).

Here my fabric selections if you're following along with the Moda Grunge fabrics:
  • Tree - assorted greens and turquoises
  • Tree Trunk - Fur
  • House Roof and Chimney - Papaya
  • House - Sunflower
  • Flying Geese Dark - Geranium
  • Flying Geese Medium - Rose
I hope you're all having fun.  

October 23, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 6

This looks like it could be the apartment building on the block.  Love the fancy tiles!

Take your time with the tiles on the house.  The pattern instructions are great. Just follow along for a simple way to make these square-in-a-square units.

You can download the pattern for Block #6 here.

My fabric selection for those of you following along with the Moda Grunge fabrics:

  • House Rooftops - Jade
  • Tiles - Sunflower
  • Windows - Creme
  • House - Decadent
Check out our facebook page - I've posted some picture of Neighborhood blocks done in different fabrics.