Moda Designer’s blog hop- Spell it with Fabric

First comes A
I am so thrilled to be one of the first stops on the Spell it with Fabric blog hop.
I was assigned the letter A for this  project. I was absolutely thrilled because I really wanted to get all A’s in school. For the blog hop I was given some questions to answer so
you can get to know me a little better and All my Answers have the letter A in them.
My letter is…. A
What are your initials? AJ American Jane
One of my fav patterns, Stock #AJP328 Red Daisy
My favorite quilt block………
Ohio stAr.
My favorite memory about school….
Clean white pAper And A new box of crAyons
My favorite book, movie or television show starting with your letter…… 
I love quilting because……..
of All the fabrics to play with….

What if everyday was a holiday?…… 
Everyday is A holiday

Is there an object, tool or anything that you cannot work without?
I LOVE my Apple I pad!

Do you have a quote or motto you live ( or work) by? 
We all get the same amount of time in a day!
What you choose to do with it makes all the difference.

Something I like……
alphabet letters

Potluck, Stock # 21645-12

Somewhere I have been…...
Somewhere I want to go…..

Day Tripper, Pattern #AJP330
Someone I know………
Alexander, Lissa . she is adorable, active, accommodating, accomplished,
affable, amicable, affectionate and she’s ambidextrous ! Love her!So enough with the questions. Let’s talk about fabric and patterns.
I was given the letter A and told to tell my story in fabric. So I choose to make
an entire quilt that showcased all the fabric collections I have even done.

Throughout the blog hop you will be collecting patterns for the ABC’s. You may want to tell your story in fabric, so I have included a copy of  how I set my letters together.
Click here for a printable version of the layout.
The diagram is finished sizes so be sure and add seam allowances.
 I had so much fun re-creating my own selvedge as a border for my quilt.

See it along the bottom edge of the quilt?
I used  my alphabet plus fabric from the Potluck collection to cut out individual
letters and sew them back into words.

So it is time for you to start and here is your first pattern.
Click here to download the Letter A.

Visit Aneela Hoey for her A inspiration.
Hop on over to Bunny Hill for B
Cotton Way will give you the C.

Oh wait there is more.
Would you like to win a FQB of my Amazing new fabric, Ducks in a Row?
Leave me a comment telling me your
All time favorite American Jane line.
The winner will be announced here on Feb. 28th.


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525 thoughts on “Moda Designer’s blog hop- Spell it with Fabric

  1. I get to be first? That’s a surprise! And I hate to have to pick a favorite of your fabric lines, because I love (and have used) so many, but I guess if I have to pick it would be A Breath of Avignon – it was the first of your lines I used and it made a lovely lap quilt that rests over the back of the chair where I sit and sew (or knit). Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your new fabric!

  2. My all time favorite American Jane line is RECESS! I made one of my very favorite quilts with it, and have a small box of carefully hoarded scraps that are slowly being turned into hexie flowers. Pot Luck is a very very close second!

  3. I love all your fabric lines particularly pindots I wish I had a bolt for every color of that. Right now I am busy with your Potluck line the first small quilt I made turned out so cute.

  4. Oh, my favorite American Jane line has to be Happy Campers! We are a camping family with 4 Eagle Scouts and this fabric fit perfectly for a quilt for my youngest son! I love it! But Ducks in a Row is a close second. I’d love to win that FQB!

  5. Pick just one – I can’t possible do that – I love them all. How about Happy Campers, Potluck, Punctuation, Wee Play, Look n Learn – See what I mean? Love your designs.

  6. I had a lot of fun with School Days and Pezzy – making quilts for grands and for charity. I think this quilt is just a super ‘play date’ with the horrible winter weather we have been having.

  7. My favorite line is Happy Campers. I used this fabric to update cushions and curtains in our camper and it is so cute. Thanks for a chance.

  8. Well, I have it narrowed down to 2 fabric lines of yours….Happy Campers and Recess. Love the colors and the memories they bring to me when looking at them. Fond memories of camping both with family and friends….especially the grandchildren. Who doesn’t enjoy thinking about school days when we were young and didn’t have a care in the world? The colors and prints you create are such fun!!

