Welcome to day 5 of the Moda Friendship Blog Hop Quilt Along! So many thanks to you for stopping by and spending some time with me today. And thanks to Moda for hosting all this fun and for providing such generous giveaway loot for you! If you've missed any days so far, you may want to go back to this post to see the blogging schedule and to get caught up.
Each Moda designer has created their own block to share with you … our friends! You'll be able to collect a total of 28 (i think?) different 9" quilt block designs that you can use in your sewing projects. Moda's blog post on March 1st will give a setting option to make a sampler quilt using some of the blocks.
So today, Kaari, Lynne and i get to share our friendship block designs with you. I made this block using three of the prints from my newest fabric collection, Honey Honey that is in stores now. You can download the instructions for how to make it here.
Actually, all the individual blocks you're collecting would make really nice quilts on their own wouldn't they? Here's a look at how this one would repeat.
If you haven't had a peek at Honey Honey yet, here's an glimpse of the coral, soft orange and pink color range...
...and the periwinkle, turquoise and navy range.
This collection is abundant with blooms of hydrangea, roses, lavender, daisies, phlox and a bouquet of other summery florals. There are also prints featuring honeycombs, buzzing bees and intricate lacework. Honey Honey is a colorful antidote to the winter we've been having around here lately. This was the view out our garage door the morning after 34" of snow was dumped here in Connecticut a couple weeks ago...
...i'd much rather stay inside, sit by the fire and look at all the pretty things people have been making with Honey Honey already! Sherri made this cute quilt called Drop designed by Carrie Nelson:Carly made this sweet baby girl quilt. The pattern is called Sweet as Honey and is available here.
Rebecca made this beautiful quilt called Aura. She used a navy solid from Primitive Muslins by Moda for the background and i love how it makes the colors sparkle. The pattern is available in Rebecca's new book called Seamingly Scrappy.
Julie Herman's quilt pattern called Science Fair is on my "someday sewing" list. Once i get brave enough to attempt any sewing with hexagons, that is! For a complete list of where to find Science Fair and other Jaybird patterns, please visit Julie's website.
There are also some fun and free projects using Honey Honey that have been featured on the Moda Bake Shop recently:
If that's not enough, here is a free pattern from me too!
And because we're celebrating friendship as much as quilting, i had another idea. In addition to working with Moda, i license my art and designs to a number of companies who make various products. You may have seen my previous post about these cupcake wrappers i designed that are now available at Michaels Craft Stores.
Well, they're too cute to be sitting around...empty. So Pete and i made a bunch of these (that's a link to the recipe)...
...and took them on the road for some surprise cupcake deliveries to a few of our dear friends. First, we stopped at Kate's house. She's always ready to laugh and have a good time. I love that about her.
Then i knocked on the back door at Bridie and Joe's house. I think they decided to let us in once they saw the frosting (Joe loves cake no matter what size or shape it takes).
Look how cute and surprised they were!
We didn't even have enough time to take our coats off and Joe was already halfway through one of his sweet treats. Joe will be 93 this year. I think i'll start to eat more cupcakes.
Then we stopped over at Debra and Ed's house. Debra was happy to have some cupcakes...
...but really just wanted a hug.
What i learned: Surprise cupcakes make friendships extra sweet. As a little reminder of this small and random act, i created this freebie download just for you!
Hang it by your desk, in your kitchen, next to your sewing machine or print it out and send it to a friend (along with a few cupcakes).
Thank you so much for stopping by for a fun visit! Please join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where i share daily news and updates, but mostly i love to show off your beautiful sewing and craft projects. Chime in anytime and join the conversation!
So are you ready for a giveaway after reading all of that?? Moda has generously provided a jelly roll and a dessert roll of Honey Honey that i'll give away to two lucky winners. A dessert roll is a new precut made up of 20 prints from a single collection that are 5" wide x the width-of-fabric long. So many possibilities!
To enter to win one of these, please leave either your favorite quote about friendship or a comment about something nice you've done for a friend or that a friend has done for you recently. Just one entry please. Random winners will be announced on Monday morning. Until then, you'll have the weekend to take a break from all the blog hopping — but rest up for next week when you can visit all these talented designers:
One last thing because it is Furry Friday after all!
"Still Life With Franny"
Have a wonderful weekend!