Hideaway…our theme for last week!

Wow!  We had quite the snow storm this last week!  I know, I know you’ve all heard about it already, but really.  I have never seen that much snow from one storm all at once before!  I also have to say that I LOVED that it snowed ALL day on Tuesday!  I hate (ok, not really hate) waking up to giant amounts of snow.   I just really like being able to see it fall, and enjoy it’s beauty.

The kids have basically had another vacation.  I’m not sure if we’ve had a full week of school since Christmas!  (obviously my brain is mush, and my weeks are running together, lol)  So, this week was full of sledding, movie watching and playing with toys.    My kids have another day off Friday (teacher work day) this week, and I think they are getting a bit spoiled by it all.

I got to play with some fabric, and that has been fun.  I used a Hideaway Layer cake, and am almost done with the top.  I really just have to pick a border and then have it quilted!!  I’ll post about the whole thing later this week, with some directions!  I know you all  love a good tutorial!  🙂

Do you see that cute yellow flower?!!?  That is a new camera bag I got!!  Oh my cuteness!  I love it!  The best part of it is that it fits BOTH my cameras!  That bag is a monster!  (a really, cute and happy monster!)

Anyway, I am crossing my fingers for a more productive week…full of meetings and deadlines (and meeting the deadlines)  hahahah.

I did get to order a whole bunch of new fabric on Friday night! Oh my goodness!  You are gonna love the new Christmas stuff Moda has coming out!  I can hardly wait to show you!

Have a wonderful-happy Monday!


P.S.  Thanks so much for all the LOVE on our Moda Bakeshop debut!  It really was a pleasure to be a part of.

Make Life Happy!

We just got the new line, Make Life (by Sweetwater, for Moda) in our shop and let me say, it is happy and bright.  I love it more than I thought I would!  We couldn’t wait to cut into it and make something.

Natalie put together a quilt using this line and we wanted to give you the directions so that you can make one for yourself!  This is a great pattern and has very LITTLE waste!  You will almost use every piece of both the jelly roll and layer cake.

You will need:

1-layer cake

1-jelly roll

Directions:  First cut your layer cake squares in half (5X10″ pieces)

then cut your jelly roll strips into 10″ strips.  (each strip will give you 4- 10″pieces)  2 1/2 X 10″ strips

Once you have all the cutting done, you take two Jelly roll strips (matching pieces) and sew on either side of the 5X10″ strips.  (each block should have one layer cake piece in the middle, with a jelly roll strip on each side)

Continue mixing and matching jelly roll pieces with the layer cake pieces, till all your strips are sewn together.

Then take your block and square them up to nine inches.

All you have left to do is lay it out and sew the blocks together!  Alternate the blocks to create the pattern.

Here is a picture of ours before it is quilted.  We are still deciding on borders and will update you when we are all finished!!

Finished top (without borders) is 68 X 86

Have fun putting this easy peasy quilt top together!  When we are finished with this we will have a pattern for you to down load.  Have a great day!

Objects of OUR Desire!

Quilting Tutorial
Natalie LOVES coming up with new things to try and do with all of our Moda precuts.  This project went together in a snap.  It was fun and fast.  A must for us here at MSQC.  🙂

All you need is  a Jelly Roll and a layer cake….make a few slices and stitches and wha-la.  DONE.

Just how we like it.

**Hi, its me, I just noticed that I made a BIG measurement mistake! oops! 🙂 The correct measurements for this jelly roll/ layer cake quilt are…

1) cut your layer cake into two pieces…one 6″ x 10″ and one 4″ x 10 “

2)cut your jelly roll into strips that measure 2.5″ x 10″ and 2.5″ x 12” (I said 13 in the video!) I guess I was a bit nervous! Sorry!

Don’t forget to send us a pic (you could post these in the forums or send us an email!) if you try this quilt out!

Thanks, Natalie

Remember to comment away for our giveaway.  We will be keeping track.  (and don’t forget to tell your friends about it either!)  🙂

*quilt was made using one Objects of Desire (by Sandy Gervais) jelly roll and one layer cake.  (by Moda, of course)

Our first EVER Giveaway!!!

giveaway-babyYeah that’s right…..our first ever GIVEAWAY!!!  For your sewing pleasure I give you an April Cornell Natures Chorus Layer cake and Jelly roll. And  a Better Homes and Gardens, American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, that is full of cute projects and ideas.

I am so excited about this I can’t stand it!! {really, i want to jump up and down….A LOT}

So…..here is the deal.  Leave me a comment.  Tell me what you like about this place and what you want to see more of.  If you blog about it on your blog(and link back to here)  you will get a double entry.  (make sure you mention that in the comments!!)   I will close the giveaway Thursday (march 5th) at 12am, and announce the winner on Friday March 6….

You got a week…  Do you feel lucky?!?!!?