Monday, September 26, 2016

Block 4

I know many of you have been challenged by copying these blueprints so I hope the following instructions will help you. These instructions will help you download onto your computer or tablet. Click on blueprint to enlarge. Right click on blueprint and go to Save Picture As & click. This will take you to your Picture file. You can then print from your computer or tablet picture file.























Be My Neighbor - Quilt Layout




Be My Neighbor - Supply List



            Ask any quilter what they love about “being a quilter” and one of the reasons is likely to be the sense of the community. Quilters of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and experience levels love to gather to share the experience of being “makers”. Nowhere is that more apparent than with our excitement over a quilt-along.

            To celebrate our community of quilters, Moda built a neighborhood. Welcome to the Moda’hood!

            Beginning September 5, Needle in a Haystack will provide a series of 16 free downloadable “blueprints” – block patterns weekly and will run through December 19th. Blocks are big at 18 1/2 inches.


Building Supplies you will need are:

·         4 1/2 yards Background - same or scrappy

·         Various Colors for Houses, Trees, etc. (Fat Quarters are a good place to start).

·         Your usual sewing supplies.

Every Monday, we will post the “blueprints” on Needle’s Facebook and Blog pages. We can then begin our own Needle’hood!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Week #3

Our builder has her building permits in hand as we prepare to hammer in Block #3.  This week gets interesting with a little bit of applique for the bird.  Adding just a touch gives the block more personality. (And don't ask why page 2 insisted on being upside down...must be something to do with it being Monday!)

Also if you want to share your blocks by posting a picture and adding #ModaBeMyNeighbor, your blocks will go into the group's gallery of houses.  There are already 100+ to view in places like Instagram.











Friday, September 16, 2016

Week #2

We have had some technical difficulties with our blog, so I am working to catch up.  Here is week 2's 4 page pattern.  Enjoy the barn and silo block; it looks like you are at The Needle!





Week #1

The Needle is happy to be joining Moda with their latest quilt-along Be My Neighbor.  You will find Block #1's 4 pattern pages below.  Remember all 16 blocks will measure 18 1/2" as you complete each.