Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Birdie by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda

** This giveaway is now closed! Thanks :) **

Hey all! The two sisters from Moda who give us eye-popping colors and super graphic prints about twice a year, are back with Birdie! We (them and us...hope no English teachers are reading this) have been waiting for what feels like FOREEEEVER for this to finally ship! We put together double the cute kits for this line, so doesn't that double the anticipation? The teal, pink, lemon, lime + cocoa creates explosive cuteness! Add in little birdies, and presto! Anyhoo, we'll let Barb & Mary take it from here...and read for a sweet little prize...

Hi Jolly Jabberettes!

It's great being back at the Jolly Jabber and blogging about our newest fabric group for Moda…Birdie.

A few quilt markets ago we were sitting around talking with a few of our designer friends and they were all talking about how they decide on colors for their fabric groups. They talked about all the rich tones they relied on from nature. Well that conversation went way over our heads and we were completely speechless for a change!


When we got home we decided that we needed to bring a little more nature into our color palette in the form of brown. But not just any brown, it had to have some personality like COCOA brown and it had to be a brown that would look fabulous with bubblegum pink!

Now we can use brown, and that’s how Birdie was born!

It’s actually the second time that we have used brown. The first time was with one of our older group, Smores. I don’t really think that it counts as using brown because it was just for chocolate squares. This time we used BIG pieces of brown and I must say it was kinda fun! Especially when we added our signature bright colors to it.

It was great fun stepping out of the box and using more brown! Brown is now our friend.

We hope you enjoy our version of dark and dreary old brown and let some new and exciting colors into your life. We feel so liberated!

I wonder how many times I have said brown in this post???

Barb & Mary
Me and My Sister Designs

Answer that question in your comment (easy, right?), and someone's going to win a special prize pack from Me and My Sister! G'luck! And thanks again to Barb & Mary!

89 comments:

Coffee_Queen said...

Well, first of all I love the new fabric! I have a friend who is having a baby boy in a few months and this would be perfect for a baby quilt.

As for the number of times you mentioned 'brown', I counted 12. :-)

sewfunbymonique said...

I counted 11 + 2 mentioning "cocoa" which is a shade of brown! :) LOVE this fabric group!!!!

SGreen said...

I counted 12 as well!! Love this new line!!!!

Anne D said...

I love brown with bright colours but I cant believe you managed to use the word 12 times!!!

Linsay said...

I just had my first child in May and love the baby quilts using this line! So fun and bright! I have zero time to quilt but LOVE looking at the pictures :-)

I think I saw 12 BROWNS in your post.

Emily said...

Twelve times! And what a lovely new collection. I adore a deep brown, especially added to your beautiful brights. Thank you!

Catherine said...

Well I don't how many times I checked but I'm pretty confident it's 12. Absolutely gorgeous fabric collection! Just yummy!!

kaiolohiakids said...

It makes me look at brown in a whole new light-it usually is my most unvorite color, but this rocks!
Well I went back & counted & I don't think I am the only one. I counted 12 as well-that include the one in the ending question!

scottylover said...

I love brown and bubblegum pink together! Such a cute line!


I counted brown 12 times...

Sandy A in St. Louis

anniedavis said...

I count 12

CJ said...

I counted 12. I can't wait to make a baby quilt with this line. PLEASE make a BOY friendly line. This one almost works but the flowers...eh. I have so many PG friends right now and need to have some BOY fabrics in the queue just in case.

Christy said...

The fun, new "b" word was mentioned 12 times...and may I say that I love their bright colors with brown! It's perfect! Can't wait to cut into that super new fabric!

Hope said...

This fabric looks fabulous! Love the brown with the brights. I counted brown 12 times too :)

Jodie said...

very cute! I think you said brown 12 times!

Regina C said...

I believe it is 12. I love this line.

junglewife said...

ooh, pretty colors! I counted 11 the first time but I went back and counted again, and found 12 times that "brown" was mentioned, including in the last question :-) Love this fabric!!!

Trish said...

What a cute collection! I counted 12 times :)

Nancy said...

I counted 12, plus 1!

KARSIE GENE said...

I count 12 Brown's.
I think the colors are amazing together and I LOVE the little birdies... my daughter's nursery is decorated with bright birdies... so this would go so well in her room!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

How cute is this? I counted 12.

