Crossing the Finish Line

Our Choose Your Own Adventure quilt-along this past summer was such a fun journey for all of us here at the Moda Bake Shop. I know from our Facebook group and social media posts, that many of you out there are still sewing along. I am usually one of those who does quilt-alongs long after they’ve ended so I know how it goes! Today I thought I’d check in with our Chefs and Camp Counselors to keep you inspired – and also to show off this fun quilt-along for anyone who is looking for a new project this year.

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This Year, I Will…

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I’ve never made a formal list, but I usually have a few things in mind that I’d like to accomplish. A lot of the time, that list includes a lot of sewing projects I just never seem to get through! This year, I thought it would be fun to resolve to do some things with all of you Moda Bake Shop readers.

Let’s all do one thing each month that will help us accomplish a sewing goal or give back to others in our community. Each month, I will announce a challenge – something I personally want to tackle that month – and you can take on the same task or pick something that speaks to you. Either way, share what you are doing here on the blog, on Instgram (#odamaychallenge2019) or in our Facebook group. Let’s inspire each other and guess what? I bet the Moda fabric fairy will have some treats to make each challenge extra sweet. 😉

My challenge this month is LAYER UP. Basting is my least favorite part of quilting and they always say to tackle the hardest task first! If you have any tips for me, I’d love to hear them! Or is basting your least favorite part of quilting, too? We can form a support group.

Be sure to tag @modabakeshop and #odamaychallenge2019 so we can see your posts!

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year to all of our readers! Today we have a little gift so many of you asked for – all of the 2018 Countdown to Christmas blocks all in one file. You can download all the blocks plus the quilt label and two quilt setting ideas {here}.

We wish you all health and happiness in the New Year!

Oda May and the Moda Bake Shop Chefs

Dec 26: Boxing Day Quilt Setting

Happy Boxing Day!  Quilters in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand celebrate this day. It is thought the day originated as a day off for servants who had to work Christmas Day.   This is Denniele from Louanna Mary Quilt Design and I am back with the first option for setting your Countdown to Christmas blocks which is titled Boxing Day.

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Dec 25: Night Divine

It’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts wishing you a Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying a peaceful day filled with the people that you love most.

Today’s Countdown to Christmas block is as classic as they come–it’s the Ohio Star block, but we’ve renamed it Night Divine for this sewalong. 🙂  This block was one of the very first blocks that I learned to make as a teenager and I still remember how magical it seemed figuring out how those hourglass blocks were sewn. I love the simple, timeless look of the Ohio Star block in two colors, but am excited to see how those of you sewing along mix and match the color combinations!

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