Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm a Moda Bakeshop girl!! Or: Summer Squares - Tutorial

Can you believe it? Nope, me neither! =D

I can't stop smiling, I'm one of Moda Bakeshop's Chefs! I couldn't be happier or more honored to be a part of this fantastic group! I've been having such a difficult time not telling (read: cry it out from the rooftops) ever since I found out back in December. The very first project I get to share is what came out of this sketch, my Summer Squares Quilt (thank you mom for the great name!).

I'm super excited to share my very first pattern with the world! Presenting, the finished product:

EDIT: Unfortunately after their wordpress crash this tutorial is no longer available on Moda Bakeshop, however, it is available for FREE in my Facebook group

Please hop over to Moda Bakeshop to read my tutorial (no longer available there, it's however available for free download in my Facebook group) on how to make this quilt, including the simple trapunto technique I used for the appliques. I've been so nervous but in a good way, you know: What if people don't like it? What if I make a mistake in yardage calculations (I'm the queen of those) etc. But now it's all released and I'm just feeling so proud. I'd be so happy if you'd leave a comment over there, and if you decide to make one of these quilts based on the tutorial, I'd be even happier if you sent me an email with a photo so I can show it off here on the blog =)

It's such a quick, easy quilt to make but so much fun thanks to the applique details. You also get to show off whatever fabric you're using quite well with the fairly big squares. I didn't want to finish this quilt while I was making it, the fabrics where such a pleasure to work with, such pretty summery colors and beautiful but still cool prints!


  1. Grattis till ditt första mönster!
    Så gulligt och rart.

  2. Just wanted to tell you again how much I loved your Bakeshop quilt. It's the best project I've seen over there in quite a while! Congratulations!

  3. I love your quilt. I noticed that you have a Juki, I do too. I was wondering what thread your machine likes. I seem to have a problem with breaking thread on mine.

  4. I had to come to your blog to tell you how beautiful your quilt is at the Moda Bakeshop!! I love the way you've added the swirl in the flower stem/vine. Great job and congratulations for your first recipe. Stop worrying because I am sure your quilt will be very well liked.

    And I must comment about your blog header. I ADORE your cat. I love cats and am very partial to long haired cats. Yours is just beautiful.

  5. I came over from the bakeshop. I love your blog and your quilts are gorgeous!

  6. My sincerest and warmest thanks! I can't stop smiling or blushing thanks to you =)

  7. Congratulations. Your modabakeshop debut quilt is wonderful.

  8. I'm nearly finished with my rendition of you beautiful quilt... I only have to bind it and it will be complete :D Come on over and check it out :)

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