Midnight Moon QAL – Week 5

What would Midnight on Halloween be without a few bats? This is Batty Bat. It has the Halloween theme that my husband and kids love, and it has the cute-factor that I like. Here are the instructions for Bonus Block No. 1 – Midnight Moon Batty Bat by April Rosenthal. The Batty Bat block is … Read more

Midnight Moon QAL – Week 4

There’s a lot to share today so let’s get started with the first block this week – Bear’s Tracks. This variation on a Bear’s Paw block has a four-patch for the paw that can be planned, or scrappy. Bear’s Tracks Fabrics – the big polka dot cream-on-cream background is perfect! Buzzard’s Roost. That is the … Read more

Get To Know – Stacy Iest Hsu

Stacy Iest Hsu has been designing for almost 20 years. She grew up on her parents farm in California’s Central Valley where she sketched and painted, and dreamed of being a designer. After college, Stacy decided to move to San Francisco to try and make her mark as a designer. The panel from Stacy’s first … Read more

Midnight Magic QAL – Week 3

Let’s start this off with April Rosenthal! April has been a Moda Designer since 2014, and she’s done thirteen collections. Midnight Magic 2 was her tenth. (Be sure to look for her first Christmas collection, Candy Cane Lane, this summer.) April! We’re excited to be working with you on this quilt-along, so can you tell … Read more

Binding Basics | modafabrics.com

It’s been a little while since we talked about bindings so let’s do that today. Many quilters have their same binding technique they’ve followed for years, and we are no different at Moda. However, it can be difficult for new sewists to cut through the Internet to find a binding tutorial that works for them. … Read more

Quilt-Along with Moda 2022 | modafabrics.com

Why do we love quilt-alongs? Part of it is seeing what others are making with the same block or quilt. This is Crystal Manning’s Block 3 of Blockheads 4. Made with her Garden Society fabrics and a few others mixed in, it’s beautiful! This is from the #blockheads4 hashtag on Instagram. (Clockwise from upper-left: @lynnlangley_g_of_hope … Read more

Midnight Moon QAL – Week 1

It seems fitting that this “quilty brew” begins with a churn. And an Album. There is plenty to get to this week so let’s get started. Fabric Requirements. If you’re using Midnight Magic II by April Rosenthal, and you want your quilt to look like this one – Midnight Moon QAL Fabric Requirements. And don’t … Read more

You Ask, I Answer

Buffy called me on Sunday to ask how I was. I was so pleased to hear from her. You have all been so understanding as I move through this tough year. Thank you for all your love and support. Anyway, I told Buffy about my pink bird making plan. After I hung up, I made … Read more

Bella Classics 2 | modafabrics.com

blue and white For a time, it was the most sought-after two-color quilt color combination. Blue Droplets was pieced by Debbie Outlaw, and quilted by Michelle Parker of Sew Many Quilts. Some appraisers think blue and white is still the most collectible, but the Infinite Variety show certainly the raised popularity of red and white … Read more

Amy Ellis – Inspired Ideas

My creative mind is constantly creating inspired ideas. This was a recent feature on Amy’s blog and social media – Creative Affirmations. Quilt Festival – or QuiltFest – as it’s become known on Instagram. Curated Quilts, a spectacular journal for modern quilters. Improv Challenges. Quilt Pattern Writing courses. Moda’s Michelle White is participating in QuiltFest2022 … Read more