#MODA FABRICS #AURIFIL Bright Day Fabric Bundle Giveaway

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Hello you beautiful bright bundle: 40 count fat quarters of Fiji Batiks from Moda Fabrics and 3 AURIFIL BIG SPOOLS of 50 wt MAKO COTTON MSRP $179.99 (yowsa)

Hello you beautiful bright bundle: 40 count fat quarters of Fiji Batiks from Moda Fabrics and 3 AURIFIL BIG SPOOLS of 50 wt MAKO COTTON MSRP $179.99 (yowsa)

We've had a fairly mild winter here, were we work and live at Rocking Chair Quilts. Not bitterly cold.  nor a great deal of snowfall, but I must say that the sunny days have been few and far between this season.

To brighten our moods and celebrate the sunny days that we do get to enjoy, we are hosting this giveaway of  a BRIGHT bundle of  Moda Fiji Batiks and AURIFIL threads.

Soon we'll be enjoying the early Spring and all the sunshine that  those days will bring.

While we wait for those bright days ahead, what could be better than busting open this colorful bundle and starting a cheerful quilt  (or two) ?

Leave a comment on this blog post to enter for a chance to win this prize .  You can submit even  MORE entries when you use the Raffle-copter widget (click inside the white box below).

This giveaway ends Friday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. CST.

I ♥ AURIFIL

I ♥ MODA

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#Moda Super Heroes on the Go

SUPER HEROES ON THE GO

Tote & Simple Wallet: A free pattern from RockingChairQuilts.com

Do you know Moda Man? The saga of how he saves a damsel in distress is captured forever on a fine cotton canvas. We have been enjoying this 'Super Heroes In Disguise' fabric from Moda United Notions here at RockingChairQuilts.com.  We first met Moda Man in Moda City at 2016 Fall Quilt Market in Houston. When this amusing fabric arrived here at the shop, we got busy and made this roomy Super Heroes on the Go Tote Bag and a simple wallet. This is a big, roomy tote because of its flat bottom .  It makes a great re-usable grocery tote - or maybe  it could be used to carry  a lot of quilty items out of your local quilt shop ;) Thanks so much to the kind folks at Moda Fabrics for keeping our quilting life full of wonderful choices!


TOTE MATERIALS:

 2/3 yard MODA ® Super Heroes canvas weight fabric for tote

1/3 yard Moda Bella Super Black Solid for handles

1/8 yard 44” wide Décor Bond (optional handle reinforcement)

Matching Aurifil thread

Optional: 12"x 8 1⁄2" cardboard for bottom

 

SIMPLE WALLET MATERIALS

 1/3 yard Super Heroes canvas fabric 

1/4 yard*  Moda Bella Super Black Solid for binding  *more  is needed if you want to make bias binding.

8” square Décor Bond (optional - gives your wallet some stiffness, leave it out if you want a flopsy wallet☺

Matching Aurifil thread


TOTE CUTTING:

Tote Fabric (Super Heroes canvas) • CUT two pieces 16"x12 ½” for front and back • CUT two piece 9" x 22" rectangles for sides and bottom

Handle fabric (black) •  Cut two pieces 5" x 44" for handles. • optional -  If you want your handles stronger- reinforce with Décor Bond – cut 2 pieces 1- 1/4” x 44” 

The 'Super Heroes In Disguise' fabric is directional so we have some tips for you on cutting out the bag panels.  Then, when you stitch them together your Super Heroes are all headed in the right direction on your finished tote.

Start with 2/3 of a yard of Moda Super Heroes canvas fabric.  Trim off the selvedge edges and the fold edge with a rotary cutter.  Keep the edges square and straight.

Start with 2/3 of a yard of Moda Super Heroes canvas fabric.  Trim off the selvedge edges and the fold edge with a rotary cutter.  Keep the edges square and straight.

Double thickness of canvas fabric is shown here.

Double thickness of canvas fabric is shown here.

cut out bag front and back, then cut 2 pieces 9" x 22" to make sides/bottom panel of your tote, as shown.

cut out bag front and back, then cut 2 pieces 9" x 22" to make sides/bottom panel of your tote, as shown.

