Hey there! Thanks for coming by for my day on the Moda Love blog tour! I’m excited to be here and show you my version of the Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt. I kinda LOVE it!
If you’ve never been here before, let me introduce myself really quickly. My name is April Rosenthal, and I am one of the newest designers for Moda (still can’t believe it.) My first line, Best. Day. EVER! is coming out so, so SOON! In fact, I’ve heard rumors that precuts have shipped and should be landing on doorsteps any minute now.
I am a pattern designer for my company, Prairie Grass Patterns, which I started 5 years ago when I had 18 month old twins. Obviously, I was crazy from sleep deprivation to start a business when I did, but it’s been such an incredible ride!
Like I just mentioned, I’m a mama to twins, a boy and a girl, who are 6 years old now. They are literally my world.
I’m so excited to be able to design for Moda (Best. Company. EVER!) and work with all the amazing people there. I love color, and fabric, and quilting, and creating with my hands. So, of course, I feel like my job is the absolute perfect thing for me.
Now, let’s talk about LOVE. :) I’ve been asked to answer a few questions, so here goes!
What is the best part of your design process?
My very favorite part of designing, whether it’s a quilt pattern, or a fabric line is when the whole thing just clicks. There is always excitement at the beginning with choosing colors, and having new ideas, but when the whole thing comes together just perfectly, it’s amazing.
I love the color……
Orange. Orange. Orange. I’m obsessed.
I would love to spend a day with……
My grandparents. They both passed away years and years ago, and I miss them like crazy. If we’re talking about love, they’re the first people I think about. I wish they could meet and love my children.
Finally, I LOVE my quilts! Especially this Moda LOVE Layer Cake quilt. First off, it’s super simple to make. Second, all it takes is a Layer Cake and a background fabric! I chose to use several of my white background prints to make this, but you could use just a single background too. Third, the pattern is FREE. (Click here to download it.) Can’t beat that. I can’t wait to see your versions! Be sure to post pictures on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #modablogtour so we can all see!
I had a good time personalizing the back of my Moda LOVE quilt too! (I will post the free appliqué pattern this week.) I actually used the back of this quilt as my tablecloth at market…it helped me to remember to be cheerful even when I had to film videos. :)
Since the people over at Moda are so nice, I’d LOVE (alright, I’m getting cheesy now…) to give away some precuts! Just comment on this post telling me what color you LOVE and why. I’ll announce the winners on September 13th.
Be sure and stop by the other Moda designers’ blogs, to see their Moda LOVE quilts, and for more chances to win!
Thank you so much for coming by and come back soon!
PS Pssst! 20% off all PDF patterns in the shop through Sunday night with code MODALOVE.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Janet Clare Designs – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Kate Spain – http://katespaindesigns.
Thimbleblossoms – http://www.camilleroskelley.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Amy Ellis – http://amyscreativeside.com/
Eric +Julie Comstock- http://cosmocricket.typepad.
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio – http://www.stephanieryan.com/
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Malka Dubrawski – http://stitchindye.blogspot.
Blackbird Designs – http://blackbird-designs.
Lauren + Jessi Jung – http://laurenandjessiblog.com/
Lella Boutique – http://lellaboutique.blogspot.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Basic Grey – http://blog.basicgrey.com/
Fig Tree and Co. – http://figtreequilts.typepad.
Pat Sloan – http://blog.patsloan.com/
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
April Rosenthal – http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/
French General – http://frenchgeneral.blogspot.
Minick and Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Cotton Way – http://cottonway.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gervais – http://piecesfrommyheart-
Primitive Gatherings – http://lisabongean.wordpress.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Deb Strain – http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kansas Troubles – http://kansastroublesquilters-
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Kathy Schmitz – http://kathyschmitzstudio.
Laundry Basket Quilts – http://www.
Zen Chic – http://www.farbstoff-bridge.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Sweetwater – http://sweetwater.typepad.com/
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above