Time to Hustle – Quiltalong

On my “must make” list has always been a Christmas version of SURROUNDED from my book, OH, Scrap!

When I saw Hustle & Bustle by Basic Grey, I knew this fabric line was perfect for this project. There are enough big scale iconic fabrics to use for sashing and a nice range of greens and reds to be able to easily mix additional holiday lines.

The quilt takes a total of almost 10 yds which is what is in a Moda Fat Quarter bundle of 40 prints, but I wanted more variety so I added Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique and a few other bits and pieces that you will see along the QAL. Start gathering your fabrics!

I could say we are going to have to Hustle to get this done by Christmas 2021, but there is  no hurry. Just get started!!

Or if you have already started this quilt and need a QAL to help motivate you to finish, this is the time.

What about making this quilt in Red White and Blue? A combination of your
Minick and Simpson fabrics would be yummy. Just get started!

So here is the plan. You will need Oh Scrap book available at quilt stores now for the actual measurements. Each week I will share tips and what I did to make this quilt.

Each  post will go live at 6:00 pm central.

– Wednesday, October 6th-  Yardages and cutting
-Wednesday, October 13th- 4 patches
-Wednesday, October 20th- 9 patches
-Wednesday, October 27th – Center Blocks
-Wednesday Nov. 3rd – Side bars
-Wednesday, Nov. 10th – Assemble Blocks
Break for Thanksgiving
-Wednesday, Dec. 1st – Sashing
-Wednesday Dec. 8th – Assemble Quilt top

Remember this is a scrap quilt so any fabrics can be used.

Use the hashtag #OhScrapChristmasQAL so I can follow along.

Hope you join me!

SIDE NOTE! The global supply chain has been tough this past year and has created an overall upheaval is deliveries. This is tough especially for the  independent quilt retailers.  Be sure and support your favorite quilt or specialty retailers  during this holiday season.








  1. Patty says:

    Thanks, Lisa.
    Can’t wait to start the Hustle & Bustle quilt!
    Please post a photo of the whole quilt. It’s beautiful and I’m sure everyone following the quilti-a-long would love to see it.

    • modalissa says:

      I am trying to get the subscription fixed so you can be emailed each week. If not check back or go to my IG- modalissa for a link each week.

  2. Bonnie McAdams says:

    HI Lissa,

    I would love to join the QAL, but am not sure how… Please enlighten me!

    I have your book and love the pattern you have chosen.

  3. Nancy says:

    Some of us don’t use IG – can you please post on your blog for the Hustle and Bustle QAL.? Also, is it possible to receive your blog automatically so no posts are missed?

    According to your blog the first post was to be October6th – can’t find it anywhere.
    After buying your book and the fat quarter bundle and waiting for months frustration is creeping in! Please help!

  4. Sue says:

    Looking forward to joining this ‘sew along’..Just let us know when we can start getting the instructions…
    Thank you so much !

  5. Brenda Furlong says:

    I can’t find where I can sign up to receive your blog. I am really interested to follow you and receive notices by email. I am elderly and don’t do Facebook, etc. Hoping to hear from you and I am planning to get your book. Thanks for your beautiful work.

  6. Debbie Brugman says:

    Hi ModaLissa, I received my O Scraps book yesterday and want to follow along with you on the Hustle & Bustle quilt but don’t see any information other than from your original post dated 3 October 2021.
    I looked all through your website for an email signup but haven’t found anything. I don’t do social media of any kind so I am hoping there will be some way to follow. Are any other of your quilter friends doing this? Maybe I could follow them.


    • modalissa says:

      Brenda, yes use the directions in the books and each week I’ll assign a part of the quilt for you to sew and share some different tips along the way.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hi, I have the book and am looking forward to getting started. Was there a post with tips on fabric choices before we start cutting. You make a reference to cutting the larger pieces first, but I can not find that post. Thanks for the help and for the tips!

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