Photo #8 Put the two 9" x 22" side/bottom pieces right sides together  making sure the images will be facing upright  on both sides of your bag, then sew (or serge)  them together with 1/4" seam along the bottom 9" edge. (bottom center seam) After stitching the bottom center seam the two 9" x 22" panels will face in opposite directions. Your side/ bottom panel piece should now measure 9” x 43 ½”. (see photo #8)

Photo #8

Put the two 9" x 22" side/bottom pieces right sides together  making sure the images will be facing upright  on both sides of your bag, then sew (or serge)  them together with 1/4" seam along the bottom 9" edge. (bottom center seam)

After stitching the bottom center seam the two 9" x 22" panels will face in opposite directions. Your side/ bottom panel piece should now measure 9” x 43 ½”. (see photo #8)


ASSEMBLY:

1. Fold  black handle pieces in half lengthwise and press. Open and fold edges in to middle. Refold and press.  Open handle fabric back out and Place cut strip of Décor Bond with one edge along center pressed line in fabric.  Press Décor Bond in place,

1. Fold  black handle pieces in half lengthwise and press. Open and fold edges in to middle. Refold and press.  Open handle fabric back out and Place cut strip of Décor Bond with one edge along center pressed line in fabric.  Press Décor Bond in place,

 
 
 
3. Reinforce bottom corners of tote front and back with stay stitching ¼” from tote edge and clip corners to stay stitching. This will help ease the bag corner seam as you stitch the front and back pieces to the long  sides/bottom panel.  Place inside edge of handle 3" in from each edge of front. Top stitch both sides of handle  to bag, but STOP stitching about 5" from the top (see picture #4). Repeat with back piece.  

3. Reinforce bottom corners of tote front and back with stay stitching ¼” from tote edge and clip corners to stay stitching. This will help ease the bag corner seam as you stitch the front and back pieces to the long  sides/bottom panel. 

Place inside edge of handle 3" in from each edge of front. Top stitch both sides of handle  to bag, but STOP stitching about 5" from the top (see picture #4). Repeat with back piece.

 

2. After pressing Décor Bond in place, refold edges of handle fabric back to middle enclosing the strip of Décor bond inside the handle fabric. Baste with matching Aurifil thread along open edges of handle .

2. After pressing Décor Bond in place, refold edges of handle fabric back to middle enclosing the strip of Décor bond inside the handle fabric. Baste with matching Aurifil thread along open edges of handle .

4. STOP stitching about 5" from the top of the bag. Repeat with back piece. (you will finish stitching the handles down after you hem the top of your bag).

4. STOP stitching about 5" from the top of the bag. Repeat with back piece. (you will finish stitching the handles down after you hem the top of your bag).

5. Pin front piece RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER to the long seamed side/bottom panel 9" x 43 1/2" (clipping seam allowance to stay stitching where needed and pivoting at corners). Stitch. Repeat with back piece.

Press seams toward sides. Optional: seams can then be finished with zigzag stitching or serging. Be careful to keep handles free.

 

6.  Fold down 1 ½” all along top edge of tote and press. Now turn raw edge under 1⁄4" and press. Pin in place if needed.  Then stitch top hem in place keeping handles free. 

6.  Fold down 1 ½” all along top edge of tote and press. Now turn raw edge under 1⁄4" and press. Pin in place if needed.  Then stitch top hem in place keeping handles free. 

 
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7. Now ....where you had left the top 5” of the handles free from the bag- it is time to stitch those down. SO Continue top stitching handles to outside of tote and all along handle edges, over basting. To secure, reinforcing by stitching an X or a box  at top edge of tote.

8. Optional: Cover 12" x 8 1/2" cardboard rectangle with fabric and place in bottom of tote. Sometimes instead of cardboard I cut my tote rectangles out of old rotary cutting mats that have gotten too cut up to use for anything else. They don't bend or get soggy like cardboard sometimes does ☺.


