Monday, February 11, 2013

V and Co: designer Mystery quilt with the fat quarter shop

 well i'm pretty excited that i was asked to be one of the designers of the 2013 designer mystery block of the month for the fat quarter shop. 

This year, Fat Quarter Shop is using Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts for their annual Designer Mystery quilt.  The fabric is light, a little whimsical and grounded with a bit of navy, which you’ll find peppered through the quilt. For a little treat, you will receive a MINI Charm Pack of Avalon with the first month’s block! A taste of the fabric before the club kicks into full gear. Each of the twelve sampler blocks is designed by a different Moda designer and feature rows of baskets, stars, flowers and houses.

If you have never done a block-of-the-month club before, this is a great one to start with. Each month you’ll receive lots of fabric and lovely instructions to complete that month’s block. The quilt is suited for everyone, from beginners to seasoned quilters.

 although i cant show you any of the blocks...nor the one i made...i can tease you with these images
 i know...i know you want to call me bad names. trust me i know i want to call the fat quarter shop bad names for making it a mystery...but i mean you could sign up and just do the thing...that way you can see it all and make it as well. :) and uh have a quilt made up in joanna's fantabulous new line. :)
but i get it you want to see something...
so instead of just leaving you hanging i'll talk a little about my love of stars.
barn dance by V and Co.
i think stars was the first love for me in quilting. actually i still love stars. and i still think they are my favorite to have in quilts. but shhh please don't tell all my other quilts that don't have stars in them that.

some of you know that just recently we moved from the west part of the united states to the middle part of the united states.
iowa to be exact.

 and as we were driving into iowa i started to notice big huge quilt blocks on the side of barns.

 i started yelling "oh my gosh do you see that? did you see that??" to the husband as we drove by. he thought i saw a yetti or something. i said hope best next thing: i saw quilt blocks on the side of buildings.

he was not amused. and as a matter of fact even after almost 2 years of being here...i still make him pull over when we can so i can look at and make up stories about what the blocks on the barn means. it's just so fun to me.
and i have a good man that rolls his eyes and half listens to my stories about them. 
as much as he sighs and grumbles when i make him pull over...he has been known to spot a few for me when i miss them and he gets excited to see me get excited...until i ask to turn around so we can get a better look at them. then he wishes he didn't tell me.
 i make my own stars and place them on the side of barns but in the form of quilts for pictures.
my newest one is kaleidoscope. :)

the fat quarter shop asked me to talk about another kind of star as well.
they asked me to pick a favorite star like as in an acting star.
no brainer:
will farrell.
he is a super serious actor and takes drama to the next level.
i mean look at him.
caterpillar on his lip, hair that just wont stop.
how can you not look at this man and think "nope, nothing hilarious about this guy...all seriousness and awesome sauce."

 my absolute favorite movie on this earth is Elf .
here will farrell is doing his dramatic and very oscar worthy interpretation of me right before my time of the month.
so realistic, so spot on, hit the nail on the head kind of acting. bravo mister ferrell, bra.vo. it's as if i am looking at myself in the mirror once a month.


k. well thanks for stopping by. you may want to check out the rest of the designers and oh yeah the giveaway at the fat quarter shop cause you know you might win some fabric and stuff. :)

Here is the schedule:
2/11/13 – Star Row – Bonnie & CamilleV & Co., Kate Spain


Sandy D said...

Looking forward to seeing your block in the Designer Mystery 2013. It will be my second one that I have joined. I am loving 2012.

Books_Bound said...

I had a feeling you were the Will Ferrell fan. :)

I love the 4-H quilt block. :) Well done, Iowa. I'm a Nebraska native, and whenever I'm back to visit, I've noticed these cropping up around my home county lately. Don't know who is behind them or why, but it is fun to find them!

Carol Sc said...

Love those barn quilts! We are even starting to see them in Michigan. I like what I am seeing in this "Mystery" BOM.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

You're right - Will Farrell doesn't get the credit for all his fine acting - Elf is also one of my favorite movies.

Nana said...

I think I need to make a trip to see those barns quilts. If i ever get that way ill have to look for them. You are so funny and I love reading your blog. You're super talented with a great sense of humor. You brighten my day!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I wish I had the time, skill, and commitment to do this. It would be awesome.

PS. I love that your favorite star is Will Farrell. Hilarious.

Lilli boo said...

Love this post, absolutley adore your 'kaleidoscope quilt'. Also loving the inspiration you find on barns.. that I have not seen the likes of in Australia ;) As an absolute newbie to quilting myself yet a long time appreciator of the art, I look forward to seeing more of your creations..cheers, Lil x

Rebecca Grace said...

Hahahahahaha! You crack me up! What part of Iowa are you in? I have family in St. Ansgar, a tiny little town that didn't even have a traffic light until about 10 years ago. And I would totally do the same thing if we had quilty barns i. Charlotte, NC, but we don't -- so I have to content myself with spotting punch buggies before my husband so I can sock him in the arm. While he's driving. And nope, he doesn't like that game... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, from eastern Iowa! Your quilts are wonderful. I'm thinking I need to join the BOM club!
Karen L.

Caroline said...

LOL! That last picture was fantastic. And I LOVE the quilt stars on the barns. Now I'm curious. I'm going to go look that up. And Kaleidoscope is gorgeous. Wish I could make the BOM club work for me this year. :(

craftytammie said...

kansas has lots of barn quilts too! i love seeing them and want to make one for our shed, but my husband thinks it's nutty.

Helen L said...

I read every word of your post and loved it all, especially where you said that the pic of W.F. in Elf looked just like you just before your time of the month!! LOL!! Love your humour!! And stars were my first love in quilts too: still love them!! Can't wait to see what you designed for the mystery!!

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