Hey all…it’s a Moda Bake Shop Day and a giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop too!
But first let me tell you about the quilt. I grew up in New Richland, Minnesota and attended New Richland-Hartland Public School. We were known as the Cardinals. Fast forward 30 years and my kids go to Turkey Valley School in Jackson Junction, Iowa. They are knows as the Trojans and their school colors are red, white and black.
For me, whenever I see red, white and black together, I think school colors….that’s exactly what I thought when I saw Sweetwater’s Moda fabric line “Mama Said Sew”. The same day I initially saw the line, a friend of mine who is the president of our Music Booster group at school asked if I would make a quilt for their upcoming fundraiser. That same day while in blogland I stumbled across a picture of an antique quilt done in red, white and black. That’s how this quilt, “School Spirit” came to be.
I used a design from the Pajama Quilter from her “Rethreaded” DVD called “Wonky Stars in Space”. I tried to take a picture of it but the thread doesn’t show up well. At least in this photo you can see a peek.
Here’s a little heads up: In celebration of my getting a new APQS quilting machine…Dawn, The Pajama Quilter, is planning to host a little fun here in the next week or so.
This quilt was actually a team effort. I designed it. My daughter, Kelli, sew it. I quilted and bound it. She wrote the tutorial for it. We are both happy with the results and had a great time working on this together. We have more joint projects planned in the future so keep your eyes open for them!
I had the hardest times taking pictures….I always do.
I went out early….Gracie insisted on being in the photo…
But then in the sun she was all squinty eyed. Then the wind picked up. I ended up scrapping the morning photo session and went out in the afternoon. With the wind in a different direction and me being able to get a picture without Gracie or the dirty chicken yard in the background, photo taking went much better.
If you are looking for the free pattern to make the quilt you can check out Moda Bake Shop. You’ll see that they have a new difficulty rating system. Each project is assigned one, two or three rotary cutters designating the difficulty of the project. Three is the most challenging.
If you are looking for a giveaway….read on… Fat Quarter Shop is offering a layer cake of Mama Said Sew to one of my lucky readers. You do not need to follow Fat Quarter shop on Facebook or follow their blog the Jolly Jabber. You do not need to follow my blog or follow Jo’s Country Junction on Facebook…but you sure can!! All you need to do in order to have a chance to win is leave a comment here telling what your school colors were.
Today I am hooking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.