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Winners!

A little late to the party today, I’m afraid! Soccer games and end of summer work parties have kept us busy, busy, busy for the last few days! I’ve had so much fun reading about why your favorite colors are your favorites! I’m excited to ship these prizes off to these lucky ladies, though, who were nice enough to tell me all about their favorite colors!

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Email me, ladies, and let me know your address so I can ship some pretty prizes off to you! Also, remember 20% off all PDF patterns in the shop through Sunday night with code MODALOVE. And there are only a few spots left in our QuiltCast MiniSwap, we’d love to have you! Fill out the form, here, and read up on the guidelines here! Come back Monday, for lots of pretty pictures of my Best. Day. EVER! Quilts–I finally got pictures!

Happy weekend–

xoxo

April



Best. Day. EVER! Free Appliqué Pattern

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As promised in my Moda LOVE post, here’s the fun appliqué pattern I used on the back of my quilt! The pattern is formatted for fuseable web appliqué, and measures a whopping 13” x 32”. It’s pretty big, but I thought it was fun for the back of my quilt. Of course, if you want to take on some tiny appliqué, you could always reduce it by 50% and make a really fun pillow for your couch! (If you do that, send me pictures, I want to see.) If you’re new to appliqué, check out my tutorial here. It will help, I promise. :)

Click here to download the free pattern.

And remember! The Moda LOVE blog tour is still going strong, with a giveaway at every stop! Be sure to follow along and enter. I’ll announce my winner(S) on the 13th.

Happy Wednesday!

xoxo

April



It’s official! New Patterns! and Off to Market!

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Today Amy and I are being featured over on the Moda blog, where a lot of people are probably hearing our fun news for the very first time! This little blog post marks our official “introduction” by Moda, and well, I’m just happy to be here! Head on over to read a little introduction, and if you’re here from the Moda blog, welcome! So glad you came by!

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Another great thing about today? I get to show you new patterns! I’ve been working like crazy trying to get not only these patterns but my book quilts done before market. It’s been a pretty crazy ride! My kids have now started asking if I can please just make dinner instead of going to a “food place”, and my poor husband basically has 2 full time jobs–his day job, and the upkeep of the house and laundry when he gets home. They’ve been so sweet and supportive of my dreams, and I’m so glad I can finally start showing and telling–and playing with my kids and cleaning my house. (Yes. I just said I’m looking forward to cleaning my house.)

Here they are! Paper patterns are available for preorder now in the shop, they will ship June 1. PDFs coming soon.

JigsawCover

Jigsaw: A fast and fun Layer Cake quilt! You could whip this one up in a day or two for pretty much anyone. They’ll love it. Guaranteed.

Dahlia

Dahlia: This baby is a stunner. You’ll want to take a look at these blocks over on Instagram–I leaked a few photos the other day. Basically, I’m in love with this quilt, and you will be too. You’ll want the templates to cut your pieces accurately–and get this–it’s ALL machine pieced. Yep.

Modern-Hex-Cover

Modern Hex: This twin size quilt just might be my favorite ever. I mean really–it’s rainbows, and triangles, and hexagons, and stars–all in one quilt! What’s not to love?

First-Date

First Date: The perfect Jelly Roll quilt, even if your first date wasn’t so perfect. And of course, you know how I feel about little squares. :)

Whirlwind

Finally, Whirlwind. A perfect and GORGEOUS baby quilt. A little bit of paper piecing goes a long way.

I will get lots of pictures of the real quilts just as soon as I take a nap, play with my kids, and eat something besides take out.

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I’m heading out to Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon, and can’t wait for the whirlwind that is always Quilt Market. If you’re going, come say hi! I’ll be in the Moda (eek!) Designer Showcase showing off Best. Day. EVER! and these super fun quilts I’ve designed to go along with it. I’d love to meet you and see some friendly faces!

New patterns are available for preorder in the shop, including templates for two of the patterns. Speaking of the shop, if you haven’t seen, Russian Rubix and Rubix Too templates are there also.

Can’t wait to hear what you think of the new patterns! Tell me! Tell me!

xoxo

April

 



Introducing: Best. Day. EVER! fabric for Moda

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Say hello to my pretty little friend!

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She’s lovely, and fresh, and oh so happy.

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She’s a free spirit, to be sure.

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She makes every day her Best. Day. Ever!

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Please welcome my first collection with Moda Fabrics, Best. Day. EVER! Showing at International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. Precuts ship in September, Yardage in October. Available for quilt shops to order in May.

Thank you for being excited with me everyone. I can’t wait to show you the patterns I’ve got for this line. My Best. EVER! For other sneak peeks, check out the #bestdayeverfabric hashtag on Instagram.

xoxo

April

PS Someone pinch me.