#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

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways and  sew on and sew forth CLICK HERE

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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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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 12 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 12 •

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

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   Photos of Block #11 shared by participants last week

   Photos of Block #11 shared by participants last week

VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH ELEVEN 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 THIRTEENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 28th  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

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 11

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

BRIGITTE CAMMI

CONGRATULATIONS BRIGITTE!   YOU HAVE WOn a  STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA !


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 12 : patchwork place

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #12

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #12


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

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Hawthorne Ridge by Jan Patek for Moda Fabrics Layer Cake and yardage!

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 12) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE:  Hawthorne Ridge layer cake and 2 1/2 yards of coordinating fabric.


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 12 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

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.

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN


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Thank you for reading!  - Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or any problems getting your free patterns to download from our website.  - Carol Detloff


BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 9 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR #QUILTMARKET

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 9 •

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

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

I AM BLOGGIN' AT YOU FROM THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET IN HOUSTON TEXAS!  I AM MORE THAN JUST A LITTLE DISTRACTED BY ALL THE BEAUTY AND ACTIVITY THAT HAPPENS @ QUILT MARKET- SO PLEASE, LET ME KNOW IF I POSTED ANYTHING UPSIDE DOWN OR BACKWARDS. ☺ 

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


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 TENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 7th 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.

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


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 8

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

AMY EASTER

CONGRATULATIONS AMY!   you have won  our halloween bundle: 12 HAlloween fat quarters and just treats no tricks BOOK 


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 9 : Italianate Revival

BLOCK NINE PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK NINE PATTERN DOWNLOAD


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE TO OFFER.  READ ON:


GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 9) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 9 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

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.

Get your FREE pattern, get your needle threaded and get sewing! I am looking forward to seeing all of the Be My Neighbor blocks this week! - Carol

Get your FREE pattern, get your needle threaded and get sewing! I am looking forward to seeing all of the Be My Neighbor blocks this week! - Carol


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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 8 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 8

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 & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH SEVEN, CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS:

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCKS ONE THOUGH SEVEN

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCKS ONE THOUGH SEVEN


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:


Some of the pictures that everyone shared of Block #7 last week.

Some of the pictures that everyone shared of Block #7 last week.

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 Ninth week starts Monday OCTOBER 31st  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.

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


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 7

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

WAVA McCLISH

CONGRATULATIONS WAVA!   WE WILL GET YOUR WINDERMERE JELLY ROLL AND SWEET CELECBRATIONS BOOK SENT OFF TO YOU JUST AS SOON AS WE GET YOUR MAILING INFO.


HERe is THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 8 : GEORGIAN HOUSE 

BLOCK 8 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK 8 PATTERN DOWNLOAD


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE TO OFFER.  READ ON:


•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

HALLOWEEN BUNDLE

Please share a photo of your Be My Neighbor Block 8 with  me,  I will enter your name in a drawing for the prize for this week:

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 8) TO ME BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 8 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS


Be My Neighbor Quilt finishes to 68"  x 84 1/2".  CLICK ON the BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT picture (above)  TO DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN.     Moda has rendered the pattern downloads "the blueprints" for you in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. 

Be My Neighbor Quilt finishes to 68"  x 84 1/2".

CLICK ON the BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT picture (above) TO DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN.

  Moda has rendered the pattern downloads "the blueprints" for you in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

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.

Get your free pattern, pick out some fabrics , get sewing &  have fun!  thank you for reading, see you here next week for BLock 9- Carol 

Get your free pattern, pick out some fabrics , get sewing &  have fun!

thank you for reading, see you here next week for BLock 9- Carol 


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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 6 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 6

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 & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH FIVE, CLICK HERE to get to BLOG post where your free patterns for blocks 1 thru 5 are AVAILABLE to download.


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 how to share a picture )
  • 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 SEVENTH week starts Monday OCTOBER 16th 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.

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.

Fun news from last week- thanks to all of you sharing your blocks, Moda's Cutting Table Blog featured the Be My Neighbor Quilt A Long and Rocking Chair Quilts. Click below to read the post:

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 5

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK FIVE IS nancy vibeto.

CONGRATULATIONS nancy!   WE WILL GET YOUR Lakeland quilt kit( frivol #4) and finsihing YARDAGE SENT OFF TO YOU JUST AS SOON AS WE GET YOUR MAILING INFO.


Here's this week's block:

BLOCK 6 : the Manor house 

BLOCK 6 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK 6 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

Vintage Village

Vintage Village


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE TO OFFER.  READ ON:


•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

 

Please share a photo of your Be My Neighbor Block 6 with  me,  I will enter your name in a drawing for the prize for this week: 

LAUNDRY BASKET LOOT BUNDLE:

Laundry Basket Loot -  This bundle has a  Silver Linings Layer Cake  & a  Southern Exposure Charm Pack  - Both from Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda and TWO  big spools of Aurifil thread  in colors to match these fabrics.  Oh my , that is a nice prize bundle.

