PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT. YOU CAN FIND THIS PATTERN ON MODA BAKE SHOP HERE.
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I am so excited to show you the latest Moda Bake Shop quilt, Sophie’s Bouquet, and to tell you about the great giveaway the Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring right here on my blog. First things first…If you are new here WELCOME. I so glad you stopped by. I am a busy gal who loves sharing the antics of my fun, quilty, silly, crafty, and mostly happy life with daily blog posts. If you stop by, you can bet there something new or different here. Without further ado….Here’s the newest quilt!
Never fear….Gracie didn’t loose her spot in the family. I just decided to try to get a photo of a quilt with a different background so to the barn we went and along came our farm dog Pepper.
Our daughter, Kelli, was trying to help me get pictures. I am under the quilt trying to hold it up but Pepper’s weight is pulling the quilt down. In the meantime, I have no idea how the picture looks..Trying to get pictures was totally a hoot!
We started out having me sit under the quilt and were going to try to get the dogs to sit by it. We thought you’d see the design best that way but Pepper didn’t like the idea and neither did Gracie. I started talking to Kelli while I was under the quilt and that was where this location ended. Neither dog was willing to sit on a “talking quilt”.
Then Kelli insisted that she was going to take my picture and I am yelling no…my hair is awful from being under the quilt…she snapped it anyway. Pepper was all excited to learn that she wasn’t crazy and there are no such things as talking quilts that she decided to nuzzle and almost tickle me!
Then we moved to a new location that looks the same to you but we wanted better lighting. I decided to hunch over and hold the quilt this time. The lighting was better…but look. There’s my hand. UGH.
Now Gracie is bothered that she isn’t in the photo so she joined.
Neither of the dogs would look at Kelli because just behind Kelli was a baby kitten.
Oh…I’ve heard it said that actors should never work with children..I don’t think quilt photographers should work with pets!!
I finally shoo-ed the dogs away and snapped this photo. If you’re wondering…this fabric is Chez Moi’s line Sophie for Moda. I am so in love with the blue floral setting squares. I love the pink fabric in the blocks too. When laying this quilt out, make sure that the pink squares make vertical lines across your quilt.
When I first designed the quilt and sent it in for possible submission, I didn’t realize that the floral bouquets in the blue were so large. When the fabric came I contemplated fussy cutting the fabric so each each square would have a floral bouquet in the middle of it, but then wasn’t sure I’d have enough fabric. I decided to just cut them and not worry about it. I think it turned out fine. If you would want to fussy cut the squares, you’d need to add more yardage.
Chez Moi is my favorite bright colored fabric designer. Most of the collections are a softer bright rather than the neon bright. I loved the Charisma line…I made this disappearing nine patch with it and this quilt. Kelli made this quilt with the line to. I made another quilt with it too but I don’t have pictures of that quilt. I have loved the Hunky Dory line too. I have a couple charm packs of that waiting to be sewn into a Schnibble. Here’s a quilt from the Swanky line too. Here’s a quilt from the Boutique line. Are you convinced I love Chez Moi?? Sohpie is my favorite Chez Moi line yet! I am totally in love with the blue…or should I say turquoise fabric.
I machine quilted it with a free hand loopy flower. This is one of those quilts that it was really hard to pick a thread color to do the machine quilting. I opted with a light tan that you might describe as camel.
Originally I thought about adding borders onto the quilt too…I ended up with just the blocks and setting triangles. If you want it larger, borders could easily be added.
Here’s a little tip that helped me when making the quilt. I finished one complete block. I positioned that block next to my sewing machine to use a reference so I didn’t get the half square triangle pieces turned or twisted.
I bet you’re probably reading along wondering…I thought she said something about a giveaway….I did. I’m just trying to build the anticipation.
Kimberly over at the Fat Quarter Shop offered to sponsor giveaway here. She has a Sophie Jelly Roll up for grabs. The Fat Quarter Shop is fully stocked with all the fabric from the line and you can find it here.
