A Long Time Coming Finish and Blogger’s Quilt Festival….

As many of you know, the new book Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs: 35 Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, Charm Squares & More by a variety of Moda Bake Shop Chefs is out.  My daughter Kelli and I have two quilts in the book.  We sent them out a LONG time ago.  In fact, a year ago we put the final stitches in the binding and sent them to be put in the book.  We haven’t seen the quilts since then…we’ve, for the most part, forgotten all about them.  I am sharing them as part of Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

Then yesterday, a box came….a box covered with packaging tape that said Moda…that’s when I got suspicious that the  prodigal quilts had returned.

I had to get them out and give them a little “pet”.  Honestly, we were in such a hurry to create them that I never really got a chance to really appreciate them.

Here are the pictures we took of the quilts last year when our beloved beagle, Gracie, was still with us.

The quilt in the back is made with a Dutchman’s Puzzle block.  As a person makes the first quilt, they save the bonus triangles and make the send quilt that is in the front of the photo.

So really, I sewed both quilts “at the same time”.  The pattern is written so you can do that too!

It was fun to see the quilts again!  This may not be a “traditional” Friday finish…but having the quilts back, really signifies that this project is finally finished.  It’s great to have them home.

To check out other great Friday finishes, check out Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Scrap Addict.



20 thoughts on “A Long Time Coming Finish and Blogger’s Quilt Festival….”

  1. I know this is not relevant to this post, but I have just come back to blogs after a break, and have just seen the news about Gracie. I am heartbroken for you.
    My husband and I are Beagle people, just like you. We currently have two. Two years ago we had to make the final decision on an old, lumpy bumpy old Beagle that we had adopted, whose kidneys failed him. It was devastating and he left behind him a huge Beagle shaped hole in our lives.. If we had not already had several other dogs at that time, I would have rushed out the same day to find another Beagle that needed our love.
    A Beagle puppy? You brave, lucky people. Beagle puppies must be the cutest, most challenging creatures in the world. We love Beagles, wouldn’t ever be without our Daisy May and her son, Monster boy Oscar. Even so, we often visit the grave of our old boy, just to have a chat and reflect on adventures past. It still breaks my heart to think of the day he left us.
    We wish you the best of luck and look forward to hearing about your adventures over the next few years!
    RIP Gracie.

  2. Wow, I like both quilts and so cool the way you get two quilts from one project. And I am a big fan of French General fabrics. I’m using one of their lines in my current project.

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