Oh, Goodnight! on Moda Bake Shop

YOU CAN FIND THIS PATTERN ON MODA BAKE SHOP HERE!

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Have you been over to Moda Bake Shop yet today?  If you did, you saw this quilt….and it is MINE.  Yep, you guessed it.  My quilt is featured on Moda Bake Shop.

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I am so excited!  The quilt is very easy to the sew.  The only challenge to it is getting it all laid out and that is VERY do-able.  I put this quilt together over two days from start to complete finish…
If you are interested in making your own quilt, Judy and Clint of Green Fairy Quilts have put together a kit including a fat quarter bundle and the background fabric… everything you need for the quilt top including the binding,  for a FABULOUS price.

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The quilt came about when I was reading an old magazine.  In it there was a photo and pattern for a quilt.  It was interesting.  I wasn’t a fan of the colors but loved the way the blocks “linked” together.  The pattern reminded me of the letter “O”.

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A few days later I was surfing the net checking out the new Moda fabrics that were going to be released.  I saw a line called Origins.  Again another “O”.  Immediately I thought about that “O” quilt in the old magazine.  I loved the Origins fabric line and thought it would be perfect for that quilt.

Well the directions for the pattern were a nightmare…Plus they wouldn’t work well if the quilt was going to have a scrappy feel.   Modern quilting techniques were not existent when this pattern was printed and the construction of the blocks was not to my liking.  After an hour of playing with some fabric scraps, I figured out a way to “modernize” the construction of  the old pattern.

I went to computer and generated a color design so that I could see what it would look like.  I’m a person that needs to see the quilt to count the blocks, and test my idea.  My daughter saw the computer quilt I had generated and said, “Mom, that looks like it should be on Moda Bake Shop”.  That’s how the quilt came to be….

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Now for how the quilt got it’s name…For the longest time I called it my “O” quilt.  Then after visiting my 90 year old mother-in-law she said, “Oh, good night!”  It’s her typical saying whenever we tell her anything remarkable or unbelievable.  Immediately I knew that’s the name the quilt should have, “Oh, Good Night”.

If you are an Accuquilt Go! owner you’ll be glad to know that pattern is Go! friendly.  You only need a 3.5″ square die (or the 3.5″ strip die) and the 3″ finished half square triangle.  You can also use the 2.5″ strip die to cut your binding pieces.

If you want to check out a video showing how the blocks come together, you can check out this video I put together.

If you don’t have a Go!, don’t fear.You can cut your triangles using an EZ angle ruler…here’s a post on using and EZ angle ruler.

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It was so fun making this quilt….head on over to Moda Bakeshop and leave a comment…I’d LOVE to hear what you think!

15 thoughts on “Oh, Goodnight! on Moda Bake Shop

  1. Tea

    Jo, CONGRATS on having your 1st Moda recipe. As always, you have done an excellent job with the directions, even making a video! I love it! Thanks so much.

  2. Colleen M

    I thought the same thing as Donna. It reminds me of Cheerios. I watched your video and it does look easy to put together. I love it.

  3. SoozeM

    I love your quilt, I can’t wait to make one too, I think I am going to use Fandango to make mine, or maybe Pure, or I also have a FQ bundle of Fresh Cotton, hmmm I guess I haven’t really decided yet LOL!

  4. kwiltnkats

    My S-I-S mother is from TN and she uses that very same saying. Funny how things all come together at times. Sure love the picture of the quilt displayed in that great big tree (glad it’s not me who has to rake it’s leaves). Nice work on “Oh Good Night”; I’m excited for you.

  5. Judy

    That is quite a transformation of the old pattern. It’s hard to even see it in your finished quilt! Congratulations on the recognition!

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