It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine? Could you be mine?
As some of you may remember, last May marked my very first trip to International Quilt Market.
It’s a neighborly day in this beauty Wood, a neighborly day for a beauty. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
I loved Schoolhouse because especially for people that are new to the game, it’s a great place to learn a whole bunch, all in one shebang (check it out – my spell check didn’t even touch that word!). Schoolhouse starts early the day before Market with a catalog of classes we choose to plug into each 30 minute slot throughout the day. There’s 5 minutes for passing time and a couple of choices for a lunch break to slip into as well. For those of you great gals that are participating in our Serendipity Woods Modern Heritage BOM,
I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you. I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood – with you, so…
Want to know what my favorite thing about Schoolhouse was? The very last class. The Moda class. Want to know why? Well – have you wondered why I’ve been singing in blue throughout this post? Oh, you thought I just copied and pasted that, did you?
Let’s make the most of this beautiful day. Since we’re together, we might as well say – would you be mine, could you be mine, won’t you be, my neighbor? Won’t you please? Won’t you please? Please won’t you be – my neighbor?
Nope, I sure didn’t copy/paste it. I sang every word as I typed it, I promise. You see, the Moda class surrounded a little something called the Be My Neighbor quilt – a sew along which kicked off this last Monday on the Moda Cutting Table blog.
The thing is, I dug up my paper from the class, which I dutifully kept so I’d have every drop of info about what I had planned as a BOM. I’ve photographed the pertinent information for your viewing pleasure…
So, without further adieu, let me introduce the details of our Serendipity Woods version of what’s now our Be My Neighbor Sew Along (rather than BOM). Like Alison Dale, I’ll be using basic Grey’s Grunges – the newly released ones here:
If you absolutely love my little blue house and tree just as it is, these are the Grunges I used to make it:
• 30150 97 Kelp
• 30150 343 Saxony
• 30150 340 Amazon
• 30150 339 Fern
• 30150 345 Olive Branch
• 30150 274 Vert
• 30150 350 Delft
• 30150 277 Gris Fonce
• 30150 346 Wren
Here are the Block 1 instructions:
Now – to wrap back around to why a) the Moda presentation at Schoolhouse was my most favorite one of the day (did I mention it gave me chills?), b) why I NEED the mustard grunge especially for MY quilt, and c) the singing of every word as I typed lyrics instead of just copy/pasting them:
Did you see the first pic at the top of this post?
The mustard yellow grunge I can’t live without for this project?
Won’t you join us for our Be My Neighbor Sew Along? We’ll release a block every Monday from now through December 19th (yes, I know today is Wednesday…did we talk about the fact that the new girl is playing catch up?). DO find us at our Instagram page and watch for the #ModaBeMyNeighbor hashtag everywhere you look. Please share yours too and if you’re following my progress here, I hope you’ll tag me @serendipitywoods so I know who you are and that you’re singing along in our neighborhood (oh c’mon – sing too!). Remember, there’s only one person in this whole wide world exactly like you – and people can like you exactly as you are. See you next time 🙂
(and happy sewing 🙂 )