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We'd still like you to be our neighbor.


Welcome to the Moda'hood!

This wonderful Grunge-hood was made by Alison Dale using an assortment of Basic Grey's Grunge fabrics.  (The list of colors used is included below.)

We're doing a quilt-along for Be My Neighbor now through the end of this year and you're invited to sew along with us.  The blueprints - patterns - for the sixteen blocks will be released every Monday through December 19th.  One per week.  And they're free.

That's right.  Free.  But... the blueprints are only available through your local quilt shop or your favorite quilt shop.  (It goes without saying that we hope they're the same thing.)

Note: The patterns are free downloads - a PDF. or JPEG. - so check the website and social media of your favorite quilt shop first.  Some shops might have paper copies available but check with them first before heading over... unless you have shopping to do anyway.


This Moda'Hood is very scrappy - prints and backgrounds.  It was pieced and quilted by Tammy Vonderschmitt in less than a week!  The girl does love a deadline.  And a challenge - she used fabrics from more than a dozen collections from Spring Market.

While we won’t be publishing the blueprints ourselves, we will be posting our completed blocks to Facebook, Instagram and our blog using the hashtag - #ModaBeMyNeighbor.

If you can't find a shop in your area that offers the blueprints, be sure to check the hashtag to find shops who have it.  They'll be posting it to their websites, blogs, wherever they share cool stuff.


If you think you want to build a neighborhood with us, here's what you need to know:

General Information:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68" x 84 1/2".
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Just mix your favorite Modalicious fabrics to create your very own quilt-hood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 - 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 - 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 - 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

So come on, won’t you be our neighbor?


P.S. Our neighborhood is "hopping" around the country this week with the folks at the Quilt Alliance.  We hope you'll pop over to see what they're sharing about Quilters Take Manhattan 2016.

Yesterday - Monday, September 5
Chris Dodsley - made by ChrissieD
Pat Sloan

Today - Tuesday, September 6
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Erin Sampson of Aurifil - Auribuzz


The BasicGrey Grunge colors used to make the Be My Neighbor quilt are:

  • 22 Lustra
  • 64 Duchess
  • 66 Decadent
  • 97 Kelp
  • 101 White Paper - Background
  • 103 Kraft
  • 116 Fur
  • 154 Aqua
  • 218 Sky
  • 223 Cobalt
  • 245 Eggplant
  • 249 Rose
  • 253 Raspberry
  • 261 Papaya
  • 270 Creme
  • 274 Vert
  • 278 Gris
  • 281 Sunflower
  • 290 Geranium
  • 305 Jade
  • 307 Prussian Blue