Dec 21: Wreath Star

Welcome back Moda Bake Shop bakers!  I’m Jen Daly and I’m thrilled to be here for Day 21 of the Countdown to Christmas!  Today’s recipe was inspired by the beautiful evergreen wreaths that adorn so many front doors during the holiday season—mine included!  My Wreath Star block features Sawtooth Star points that sparkle against a contrasting “wreath” background.  I love it with the two reds, but it would also be beautiful with red star points against a green wreath. Continue reading

Dec 17: Christmas Candy Star

Welcome back to the Moda Bake Shop’s Countdown to Christmas!  I’m Jen Daly and I’m excited to be here again with a new block for Day 17!  Candy canes and peppermint sticks were the inspiration for my cheery Christmas Candy Star block featuring a Sawtooth Star with a candy striped center made of half square triangles—sew sweet!

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Dec 6: Reindeer Games

Welcome to Day 6 of the Moda Bake Shop Countdown to Christmas!  My name is Jen Daly and I’m so happy to be here today to share my “Reindeer Games” block—so named by my daughter because of the checkerboard center.  Reindeer Games is a variation on my favorite quilt block, the Sawtooth Star, and I just love how using two different red fabrics gives this block a layered, three-dimensional look.

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Turning Leaves Pillow

Hey there!  I’m Jen Daly and I’m thrilled to be back at the Moda Bake Shop today with a new Moda Candy project for fall.  Turning Leaves features a variation of a Tree of Life block set on point and surrounded by a pieced border.  And at 18½” square, it’s a great size to finish either as a mini quilt or as a fun pillow like mine.  I made my project with Jo Morton’s “Spice It Up” collection—her beautiful and colorful prints are just perfect for fall!

Now let’s get started!

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Home Tweet Home Mini Quilt

Hi there!  I’m Jen Daly and I’m so happy to be back at the Moda Bake Shop today with my new mini charm pack project, Home Tweet Home.  If you’re feeling a little winter-weary, this sweet mini quilt is the perfect reminder that spring is right around the corner.  I made my quilt with “Lilac Ridge” by Jan Patek Quilts and I just love the combination of pretty florals and subtle plaids and stripes—beautiful!

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Countdown to Christmas: Star Bauble

Welcome once again to the Moda Bake Shop Countdown to Christmas!  My name is Jen Daly and I’m so happy to be here today to share my “Star Bauble” block.  This fun little block features a Friendship Star nestled within a Christmas bauble—two of my favorites in one!

This quilt block finishes at 6″ square.

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