Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 4

It’s the last week of original designs created from the Cake Mix Recipes! We never dreamed that these triangle papers could yield such a variety of quilt projects! These Cake Mixes are a must-have for all quilters of any skill level!
Without further ado, we present to you the winner of the Cake Mix Bake-Off Week 3!
Nova’s design with this sweet, border ruffle featuring Sweet Blend by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics takes home the trophy! This was our CLOSEST week of votes so far, so congratulations to all of the participants on making this decision extra tough for our voting audience!
Let’s watch as Carrie Nelson shows us the Cake Mix Recipe #4!

Onto our Bake-Off Week 4! Let’s see what fun recipes this week’s contestants have cooked up!
Krystal’s bright table runner is perfect for spring, featuring the Spring-a-Ling collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics!
Cheryl’s recipe has a warm, patriotic feel, and even has the flag stitched on in the quilting details! This quilt is made with prints from Liberty Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics.
Denise’s cheerful, Happy Quilt Cake Mix Recipe uses This’nThat by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex and Bella Solids Smoke Yardage.
Erica’s modern, trendy quilt uses a plethora of fabrics that she had tucked away in her stash!
Be sure to vote for your favorite #cakemixrecipe from the Week 4 Bake-Off! We will be back next week with one final voting session to find out our overall Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off Winner!!

Who’s Cake Mix Recipe from week 4 is your favorite?

Krystal
Cheryl
Denise
Erica
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Bella Skillbuilder Month 3

Happy April! Don’t worry, we’re not playing an April Fool’s Day tricks on you with month 3 of the Bella Skillbuilder blocks today! With the weather warming up and these sweet fruits being right on-trend in the design and decor world, pattern 3 is perfectly named Pineapple!
 
Are you just joining in the fun of the Bella Skillbuilder? Find previous month’s patterns, FAQ, and so much more on our Sew Along page!
Are you ready to get started on month 3? Let’s grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Pineapple blocks in this YouTube videoBe sure to download the free April 2017 pattern!
Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Erin from Why Not Sew
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
Julie from 627 Handworks
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Denise from Pieced Brain Quilts
Kaye from Miss Print
Charise from Charise Creates
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
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Patchwork Life on the Moda Bake Shop!

We are proud to introduce another Moda Bake Shop chef! Sarah Price, one of the talented It’s Sew Emma designers, whipped up the beautiful Patchwork Life quilt and you can find the recipe over on Moda Bake Shop. Sarah is here to tell us a bit about the fabric, pattern and design!

I really enjoyed working with Kansas Troubles latest collection, Pheasant Hill. I wanted to design a quilt that took advantage of the light and dark prints in the collection. The fabrics are very versatile and contain such a gorgeous mix of colors. It was a dream to design with!

This quilt is charm pack friendly, and who doesn’t love half square triangles and four patches! I like how you can arrange them in different ways to create a new look. I also loved the large floral border stripe, a perfect border to finish off the quilt.

Head over to Moda Bake Shop to see a step-by-step recipe. And if you fall in love with the Pheasant Hill version of Patchwork Life, go grab a kit and make this gorgeous quilt for yourself!

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