Moda Bake Shop Day: Candy Wishes with Giveaway

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I love Moda Bake Shop Days and today is one of them.  Our latest quilt, Candy Wishes, is being featured on Moda Bake Shop today.  Keep reading for more info on the giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop.

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Moda comes up with lots of challenges for us Chefs and the challenge for the month of January was to come up with projects that used the mine charm packs called Moda Candy.  Well I hadn’t played much with the new pack so I thought I would give it try.  I figured most of the other chefs would be making small projects so I decided to think big and make a quilt.

This uses two charm packs and is very easy.  I sat down and sewed the entire top in an afternoon/evening setting.  Another fun fact-there are no seams to match so if you are teaching a beginner to sew or if you yourself are a beginner, this is a great quilt to start with.

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Who’s holding that quilt…Peek a boo…it’s my son Karl!!  I love having this guy home from college!!

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…but I digress.  Back to the quilt.  How it got made is quite a saga.  I sent the design in for approval a week or so before Thanksgiving.  I expected the fabric after Thanksgiving and had time scheduled to sew.   Between mix ups and miss communication I didn’t get the fabric until the 19th.  Well by then the holidays had kicked in around here.  I’ve been scrambling to get time to get it finished by my December 31st publishing date…good news is, I made the deadline!!  (odd news-scheduling got screwed up and it wasn’t posted until today!)

For quilting I used a off white thread on the front and back.  I did a wave with a swirl across the whole quilt.  I loaded it into the machine width-wise so I could travel the length of the quilt.

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On the red border and on the squares I peddled it with small circles.  I had honestly intended on doing some fancier quilting but time was not my friend and I settled with this.

The backing fabric is WONDERFUL.  I wish I had yards of it to back other quilts too.

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This quilt doesn’t have a home as of yet.  I think it is going to go with the next batch of charity quilts that gets sent out.

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop

Okay, about the giveaway….Fat Quarter Shop is giving away two mini charms of the fabric line Wrens Friends.  That’s the same line our latest Quilty Magazine quilt was made from.  It’s so cute!!  If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment here telling if you have purchased a mini charm pack before.  We’ll pick a winner next week.

If you like giveaways we have another one going on here.

Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish Friday,Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Moda Bake Shop Top 2013 Projects

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Woo-Hoo!!  Have you been over to Moda Bake Shop lately??  (Photo courtesy of Moda)  They compiled a list of their readers favorite projects and our Oink a Doodle Moo quilts made the list.

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Check it out!  They are listed there on hexie #7!!  Head on over to Moda Bake Shop.  They have a listing of all the projects along with links to them.  We just love working with Moda…they are helpful, friendly, generous, timely…all things that I love.  Beyond all that…they make wonderful fabric.

Thanks to all you readers who chimed in a checked out out project helping it to make the list.  You readers rock!!

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