That’s right…it’s a Moda Bake Shop Day!! It’s a Giveaway Day from the Fat Quarter Shop too!!
Here’s mine and Kelli’s quilt that is being featured on Moda Bake Shop today. Feel free to hop over there and print the free pattern and if you’re looking for the giveaway keep reading!
Six years ago when a family moved to the place across the road from ours, little did we know back then that the family’s oldest daugther, Regan, would become such a big part of our lives. Here’s Regan with our daughter Kalissa.
Throughout those six years Regan and Kalissa have become close friends, in fact, Regan is that friend that just kind of becomes part of the family. She’s sweet, kind, energetic and super supportive of Kalissa. Through her times hanging out, Regan has seen me making quilts and began teasing me sometime ago wondering if I would make her a quilt as a graduation present.
Of course I was…I would make a manly looking quilt and tease Regan that maybe it was her quilt. I kept my eyes open for a pattern or a look that made me think of Regan. Then I saw Moda’s fabric line Juggling Summer by Zen Chic. I loved the rich deep purples, oranges, teals and blacks. Then I started playing with a design.
I came up with a block that I liked that could use jelly roll strips or a fat quarters…but the block had sharp points that made me feel like it needed something just a bit more feminine. I ran the design past Kelli and she said I was right, it needed something more.
I love the little triangle inner border. It gives it a little delicate almost lace feeling that makes it better for a girl quilt. I am going to pass along a note though. This is one of the harder quilts I have ever made. If you are new to quilting make a couple quilts before you jump in and tackle this one..hop over and look at the directions and you’ll see why. Thankfully I had Kelli to help me out with the sewing.
The quilting is just a loopy loop done in variegated thread. Nothing fancy but it looked pretty good.
Regan is graduating in May but I gave her the quilt when I finished it with the promise that some pictures of it would get taken and sent back to me..thus the pictures of the beautiful fire place and awesome house.
I will forever be thankful for Regan. She has been wonderful to Kalissa and to our family. Every girl needs a friend like our neighbor girl, Regan.
The Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating good friends by offering a FREE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of Juggling Summer to one of my reader friends! How cool is that? Coincidentally a fat quarter bundle is exactly what you need to make this quilt. If you are looking for this fabric line, you can find it here at the Fat Quarter shop.
For your chance to win, leave a comment here telling something about your best friend.