Laundry Basket Loot -

This bundle has a Silver Linings Layer Cake & a Southern Exposure Charm Pack - Both from Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda and TWO big spools of Aurifil thread in colors to match these fabrics.  Oh my , that is a nice prize bundle.

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 6) TO ME BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, AT 12 NOON AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 6 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

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.

Be My Neighbor Quilt finishes to 68"  x 84 1/2".  CLICK ON the BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT picture (above)   TO DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN.      Moda has rendered the pattern downloads "the blueprints" for you in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. 

Be My Neighbor Quilt finishes to 68"  x 84 1/2".

CLICK ON the BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT picture (above) TO DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN.

  Moda has rendered the pattern downloads "the blueprints" for you in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. 


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Thanks for reading☺

You can use the comments area below to comment, or if you have any questions.  I am looking forward to seeing your Block pictures this week.- Carol

BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

Be My Neighbor Quilt - A- Long with Moda and Rocking Chair Quilts #modabemyneighbor is underway . Visit the blog @ Rocking Chair Quilts each Monday to get your free pattern and sew along with us.

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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

Quilt - A- Long with Moda and Rocking Chair Quilts #modabemyneighbor is underway . Visit the blog @ Rocking Chair Quilts each Monday to get your free pattern and sew along with us.

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#moda #aurifil Primitive Gatherings Wool & Needle IV Flannel GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Sandie S.

thanks so much to everyone for participating

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY TOWER OF FLANNEL

We've had a wonderful summer here at Rocking Chair Quilts.  I always enjoy the change of seasons we have here in Illinois. To celebrate the arrival of Fall, we are hosting this giveaway for your pleasure.

Soon we'll be enjoying fall colors and cooler temperatures, so what could be better than loading up our prize bundle with cozy Moda flannel?

Leave a comment on this blog post to enter for a chance to win this prize (ends Sept 2nd, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST).


We are giving away this fabulous fat quarter bundle of  the brand new Primitive Gatherings Wool & Needle IV - The Farmer's Son flannels to one lucky winner!

                                                               

                                                               

 The Farmer's Son Fat Quarter bundle.  How fat is it?

32 soft and cozy 100% cotton flannel fat quarters. Yes ma'am  that's a hefty bundle indeed.

..........and it wouldn't be a Rocking Chair Quilts giveaway without an appropriate trio of  matching Aurifil threads. (3 BIG Spools of  AURIFIL 50 Wt. MAKO cotton thread) 

Designer Lisa Bongean has filled her latest collection of flannels with some great colors: Bandana Blue, Milk House Cream, Barn Board and Tractor Oil Grey.  So we've selected Aurifil's  bidg spools in 3 complimentary shades to complete your prize bundle.

1158 Medium Grey   2310 Lt. Beige     2784 Dark Navy

1158 Medium Grey   2310 Lt. Beige     2784 Dark Navy

This Prize Bundle includes a 32 count Fat Quarter bundle of Primitive Gatherings Wool & Needle IV Flannels, and to make it even SWEETER- 3 spools of Aurifll Thread to match.( TOTAL MSR Value $171.49) Woot!  All entries must be received by Friday, September 2nd at 11.59  p.m. CST   We will announce the winner Saturday, September 3rd by  about 3:00 pm CST. Good luck to everyone .

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Sandie S.

thanks so much to everyone for participating

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways and  yada yada CLICK HERE

Thank you so much for reading  this and being a part of our giveaway- Enjoy the Sew!®- Carol

#MODA #AURIFIL #LAUNDRYBASKETQUILTS PRIZE BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Joyce K!

thanks so much to everyone for participating

 

We're in a flurry of  quilty preparation for all our summer shop hops and programs happening here at Rocking Chair Quilts. To celebrate our summer season and all our wonderful customers HERE'S A GIVEAWAY! 
We are giving away a SWEET prize bundle of Laundry Basket Quilts' Southern Exposure collection to one lucky winner.

This Prize Bundle includes a bundle of 30  Southern Exposure Fat Quarters(Yowza!) and - 3 big spools of Aurifil Thread to match (MSR Value $134.99) .

You have until midnight CST on June 15th 2016 to enter. 

Here all the ways you can enter:

  • Enter at our FACEBOOK PAGE by  liking the post and tagging a friend in the comments section.
  • Click the rafflecopter box below in this blog post and enter up to 3 times there.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post 

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Joyce K!

thanks so much to everyone for participating

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways & sew on and sew forth  CLICK HERE

Leave a comment below, have fun and good luck to everyone! - Carol

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Joyce K!

thanks so much to everyone for participating