Here’s a little heads up…if you are thinking about making this quilt…order the blue setting fabric, pronto. Earlier this year, my quilt, Chain of Faith, was featured on Moda Bake Shop. I am still getting email from people wondering if I know where they could find the red border fabric. I have helped people search on line for it….it can’t be found. Being this quilt needs 4 3/4 yards of the blue floral it is sure to sell out quickly.
Back to the giveaway….We don’t want to make you jump through a bunch of hoops to be entered. We both value your time. You don’t have to like Jo’s Country Junction or Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook. You don’t have to subscribe to Jo’s Country Junction or to the “Jolly Jabber” (Fat Quarter Shop’s blog)….but you sure can, we both would love to have more company. I’d love for you to pop over to Moda Bakeshop and let me know what you think about the quilt.
Just leave a comment here…tell us if your prefer online fabric shopping or store front quilt shopping and why. I’ll pick a winner on Monday.
Oh…one more thing before you go, if you haven’t heard I am hosting a “Crumb Along with Me” quilt along. We are making a “crumb” quilt….Check out my post from Monday and you can see if you’d like to join…it’s not too late!
Today I am hooking up with Confession of a Fabric Addict…can I get a Whoop-Whoop?
Nothing beats touching the fabric, just like holding a book in your hands and turning the pages as opposed to a reader. This is not always an option. Our hometown quilt shop closed about 6 months ago and am finding myself ordering more online as the nearest shop is 50 miles away. Sometimes you just can’t beat online for the selection!
I love online fabric shopping for the prices, but often you need to see fabrics in person, so in store shopping wins by a thread.
I like shopping at my favorite shops. Only problem is my husband also quilts so when he goes with me we usually spend double. It is a great date.
I’ve probably 3 go to stores for online fabric and FQS is certainly one of them. great shots of the photo shoot and congrats on another moda bake shop!
Your quilt is beautiful, as are your beasts. I like to fabric shop online, the shops around me don’t carry any pre-cuts and not enough Moda.
I prefer to shop at a local Quilt store. I love the personalized service and the tactile feel of the fabric. Nothing beats fondling the fabric!
What a pretty quilt! I have only just started online shopping. But I prefer in-store shopping. I love to touch and feel the fabric. I know it is silly but I do. Plus all of the other things to look at, booklets, patterns, finished projects, etc. Thank you for the give away!!
I like online shopping – I don’t enjoy any kind of in store shopping! And it seems to be easier to find exactly what I want online.
What a hoot trying to get those pets to be still! I love the fabric!
I do a lot of on-line shopping only because I live in such a small town.
However, I love to touch the fabric before buying so I do a fair amount of buying when in larger cities or in Houston. Thanks.
I like shopping both ways. I love being in a store and being able to feel the fabric and match colors, but often get very overwhelmed. My nearest fabric store is 35 miles away, so I also love being able to buy on-line. Most of the time there is a better variety and often better prices, even with the shipping costs. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.
I saw your quilt on the Moda Bake Shop and love it! I shop both online and at my LQS. I love the fact that my LQS offers classes, retreats, one-on-one help, etc., but it’s not possible for them to carry every bolt from every fabric line. Luckily there are enough quilters out there to support both types of shopping, and I like to think I’m doing my part!
I do a combination of both online & LQS shopping. One of my LQS has a good selection of kona solids which makes it easier to match when I need one. I go to Joann’s for my batting with the coupons I get. The stores I use online have a bigger selection of all the new fabric lines that are coming out. Plus they will have the whole collection which I think is hard to find locally sometimes. Thanks for the giveaway!
Congrats on the new MBS tutorial!
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I would prefer to purchase in person, but my closest LQS is only open 8-5 on weekdays with only minimal Saturday hours and doesn’t have much selection that suits my tastes. The next closest is 45 minutes away and also doesn’t have hours that work with my work schedule unless I have a spare Saturday, which I usually don’t. So, I tend to buy online when I have a chance to shop.
I prefer shopping in a local store when I can. It supports local businesses and helps me feel part of a community. And I really love getting to touch the fabrics before I make any decisions. That said, there are so many incredible deals to be found online it makes it hard sometimes.
I support my local quilt shops. I also shop online. I ‘m not afraid of buying too much fabric for a special quilt as my first passion is scrap quilts. Keep up the good work.