Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Meet Cute

I am thrilled to present Meet Cute. This is my second project for Moda Bake Shop and I am very happy about it.

Meet Cute
Unlike Esmeralda which was not for the faint-hearted, Meet Cute is easygoing and very adaptable.

Simple Block - 17.5" square

Large and simple block finishes at 17.5" square. This means that you only need 4 blocks for a baby quilt (36" square).  This lap quilt uses 12 blocks and finishes at about 53" by 70".

There are no seams to match, which makes it a an easy beginner project. Or a speedy one for more experienced quilt makers.

Backing - Moda Grunge Hits the Spot (Pool)

You can make it from charm squares, or jelly rolls, or layer cakes, and scraps too.

Have I sold it enough?

Well then, go check out the complete tutorial here.  

Here are some more pictures.

Bright & Cheerful

Turquoise Binding

All done

Walking Foot Quilting

Does this look familiar? Of course, it does. It is the same pattern as Playing Footsie, but made with Moda (Grunge Hits the Spot) fabrics. 

Don't  think so

You are in

Of course, some fabrics did not make the cut. Fabrics that were too light were set aside, because they would make a poor contrast against the white background.

ooh Texture!!!


I wanted to call it Playing Footsie, but that is too risqué a name for the gentlefolk at Moda, hence the change in name - Meet Cute.

Sweet Meet Cute
I even managed to borrow some super-cute models for the photoshoot.

Thank you, dear model!!!

Isn't she a natural?

When I showed this quilt to my quilt guild members, there were oohs and aahs but when I mentioned the name Meet-Cute, most ladies had a question mark on their face. I had to explain.

If you are wondering what is Meet Cute, here is Wikipedia to the rescue.

This post won't be complete without an update on Axel.

Little Superhero Axel

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Your generous donations have put us over the goal, but you are still welcome to donate. The giveaway is updated (new prize added) and will close on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Everyone who makes a $10 donation will be entered to win one the following prizes. If you make a $20 donation, you get two entries. Similarly, a $30 donation qualifies you for three entries, and so on. If you made an anonymous donation, I can still enter your name in the giveaway. Please forward the email (from GoFundMe) to sewpreetiquilts AT gmail.com. Here are the prizes - 21 total.

1. A pattern of your choice from Jeni Baker of In Color Order (1 prize)
2. A pattern of your choice from Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation (2 prizes)
3. A pattern of your choice from Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting (1 prize)
4. A copy of the Blue Skies/Sunny Days pattern from Sandra walker of MMMQuilts (1 prize)
5. A gift card for $20 from Bernie Kringle's Etsy shop - Needle and Foot (1 prize)
6. A pattern of your choice from Cynthia Brunz Designs of Quilting is More Fun than Housework (3 prizes)
7. A PDF pattern of your choice from Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts (1 prize)
 8. A charm pack (5 prizes - Four Lily & Loom, One Sunny Days)
5 charm packs

 9. A Moda Jelly Roll (2 prizes - Color Theory and Rustic Weave)
2 Jelly Rolls

10. Small Fat Quarter Bundle (2 prizes - 9 FQs in each bundle)
Moda Paradiso - 9 FQs

Magic - 9 FQs

11. Medium Fat Quarter Bundle by Michael Miller (1 prize - 14 FQs)
Michael Miller FQ Bundle - 14 FQs

12. Large Fat Quarter Bundle (1 prize - Assorted 24 FQs)
All the colors - 24 FQs

If you are quilter/blogger, you get an extra entry for sharing a link to Axel's GoFundMe page on your blog.  I will be sharing with all my favorite linky parties, see sidebar.

Thank you once again to all of you who helped dispel the darkness.
The giveaway is closed and all winners have been notified.


  1. Your quilt is delightful. Love the bright colours and the cheerful way it looks.

  2. Meet Cute is a precious quilt and would make an ideal quilt for any situation, any age, any size, in any color scheme! Well done, Preeti

  3. Very pretty! Easily made in many sizes, too. I can see this becoming a go-to for a baby quilt or donation quilt. Good for your second publication, my famous friend!

  4. Hi Preeti,
    Oh those lovely polka dots in such beautiful colors. What a lovely finish and I will check out your full tutorial in the Moda Bake Shop. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. I saw Meet Cute over on Moda Bake Shop yesterday, it is cute indeed, congrats!

  6. Meet Cute is just too cute! I love the dots and you can't go wrong with Grunge either. A beautiful bright quilt that looks like so much fun to make! Congrats again Preeti!

  7. Love it! When I saw Preeti Harris in my MBS email, I was like, wait, what, she did ANOTHER?! Had to go look at the definition you provided (I live under a rock, remember). I saw that Moda Grunge polka dot fabric at the LQS in Port Charlotte and thought it was pretty cool; love it in your quilt. Now what are you going to do with those pretty pastels?!

  8. What a great quilt. I like how you made it with the charm packs. I’m going to either use my scraps or dig around for some good coordinating yardage!

  9. Fantastic quilt - nice design and fabrics!

  10. Great quilt (I happen to love the Grunge fabrics - solids and dots). And I am so very happy to read that the GoFundMe goal for Axel was met -- that's awesome (and in no small part to your efforts).

  11. What a beautiful quilt and congrats on another project for the Moda bake shop! I love the name it instantly reminded me of the movie "The Holiday" (a great movie btw).

  12. So bright and sooooo cute! :)

  13. Beautiful bright happy quilt! It will be the perfect pattern for a beginning quilting class for my AZ group.

  14. I love dots! I love the colors in your quilt, they are so cheery. The models are adorable. And thanks for the Wikipedia link!

  15. Great quilt. Love the polka dots....

  16. Congrats on your new Moda pattern. It is indeed a "cutie"!

  17. Congratulations on the new pattern. It's so bright and colourful.

  18. Footsie is too risque? Time to rattle their cage Preeti and bring them to date. You do know I WILL spend the rest of the afternoon playing around with quilt titles with all sorts of double entendres? And it will be all your fault when I get nothing done?

  19. It's a beautiful quilt Preeti, and I *love* the Grunge dots! Great job! (I need to book those models for a future photo shoot) :)

  20. This quilt is beautiful! I like the turquoise binding and backing too! Could you please amend your post to include a link to http://Smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com? I am happy that people link with Design Wall Mondays, and it makes it so easy to visit all the blogs if you all provide a link back to my blog so we can move on to the next design wall. Thank you so much, Judy

  21. This is an awesome quilt! Great job!

  22. Beautiful quilt, Preeti! And I'm smitten with your very professional looking machine stitched binding. I've never sewn a quilt binding completely by machine but I want to try it on Tabby Mountain -- and I want mine to look perfect like yours does! Do you have a machine binding tutorial that you've written, or one that you can recommend? Also, I chuckled that "playing footsie" is too risque... I guess the next quilt cannot be titled "I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours!"

  23. Preeti, this quilt is just too adorable. The turquoise binding is perfect as is the backing fabric. Your little models are also cute. You're all over this Moda Bake Shop gig and I'm so happy for you! Moda is lucky to have you.

  24. I drool over those Grunge Dots every time I go to my local fabric store. I love what you did with them. Meet Cute. I was one of those people with the blank look, which is funny ‘cause I watch way more of those Hallmark movies than I should ever admit to. What adorable quilt models! And a perfect Bake Shop pattern!