Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Hello Friends!

Hope that have you enjoyed the Moda Love Blog Tour!
It was so much fun to see the different quilts
and find out what the different Moda
designers love...

And now for the winner of my random drawing:
1st prize
This lovey Fat Quarter Stack
goes to....

.....LISA whose comment about what she loves
on Sept.. 10th at 7:29 pm was,
"I love chocolate. Nuf said."
Congratulations Lisa!
Please e-mail your mailing address to me
at debstrain@embarqmail.com
and I will get your prize right out.

2nd prize, this colorful Layer Cake
of BE JOLLY goes to...

....SEWDELIGHTFUL, who commented on Sept. 10th at 12:49 pm,
"I love sewing and my fam."  Congratulations to you too!
Please send me your address via the above e-mail
and I will send your prize out also.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by 
and joining in the Moda Love Blog Hop.
Hope that your fall season includes lots
of LOVE and of course,


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Hello Dear Friends!
Welcome to my day on the Moda Love Blog Tour!
I'm sharing the day
 with two wonderfully talented ladies,
Lynne of Kansas Troubles and 
Be sure to
stop by their blogs today too!

If you have been following the tour, all of the Moda designers were asked to create their
own version of the Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt using their
newest fabric line.
My newest line is called "BE JOLLY"
and it is filled with frosty snowflakes,
whimsical snowmen and Scandinavian 

So, all of the designers used the same pattern, using
different, beautiful Moda fabric!
I LOVE seeing how different they all are!

You can download the free pattern here.

Being the novice that I am, I decided that a full quilt
was more than I could handle!  Tammy Vonderschmidtt, from Moda,
was kind enough to share her incredible talent with me 
and create the beautiful quilt above using
BE JOLLY and the Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt Pattern.
Didn't she do a wonderful job?
Thank you, thank you Tammy!

Then, she must have been inspired, because she
created THIS fun, smaller quilt using the
Charm Pack version of the pattern
(also included in the free download!)

At Market, in May, the designers were asked to provide a 
demonstration of a tip that we would like to share
with all of you....
I thought you might like to 
see how I made these cute little
Quilt Labels using the snowmen from BE JOLLY.

You can see step-by-step instructions by 
clicking on:

Also, if you would like to use the artwork in the video (and in the
picture above) we have provided that too!

Download artwork for your BE JOLLY labels here.

Since the theme for this Blog Tour is LOVE, the Moda designers
were asked to share a little about the things we LOVE.

Of all of the things that I LOVE, my family, like so many of us,
ranks highest.

With my little twin grandsons holding a special place!

I also LOVE that I am able to spend everyday painting, creating and
working with color. 
 I LOVE working with Moda...they are
all wonderful, creative, encouraging and positive people.
I LOVE seeing a fabric line develop.  My 
favorite part of the design process is almost at the
end...when it is all coming together, the patterns
and values creating a colorful story!
I have LOVED quilts since I was a little
girl and would wrap up in my 
Great Grandma's hand stitched quilt
to watch The Carol Burnett Show
on Saturday nights!

And now for the Giveaways!!!
Moda has been so generous to provide 2 wonderful prizes.
Leave a comment about what you love
and you could win.....

First prize....this Fat Quarter Stack of the
entire BE JOLLY line!
Second prize....this Layer Cake of BE JOLLY

OH, I forgot to mention, I LOVE reading your comments
at the MODA blog hops too!

Be sure to visit all of the other Moda designers during the blog hop.
Each will show their quilt and have prizes to give away!

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Deb Strain -  http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kansas Troubles – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Kathy Schmitz – http://kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/
Laundry Basket Quilts – http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/index.php
Zen Chic – http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Sweetwater – http://sweetwater.typepad.com/makelifesweet/

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Blog Hop Time Again!!

Hello Dear Friends,
It's time for another one of Moda's wonderful
blog hops!
All of the Moda designers have been excited to
share our newest lines of fabric with you and
show you our "MODA LOVE."
Please join us for free patterns, prizes and a
chance to get to know all of us a little better.
Following is the blog hop schedule, so be sure
to visit each designer's blog
as we show our love
for what we do.
See you soon!

Janet Clare Designs – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/

Eric +Julie Comstock- http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio – http://www.stephanieryan.com/blog/

Malka Dubrawski – http://stitchindye.blogspot.com/
Lauren + Jessi Jung – http://laurenandjessiblog.com/


April Rosenthal – http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/
Minick and Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

Primitive Gatherings – http://lisabongean.wordpress.com/

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above