Quilt Book Review: Moda All Stars All Time Favorites

I caved and bought another book…a quilt book.  It’s Moda All-Stars All-Time Favorites.  The quilts are made by several different designers and compiled by Lissa Alexander of Moda fame.

I have to admit I am a sucker for the books from Moda All-Stars.  When I see the name on the book I always know there are going to be some projects in the book that I will like.  I find myself scrolling through the pictures on Amazon and often ordering.

I used to feel really guilty for buying so many quilt books because honestly, I often don’t make a quilt from the book.  I finally got over that.  I read quilt books like books and magazines.  All of my other reading and listening comes from free online libraries so I easily justify quilt book purchases as my reading budget, not my quilting budget.

Regardless of how you want to spend your quilting or reading budget, this is a good book.


There are 14 projects included in the book.  All are either big lap or larger quilts.

Check out this one…isn’t it a ray of sunshine?  When I get books like this I study color placement and quilting patterns.  I do use orange very often in quilts and this reminds me that hey, orange is a good color too.


This one is soft and gentle.  I love that they pictured it with antiques.  I often think if I am putting quilts with antiques the quilts are supposed to be only reproductions fabric based.  Wrong.  This looks great.

Little things like this are beside the quilt patterns that are often what I get from quilt books.


Oh, what a cute log cabin blog with a tiny friendship star in the center.

I’m never a two-fabric kind of quilt girl but this one could have me rethinking that.


This is another, not my typical quilt.  The pieces are really big but wouldn’t if be great for a charity quilt?  Those big pieces would make the quilt come together quickly.


This one I thought I’d really love but then turned the page of the book only to realize that…

The plus signs were all big and weren’t all over.  I like the concept but I think I might modify the pattern if I ever made it.


Now this one really caught my eye.  I just love it!!  This would be a great quilt for a wedding present.  It would go together quickly and solid fabrics are always cheaper than printed.  Hmmm.  I just might have to make one.  Or I’d love it in red and white for Christmas.


This one is the perfect scrappy quilt.  I really like it.  It’s clean and crisp.


It seems there is always a quilt in a book that pushes me over the edge to buy the book.  For me, it was this one.  Betsy Chutchian designed it…she designs fabric for Moda and is a prolific reproduction fabric quilter.  Oh my.  Be still my heart.  Those tiny little star blocks are calling to me.  I love the printed background.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!


I’m so in love with this quilt.  Oh my word, I wish I could sew up some of those UFOs of mine a little faster.  This quilt might be worth setting them aside long enough to make it.  Nope.  I’m going to at least get that Tribute to Judy quilt made first.  I’m already making small little stars.  I shouldn’t sign up for another tiny star block quilt just yet.

You might have noticed that I didn’t show you every quilt from the book.  There is a total of 14 quilts.  You can find the book HERE if you are interested in seeing the other quilts of purchasing the book.  I’m having lots of fun studying all the different designs.

6 thoughts on “Quilt Book Review: Moda All Stars All Time Favorites”

  1. I’ve had that book for awhile now and pretty much love everything in it (though I haven’t made any of them yet). The gray and white was a huge fave of mine as well. One of these days….

  2. Looks like a great book – and I love quilt books too! The one by Betsy Chutchian is SO gorgeous… hmmmmm….
    I already have a bunch of WIPs and UFOs… but what’s one more? :) It does keep me out of trouble, right?!

  3. Jo – did you see that Martingdale publishing is going out of business? They announced it this week. So sad to hear as I love the books they publish. They are having a big sale now in case you are looking for any of their books.

  4. So many delightful quilts! It was so fun to see them. I did check on the book and I “looked inside” so saw some of the others. Oh so many beautiful quilts! Let us know when you start making one of them.

  5. Bear Creek Quilt Company posted recently that Martingale Publishers are going out of the quilt book business. If that’s true, you might want to stock up.

  6. I had an email from Martingale to say they were going out of business too. Very sad because I have a lot of their books. Thank you for showing this book, I do rather like the tiny scrappy star quilt too. Hmmmm, quickly dives over to the Amazons! My husband once asked how many books do quilters need – I said it is a bottomless pit – we have neeeeeedz! If not to make, then indeed to inspire!

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