It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day: School Spirit Quilt..a Giveaway too!!


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Hey all…it’s a Moda Bake Shop Day and a giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop too!

But first let me tell you about the quilt.  I grew up in New Richland, Minnesota and attended New Richland-Hartland Public School.  We were known as the Cardinals.  Fast forward 30 years and my kids go to Turkey Valley School in Jackson Junction, Iowa.  They are knows as the Trojans and their school colors are red, white and black.

For me, whenever I see red, white and black together, I think school colors….that’s exactly what I thought when I saw Sweetwater’s Moda fabric line “Mama Said Sew”.   The same day I initially saw the line, a friend of mine who is the president of our Music Booster group at school asked if I would make a quilt for their upcoming fundraiser.  That same day while in blogland I stumbled across a picture of an antique quilt done in red, white and black.  That’s how this quilt, “School Spirit” came to be.
I used a design from the Pajama Quilter from her “Rethreaded” DVD called “Wonky Stars in Space”.  I tried to take a picture of it but the thread doesn’t show up well.  At least in this photo you can see a peek.

Here’s a little heads up:  In celebration of my getting a new APQS quilting machine…Dawn, The Pajama Quilter, is planning to host a little fun here in the next week or so.

 This quilt was actually a team effort.  I designed it.  My daughter, Kelli, sew it.  I quilted and bound it.  She wrote the tutorial for it.  We are both happy with the results and had a great time working on this together.  We have more joint projects planned in the future so keep your eyes open for them!

I had the hardest times taking pictures….I always do.

I went out early….Gracie insisted on being in the photo…

But then in the sun she was all squinty eyed.  Then the wind picked up.  I ended up scrapping the morning photo session and went out in the afternoon.  With the wind in a different direction and me being able to get a picture without Gracie or the dirty chicken yard in the background, photo taking went much better.

If you are looking for the free pattern to make the quilt you can check out Moda Bake Shop.  You’ll see that they have a new difficulty rating system.  Each project is assigned one, two or three rotary cutters designating the difficulty of the project.  Three is the most challenging.

If you are looking for a giveaway….read on…  Fat Quarter Shop is offering a layer cake of Mama Said Sew to one of my lucky readers.  You do not need to follow Fat Quarter shop on Facebook or follow their blog the Jolly Jabber.  You do not need to follow my blog or follow Jo’s Country Junction on Facebook…but you sure can!!  All you need to do in order to have a chance to win is leave a comment here telling what your school colors were.

If you like giveaways, I have another one for a book from Lark Crafts, “Hand Appliqued Quilts:  Beautiful Designs and Simple Techniques by Tonye Belinda Phillips. You can find that giveaway here.

Today I am hooking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

256 thoughts on “It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day: School Spirit Quilt..a Giveaway too!!”

  1. We were the Lumberjacks…..Blue and White were our colors

    and Hello from a fellow Minnesotan :) I am a alum of the Bemidji Lumberjacks (LumberJills, but I hated that name)……

  2. Our school colours in Brampton were red, yellow and black. I’m sure I could find some yellow to replace the white in your school quilt if I was lucky enough to win.

  3. My high school colors were black and gold Frankfurt, Germany Eagles.
    College colors were maroon and silver Troy State Trojans and blue and white Penn State Nittany Lions!

  4. The school I went to didn’t have favorite colors when I was there, but recently decided on Red and White!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. This is a beautiful line of fabrics in my favorite colors grouping. My college colors were red & white. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I love the outside border fabric with that fun circular design. What a fun combination of blocks for the quilt.

  6. Got to love a dog that loves to take pictures. I guess you can call him a camera hound. Just like a little kid that loves to take his or her picture. O by the way the quilt will be great at the football games. Awesome job.

  7. My school colors were also black and red but my grandkids school colors are purple and gold and I think that would make a great quilt in your pattern

  8. I don’t remember my school colors, I went to too many schools to keep them in mind, but I L♥VE red and white. A hunters star quilt in those colors are on my “bucket list!”

  9. My school colors were Purple and Gold. We were the tigers. I just love, love, love your quilt. My daughter wants a red, black and while quilt. I suppose I should make er one eventually. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. My high school colors were blue and white, college were black gray and gold. My son’s colors are red, black and white–might have to make this quilt for him. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Bobbie BentNeedle

    Black and Gold… which I think would be stunning in your design, with the addition of white… but that “Mama said” is really really really lovely stuff, no matter what the colors!