SIMPLE WALLET

CUTTING:  

  • Cut 2 rectangles 8” x 4 ¼” canvas (outside wallet piece) *NOTE: because your outside wallet fabric is directional you will cut 2 rectangles 8” x 4 ¼”  then pivot  one of the rectangles  180 degrees . (See photo #9)  Now stitch the two 8 x 4 ¼” rectangles (right sides together) along the 8” edge. This stitched piece should now measure 8” x 8”. This is done so that the directional print of your SUPER HEROES fabric will be going in the right direction when you look at the outside of your wallet. If you don’t mind where your superheroes are headed you can just cut one 8” x 8” square for the outside piece of your wallet.
  • Cut one 8" square* canvas (inside)
  • Cut one 8" square  Decor Bond (optional)

POCKETS from SUPERHEROES CANVAS (photo #10):

  • Cut two 8"x 7" (large pockets)
  • Cut two 8"x 4" (smallest pockets)

from Moda Bella Solid cut two 8"x 51⁄2" (middle pockets)

BINDING FABRIC: from Moda Bella Solid Cut one 1 1⁄2"x 34" (binding).  If you want to cut your binding fabric on the bias you will need more fabric than the 1/8 yard shown in materials list.

Photo # 10 : Cut  2 each of the 3 pocket pieces: small (canvas), middle (black) and large (canvas).

Photo # 10 : Cut  2 each of the 3 pocket pieces: small (canvas), middle (black) and large (canvas).

Photo #9

Photo #9

Photo #11: Press all pockets in half lengthwise, Right sides together

Photo #11: Press all pockets in half lengthwise, Right sides together

Photo #12: stack pressed pocket pieces, keeping raw edges even.

Photo #12: stack pressed pocket pieces, keeping raw edges even.

ASSEMBLY: Fold all pieces for pockets in half lengthwise and press (photo #11).   Place optional square of Décor Bond on the wrong side of the inside 8" wallet canvas fabric square, press to secure the Decor Bond to the wallet square. Put the inside and outside  8" wallet squares wrong sides together, with inside wallet fabric facing up. Beginning with largest pocket, place on inside aligning edges and bottom on top and bottom of wallet. Continue with each pocket. Baste around all edges. Catching in all layers.

FINISHING: Fold 1-1⁄2"x 34" BINDING piece in half lengthwise and press. Open and fold edges to middle. Refold and press.  Stitch binding to  of basted edge of simple wallet, pivoting/mitering at corners so they lay nicely. (or cut and apply binding with your favorite method). 


Thanks for reading -  I hope you will enjoy making a tote , This is a big, roomy tote because of its flat bottom .  It makes a great re-usable grocery tote - or maybe  it could be used to carry  a lot of quilty items out of your local quilt shop. It would be fun to make using other pretty fabrics as well. If you decide to make one,  please share a picture of your finished tote:

WAYS TO SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR tote WITH US:

  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your quilt for you.

 

  • Please use the comments area below for comments and questions

 

Until we blog again - Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol

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Got Cake?

Introducing Cake Mix Recipe Papers from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

What's all the hub-bub about cake?  Well it's cake after all (my favorite is chocolate with chocolate frosting ☺) .  but  because it's January I am trying to make some lower calorie/better calorie choices for my daily indulgence........when  -  HELLO ! - along comes quilting genius Carrie Nelson with a calorie free solution for me.  

Deeply satisfying, certainly an indulgence, I can partake as often as I wish and never have to log a single calorie in my smartphone's fitness app.

Carrie's brand new CAKE MIX RECIPES have just arrived here at Rocking Chair Quilts!

So what is a Cake Mix?  It’s a 10″ x 10″ pad of triangle paper sized for using with Layer Cakes. There are 45 sheets in each pad – one for each piece of fabric in a Layer Cake plus a few extras for “testing”.  (click on the Cake Mix images below to see more details for each)

*Recipes?  There are four different grids so there are 4 different recipes.  Two of the recipes make two different sizes of half-triangle squares from the same paper, and the remaining two recipes make a single size half-triangle square on each sheet.

Each recipe pad includes at least four block options for the HTSs made with that recipe grid.  There is also information on simple settings and layouts, and how big the quilts would be.

