At the Seashore – Oh Buoy!

Growing up on Long Island Sound near the Housatonic River in Connecticut often meant summer days at Short Beach.  My mother would pile us (generally the four younger of the 6 kids) in to the Ford Falcon station wagon (yes forest green with wood paneling on the sides).  We would head down in the morning, lunches packed, towels, sand toys, and blankets in tow.

One sunny beach day, my older brother John (usually the ring leader) thought it would be the funniest thing to bury my mother’s sandals in the sand and see how long it would take her to find them.  We marked the spot with seaweed, rocks, and shells so we would remember exactly where they were, and went off to play.

We spent the day playing, swimming, collecting shells, and munching on the packed lunch, and then before we knew it, it was time to go.  “Pack everything up!” mom said.  “Wait, where are my sandals?”  “Hahahaha.”  We had a good laugh.  “We buried them!  Can you find them?”….

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Scattered Squares Quilt

Hi Moda Bake Shop Friends! I’m Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I’m so excited to share a new Moda Bake Shop Project! Today we are making Scattered Squares with the happy Orchard fabric by April Rosenthal! This quilt would be perfect for all your Spring and Summer picnics! It’s a beginner friendly pattern that uses my favorite precuts: Charm Pack and Layer Cake! Save your favorite fabrics to be the large squares so they really stand out! Let’s get quilting!

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Railways



Hello fellow quilters!  I’m Emily Bailey of Aunt Em’s Quilts and I’m excited to be back baking for Moda.  This fun, easy quilt reminds me of the cross country train ride I took with my middle son, Josh.  The casual pace of this kind of travel makes it very enjoyable.  Taking time to meet your fellow travelers as we took in the beautiful scenery was delightful.  I chose April Rosenthal’s Orchard for this quilt to represent the farmland we passed as we traveled.

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