Moda Stitch Pink quilt finish and Easter pictures

My Moda Stitch Pink quilt finish is from months ago, but I just recently got some good pictures of it to show you. I also have a few pictures from Easter that I thought I’d share. It’s fun to see how my grandkids are growing.

Moda Stitch Pink Quilt Finish

This was one of my favorite quilts to make. I love piecing and applique, and each day for the month of October 2020, I made one block. The patterns are free and available at the Moda Stitch Pink Archive as part of their campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer.

My son helped me with photography by taking the quilt with him on his daily route to work. He pulled over to the side of the road near a beautiful orchard and asked a couple of bike riders to hold up the quilt for him while he took a picture. One of the riders said that his wife was a quilter and that she frequently visited the quilt shop I work at. He was glad to help!

Moda Stitch Pink Quilt, 2020, made by Julie Cefalu.  This is a free pattern from Moda Fabrics and designed to raise awareness of breast cancer.

I used Kona solid fabric in navy for the background. The remainder of fabric came from my stash and it’s a mix of very old and kind of new. I started out with a blue and white quilt in mind, and then I was inspired to add the orange/cheddar blocks. I like the pop it adds and it really makes your eye dance around the quilt.

Moda Stitch Pink Quilt, 2020, made by Julie Cefalu.  This is a free pattern from Moda Fabrics and designed to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Each one of these blocks so much fun to make. My color palette is very different than Moda’s original quilt design. It was a little tricky at times because I had to reverse my light and dark colors. It was a good challenge for me.

Moda Stitch Pink Quilt, 2020, made by Julie Cefalu.  This is a free pattern from Moda Fabrics and designed to raise awareness of breast cancer.

The quilting turned out beautifully and was done by Sarah at Lucky Penny Quilting. She chose the perfect thread color and I love the pattern – it’s called “Rolling Hills Stacked”. It adds such wonderful texture.

Moda Stitch Pink Quilt, 2020, made by Julie Cefalu.  This is a free pattern from Moda Fabrics and designed to raise awareness of breast cancer.

I added a cheddar-colored flange to my binding and it turned out really nice! I don’t use this technique often enough. I used the Shortcut Binding Tool which includes instructions for a flange and it makes the entire process easy peasy. It’s also done entirely by machine! If you want more information about how to add a flange to a quilt border, you can check out my blog post, Adding a Flange to Your Quilt.

Binding was done using the Shortcut Binding Tool.  It includes a flange and is really easy to do!

This quilt is a sampler-style quilt and each block is different. I put the blocks together so that they were balanced in color and composition. I had some large pieces of fabric in my stash and an extra block that I used to piece together the backing. I love an interesting quilt back!

Moda Stitch Pink Quilt, 2020, made by Julie Cefalu.  This is a free pattern from Moda Fabrics and designed to raise awareness of breast cancer.

I’m looking forward to this year’s Moda Stitch Pink Quilt Along, 2021 which is called The Together Quilt, designed my Sherri at A Quilting Life. Again, this will take place during the month of October. This one will probably be a red and white quilt for me.


Easter Pictures

We had a quiet Easter this year. We met our daughter and her boyfriend in San Francisco for an early dinner and then walked to Alamo Square Park. It was a clear, cool day in the city with beautiful views. You can see the row of “Painted Ladies” houses behind us. These are iconic historic Victorian homes – symbolic of the newfound wealth from the Gold Rush era.

Julie & Allen Cefalu in San Francisco, CA.
Row of Painted Ladies Victorian houses in San Francisco, California
Sara & Alex in San Francisco, CA

We missed the rest of our gang, but we were able to FaceTime together. Our oldest daughter snapped a bunch of pictures of her kids and sent this one to us. Amelia, Clara and Ben are now five, three and one. I can’t wait to see them – the end of this month!

Cutbirth children, Easter 2021.

That’s all for now. Next week, I’ll be sharing a new project I’m working on and a new tip for you, too! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Quilting!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

28 thoughts on “Moda Stitch Pink quilt finish and Easter pictures

  1. Julie, your trip sounds wonderful!! I have stood right where you were near The Painted Ladies. They are so beautiful. I imagine some lovely quilts came from that era!! The grandchildren are cuties! Wow! Just think, I knew you before there was Amelia!! Super post.
    Diane

  2. Your grandchildren are adorable! I think your daughter captured a perfect picture. Our first grandchild will be arriving in late May and we couldn’t be more excited!