The specifics about each Cake Mix are:

  • Recipe 1 – 4″ and 8″ finished
  • Recipe 2– 2 1/4″ and 4 1/2″ finished.
  • Recipe 3 – 2″ finished
  • Recipe 4 – 4″ and/or 3 3/4″ finished

The number of recipe cards required to make a block varies – it depends on the block and the recipe.…  it’s kind of like how many slices of cake you can get from a 9″ square cake.  It all depends on how you cut it – squares or rectangles – and how big the pieces are.

Each Cake Mix pad includes a quote from Julia Child.  My favorite is – "A party without cake is just a meeting."   Layer Cakes and Cake Mixes.*

*this text  has been excerpted from Carrie Nelson's BLOG post on the Moda Cutting Table Blog.
 

Here is Carrie's Video Demo of her Cake Mix 2 Recipe:

 
 

Just to get your thinker thinking, here is a collage of the quilts the crew over at Moda have been making..  We are working on some cake mix quilts here at the shop and hope to add our photos here too.   (A click on each picture will enlarge it)

Thanks Carrie! Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's designs and patterns are always on the top of our list. 

Thanks to all of you who are reading this  post - if you are dreaming of making a cake mix quilt, and your dream becomes a REAL quilt we would love to see your photos too.

WAYS TO SHARE a photo of your cake mix quilt with us:

  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your quilt for you.

 

  • Please use the comments area below for comments and questions
 

Until we blog again - Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol

 
 

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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • FINALE• #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR • WEEK 16 •

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 16 •

LAST WEEK / LAST PATTERN FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

Hello neighbors (waving at you),

Posting this from sunny Commerce, Texas this weekend (Not too far from Moda Fabrics headquarters).  I am so fortunate to be able to travel here to attend our eldest daughter's commencement ceremony as she graduates from Texas A & M University.  Congratulations Katie!  A job well done and now that your book work and studying are finished.... in addition to the dynamic career advancemnet that awaits you, you'll  now have more time to get back to quilting.  Hurray- Hurrah!


And now let's get to what you came visiting here for, Block 16!

What an enjoyable group of participants we have had for the Be My Neighbor Quilt-A-Long.  It really does feel like a neighborhood community of quilters.  Thank you so much to everyone who has been a part of it. Today is the release of your final pattern #16; The Meeting House.  You will find the download below - and if you want to set your blocks together like the folks at Moda did, once again we have the setting pattern here on this blog post for you to download.

If you have just discovered this quilt along and need ALL 16 patterns, below is a button for you to get the printable downloads for every block in this quilt(we would love to see pictures of your blocks, whenever you get them stitched up).


 
BLOCK 16 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK 16 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD QUILT SETTING PATTERN

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD QUILT SETTING PATTERN


Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block  16 with us this week you could win a prize. Read how below:

READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • get your free  downloadable blueprint for Block 16 here on the blog today .

  • Stitch up your house block.

  •  Share a picture of this completed house block with us by  Sunday, December 25th ,  at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )

  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner  for this last week's Prize will be announced  on a blog post soon after that DEC. 25th end time  (Merry Christmas ☺)

  • Every Monday for 16 weeks we have started fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as the weekly winner we can and will ship prizes  all over the world so that opens the fun up to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺

  • This is the final week and so begins the LAST contest for a new prize.  The entry period for this final photo share ends Sunday, Dec. 25th. at Noon at which time we will have a random drawing from all the names of people who shared a photo during the week.  AND THEN the Be My Neighbor Quilt - A - Long is  ALL DONE, sigh.


WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS and we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 15

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK fifTEEN IS:

Katherine Irwin

CONGRATULATIONS KATHERINE !   YOU HAVE WON  A copy of  Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company • AND • A Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle to get you started playing with some of the sweet Christmas block patterns in the festive book  . Please contact us privately with your complete shipping address and we will get your prize shipped out to you. You can email your address to me here:carol@rockingchairquilts.com


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 16 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Everything you need to make a Charm Party tote bag: Charm Party Pattern, Polka Dots and Paisleys Charm Pack, Polkas Dots and Paisleys yardage for your lining & pockets etc., and some hardware to finish!