  9. Love all your fabric lines and the way all the lines can be mixed and used together. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Recess. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. If I am a teacher, should it be any surprise that School Days are at the top of the list? Or maybe Recess… or maybe Summer Holidays (oh wait, you still need to design that one…)

  11. I make a lot of childrens projects and I love their Fairy Tale Friends line. I also keep several lengths of pin dot fabrics in my stash. They go with almost everything!!

  12. Dear American, I love all your fabrics but Recess would be my fav! I love your lines so much that I changed my old blog name to AmericanJanet on xanga. I’ve since moved to a new website, but will always love american Jane.

  13. My favorite is Happy Campers. A couple years ago, a friend of mine lost everything in a house fire, including all the Happy Camper pinwheel blocks she had gotten from a quilting bee. Desperate to do something for her, the other bee members and I reached out to the quilting community in search of more, out of print, Happy Campers fabric. We found a couple charm packs to purchase, and received some donations of charm packs, a dessert roll, and even 2 turnovers from YOU! In the end, we had enough to make a queen size quilt for our friend, a small quilt for each of her 3 children, and a doll quilt! 🙂 So Happy Campers has a special place in my heart. 🙂

  14. I LOVE the American Jane and have been making quilts with it for lots and lots of years. I really liked your newest line Potluck. I think the colors were a little different and it just spoke to me. I have a jelly roll just waiting to be put into a beautiful quilt. I love this blog hop. thanks for the give away. Emily

  15. Your quilt is amazing. Sew much detail! I like all your lines, but I think my favorite is the Pezzy Prints. Those go with so many other fabrics so well. This is starting out to be a great blog hop.

  16. I love so many of your fabrics and that ABC quilt is so stinking adorable. The selvage on the side, awesome!! If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be pezzy prints 😉

  17. I love your alphabet quilt…so creative!!! And I have loved all of your fabric altho Recess seems to be the one at the top:) I can see why Moda wants you…such neat fabric and ideas. Have a Happy Day:)

  18. This is a really fun quilt. My favourite line is Pot Luck, and in particular the Rulers design. Thanks for a fun giveaway too.

  19. I love your new fabric line, Ducks in a Row. It would make really cute baby blankets.
    I really love your quilt designs, and the red and white dresden plates are awesome!

  20. I like all of your lines but my favorite would have to be the pin dots, they go with everything! Can’t wait for Ducks in a Row! Another great collection.

  21. My favourite line of your fabrics are the multi prezzy print, closely followed by virtually every other line. Thank you for this opportunity to win some stash!

  22. My all time favorite fabrics lines are the French inspired lines, they are so fresh and perfect for my kitchen. although Just Ducky has stolen my heart with the wonderful patterns that you designed for them….and because hopefully soon there will be a little duck to make the quilts for.

  23. I love Blog Hops…and, I love fabrics, quilts and patterns…am I in the right place? For my favorite AJ line…have to say Pot Luck and Happy Campers are tied for first!

  24. I love the bold primary colors in Potluck! I can’t believe you took the time to cut out all those letters and piece them back together into words! What a great idea!

  25. It’s difficult to decide which of your fabric lines is my favorite because I love them all, but I think it would have to be Peas and Carrots. That’s the first line that I remember seeing your alphabet fabric in. I have used that alphabet in four quilts already. And I have a new great nephew and will probably use that fabric in his quilt too.

    Love your alphabet quilt! Thanks for the pattern!

  26. I am in love with ALL your fabric lines. If I have to like one, more than the others, it would be Potluck. What a wonderful hop and giveaway! Thank you!

  27. Recess! I have a ‘spool’ quilt on my studio wall made from your lovely fabrics- the colors still make me happy! I am excited about collecting all the letters for your fabulous new quilt design. Thank you!

  28. I LOVE all your fabric lines and have some fabric from every one of them! If I had to chose a favoriite, and it would be difficult decision, I would chose Pot Luck.

  29. Wow!! This project will be A fun project for A blog hop! My fAvorite fAbric of AmericAn JAne is Potluck. Bright colors! ThAnks for the pAttern And the chAnce to win some fAbric.

  30. When I saw the favorite fabric questions, right away I thought Pezzy Prints but then I remembered that Punctuation had stolen my heart!!

  31. Potluck is pure delight to me! I love the little chicks and the polka dots in the line…I am collecting bits and pieces of it to make a Dresden plate quilt!

