Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Candy Bars!

Last season Moda came out with a Candy Bars, a 4 pack of 2-1/2" x 5" strips + a pattern. They're back for January with a twist! If your Candy Bar includes a golden ticket, you win a bag full of Moda "sweets"! Each person who finds a golden ticket will also be entered to win the grand prize: a lifetime supply of chocolate! Just kidding, but if you haven't seen the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it's a must see and you'll truly appreciate what Moda is doing. The grand prize is a trip to Dallas for a tour of Moda Fabrics!!

There are 2 different options as far as the fabric goes.  Box 1 features Antique Fair by Blackbird Designs, Lilac Hill by Brannock & Patek, Collection for a Cause - Faith by Howard Marcus and Dragonfly Summer by Holly Taylor.  Box 2 features Buttercup by Fig Tree, Oasis by 3 Sisters, Lovely by Sandy Gervais and Modern Workshop by Oliver + S.    You won't want to miss your chance to win, these candy bars are due in January.  You'll get a delicious fabric treat and maybe win a prize!  Sounds like a win/win situation to me~ 

Have fun getting ready for the holidays and happy sewing!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sneak Peeks from Quilt Market

We didn't go to Quilt Market in Houston, so we've been loaded down with after market appointments!  The amount of fabric we've seen in the last week is simply unbelievable~  Over the next few days (when I get a minute) I just want to show you what we're most excited about!

We may as well start with Moda since they never disappoint!  (Be sure to visit Moda's site so you can see the whole team on their front page)  Aneela Hoey is a new designer with them and this is  her first line, "Sherbet Pips".  Aneela is from the United Kingdom and learned to sew at a very young age.  She states in her Moda bio, "In the United Kingdom we were taught needlework from the age of eight.  We drew diagrams of sewing machines and how to thread them correctly.  I was thrilled when I got to a use a machine for the first time." She graduated with a degree in printed textiles.  She married and took a break to raise her children, fell in love with fabric and quilting, then along came Moda!

The playful motifs in "Sherbet Pips" echo the embroidery patterns Aneela creates.  You're going to love the color names, too:  Vanilla Ice Cream, Cotton Candy Blue, Bubblegum, Scooter Grey, Pink Lemonade and Cherry.  She's as cute as her fabrics! 

Be sure to check out her BLOG.  You'll enjoy it and you can see all of the prints in the line instead of the teaser I gave you~   This line isn't due until April of next year and already I can't wait to see what Aneela comes up with next!