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!

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 8: Special Gift

Hello!  It’s Lisa Jo of Neverlandstiches and I am very excited to be a part of this year’s Countdown to Christmas!  The blocks are being made with a variety of red prints, solid red, solid white and low volume whites.  Below you will find the ingredients for both a 12” block and a 6” block. Continue to  check back each day between now and Christmas for a brand new block by another of the talented Bakeshop Chefs!

Today’s block is called A Special Gift.  To me, it resembles a beautifully wrapped special Christmas gift you may find under a Christmas tree. Continue reading

Dec 7: Festival

Hi, Everyone!  Jessica Dayon- @jessicadayon– here today bringing you the tutorial for my contribution to Countdown to Christmas!  This block is called Festival and I think it is stunning in red and white!  I hope you like it as much as I do!  Mona Bake Shop’s Countdown to Christmas has become one of my favorite things to look forward to in December!  It’s like an Advent Calendar just for quilters 🙂

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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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