February 12, 2012

Class of '42 Reunion and a Little Contest

Hello to all of our PPJ fans.  We have exciting news today.

Our very own Julie Geiger has a tutorial posted on the Moda Bake Shop.


Hop on over to the Moda Bake Shop to check out a step-by-step tutorial to make this quick and easy lap sized quilt.  It takes just one Layer Cake, one Fat Quarter, two yards of sashing/binding, and five yards of backing.  We've made it up in the Reunion line by Sweetwater. 


It's such a versatile pattern.  Pick any layer cake that you love.  We've made up the quilt in Curio by Basic Grey and La Petite Ecole by French General. 

You can order kits for any three of the versions pictured if you head over to our site.



Those of you that follow our blog, know we always like to do things "the same, but different."  In other words, the original is always great  . . . . but what if we changed it up just a bit . . . .

So, just in case you are in the mood for a smaller project, Julie whipped up directions to make a Preschool Reunion quilt using two Charm Packs instead of Layer Cakes.  You can find the free pattern for this project over on our site too. 

The quilt is shown using the Grow With Me charm pack by Deb Strain.  This makes such an easy baby or toddler quilt.  Don't need a baby quilt?  At 41" x 47" this is a nice size for a table topper, wall quilt, or just one of those quilts for any little nook and cranny too. 


Now if that wasn't enough good news . . . .  How about a little contest so that you can win some fabric to get you started?  We'll give away any two charm packs of your choice from our site to get you started making your own Preschool Reunion quilt. 

How to Enter: (Must do ALL four things)
  1. Visit our tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop.  Leave a comment on the Bake shop about our tutorial.
  2. Check out the Charm Packs page our website.
  3. Leave a comment here on our blog below telling us that you visited the Bake Shop and let us know what your favorite charm pack is.
  4. Be sure that your e-mail address shows in your blogspot profile so that we can contact you if you are a winner.
We'll draw a winner from the comments below on February 20th.

47 comments:

Jess Greni said...
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Jess Greni said...

I have visited the Moda Bakeshop and visited your website. I like the Good Fortune charm pack. Very fun!

Lori said...

I like all of the charm packs, but I decided on the Battle Hymn. You have so much beautiful fabric! I went to Moda to see your new quilt. I plan to make a Class of 42 Reunion quilt.
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B said...

My fave is Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket. I visited the Moda BakeShop. What a great site.

Debra B. said...

I visited the Moda Bakeshop, very nice pattern and easy to understand! Thank you, I love the Twirl prints!

Gail S. said...
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Gail S. said...

Hi Julie! I visited the Moda Bakeshop and your site! Great patten! Soooo many charm packs to choose from I like them all!!! I like Welcome To Bear Country because my daughter is expecting and I think would make a great baby quilt! gslagle(at)nctc (dot) com Thanks for the chance to win!!!

ReaderWoman said...

Visited Moda - totally great! My favorite charm pack is Kate Spain's Good Fortune. Dynamic and beautiful :)

Deb Smith said...

I can't decide which I love more... Strawberry Fields, Ruby or Twirl. They are all so cute! I love the pastels. And I love a good layer cake!!! :)

pasqueflower said...

I visited the Bake Shop and left a comment. My favorite charm pack is Twirl (tough choice!!!).

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Judy said...

I visited the Moda Bake Shop and the store web site. Printed off the pattern for the throw. I really like so many of the charm packs. I think I like the 1862 Battle Hymn and Redwork Renaissance best.

carla.meier said...

What more can a girl ask for - a free quilt pattern and a chance to win some fabric!! Left my comment over at Moda Bake Shop - love that site. Twirl and Prairie Paisley II are two of my favorites.

Chris said...

The directions are very, very clear! I love Perennials and Summers' End. They must have put those colors together just for moi! LOL. But there are so many others like 1934 that are fun too. If I have to choose just ONE......Perennials wins! But the Basic Gray.... and the....lol. Good luck to everyone. Thanks for the lovely contest.
Chris in cold, cold Michigan
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Marsha said...

What a great pattern for a quick quilt. Visited Moda Bakeshop and your website. I like Blueberry Crumb Cake a lot.
Thank you.

JoAnne said...

I visited the Bake Shop, what a great pattern! My favorite Charm pack is "Good Fortune" by Kate Spain. There are purple and orange in those charms, my favorite colors.

Lynne said...

I love the tutorial at Moda Bake Shop. I will definitely use it and if I could get the 30s Playtime charm pack that would be my favorite for the little quilt pattern. Thanks for the info on the tutorial and pattern.
My e-mail is lrugg1224@aol.com

Caiti said...

I visited moda bakeshop, and your charm packs. I especially like the hello luscious and sassy lines. The colors are beautiful.

Michelle Chitty said...

I visited the bake shop. Thanks for the great pattern might make that one soon! I just love the Prairie Paisley II Charm Pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanne said...

I visited the bake shop. I love the patterns you come up with! I really like the Hello Luscious charm pack.

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happiewitch said...

