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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Counting Down the Days

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Yes, it is time for our annual Countdown to Christmas! This year our Chefs have worked up an array of blocks in 6″ and 12″ – all made in seasonal red and white fabrics. Over here at the Moda Bake Shop, we will be using fat quarters to make our blocks but use whichever precut works the best for you.

We will have a new block each day until Christmas, plus some bonus blocks and quilt settings to keep you sewing right through the new year. Join us! Be sure to stop by our Moda Bake Shop Facebook group to see what others are sewing.

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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Charm Pack Shuffle Quilt

Hi.  I’m Michele Kuhns from Crayon Box Quilt Studio and I’m very happy to be back at the Moda Bakeshop with my 2nd project. Like so many quilters, I love scrappy quilts I but, unlike some of you that are fine with the random “whatever I put together” look I prefer my scrappy quilts to be “planned”.  My quilts visually need to have a nice balance of colors and prints across the entire top.  The idea for this quilt was born out of a “What if” thought that popped into my head one day…..”What if” I trimmed a bit off a 4 charm squares, swapped those pieces around and then sewed them back together.  “What if” I then trimmed a bit off each of those pieces, swapped them around again and then sew those bits back together.  This fun planned scrappy quilt was the result.

 

Although the piecing for this quilt is Easy, I’ve rated this project as Moderate because of the “Shuffle” aspect of creating the blocks.  Careful attention to each step of the shuffling is necessary to achieve the planned scrappy look. Continue reading

Reverse Applique Christmas Pillow

Hi fellow bakers! This is Mona from Kentucky Whittaker Creations. I’m excited to share a fun project with you today.

I started sewing about two years ago. As my experience grew, I wanted to try new things. I came across reverse applique and decided to give it a try. I made a Kentucky pillow using this technique. I loved the raw edges and since then have made several other pillows using this method.

Today, we’re going to make a Christmas pillow using the reverse-applique, raw-edge technique.

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Patchwork Tea Cozy

How to make a custom tea cozy

Hi! I’m Kristin Esser from Simple. Handmade. Everyday. and I have a deep and abiding love for all things tea. From the ceremony of it, to the delicate tea cups and tea pots, to the beautiful utility of the tea cozy. I have several teapots, all different sizes and shapes, and they all need different size tea cozies to keep that cuppa warm while you chat with a friend.

So, instead of a tutorial on how to make a tea cozy for my teapot, I thought it would be more useful to give you some instructions on how to make a tea cozy to fit any teapot. And if you are anything like me, you’ll need more than one.

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