Everything you need to make a Charm Party tote bag: Charm Party Pattern, Polka Dots and Paisleys Charm Pack, Polkas Dots and Paisleys yardage for your lining & pockets etc., and some hardware to finish!

Here's a photo of the Charm Party Tote that we made, hanging in the shop (finished tote is not included in the prize package).

Here's a photo of the Charm Party Tote that we made, hanging in the shop (finished tote is not included in the prize package).

Share a photo of Block #16 with us by Sunday , December 25th, and we'll add your name to the drawing for this prize ☺


Thank you for reading! I have been enjoying the quilt a long immensely and wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who has followed along -  We are just about finished with Be My Neighbor , Now that you have your final Block #16-  I hope some of you will  then share a photo of your finished quilt- No hurry on when to get finished - please think about sharing some pictures when you get them put together . I am not the only one who would like to see the blocks all put together. ☺

Happy Holidays!

 Carol

BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 15 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 15 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS


  • VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
  • THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT  WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST.
  • IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH THIRTEEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!

Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:

READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon. Central Time (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday  we have started fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the final week starts Monday DECEMBER 19 th  the LAST contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon.  AND THEN IT'S ALL DONE, sigh.

WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 14

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK FOURTEEN IS:

DIANNA EICKHORN

CONGRATULATIONS DIANNA !   YOU HAVE WON  A CHRISTMAS QUILT KIT , TITLED 'SUGAR',  IT IS FRIVOL #10, FEATURING THE COOKIE EXCHANGE FABRIC BY SWEETWATER FOR MODA FABRICS


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 15 : PAGODA HOUSE

BLOCK 15 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK 15 PATTERN DOWNLOAD


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 15 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company • AND • A Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle to get you started playing with some of the sweet Christmas block patterns in the festive book

Share a photo of Block #15 with us by Sunday , December 18th, and we'll add your name to the drawing for this prize ☺


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

CLICK ON thIs picture to get your settiNg PaTTERN

CLICK ON thIs picture to get your settiNg PaTTERN

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.



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Thank you for reading! I have been enjoying the quilt a long immensely and wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who has followed along - even if you haven't decided to share a picture - just knowing you're out there somewhere sewing along is also very gratifying .  We are just about finished with Be My Neighbor , The final Block #16 is slated to drop next week -  I hope some of you will  then share a photo of your finished quilt ( here or anyplace on Social Media )when you get them put together .

Happy Holidays!

 Carol

BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 14 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 14 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

#MODABEMYNEIGHBOR 
HEY NOW • hey now • HEY NOW
 Be My Neighbor Quilt-A-Long week 13-FLIPAGRAM
 


  • VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
  • THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT  WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST.
  • IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH THIRTEEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

  • TO SEE PICTURES & NEWS OF:

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!


Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:

READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the FIFTEENTH week starts Monday DECEMBER 12 th  a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed at week 16.

WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 13

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK THIRTEEN IS:

debbie conner

CONGRATULATIONS debbie conner!   YOU HAVE WON  MINICK & SIMPSON'S'FAITHFUL' QUILT KIT AND YARDAGE FOR BACKING & BINDING FROM THE FEATURED COLLECTION. FRIVOL #2  FEATURES: •POLKA DOTS AND PAISLEYS FABRICS BY MINICK & SIMPSON•  


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 14 : BOAT

PATTERN  DOWNLOAD FOR BLOCK FOURTEEN

PATTERN  DOWNLOAD FOR BLOCK FOURTEEN


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

just in time for the holiday season : a christmas quilt kit , this is 'sugar', frivol #10, featuring the cookie exchange fabric by sweetwater for moda fabrics

Here's a picture of the quilt you can make with this cute kit that's packed in a decorative tin that matches the fabric inside!

Here's a picture of the quilt you can make with this cute kit that's packed in a decorative tin that matches the fabric inside!

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 14) TO ME BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, AT 12 NOON , AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 14 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards


For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

Only a couple of blocks to go and we'll have completed the Be My Neighbor Quilt A Long

Get your free pattern for Block 14  • get sewing  • then get a photo of your Block to me by Sunday and you could win a nice prize!

Thanks for reading, You can use the comments area below to comment, or if you have any questions.  

 


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