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. My high school colors were red and white. But our college colors were orange and blue. We still live in our college town so we see orange and blue everywhere. Soon we will be moving to Tuscaloosa, AL so we will be back to red and white. My daughter says I won’t be able to wear any of my orange and blue things because they are the colors of a big rival of the University of Alabama:)

  2. My colors were the traditional red & blue, but I absolutely love red, white, & black in Mama Said Sew. Sweetwater creates fabric lines to die for. Thanks for sponsoring the great layer cake giveaway!

  3. How fun! Black & Gold! These were the colors of my college: Wake Forest and one of the High Schools i attended: RJ Reynolds… (yep, named after the tobacco tycoon.). Some overcast days, we could smell the tobacco being processed downtown.
    However… My son’s college alma mater is NC State… Red & white & black!!!! Would love to win this great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  4. What a great looking quilt. I really love the colors you used together in a quilt. I’m slowly collecting red, black and whites to make one myself someday.

    My school colors were purple and gold.

  5. My high school colors were blue and gold (makes me want to start a cheer! College colors were purple and white. My kids’ high school colors are red and blue, very patriotic! Love your quilt and I’m jealous of your new “baby”!! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  6. My high school’s colors were purple and gold (Belton Pirates) and my college colors were red and blue (Kansas University Jayhawks). Looks like Sweetwater has yet another hit with this new line! I really adore their fabric designs, don’t you?

  7. High school colors were blue and silver. Go Mustangs! College colors were Burgundy and Gold. Go ULM, and then orange and black. Go Pokes! Such fun memories.

  8. My high school colors were green and gold. And even though I’ve been out for 40 years, I still love green and gold together.

  9. I love the red, white and black color combination of your quilt. I actually began work just two weeks ago on a lap quilt using that very combo. My school colors were orange and white.

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