Dec 1: Country Winter

Hello!  It’s Amanda of Pieced Just Sew and I am excited to be kicking off this year’s Countdown to Christmas!  This year’s blocks will be made with a variety of red prints, solid red, and solid white and each block can be made as both a 12” block and a 6” block. Be sure to check back each day between now and Christmas for a brand new block!

Today’s block may look familiar.  It is the block from my recent Country Summer quilt tutorial.  However, in the spirit of this time of year, I have renamed it Country Winter!  So dig into your stash, pick a couple of your favorite red prints, and let’s get started!

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Stars Around Quilt

Hi there fellow Moda Bake Shop Bakers!  This is Lisa Jo Girodat of Neverlandstitches and I thrilled to join you as one of the newest chefs!

I have been sewing and making quilts for over 30 years.  I started designing my own quilts,again about 2 years ago.  About a year ago I decided to make a medallion quilt for a very special family member as a Christmas gift and I was hooked (or addicted – lol).  This summer was such a joy as so many of us sewed along with Camp Oda May’s Choose Your Own Adventure, therefore I wanted to create another medallion quilt to remind us as the dreary winter nights ascend upon us to keep our Stars Around us shining brightly.

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Country Summer Quilt

Hello!  It’s Amanda of Pieced Just Sew and I am excited to be back today with a new tutorial!  I got to work with the gorgeous new collection from Lella Boutique called Garden Variety and working with these fabrics reminded me of growing up in rural Pennsylvania and exploring outside during the summers.  While the fabric may have a summery feel, this large throw quilt will be perfect for snuggling up as the cooler fall weather moves in!

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A Thousand Good Wishes Quilt

This generous throw sized quilt is perfect for snuggling under with a loved one. A thousand pyramid quilt is a great choice for winter fabrics as the triangles bring to mind a forest of trees. This version makes use of the light fabrics for the background triangles and dark for the focal triangles. There are also three larger triangles formed using the darker fabrics for more visual interest.

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Barn Charm Mini Quilts

 

I’m excited to be kicking off this month’s mini quilt theme! This set of three mini quilts is inspired by barn quilts. Make one or all of these fun, quick projects using a single charm pack and some yardage. This speedy project is perfect for that one charm pack you love, but can’t figure out what to do with!

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Garden Plots Quilt

Hello, fellow bakers! I’m Alison from Little Bunny Quilts back today sharing a brand new quilt featuring Voyage by Kate Spain! Lately, I’ve really enjoyed making and using big blocks to make quilts and this quilt uses only sixteen 18″ blocks to make a very generous throw sized quilt! With no triangles to piece, this quilt would be easy to piece for a confident beginner with a mastery of the 1/4″ seam. Let’s put new blades in our rotary cutters and new needles in our machines and get to work! Continue reading

Confetti Cabins Quilt

Hi quilters! This is Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I’m delighted to be sharing my Confetti Cabins quilt tutorial with you today. When I saw Vanessa Christenson’s new Ombre Confetti Metallic line, I fell in love and knew it would be the perfect fabric to re-imagine a favorite traditional block–the log cabin! My quilting preferences are a mix of traditional and modern and I particularly enjoy using classic blocks combined with fun, new elements. Confetti Cabins does just that by merging the beloved log cabin quilt block with sparkly fabric and an unconventional block setting. I hope you’ll enjoy following along with this tutorial and please let me know if you make your own Confetti Cabins quilt!

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