  32. My favorite is Potluck becuase I love the multi rulers. My mom’s favorite is Snippet and I hope you find it for her one day;-)

  33. I saved and bought a yard of every pezzy print, a yard of matching solids for every print (24 yds tot) have made two quilts and still have 1/2 yard of each left over – every time someone sees a pezzy quilt they swoon over all the colors –

  34. Potluck……….I have a bag of “quilt ready” fabric in my sewing room waiting to be made into an adorable Potluck lap quilt!! Thank you for sharing with us!

  35. Cherries Jubilee! But then again it is hard not to love them :0)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Sewing and continued success

  36. I am a 2nd grade teacher so all of your collections are dear to my heart 🙂 If I had to choose one, it would be Recess, but so very hard to choose just one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. I always like your collections, but Happy Campers is one of my favorites. I love the quilt design layout you created, and your selvage design. Thanks sew much for sharing.

  38. I love all your fabric lines, but my favorites have to be punctuation and potluck. So far, I’ve made a small quilt for my children’s teachers every year using punctuation. It’s perfect for the classroom. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable fabric!

  39. I always look forward to your next collection, and it is hard to pick a favorite, but I will have to go with Potluck — so many old favorites show up there! I am also partial to the tiny florals in ABC 123, and oh, how I wish I had a FQB of Peas & Carrots!! Ducks in a Row looks adorable — the zippers! and cute ducks! (Can you tell your fabrics excite me?)

  40. Ahhhh, just checked out your Ducks in a Row line…ADORABLE!…I’ve loved and used Peas & Carrots. In fact, I JUST bought the alphabet panel from Peas & Carrots last week to use in decorating for a baby shower. LOVE your bright colors, love your fabrics!

  41. I love School Days! I have some saved for quilts for 4 new little people in our family! Special things are planned once I get past the graduation quilts and poodle skirts for this spring!

  42. A Breath of Avignon! The quilt I’m making with it is next to be quilted. I have a domestic, so it takes a while, and this is a large twin size. Thanks for the great fabrics and fun hop.

  43. I don’t think I can choose only one! Punctuation and Potluck are both great! Thank you for the Letter A block and I love your Red Daisy quilt!

  44. Snippets is my all time favorite although I’ve loved specific fabrics from all of your lines. Thanks for the chance to win – I always look forward to seeing your next collection!

  45. Do you know how hard it is to pick a favorite? I going with School Days because I love the chalkboard drawings (the sun is just like I used to draw it – actually, still do) and I love the green and yellow plaid.

  46. I adore the Ducks in row and loved the quilt behind you in the picture, so was pleased to see you offering the FQ bundle. My all-time favorite fabric line to date is A Breath of Avignon.

  47. Hard to choose – there are soooo many, but I love Savonnerie. Reminds me of when I went to Aix and loved the beautiful little towns! Love your blog and all your inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win!

  48. I love love love any American Jane line, especially ABC123 and essential dots. Have made several projects with different lines. Thanks!

  49. I love all the American Jane lines but my all time favourite is Snippets ! I live in Ireland and have my AJ fabrics sent especially from the USA. I am a total American Jane addict!

  50. To be honest, I don’t know your line names well enough to tell you my favorite. But I can tell you I am always drawn to your fabric when I see it. I even have some of it in a quilt I did for my daughter 4 years ago when she turned 18. Don’t know the name of it but it was cute blue rectangles with points. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. I love them all but my all time favourite is Snippets I made that wonderful Calendar Quilt in that line and it is my favourite of all my quilts. I am really looking forward to making the alphabet quilt using all of my American Jane fabric stash

  52. Well….I thought my favorite was either School Days or ABC but, I am really liking Ducks in a Row. Might be making another quilt for my grandson!

  53. Anything with Pezzy Prints is the best. I like the Punctuation line a lot. My mother was an English teacher, so it seems appropriate. Your new line is just adorable, too!


  54. So hard to pick just one favorite, I guess I’m really loving Potluck right now but Savonnerie is a close second. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  55. It is really difficult to choose one favorite! I can’t wait to get some Potluck–but I think if I HAVE to choose one it would be ABC-123. Love the floral prints and the colors!

