At the Seashore – Saltwater Taffy Quilt Setting

I absolutely love where I live.  I live about 15 miles due north of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.  My house is nestled in a valley of the quiet Santa Monica Mountains, but I know the ocean in Malibu is a quick 20 min drive away.  The salty sea air and the whip of the wind bring me right back to my childhood growing up on the Atlantic Coast, splashing in the waves, building sand castles, and eating lots of salt water taffy.  When the sand hits my toes, I know that all will be right with the world and my frustrations melt away.  It’s our family’s go to place for sunset picnic celebrations (wrapped in quilts to keep warm!), tide pool adventuring and just relaxing while watching the local surfers catch the next big wave. Continue reading

At the Seashore – Dunes Quilt Setting

Hi, Everyone!  It’s Jessica here – @jessicadayon– today sharing one of the setting options for our Summer 2019 QAL.  Are you excited for our summer camp Quilt Along this year?  I had a blast last year and am excited for this year too!  I am so exited that we can offer you different quilt settings and lots of blocks to put in them.  You can truly customize this quilt to be exactly what you’d like it to be.

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At the Seashore – Sailing Flag Sampler

Welcome to the 2019 Moda Bake Shop At the Seashore Quilt Along! All summer we will be sewing 12” blocks with the goal of making a sampler quilt at the end of the summer. Unlike previous sew alongs, we decided to change things up a bit and show our setting options first. This allows you to plan ahead with your fabric purchases and lets you squeeze in filler blocks as you have time! So, grab your suntan lotion and sunglasses and join us at the shore!

Sailing Flag Sampler was inspired by the nautical flags you often see on boats, docks or marinas. I have always thought they look like tiny quilt blocks and knew right away I wanted to incorporate them into my design.

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Summer Sneak

Ocean breezes, waves crashing, and sand beneath your toes! This summer we are headed to the seashore with an ocean themed quilt-along! We will start on June 3 with fabric requirements and end on August 26 with quilt reveals and one last “bonus” block that we like to use for the quilt label.

If you haven’t sewn along with us in the summer yet, you can take a look at what we made at summer camp last year. Visit Instagram and check out the #chooseyourownadventureQAL tag. Our camp counselors really created a fun experience and everyone ended up with a totally unique quilt! You can find all of those blocks {here on the blog}.

This summer will be similar but also different. We will have lots of options but you will choose your quilt setting ahead of time so the final layout won’t be a mystery. We have a little over a month to go before we start so poke through your stash or hit up your favorite quilt shop to find that fabulous fabric that will inspire your summer sewing.

We absolutely can’t wait!