(Quilt photo courtesy of Moda and made by Alison Dale)Ask any quilter what they love about “being a quilter” and one of the reasons is likely the sense of community. Quilters of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and experience levels love to gather to share the experience of being “makers”. Nowhere is that more apparent than with our excitement over a quilt-along. To celebrate our community of quilters, we’ve joined forces with Moda to build a neighborhood. Welcome to the Moda’hood! Beginning September 5, we will provide a series of 16 free downloadable “blueprints” – block patterns each week and will run through December 19, 2016. All new blocks will be posted on this page of our website every Monday. The blueprints will be rendered in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. Setting instructions will be distributed with the final block.For anyone quilting along with us at Quilts & Other Notions, we'd love for you to bring your quilted top to our shop to be displayed for the entire neighborhood to admire. Drop off your quilted neighborhood by February 10, 2017 and we will display it for the weekend of February 12-14, 2017.
If you think you want to build a neighborhood with us, here’s what you need to know:
Pattern Download: Block 1
- The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
- There are 16 blocks in the quilt top. The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
- These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Just mix your favorite fabrics to create your very own quilt-hood!
Block 8Block 9
Block 16Setting Instructions
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards
For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total. For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.
So come on, won’t you be our neighbor?
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