Saturday, July 16, 2016

Desert Bloom Moda Love Quilt Top

Last week for Sunday Stash I chose to highlight Desert Bloom by Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton for Moda Fabrics.  It is a lovely collection of fabrics perfect for many projects.

I found out that my really sweet neighbor is having a baby girl in October.  There will be a baby shower in a few weeks and Katy and I were invited.  Trying to decide what to give to a new mom and baby is always a little challenging.  You want to make sure it is something that is special.  Also that the item will be useful.

I had a lightbulb moment and thought of how precious a Moda Love Quilt made with Desert Bloom would be for the new bundle of joy!




This is the full collection of colors with coordinating Aurifil 50 wt thread.  So pretty! 


The Moda Love Quilt is a free pattern that is very pre-cut friendly!  It is available in three sizes making it the perfect go to pattern for a mini, lap ( baby) or large quilt! 

This quilt goes together very fast.  The quilt top can be completed in only a few short hours.  Mine took a little longer because I ran out of bobbin thread in the evening and simply gave up until the following day.  

Frustration is a part of real life sewing! 

When I came back to the top, it was about an hour and then it was done! So easy and lovely to have a quick finish that looks amazing! 



The background fabrics are Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds for Moda.  They appear to be white but up-close they have beautiful writing. I am sure I have said it a million times, Modern Backgrounds are the perfect background fabrics!  





When planning for the new baby quilt, I may have already cut more fabrics for another one!  I have to warn you...the Moda Love Quilt pattern is highly addictive!



Now I must get back to my secret sewing project (I cannot wait to share it) and deciding on the quilting for the Desert Bloom Love Quilt.

How would you quilt it? Crosshatch like Hazel's Courthouse Steps quilt? Or something else?




4 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a stunning quilt top and generous gift for your neighbor. I think I would maybe consider quilting from corner to corner in a big "x" and then echoing those lines to make triangles in each quarter.

Go-Go Kim said...

Yvonne, That is a BRILLIANT idea!!! Thank you!

margaret said...

a great design for a baby quilt will download the pattern, Not good at deciding what to do for the quilting think maybe I would just wander aimlessly with a sort of squiggle!

Jerry and Pat said...

Thanks for posting. Love the quilt. Love the pattern.

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