Introducing Gift Box – My First Moda Bake Shop Quilt!

Gift Box Quilt
Yes, I know that it’s summer around here, but what can I say?  It’s Christmas in July!  So let me introduce you to my Gift Box quilt made with Kate Spain’s newest Christmas line Flurry.  The instructions for this quilt are located over at the Moda Bake Shop site, so be sure to check it out!  Even if you are not into Christmas fabrics, take a little peek…I have a lot of other fabric suggestions as well for this pattern.
I hope that you all enjoy the quilt pattern.  I’ve been snuggling with my new quilt ever since I finished it a few weeks back.  Just one of my many crazy projects that needed to be completed during my move across the country.  Sometimes I don’t think all of these things through. 😉

126 thoughts on “Introducing Gift Box – My First Moda Bake Shop Quilt!”

  1. I saw your Gift Box quilt over at Moda early this morning – congratulations – it is sooo unique – Great Job! My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies. I only make 1 kind – frosted cutout sugar cookies. But I make lots & lots & lots as everyone wants some – kids, neighbors, friends & some for charity too. I play xmas music while baking & frosting – so peaceful.

  2. Congrats on your Moda bakeshop project. I love to give friends and neighbors home made cookies at Christmas time. I usually get together with three girl friends, we exchange baked cookies and spend time together decorating cookies.

  3. Love the quilt! My favorite Christmas tradition is homemade apple cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning before heading to church for our pastor's annual one man play.

  4. Congratulations on your first Moda Bake shop recipe! I really love the dark background, nice change from all the white that is usually on Christmas quilts. I love making Christmas quilts, my daughter-in-law's birthday is Christmas day; I always make her a holiday/birthday quilt.

  5. Congrats! That's so exciting! 🙂 My favorite Christmas tradition is eating coffee cake that morning after opening presents, and buying Hallmark ornaments the day after Christmas with my family.

  6. One thing I LOVE about Christmas is the quiet in the community. As we drive to church, we are practically the only people outside – everyone else is inside snuggled in their beds or gleefully opening gifts. There is such a feeling of tranquility and peace (a rare thing in our world)!
    Margaret

  7. Congratulations n the MBS post. This will be a perfect pattern to make for my brothers.
    For Christmas my daughters and I exchagne gifts we have made. At our family gathering we have the Christmas log dvd on and every time anyone sees the hand stoking the logs, the family goes nuts cheering. It's kinda funny.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

  8. I love handmade gifts. I usually knit Christmas gifts, this will be my first year gifting quilts and sewing projects. My new tradition, now that I have kids, is reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas to the boys.

  9. I love snow! Last year we received way too much of it, but I didn't care. But sometimes I have to pretend to hate it when I am in big groups of people who are complaining!!! They wouldn't understand 😉 Love your tutorial!!!

  10. Lovely pattern, and I've made plans to print it and see what I can make. And I told my parents years ago that the best present I ever got from them was one year when they gave me Seasons Passes for me and my then 5-year old twin daughters for the local theater plays. I was divorced, and money was very scarce. Those nights we went to the plays felt like a fairy tale to me – we'd get all gussied up, go eat at McDonalds, and go live our fairy tale lives at the play. Since we had Seasons Passes, this fairy tale get-away occurred many times during the year, and if I was lucky, they could give them to me the next year also. It must have made an impact on me because those 5-year old twin daughters are now 34 years old.

  11. Such a great pattern! I can see this in so many different fabrics.

    I bake year-round, but love making cookies and pies around the holidays to share with family and friends.

  12. Congratulations Angela!!! It is a super fun pattern! My fav thing about Christmas morning is stockings. I've loved opening them since I was kid and my husband loves them just as much so we have a lot of fun coming up with unique and fun fillers. We have a great technique of rolling a few magazines into the top to extend our stockings even higher for maximum stuffing room!

  13. My favorite to both give and get is pretty much any hand made item. I know the person took the time and effort to make something just for me 🙂

  14. Hubby has an entire Christmas movie ritual! We can only watch certain movies on certain days! A Christmas Story is saved for Christmas Eve–though I always argue we can watch it earlier and still watch it on Christmas Eve. He's a real stickler for watching them all though (I think we have about 7 or so). Luckily, I got Love Actually added to the rotation a few years ago so it's not all bad!

  15. Congrats on your first Moda Bakeshop project – I love, love, love it!!
    I'm a big fan of books for Christmas presents (to give and receive) and I've started buying a special Christmas picture book for my daughter each year to read together on Christmas Eve 🙂
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  16. One of the highlights of the Christmas season for my family is the big family party we have the fourth sunday in advent. We have a big brunch/luncheon that is capped off with what we cal The Game. It's often called a Chinese gift exchange by others. All gifts go in the middle of the room, everyone picks and number and we choose gifts in number order. The fun is that you can choose a new gift or 'steal' one that has already been opened. The strategizing is INSANE and there are some bizarre items that return year after year. I love your quilt, I'm going right over to check the recipe!

  17. How fun! I love your quilt. Clever and really cute! Congrats!

    My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies…all the ones my grandma made. It is the only time that I make cookies and they always remind me of my childhood!! Hugs!

  18. I love how snuggly this quilt looks, makes me excited for long winter nights snuggled under warm blankets. My favorite Christmas tradition/memory is every year we eat out as a family on Christmas Eve before returning home to hang our stockings and leave Santa one last note next to them before retiring to bed. I have many fond memories of this particular meal spent with family, such a special time of year.
    rhianneholmes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Very Cute! Thanks for sharing the other color options. It is neat to see how a pattern can look in other fabrics. I think my favorite thing about Christmas is putting up the tree. I love to see all of the ornaments we have collected through the years. Ornaments the kids made or were given. So fun!

  20. Fun quilt!
    I loved buying new ornaments for my kiddo's as they were growing up…now that they have families of their own I keep up the fun by buying myself one! 🙂

  21. What a beautiful quilt! My Christmas secret: I'm making a quilt for my sister in law using fabrics from her favorite college – She's going to love it, and it's so fun planning it out. Our favorite Christmas tradition – cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning – yummy!

  22. Hi Angela, I got here from Moda Bake Shop. I love the quilt, and have saved the "recipe." The Christmas tradition I have is that all the kids and grandkids get a bottle of bubbles from me. Most years, they get a Pez dispenser, too. When one of my sons was in Panama at Christmas while in the Army. He got his bottle of bubbles, and when I asked him if the other guys teased him, he said no, they all took turns blowing bubbles in front of the fan in his room. It made me feel good to bring a little Christmas joy to him and his friends.

  23. Great quilt, Angela! I see so many colour and/or style possibilities for this pattern. Love it!

    Okay…Christmas (wow – hard to get in Christmas mode right now)…every year since my daughter was born, I have made her an ornament for the tree. All except two are cross-stitched – one is made of clay and another is a tiny log-cabin quilt made the year I got my awesome new machine as an early Christmas present. My daughter will be 19 soon and now has a whole set of ornaments to decorate her own tree when (if) she ever moves out. It's fun to discuss them as we decorate the tree each year, as they usually represent something she was interested in that particular year.

  24. Congrats Angela!!! That is so exciting for you!! I love the pattern and it looks so stunning with the black background!! Something Christmas – I am excited for my Christmas in July tutorial to follow yours 🙂

  25. Great quilt! Congratulations on your first bake shop recipe! I am a big fan of giving books. This last Christmas, however, everyone got a… quilt! Something tells me there may be a repeat of that this Christmas!

  26. I love giving homemade gifts. 🙂 It just means more to me to give something I've made. I've given layered cookie mixes in canning jars as teacher gifts – they love them!