Since I'm only supposed to choose one, I have to say that I Love the Blueberry Crumb Cake Charm Pack!

However, I also really love the Ruby, Amelia, Strawberry Fields, and Redwork Renaissance Charm Packs.

I was happy to pay a visit to the Moda Bake Shop, sooo much to see. Way to go Julie Geiger on being featured therein.

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Mary said...

Just came back from the Moda Bake Shop, less calories :) and WOW! look at all those charm packs. Blueberry Crumb Cake is my favorite.
Mary
domas2543@verizon.net

Kelly said...

You continue to amaze and thrill! I've done as directed to meet the criteria. My favorite is The Berenstain Bears with a close second of Hello Luscious. Thanks for the fun :)

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love all the charm packs. They are so fun to work with. Today, i will pick Little Gatherings as a favorite. Thanks for a very nice giveaway.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I left a comment on Moda Bakeshop about the tutorial .

Nancy H said...

Great tutorial on Moda Bakeshop site! Kudos to you! I would love to make the baby quilt size using Ruby charm squares!

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Anne said...

Really great pattern for layer cakes. I like the Ruby charm pack

GranChris said...

I left a comment on Moda's site, the pattern would be a great one for a rainy weekend I think you could easily do it in a day, very cute. I would love to have some Blueberry Crumb. I have been considering buying that fabric. I do love blues.

tepee said...

OMG, so many charm packs. I guess I would like the Redwork Renassiance if I could be a winner.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Tina

tepee said...

Guess I got so excited about the contest I forgot to mention that I checked your tutorial out on Moda. It was so well written. I'd love to try it out. And as I said before I love the Redowrk Renaissance Charm Pack.
Tina

Linda said...

Checked out the MBS site and love the quilt design and the Reunion fabric. As I am currently into making quilts for our local NICU's, my charm pack selection would have to be 30's Playtime although I really love the Grow With Me but didn't see that as a choice. I also love Ruby or anything Kansas Troubles...Hmmm. Thanks for a chance to win. Grandmas9@msn.com.

MoonPrincess22 said...

I had a fun time over @ the Moda Bake Shop & your tut. for the Reunion Quilt really was well done.
My favorite charm pack @ your shop has to be "Circa 1934". Fun & bold colors. Glad I found you guys. Love the inspiration!

Janet said...

I love the Moda Shop website. I was over there and left a comment. I would really like the Prairie Paisley II charm packs. I have a baby quilt that needs to be made soon. Thanks so much for sharing the smaller quilt too.

Oak Shade Farm said...

I visited the Moda Shop, always fun hanging out over there. I love all the charm packs but "Hello Luscious" and "Ruby" are my most favorite. Thanks for all you do!

epate said...

I visited the Bakeshop & visited your website. I like Ruby charm pack. Perfect for a quilt for my granddaughter.

quiltonia said...

I visited the Bake Shop and love your tute. I left a comment and visited your website. I love the Primitive Gatherings charm pack. Toni
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Barb said...

I visited the Bake Shop, too! Julie, it is so wonderful that you are featured there - I love to visit that site too. (Oh, I left a Comment there, too!)

It's really hard to pick a Charm Pack - so many amazing colors and patterns, but being a Michigan girl, I had to pick the Charlevoix charm pack - Charlevoix is a gorgeous place in northern MI.
Thanks for a fun pattern, tutorial and this great chance to win a charm pack. (My fingers are crossed with hope!!!)

Barb said...

Gosh it was hard to pick a favorite! With the Reunion pattern in mind, I finally decided Prairie Paisley II would make a great table topper. I left a comment on your MBS tutorial, too. So many possibilities.

Alice said...

I visited the Moda Bake. Two of my favorite charm packs are Redwork Renaissance and Blueberry Plum Cake. Congratulations on your Tutorial on Moda Bake Shop.

Pat Petersen said...

Love your quilt on Moda Bake Shop using layer cakes! The pattern is too cute using charm squares and called "Preschool Reunion!" My favorite charm pack is Meadow Friends. Happy Quilting!!

Phyllis said...

I visited the Moda Bake Shop to look at your tutorial. I love the look of the quilt.

Phyllis said...

My favorite charm pack is Blueberry Crumb Cake.

Miz H. said...

I saw your gorgeous quilt pattern on the Moda Bake shop and left a comment. My favorite charm pack is the Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for having this giveaway!

bj said...

My goodness! Having so many beautiful charm packs makes it very hard to decide, but I'm going to pick Prairie Paisley II. I just love the things Minnick & Simpson have done.

Sammy said...

Looks like a quick fun quilt to make. My favorite charm pack is "sandhill plums". keep writing these patterns Julie!

chatterboxblondie said...

Love your new pattern! Loving it for my Grandson. Leaving a message here and also on your Moda Bake Shop design with the layer cake. Thanks for the chance to win, maybe my one of my favorites, Redwork Renaissance. d.leisa@yahoo.com

M Vasquez said...

I visited the website and left a post. And I love the Hello Luscious fabric line!

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