Moda Bake Shop Here I Come!!

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Good Morning Everyone! I am super excited to share with you that I am a featured designer on the Moda Bake Shop blog today!

This is a super fast and easy quilt that I made featuring a ombre junior jelly roll from the Color Theory line by V and Co. The above link will take you right there and you can see the full tutorial and make your own!

Go check it out and let me know what you think! And thanks for all the support and kind words!

Leah

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My New Adventure

 

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As all quilters do, I have built up an impressive stash of quilting fabrics.  I realized mine was getting a little out of control. It had lots of fabric that I realized I would never use and thoughts of my Grandmothers sewing room with stacks of outdated fabric were filling my mind. In October I decided it was time to destash some of my fabric. I knew there were other people out there seeking some of the same fabrics that I knew I was never going to get around to using so I started a small etsy store. I named it Rural Cotton Co. . It has grown quite quickly and I have since added Riley Blake and Moda precuts to my store. I also have a selection of high quality Cuddle (Minky) fabric from Shannon Fabrics.

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Talking with a friend yesterday I realized that a lot of my friends and family don’t even know about my little store. So this is the official opening announcement. Please stop by and check it out.  If you see something you can’t live without and you live close enough I won’t even charge you shipping.

On another note, if you are a fan of the Moda Bake Shop blog, stay tuned because I have a surprise for you!!

Have a fab spring day!

Leah

Winner, winner!

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I have been quilting for a couple years now and decided it was time to enter something in my local county fair. I took my king size black and gold Sew Kind of Wonderful medallion quilt. Little did I know The Great Jones County Fair would be so good to me! My quilt was picked for best of show! After I looked at the other quilts I was even more pleased because there were so many other wonderfully designed, well made quilts.

I guess I better start working on something for next years fair.

Leah

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Here’s a little update: how it looks on my bed. I’m super excited to get the walls painted and start using it!

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Close up of the quilting. This is a panto that I got from Urbanelementz.com. I made it 4.5 inches tall. That took forever to quilt, But it was worth it. I can’t wait to finish my next quick curve ruler project!

My First Shop Hop!

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Yesterday my quilting buddy Brittney and I went on a super fun road trip and participated in the All Iowa Shop Hop. It was the first time that I had participated in the Hop and it was Brittney’s idea. Thanks a bunch!

With shops all over the state participating we could have gone any direction, but we wanted to go to some stores that we had never been to before. We left Monticello at about 7:30 and headed north.  The first stop was One Block Over in West Union, then off to New Hampton where went to Quilter’s Window and Material Magic. We ventured further north and stopped at Quilter’s Garden in Cresco, then it was time to head south again to Decorah to Red Roxy Quilt Co. Our final stop was the Forest Mills Quilt Shop in rural Postville.  Since both of us had commitments that evening we were home by about four.  Six shops in one day was quite an adventure!

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Of course I had to get some of the official Shop Hop fabric, and couldn’t resist the beautiful gray and yellow I found.

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A few new notions and a jelly roll that I am planning to use with the Iowa fabric.

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A couple new patterns, one for a quilt and one for a little bag.

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And last of all a few freebies!  Who doesn’t love anything free!

I wish we could have kept going and going but home was calling in the form of children and husbands.

I have plans to make a few more stops at some of the local shops but sadly no more traveling…

We got to see some amazing shops and I will defiantly be doing the hop again next year.

Two Precious New Arrivals

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On Friday, April 19th my beautiful twin nephews were finally born!! They are the cutest, sweetest little bundles!

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Evan Eugene was born first weighing 4 lbs. 11 oz.

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Next came Eli Aaron weighing 5lbs. 5 oz.

I had to take a little break from quilting to make them a cuddly baby blanket.  I picked out a bright cow print for my little farmer nephews and accented each one with a bright stripe that I appliqued their name on with a “raggy” font.  They have a minky dot backing and will be super soft for the boys to snuggle with.

I can’t wait for another snuggle day with the boys!

Leah

An Announcement!

DSC_0391 copyI am happy to announce that I am now accepting quilts for custom quilting! A while ago I purchased a quilt frame and computerized quilting machine and I love it so much I decided to offer my services to others. The computerized system provides beautiful results every time.

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I have many different patterns available from modern to floral to patriotic.

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Quilting can be very personalized with design, thread color and size.

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Please let me know if you have any questions!

Leah