January 2, 2017

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 16

The last block!  When you finish this one you can start assembling your quilt.

Here's my fabric selection: 
  • Roof & Chimney - Fur
  • Roof small - Fur
  • Tower - Cherry
  • Windows - Creme
  • Cross - Lustra
  • House - Cherry

Assembling your quilt
If you haven't already printed out the instructions for assembling your quilt, use the link above to get there.  The instructions tell you the length to cut the sashing and borders.  Just a tip - measure your quilt rows before cutting the sashing strips.  If your rows turned out to be a different length than is listed on the pattern, change the length of the sashing strips accordingly.  Same with the border strips - measure your quilt, then cut the border strips to length. I'm sure you all know this but when sewing your sashing and borders - pin first, then sew.  This will all help you to end up with a nice flat finished quilt.

Have fun finishing up your quilt.  I'm sewing mine together and after quilting, we'll have it on display in the shop.

Thanks for playing along,

December 30, 2016

Ruby Quilts at Glad Creations

Ruby - the gemstone for a 40th anniversary. Our staff challenge for 2016 was to make Ruby Quilts to honor our 40th Anniversary. Judging by the number of quilts that were turned in, everyone loved the idea.  Who knew there were so many different kinds of red! We've just completed hanging the show.  The quilts will be on display through January 11, 2017.  It's a great show!  Stop in to see it if you can - or enjoy our slide show.

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December 26, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 15

Note as you get started on this block: Be sure to follow the piecing sequence for the roof sections. The first step is to add the 2-3/4" background squares onto each end of the 14" x 2-3/4" roof section with a diagonal seam. Add the 14" x 7" roof section to the unit you've already sewn, then add the 7-1/2" background square to the roof section.  This technique make the upper roof section float a bit.

Here's my fabric selection using the Moda Grunge bundle 

  • Roof - Gris
  • House - Rose
  • Pinwheel Dark - Raspberry
  • Pinwheel Light - Creme
  • Tree - assorted Greens and Teals
  • Tree Trunk - Fur

Keep having fun! Only one block left to go when you've completed this one!


December 18, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 14

This week's block is a quick one.  If you've been keeping up, you're almost done!  Here's a tip: after you sew the half-square triangle units that make the sail, square them up to 6-1/4" from raw edge to raw edge.  They'll fit perfectly into your block.

Here's my fabric selection using the Moda Grunge bundle:

  • Flag - Geranium 
  • Sails - Kraft
  • Mast - Fur; 
  • Boat - Eggplant
  • Waves and Water - Sky
Keep quilting,

December 11, 2016

Moda's Be My Neighbor - Block 13

Today's tip: Be sure to follow the instructions for making the leaves (step 2) so you have mirror image leaves.  Some of us might have been hurrying along too much and made all of the leaves facing
the same direction.

Oh well, it didn't take to long to fix it.

Here's my fabric selection for those of you following along with the Moda Grunge fabric selection:

  • Leaves - Decadent
  • Flowers - Sunflower for the larger circle and Raspberry for the center 
  • Roof - Papaya 
  • Half-square triangles - Papaya 
  • House - Vert
  • Windows - Creme
  • Bird applique: Beak - Sunshine; Body & Tail - Cobalt; Wing - Sky; Eye - Eggplant
Have fun!

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.