Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Full Moon Lagoon and a New Quilt Beginning

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Last week I received a very fun package in the mail compliments of Andover Fabrics ~ Full Moon Lagoon by designer Mo Beddell. I have been so excited about this line ever since the little promotion logo thingy popped up on Pinterest (which I guess was 29 weeks ago!). If I could pick my favorite colors for one fabric line, these would be them.

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Great bold designs…

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Must-have blenders as well…

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When the fabric arrived, I knew I wanted to use it to make a baby quilt. I spent a bit of time flipping through one of my favorite quilt block references, Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns. I’m so bummed this book is out of print now. You can still get used copies, but they are pricey. That said, I use the book all the time. You can see my original post about it here.

I selected a classic block that has historically had many names: Octagons, The Windmill, Will of the Wisp, and Kaleidoscope.

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I’m using a variety of low volume prints for the background.

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As you can see, I stained our deck between the first block photo and the second one. Although I like the color for my deck, I’m not sure about it for quilt block pictures. These are the things a quilt blogger obsesses about I guess?

I am paper piecing these blocks and thanks to chain piecing, I’m making swift progress. I can’t wait to share the top next week!

You can find Full Moon Lagoon arriving in stores now, currently in stock at:


Westwood Acres
Stash Fabric

Happy sewing everyone!

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32 Responses to “Full Moon Lagoon and a New Quilt Beginning”

  1. 1
    Sharon Lichter says:

    Paper piecing is fun. I love the scrappy background.

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    Carla Esser Lake says:

    Your blocks are so pretty! Can’t wait to see the completed quilt.

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    LIzzie says:

    Love them! Wonderful fabric line too, I can see why you love it!
    As for your deck, I can understand your obsessing, but the dark rich tone actually sets of the blocks better. Of course weathered and worn is also tried and true….

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    Teje says:

    Hi Faith! Beautiful block and adorable fabrics! x Teje

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    Sondra says:

    Lovely collection. Your blocks are wonderful!

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    Pat says:

    These fabrics are fabulous. Your blocks look to be a wonderful way to showcase these fabrics, too. Thanks for sharing … :) Pat

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    Shar F. says:

    I really like these blocks. A very simple, yet great design.

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    Vera says:

    These are really pretty fabrics and so are your blocks. Funny thoughts about your deck I wouldn’t notice if you didn’t point that out.

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    Christine Sherman says:

    Very nice!

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    Marilyn Bauer says:

    Love the colors, wish I would have seen these before I finished my last project!

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    Jean says:

    Awesome fabric line! Love the seaweed print and the seahorses. You’re right, it scores on the stash-building front with lots of blenders.

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    Ally says:

    Those fabrics are absolutely beautiful. I’m sure you’ll do them justice with your baby quilt

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    Dianne Shepherd says:

    What gorgeous fabric! I love your blocks too!

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    Sue Moore says:

    I love those colours so clear & crisp, can’t wait to add them to my stash!

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    Lis Martion says:

    I luv these fabrics, colors and prints are gorgeous..

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    Carla says:

    Your blocks are very very pretty with the low volume backgrounds

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    Bethany says:

    I just fell in love with this block. I googled all the names you listed and haven’t been able to find instructions. Can you point me in the right direction?

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      Faith says:

      Hi Bethany – I don’t have any instructions yet (I used Photoshop to make my paper piecing templates based on the sketch of the block in the Encyclopedia book) but I’m probably going to make a pattern for this one, so stay tuned! :)

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    Franziska says:

    Jeni / incolororder wrote about paper piecing the blocks, too. Sounds interesting. I have the fabric here for my kaleidoscope quilt, we’ll see whether pieced with pieces or with paper. Someday.

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    LOL, I love that you think about deck color in terms of quilt block photos. : ) Pretty blocks, and I love this line too!

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    I LOVE this, Faith! I have a number of bold, splashy, large-scale florals in my stash and I never know what to do with them. The kaleidoscope blocks you selected are perfect — not as boring as squares or rectangles, but the fabric is in large enough pieces that you can appreciate the print. And you’re too funny about the deck color. You might just need to find a different backdrop for your photo shoots!

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    Malini says:

    Beautiful blocks! And lovely fabrics, I love the colors too.

    Reminds of that Spring is just around the corner.

  22. 24

    Hi there! Love your blog, and popped over to say thanks for the gorgeous “Belle wave” quilt pattern :-) I got to piece and quilt the quilt this weekend, and love it :-)
    Wish you a great new week :-)

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    bella lily says:

    Love the fabric – your blocks are amazing and are a definite fit with the fabric – can’t wait to see the finished top

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    mo bedell says:

    Thank you for your sweet words! I am so happy to see what you have come up with! I think you are so talented!

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    Annie K says:

    I really like that block, and the fabric is just lovely. It’s totally motivated me to get off the computer for a while and go sew something, lol!

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    Pam from CA says:

    I am looking forward to your post on this quilt top. I love the block!

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    Kristin S. says:

    Gorgeous blocks! I’m chain piecing a pp block too (the “Tallahassee” from Quilter’s Cache.) It really does make it fun and maximizes effort.

  29. 31

    Love that block. I’ve got a quilt in progress with the same block design. But totally different look!

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    Julie M says:

    Gorgeous! Love how you pieced Full Moon Lagoon with the low volume fabrics!

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