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Moda All Stars All in a Row Blog Hop

1.18.16 Moda All Stars All in a Row cover

Welcome fabric friends!

Last year, about this time, I was excited to be asked to participate in a wonderful upcoming book that Moda and Martingale Publishers were planning on publishing.  The book was called Moda All Stars All in a Row.  It is always a loud “yes!” when Moda Fabrics asks you to participate in anything.

Today, I get to share more about this fun book which is now available for purchase.

First off, the premise of the book(this is an excerpt from the book introduction written by Lissa Alexander who masterminded and compiled the book):

“I’m always on the lookout for ways to bring together the talented team of Moda Fabric designers.  Individually, you know and love their work.  But it’s rare when we all get to work together for a common goal.  I’m thrilled to share the work that 24 of Moda Fabric’s All-Stars teamed up to create — a one-of-a-kind collection of quilt rows for you to choose from.  We divided the rows into three groups — whimsical, seasonal, and classic — and added in several spacer rows.  But there are no rules about how you combine them.  Feel free to mix and match them to meet your heart’s desire and end up with a quilt that’s all your own!”


I was assigned a row from the “Well Seasoned” section of the book with a winter theme.  And I designed a cute little “Birdies and Trees” row–you can see it pictured above.  I used a mix of many different Moda fabrics–they always mix so well don’t they!

For this blog hop, we were each paired with another designer and asked to make their row using our fabrics.  I was paired with Janet Claire — and what a fun row she designed.  Her row features a bunch of adorable bunnies merrily hopping across the row.


I won’t give away how the bunnies are constructed but let me tell you–she has an ingenious method for making these little guys.


For my take on the bunny row, I used Mochi Linen dot for the background(I cannot get enough of the stuff!) and a springy mix of fabrics.

bunny 2

 I decided my bunnies needed some spring flowers to hop through–It’s cold and snowy here in Ohio(more cold than snowy) and I needed a little springtime action.


I used the flowers from Kate Spain’s row–just smaller to make my flowers.


I did some of the flowers at 50% of the original size and some at 35% of the original size.  That’s another great way to really mix up the rows within the book.


I plan to use the bunny row for a spring time runner.  Any of the rows in the book would make great table runners–if they aren’t as wide as you might like (they all vary in width) simply add borders.  So, I free motion quilted the whole thing and used one of the prints from Prairie as the backing.


Just need to add the binding and it’ll be a finish.

There are more fun blog posts planned for this blog hop–be sure to follow along:

January 18:  Brenda Riddle  & Carrie Nelson
January 19:  Corey Yoder  &  Janet Clare –> This is today!
January 20:  Me & My Sister  &  Barbara Brackman
January 21:  Pat Sloan  &  Edyta Sitar
January 22:  Camille Roskelley  &  Kathy Schmitz
January 23:  Sweetwater  &  Blackbird Designs
January 24:  Anne Sutton Laurie Simpson
January 25:  Lisa Bongean  &  Joanna Figueroa
January 26:  Betsy Chutchian  &  Jen Kingwell
January 27:  Kate Spain  &  Sandy Gervais
January 28:  Kaari Meng  &  Kansas Troubles
Besides this fun blog hop… Martingale & Moda have a super contest that will start as soon as this blog hop ends! Here’s a bit of info to pique your interest!
It’s a Beauty of a Contest
·    Contest entries will begin February 1 and runs for 6 weeks. Contest ends March 15
·    Participants will need to buy the ‘Moda All-Stars All In A Row’ book, make your
favorite row(s), join the Facebook group #AllInARowQuiltAlong and post a picture with your quilt top of rows joined together.
                One row= one entry.
                Two rows=two entries, etc.
Your Facebook name is the name that will be entered into the contest. (open only to US entrants)
·    For every row in your entry – you get an entry in to the It’s a Beauty of a Book Contest. There will be 5 prizes – like the five finalists in a pageant—plus weekly random drawings for related “beauty” prizes. All will be drawn from entries from above.
All In A Row Quilt-Along Queen (first prize) – FQ pack every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) + two new release books of the month for 9 months (April to December 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book, but May book will beModa All-Stars Scraps Made Simple for anyone winning that month’s prize!
All In A Row Beauty Book first runner up (second prize) F8 pack every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) + two new release books of the month for 6 months (April to August 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book second runner up (third prize) Layer Cake every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) + one new release book of the month for 4 months (April to July 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book third runner up (fourth prize) Layer Cake each month for 2 months (April and May 2016) + one new release book of the month for 2 months (April and May 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book fourth runner up (fifth prize) one Layer Cake pack (April 2016) + one new release book of the month for April 2016 from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
Weekly Drawings from weeks 2-3-4-5:
  • Miss Congeniality: (wait for it) 2 Charm Packs and 1 Book
  • Talent Winner (hidden or otherwise): 2 books and 2 Mini-Charms
  • Stash Accumulation Award: 1 Mini Charm, 1 Charm Pack, 1 Layer Cake + 3 books
  • Social Media Butterfly Award: Carrie Nelson’s House Row See!! This is gonna be a lot of fun!

See how fun!

All of the proceeds from the sale of the All in a Row book are being donated to No Kid Hungry ( So, join in, have fun, and support a great cause!

Comments (27)

  • Love love LOOOOOVE your row!! AWESOME job!!! So cute…and creative!!! This book lookls amazing & so fun! 🙂

  • What a sweet way to use these designs. Janet’s rabbits and your birds are wonderful. Your spring time rendition is inspiring!

  • What a great cause! Love your birds – inspiring design.

  • Love your row – and love how you added your own elements to it. That’s what makes each quilt so unique!

  • Such a cute row! I immediately thought oh no, appliques. But I see you did them rather simple! good job!

  • I love how you changed the bunny row to make it more springy! And your birdie & trees row is so cute I know I need to make this one.

  • cute designs and a great cause too.

  • Such an awesome book, Corey! Also your bunny is adorable and the added flowers make it look like he/she is jumping higher over them. I also love those little birdies!

  • I love your take on the bunny block! Great backing too. 🙂 I believe it is colder in Ohio right now than it is in the mountains of WY where I am visiting my mom. I’ll be back to Berlin in about 10 days for some beautiful weather, I hope.

  • Combining applique from other rows? Brilliant! I love the addition of the flowers. I can’t wait to make these rows, so fun!

  • Your row is the cutest! This whole book is genius.

  • Very cute! What a great idea to combine elements from more than one row! Looks like we’re all ready for spring.

  • Very nice! Love the bird row!

  • Lots of exciting things on the horizon. I like the idea of combining elements from the different rows — makes it your own project.

  • Feeding children, a great cause. Your quilt is wonderful.

  • The rabbit row is so sweet!

  • Adding the flowers makes the bunny row pop, and super adorable!

  • I love bunnies, my husband, the gardner, does not.

  • Your bunnies, flowers and butterflies are wonderful, Corey. And your stippling is superb!

  • Lovely! That mochi linen…..!

  • Love me some bunnies!

  • love your flower row thanks for sharing

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  • Sweet bunny and flowers.

  • I love your designs and birds are my comfort right now.

  • What a beautiful row … this is so inspiring! What a great book and a super cause too. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! Happy 2016!!

  • I love your cute little birdie row! What a beautiful bunny row you made with all those cute flowers. And that linen fabric, I have never seen that. . . . may have to look for that.

  • I also love the birdie row!

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