    I love the pop of orange in your quilt. It is a lovely quilt.

  3. Your grandchildren are adorable. I think your daughter captured a perfect picture. Our first grandchild will be arriving in the later part of May and we are so excited!

    I love the pop of orange in your quilt. Its a lovely quilt.

  4. Hi Julie… inspirational pictures as always. Family and quilts are always welcome. Appreciated the houses too. Always wanted to see in person. Enjoy your next trip to grandchildren
    Speaking of Easter still not finished with Peter Rabbit wall hanging from a few years ago. I cut out a perfect flower for him to hold and “misplaced” it. Waiting for it to turn up as I recently moved. I know it is here someplace. I still use your binding tutorial as gospel

  5. Wow! Love the quilt and adore the grandkids photo! How can time go by so fast? Always fun to read your blog! Get a photo of the grands in bluebonnets when you visit!

  6. Your granddaughters are precious! Love your quilt and that your son was willing to go the extra mile to get a photo of your quilt!

  7. Your quilt is definitely a winner! I love sampler quilts. Kudos to your son for his ingenuity in garnering an award winning photo! Your “little ones” are darling, so photogenic. Enjoy these times, they grow up too fast. Our oldest G’Kidlet just turned 21, the others are right on his heels age-wise. Where have the years gone?? Keep inspiring us, I love what you create and share. ❤️

  8. Hi Julie, I just love your latest quilt! Quite a change for you to go for a dark background. I had intended following along with those blocks but never got started. But I have just finished the top and back of the quilt I started cutting the pieces for at your house way back in 2015?. Just have to get it stuck together and quilted now;) In fact I have finished 2 other UFO tops this winter season too ( still to quilt) so I’m feeling good!!
    Great to see your photos of the growing grandkids too….our two little “American” ones are 10 and 7 this year!

  9. I absolutely LOVE the “rolling hills” quilting! I’m going to try this on my next quilt! You have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing!

  10. The finished quilt is fantastic! Your fabric choices are wonderful, they all look great together. Thanks for sharing your family pictures. Your grand children are so cute. I’m sure they are bundles of joy for you all.

  11. What a lovely blog! I really enjoyed seeing your family pictures and the painted ladies. Your quilt turned out just perfectly! Adding the cheddar to the blue really made things pop. I did some of the blocks in this quilt along but made them in red and green and gold. Then I decided to make my sister a Christmas quilt so I found a pretty angel panel to use as a center and put these blocks around it. Isn’t it amazing how many ways you can use certain blocks!

  12. Great job Juiie. I really love the block that has the HST’s especially the way you placed them light to dark and back to light. Really striking. The flange just adds another element. You are brive working with the navy. But you did it justice. Thanks for sharing.

  13. OMG, Julie, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. This is one that should stay in the family and pass down all the lines.
    Gorgeous work. Gorgeous colors. It’s ART. The picture of the three little ones is unbelievably precious. Thanks for sharing with us. It gives us so much pleasure.

  14. Your stitch pink is beautiful! I purchased the fabric kit from my LQS to help them out during the shut down. It was given to a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

  15. Love everything about this quilt, including back and label. The little bit of orange makes the blue/white POP!

  16. I saw your quilt on Instagram a few weeks ago and loved your orange spice with the blues. Anything blue is my favorite, but this is such a special combination that I may try it someday. You have a beautiful family.

  17. What lovely photos and the quilt is beautiful. I have the patterns printed and in a notebook, on the “to do” list! Thank you for the inspiration to get moving on it! Happy Spring! Tam Clement

  18. Love the quilt, Julie!
    So glad you and your husband got to visit your daughter. Looks like you all are having fun….everyone is smiling. The grandkids look adorable in their Easter outfits….big smiles, too! Enjoy the spring and keep stitching 🙂

  19. Love your quilt, I enjoy piecing sampler quilts, different block every time. Thanks for sharing the pictures, . The children are adorable.
    Glenna

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