  12. My school colors were purple and gold and we were known as the Oliver Springs Bobcats! Thanks for the chance to win! I love the quilt and the colors!!!!!

  13. My school colors were Scarlet and Silver, or Red and Gray as we always called them then. I went to school in Carthage, NY. The quilt is beautiful. I love red and blacks together.

  14. love your red, white and black quilt. I went to sycamore high school in Cincinnati Ohio….our school colors were green and gold.

  15. my school colors ere blue and gold and we were the Lancers. My husbands were red and black an they were also the Trojans. We both went to schools in Kenosha, WI. Thanks for the chance to win

  16. We are the Arickaree Indians and our school colors were green and white. I just made a red, black and white bento box quilt as a wedding gift for one of my daughters friends. Love the combination.

  17. Our local school colors are scarlet and bright yellow. Another school north of town colors are red, black and white. Beautiful quilt.

  18. Glenda in Florida

    We were Bulldogs, with colors of orange and black. And, I find it odd that my hubby, who lived about three hours north of us, in the same state, but a different sports conference /region, had the same mascot and colors! Your quilt is beautiful, and I’m heading over to the bakeshop now for a better look!

  19. I was in the last class to graduate from Mankato High – (It is now Mankato West, and we have a Mankato East). We were the Scarletts – school colors are Red and White, to this day. Love this quilt and will be making it. Love Sew MaMa Sew and Sweetwater…..Thank you for the opportunity. (Oh, and I have been following you and FQS for a long time on facebook and blogland:)

  20. I went to an all girls school, we had no mascot but we did wear blue and white uniforms everyday below the knee, so I guess you could say blue and white.
    Love your school spirit quilt.
    Thanks for the give a way.

  21. I usually went to a private Christian school, and honestly, I don’t even know if we had colours for it. Most that stands out in my mind are blue shorts and white with blue lettering T’s for most of the schools I went to. Wow, that’s digging in the way back reaches of my memory……lol

  22. We were the Central Bulldogs and our colors were blue and white. Beautiful quilt! It’s great that you and your daughter can work together on them.

  23. My high school colors were Purple and Gold….Ypsi Braves! I think the Spirit Quilt is great and like seeing Gracie in the picture!

  24. My school colors were Black and Gold. We were the Lithonia Bulldogs. I fell in love with football during that time and still love to watch today. I love the quilt. What a great Team effort!

  25. Red, black, white certainly make a beautiful quilt. Simply gorgeous. I am a true follower of yours and always look forward to visiting to see what you are going to do next. School colors? I am from Sonora, CA and the football team were the Wildcats in green and gold. I would love a chance to win. Thank you, Jo, very much.

    Sandi T.

  26. I am not sure but I think the colors were blue and white. I went to a girls school and of course way back then we didn’t have sports so colors weren’t a big deal. I love your quilt and the Sweetwater line. Thanks

  27. You certainly have spirit, yes you do ……

    My school colors were purple and gold for the Spencer Tigers! I now live in a town that is orange and black ….. Kinds like Halloween year round. Not as fun to make quilts as your red, white and black. VERY NICE JOB!

  28. Best colours (yes, Canadian – can you tell by the spelling?) were my university’s red, gold, and royal blue – and we had awesome spirit, especially for varsity football! Worst, crazy colours were purple & gold for my Grade 7-8 school… and, boy, they made for some, ahem, pretty interesting band uniforms in 1983! Lovely pattern and it’s on my ever-growing to-make list! Thanks : )

  29. Thanks for the awesome quilt pattern at Moda Bakeshop. I went to two high schools, so the school colors for one were orange and black, and for the other gold and black.

  30. Your new patio looks good with the wonderful quilt on it. Another great one. School colors are red, white and black, Titans.My children, green, white and black for Mustangs. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. How nice the quilt is, good job, girls.
    My school colors were purple and gold.
    Thanks for the give-away and here’s hoping!

  32. Goodness… you’re making me think back a few years;) My high school colors were red and gray but you know what, I can’t remember my college colors. Guess I’ll have to google it! Meanwhile, love your quilt! It’s beautiful.

  33. My school colors were Red and White. But my kids school colors right now are Red and Black, so this giveaway would be PERFECT for me (uh, I mean, them!).

  34. My high school colors were Black, White, and Orange. My favorite college team, the Georgia Bulldawgs, are Black, White and Red… just perfect for this quilt!

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