March 30, 2017

Happy Spring

I sure hope it's warming up for those of you who are eagerly awaiting the onset of spring! It's still a bit chilly around here, but there are little signs popping up each day and that alone is warming my spirits.

Early Bird, my new fabric collection for Moda is now in stores and I wanted to give you some cute and fun Easter-ie project ideas. The first are these adorable love birds. Tutorial and templates can be found here. I used fabric strips to wrap a wooden embroidery hoop, sewed the birds on and added a looped fabric strip to the top to make this sweet bird mobile!
Next is this fun fabric nest/basket/bowl. Tutorial can be found here. One tip (i learned the hard way), do not use hot glue to tack the ends of each fabric strip to the cording. I use mine as a catch all for large-ish scraps. All the other scraps get tossed on the floor ;)
Here is another bird style. This was infamously known as the "Spool Bird" and was designed by Michael Fulkerson. The template can be found on Pinterest, and you can visit Michael's Etsy shop to purchase his whimsical bird mobiles.
The next one is this super cute fabric Easter basket. It was designed by Amy Smart whose blog Diary of a Quilter has loads of creative sewing projects of all kinds! The basket is a free tutorial complete with templates and easy-to-follow instructions. And what would an Easter basket be without...
... Easter eggs! Kim Kruzich has templates and a tutorial over on her blog Retro Mama
They were so fun to make, i couldn't stop!
If you have any favorite Easter/spring projects you'd like to share, please leave a comment and link us up to more great ideas! Thank you.

And lastly, our Morning Glory and Nest patterns are available on our website!
Happy Spring! (and happy Autumn for our friends in other parts of the globe)


  1. So much cuteness in one place! I love the eggs in the orange basket. You are gradually winning me over to liking orange!

  2. Gorgeous pics!
    Happy Spring from Down Under where we am fiiiinally enjoying some slightly cooler Autumn weather :)

  3. Love all the projects. You're right about Kim's Easter Eggs. They are addictive to make. My Tuesday quilt group (meeting for over 25 years now!) used to exchange Christmas gifts. They were all very surprised when one year I gave them each dozen EASTER eggs! That's 7 dozen, and I kept a few dozen for myself....Bernie

  4. Hello Kate. I am interested in your North Woods design of Christmas ornaments panel. I have been trying to find a photo of a completed project with this cute fabric. Any ideas?

  5. Hi Kate, thank you for these ideas. I love making little things with left over fabric bits. They make great gifts and little surprises for grand kids

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  7. Your card is gorgeous.such a sweet image, I love the soft colours and beautiful detailing.