  56. My absolute favorite line is Wee Play! I saved a jelly roll forever and broke it out when I made my first and only (so far) granddaughter her first quilt!

  57. Your lines are all great, but I just love ABC 123-something about it just reminded me of my early school days-colors, fonts, I don’t know, just love it-thanks for the chance to win!

  58. Love POT LUCK! 🙂 There’s not one fabric in the line I don’t love. 🙂 Your fabrics are so much fun. I made 2 quilts for my nieces bunk buds with the pot luck and school days. they came out so cute. 🙂

  59. I love the bright colors of all the AJ lines. I made a “Family” quilt for my nephews family out of Happy Campers-using the children panel as focus. His 2 sons are Cub Scouts, fell in love with the quilt and as soon as they got home-4 hr drive, they insisted on having a camp-out that night with their best buddies in the back yard using the quilt. Made me Happy.

  60. I love Potluck. I’m kind of OCD and with how linear it is it was like putting a puzzle together. Ducks in a Row is going to be a hit when it’s released. I can already see it!!

  61. I really liked ABC… I used it in my first ever quilt and I still have some scraps saved for a special project… Although I’ll probably always save them and never use them!

  62. I love school days that is top on my list then camper-maybe because i work in the school system and love camping thanks for the chance to win

  63. I love the Potluck line. Especially the farm kids panels and the alphabet letters. The American Jane fabric lines are always fun to use. Thank you.

  64. I love so many of your fabrics but right now I think I have to go with A Breath of Avignon. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your fabric!

  65. I’m kind of late to the game with using precuts, but I have to say that I really like your “Potluck” line and have a charm pack from it just waiting to be used! I love the creativity in your quilt… especially the selvedge!!

  66. My favorite American Jane line is Savonnerie. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy fabric and for the Spell it With Fabric Blog Hop. So much fun!

  67. I think it would have to be School Days. I love your primary colors in all your collections, but this group reminds me of happy days in elementary school, both as a student and as a teacher.

  68. Darling quilt! I don’t know if I can choose just one, but my top 3 are probably pezzy, school days, and pot luck! Love your fabric designs.

  69. My favorite to date has been ABC 123. I have 3 very young grandchildren so I think that’s one reason I love it so much. It’s just perfect to use in making them anything.

  70. Love anything French, but I also love your punctuation fabric and so much more. The best is the quotation that you wrote concernng a day’s worth of time.

  71. I think School Days but love them all! I would agree with Mary Truax that Sherri’s version of “tone it down” using her American Jane scraps was the most striking of those I’ve seen. Would LOVE to duplicate it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  72. I love ABC 123 . . . oh wait! I also love Pindots too! You made this really hard . . . than there Potluck!

    OK . . . if I’m forced . . . I’d choose ABC 123 . . . but it’s like choosing which child you love more! You love them ALL . . . they each have their own unique beauty! Thanks for all you do to make our lives more fun & colorful!

  73. Sandy, I’ve loved all your collections since I met you at PIQF, probably about 8 years ago, and I have a lovely box full of them!! 😀 But I have to say I love your Ducks in a Row: I LOVE those little chicks!!! My second favorite would be the school days white with all the tossed letters: a perfect background! I’m making the Burgoyne Surround quilt from American Patchwork and Quilting from all your prints!!

  74. I think Pezzys was the 1st line I really began to be aware of designers and their collections. Loved all the colors and their ability to play nice with other designs or be stunning on their own. I hoard my pindots. It has to be a special quilt to use my pindots in. Thanks.

  75. My favorite must be Fairy Tale Friends because I made three quilts with that fabric. Such a cute gift for grandchildren…the quilt and the story books that go along with it. What is better than snuggling under a quilt and reading a fairy tale? Maybe a quilt with little duckling for Easter if I win Ducks in a Row!

  76. love pot luck because of the diversity in colors and styles (pretty flowers, geometric designs, letters, and detailed pictures)

  77. When you said at the Quilt Show (i wasn’t there…saw on YOU Tube),” don’t you wish you would have collected them all”, I thought ‘yes’, however I haven’t been quilting that long. I have been collecting them for my someday quilts,since starting just a couple of years ago. I am going to make a quit using my Happy Campers, which I have been so looking forward to doing soon…before SPRING,hopefully.This winter has been good for offering lots of cold inside days.

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