Moda Bake Shop Day: Step Up

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Hooray!!  It’s a Moda Bake Shop day!!  It’s a giveaway day too!  Our friends at Fat Quarter Shop have a special prize for one of our readers.  Keep reading and I’ll tell you about the giveaway soon.  First off, here’s our quilt!

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We are calling the quilt Step Up.  The design came to me when I was in the shower one day.  Amazingly, the shower has been where several quilt design ideas have come to me.  I wanted something simple and this was it.  All you do is sew two strips to a square…of course it’s not quite that easy…but close.   You can find the complete free pattern over at Moda Bake Shop.

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The quilt ended up really big, 84″ x 100″.  Kelli and I just have trouble making anything small.  You can easily make yours smaller by taking off a row.

For the quilting motif I played and played around hoping to come up with some that looked like paw prints being the fabric line is “Here Boy”.

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We used this fabric from the line for the backing….cute, right??


Our quilt will be donated to the Humane Society for their next fund raising event.  We hope it brings in some money to help some needy dogs.

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I love when simple designs come together and look cute like this quilt.

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop

So are you wondering what the Fat Quarter Shop is going to give one of my lucky readers….How about jelly roll of your choice??  That sounds great to me!

If you want a chance to win, just leave a comment telling what organization or group you volunteer for.  We’ll pick a winner next week!

Today I am hooking up with Michelle’s Romantic Tangle,  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

Comments

  1. Cheri says:

    I volunteer once a month with a local “Quilt and Soup” group here in Raymond, Alberta. We tie quilts for a local homeless shelter, as well as for the High Andes Society, which sends quilts to Peru to orphaned children.

  2. lynn says:

    We have a small group of singers and instrumentalists in our family who go to a nursing home once a month and sing old songs. My grandparents started doing this about 50 years ago!

  3. Jackie says:

    I serve my church in several small ways. When I stop to think, it has been awhile since I have served at any large events. Too long! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. marlene says:

    I volunteer with our local 4-H club and County youth coordinatator. We are trying to encourage 4-H ers to learn to sew and create quilts with their own twist.

  5. Danie says:

    I serve a lot at my church. I give money and my time every month.

  6. Penny D says:

    I don’t do much volunteering any more, but I use to do cub scoots and then I helped the church out and when I am up to it I steal do, but I am dying and it is getting harder to do anything, but I am going to get some quilts done for my family and one for the church to auction off next year for there school. thank you so much for doing this. GOD bless

  7. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I volunteer for Special Olympics, and have a lot of fun doing it. cdahlgren at live dot com

  8. Margaret Parks says:

    I mostly do volunteer work at our church these days although I used to do volunteer at the soup kitchen I am unable to do this now, but I make quilts for various charities. Some include the pediatric oncology unit as well as Project Linus.

  9. Sue Hine says:

    I’ve never used a jelly roll, would absolutely love to get a jelly roll to try!

  10. Bobbie says:

    I’m new to quilting. I just started this last January. Here at our park. We make dog beds out of all our scraps, and donate them to different dog charity’s. We also make plastic bag mats for the homeless every year. We have also done some head scarfs for cancer patients. Several make quilts for donation every Christmas. Usually to Salvation Army. I have did one jelly roll race 2 quilt for my great niece. Turned out cute. Would love to win a jelly roll to make another one for great granddaughter.

  11. Sandy N says:

    I used to do volunteer work when I had the time, now I use what little spare time I have to spend with friends and family. When someone I know needs a donation for a raffle or giveaway, I always donate a finished quilt that I’ve made. They get something that will hopefully fund their cause, and I don’t have to feel guilty that I can’t spare the time or money to help in other ways. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Karen K says:

    I work with the Nichols United Methodist Quilters to make quilts for those that need a hug, a tutoring program, and make soup once a month for shut ins.

  13. Cyndy Knapp says:

    I sew baby quilts for Birthright and also knit hats and scarves for those in need in my community. I love your Step Up quilt. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  14. Lorri says:

    I do alot of Sunshine quilts for our guild and also a large quilt every year for the Church moneymaking dinner.I also bless a few people during the year with one because they never expected it.FUN!!!

  15. Terri says:

    I’ve sewn charity quilts for my guild and for AZ Blankets 4 Kids. I love the way the color twists on your steps.

  16. Margo says:

    I volunteer for the Newborn Nursery at our local hospital — knitting little newborn toques (or for those in the U.S. — hats!)

  17. Piroska says:

    I crochet baby items for the hospital auxilliary.

  18. Helen says:

    I make wall hangings and donate them to different benefits that are having an auction. I have also made hats for cancer patients.

  19. Susie boots says:

    I belong to the NHMQG- And I am in charge of taking care of the blog for our guild. And I also belong to another guild and am in charge of hospitality.

  20. barbara woods says:

    i will 70 when i started quilting so my goal is the make all 23 grands and 13 going on 14 great grands a quilt and all six of ouir kids one, whether they want one are not!

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