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 #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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Eliza's Indigo Quilt Kit Bundle Giveaway #showmethemoda #aurifil #modafrivols

 

this giveaway at ROCKING CHAIR QUILTS has ended.

We have a winner! Congratulations to Nancy Y-M

 

Enter  up to 4 times using the Rafflecopter widget (the WHITE BOX below) at the end of this blog post

 Be sure to LIKE US on Facebook so you'll know when each giveaway begins.


As the holiday merriment is winding down, so begins the winter season. Absolutely a good time to settle in and make some pretty quilts . Don't you think so?

We can help with the making of quilts by offering you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win this week's prize bundle.

What's included in this week's giveaway?

A QUILT KIT;  FRIVOL # 3- HERITAGE - CONTAINS ELIZA'S INDIGO FABRIC BUNDLE BY MODA FABRICS, YOUR PATTERN, A BONUS PATTERN AND A SURPRISE, ALL PACKAGED IN A COLLECTIBLE TIN THAT MATCHES THE FABRIC INSIDE.

A QUILT KIT; FRIVOL # 3- HERITAGE- CONTAINS ELIZA'S INDIGO FABRIC BUNDLE BY MODA FABRICS, YOUR PATTERN, A BONUS PATTERN AND A SURPRISE, ALL PACKAGED IN A COLLECTIBLE TIN THAT MATCHES THE FABRIC INSIDE.

A BUNDLE IS ALWAYS SWEETER WHEN IT INCLUDES SOME YUMMY AURIFIL THREADS! -2  BIG SPOOLS   of 50 WT MAKO COTTON colors 2920 and 2783

A BUNDLE IS ALWAYS SWEETER WHEN IT INCLUDES SOME YUMMY AURIFIL THREADS! -2 BIG SPOOLS of 50 WT MAKO COTTON colors 2920 and 2783

Eliza's Indigo fabrics- enough for  your HERITAGE quilt back and binding.

Eliza's Indigo fabrics- enough for  your HERITAGE quilt back and binding.

AND -THIS USEFUL TOOL - CLEARLY PERFECT ANGLES.  IT'S A TEMPLATE THAT 'CLINGS ' TO THE BED OF YOUR SEWING MACHINE.  IT HAS LINES TO GUIDE YOUR STITCHING SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO DRAW DIAGONAL LINES ON YOUR FABRIC SQUARES

AND -THIS USEFUL TOOL - CLEARLY PERFECT ANGLES.

IT'S A TEMPLATE THAT 'CLINGS ' TO THE BED OF YOUR SEWING MACHINE.

IT HAS LINES TO GUIDE YOUR STITCHING SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO DRAW DIAGONAL LINES ON YOUR FABRIC SQUARES

Here is a photo of what the HERITAGE QUILT looks like.

Here is a photo of what the HERITAGE QUILT looks like.


Enter  up to 4 times using the Rafflecopter widget (the WHITE BOX below) .

Contest ends JANUARY 7th 2016  at Midnight CST . MSR VALUE of BUNDLE $98.00 USD. For complete rules click HERE.

THIS GIVEAWAY AT ROCKING CHAIR QUILTS HAS ENDED.

WE HAVE A WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS TO NANCY Y-M

Here's everything in the prize bundle for this giveaway

TAH - DAH!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING A PART OF OUR GIVEAWAY.

ENJOY THE SEW!®

#modasamplershuffle week ten- finale

OK  LET'S GO!

HERE ARE YOUR PATTERNS FOR THIS WEEK

The final 3 blocks:

BLOCK TWENTY-EIGHT

BLOCK TWENTY-NINE

BLOCK THIRTY!


fi·na·le ?

 fəˈnalē,fəˈnälē/ noun

  1. the last part of a piece of music, a performance, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting. synonyms:climax, culmination; 

 I can't believe how quickly the 10 weeks have sped by,

Well- the sampler shuffle is  not quite over, this is not really the LAST part of this fun project; we will still need to set these 30 blocks into a quilt:

Moda has designed an awesome setting for this bounty of blocks: CLICK  HERE to download the MODA SAMPLER SHUFFLE SETTING PATTERN.

-OR-

If you are going to put  your sampler blocks together in your own way....CLICK HERE to find out how to be a part of our SAMPLER SCRAMBLE CONTEST - you could win a bundle of Fat Quarters!


WEEK ten - WHAT CAROL DID:

 

  • Worked on blocks 28, 29 and 30
  • got SO busy with inventory and a BIG SALE in the quilt shop I didn't get much else done for this blog post - but I will add some more info so.... - I thought I had better get these last 3 blocks up  early for you to work on over the rest of the NEW YEAR'S holiday weekend. 

I found that I needed to cut four 2" squares of background ( the pattern says cut 2)- You would figure that out when you make your block - but I thought I would mention it :)

My two sets of BLOCKS 28 29 and 30

My two sets of BLOCKS 28 29 and 30


Wendy came by the shop this week and shared her shuffle blocks.  Her fabrics are from the Country Orchard collection by Blackbird Designs for Moda.  Thank you for sharing Wendy!

Wendy came by the shop this week and shared her shuffle blocks.  Her fabrics are from the Country Orchard collection by Blackbird Designs for Moda.  Thank you for sharing Wendy!

WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR SAMPLER BLOCKS! IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE YOUR BLOCK PHOTOS: 

YOU CAN POST YOUR BLOCK  PICTURES AND COMMENTS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR I'LL POST THEM FOR YOU JUST SEND THEM IN AN EMAIL TO ME : CAROL@ROCKINGCHAIRQUILTS.COM



YOU CAN POST YOUR BLOCK  PICTURES AND COMMENTS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR

THERE IS A COMMENT AREA BELOW- IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR PROGRESS OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MODA SAMPLER SHUFFLE  -

SEND ME YOUR BLOCK PHOTOS AND I WILL PASTE THEM RIGHT HERE! 

EMAIL : CAROL@ROCKINGCHAIRQUILTS.COM


#ModaFabrics #Frivol .....Let the 'FRIVOL'ity Begin.......

August is here and we are eagerly waiting the arrival of the first Frivol Kit  KINDRED . Kindred features Hello Darling fabrics by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  Not Sure what a Frivol is yet?  Visit our FRIVOL online shop to read more about it.

 

 

If you can't get to the shop from where you are you can pre- order your Frivol  kit choices   online by clicking HERE.  Our Frivols are not a club or subscription you can order any or all of the Frivols you like.  If you are placing a pre - order for future delivery.

If you are in the area and can come into the shop, you may want to join in on the Frivol Frolic each month - you can read more about it on our poster below:

Stop by the Shop to purchase and/or order your kits and reserve a spot in the Frolic.  Call us  at 815 465-2428 or contact us HERE to make your reservations.

Thanks for reading ! Please Comment below with your questions, suggestions or if you just feel the need to add to the general frivolity of the day!  - Carol

A Valentine 'Kiss Kiss' for Quilters #Aurifil #ModaFabrics

This Giveaway has ended, congratulations to our winner , Sonja M!

Here is your opportunity to win a bundle and get started with some Valentine quilting fun! 

Moda Candy! Just in time for Valentine's DAy

                                     VALENTINE'S AURIFIL!

KISS KISS by Abi Hall for Moda Fabrics

USE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW TO MAKE YOUR ENTRIES

This Giveaway has ended, congratulations to our winner , Sonja M!

This bundle for our January blog giveaway includes Fabrics from Moda's KISS KISS collection by Abi Hall:

  • (8) Fat Quarters
  • (1) Yard Cloud Dots - for background or blender
  • (3) Mini Charm Packs!

- AND-

No Valentine prize would be complete without the thread I LOVE so much - so we've included a couple of LARGE spools of Aurifil  50WT MAKO cotton thread!  Thread colors  are 2250 RED and 2311 MUSLIN  

Good Luck to you and thanks so much for participating!

This Giveaway has ended, congratulations to our winner , Sonja M!

Be Sure to use the Rafflecopter below to make your entries.

 

 

Giveaway ends January 20th,  2015. For complete rules click HERE

Click HERE to see Rafflecopter's HOW TO ENTER video

Grant Park by Minick and Simpson for Moda Fabrics

Grant Park fabric and precuts have arrived !

Mary is working on some Grant Park kits to put in the shop. They should be ready soon.