Kristin said...

I see 12 browns. Yum...cocoa brown.

Deb said...

Yes, I definitely counted 12...that's a DOZEN browns!!

Jennifer said...

12 wonderful browns!

6p01157158c1c3970b said...

Oh I just love this fabric, actually all of Me and My Sister fabrics-I have just completed my first ever quilt using the Oh Cherry Oh and I just love it, and so does my daughter who has claimed it for her!!

And the browns 12 of them i counted, who could not love them!!

kristinorth said...

Way cute, I love the brown with bright colors! I counted 12 times "brown" was in your post!

bruinbr said...

I just adore this line! I can't wait to get my hands on some of this goodness! I counted brown 12 times in your post :)

rogerik said...

I love this line, it's so bright and cheerful and I love brown :)

I think I counted the word 'brown' 12 times in this post.

Betty said...

I think the number is 12. I love to use brown and use it often. So often it's the perfect binding.

Susan said...

12 - and I've been admiring this fabric for awhile. Hope I win!
Thank you.
Susan

Martina said...

I counted 11 plus the brown in your question - would be 12 then. Tha fabric looks great!

DawnB said...

I counted 12. Love all your fabrics!

Vickie E said...

love the fabric. I counted 12 times!

Little Miss Shabby said...

I counted 12 times as well. Awesome new collection!

annette said...

I counted 12 too! Very cute patterns to go along with that VERY cute & bright &contemporary fabric. Love it :)

Barbara said...

My count was 12 for Brown. What a cute collection by the way!

Amy said...

I love the birdies on this fabric! And my count of "brown" is 12.

PunkiePie said...

My count is 12 too. I LOVE this line and I will be doing a little ordering soon. Just need to figure out which quilt pattern is going to feature Birdie. Probably something out of your Four Patch Frolic book.

Carrie said...

12, 12, 12!!!! Pick me, pick me pick me! I love the Birdie line and I'm itching to get my hands on it!

CAlili said...

I counted 12. Love birds and love bright colors!

Stacey said...

Yep - it was 12 - but brown is beautiful, and Birdie is adorable. Thanks!

Stitched With Prayer said...

What a wonderful fun collections of bright colors, and BROWNS!!! I love browns and nice rich ones are so darn hard to find. Okay, I counted 'brown' 12 times...(BUT if you count the Cocoa and Chocolate as brown then it would be 14...so I have to wonder...was this a trick question???? LOL

Amanda said...

12 Browns! I love cocoa brown, it's one of my favorite colors to use in quilts.

Taya said...

I counted 12 browns + 2 cocoas and 1 chocolate! Now I'm hungry! Love the fabric the brown with the brights is a great combo and I love the little birdies!

kym said...

I spy with my little eye (with a little help from my "old lady glasses") 12 browns. Is this something like "Railroad crossing look out for the cars, can you spell that with out any "R"'s?" (t-h-a-t)
Preschool humor...
Love the line!!! Go Brown!!
Kym Ray Eugene, OR

PrettyPaisley said...

Fave color combos with brown! I counted 12 also.

quiltnmaryf said...

Great combination of colors-Love the brown...used 12 times! and love the birdies!

Andrea and Grant said...

This collection is so sweet! Love the birdies. I counted 12 uses of the word brown.

Quilt Monkey said...

I've long been a fan of brown. I counted 12 mentions...

Sharon Rotem said...

What a sweet new collection. Love the color scheme and those cute birdies.

As to "brown", counted 12 appearances.

Iddy said...

Love the new line! I have never commented before but read your blog every single day and visit your website too. BROWN was mentioned 12 times

Please pick me!!!!!!!!!

Iddy said...

Love the new line! I have never commented before but read your blog every single day and visit your website too. BROWN was mentioned 12 times

Please pick me!!!!!!!!!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

12 wonderful browns!
thanks for the chance, and I love the new line and brown!

scrapatches said...

I counted 12 "brown"(s) plus 2 "cocoa"(s) and 1 "chocolate" ... now I am hungry and looking for some rich dark chocolate ... yummy! Did I mention that I love brown. <3 <3 <3

okcmama said...

Really neat colors...love the new line. Oh yes...I'm like everyone else..I counted 12 BROWNS!! Thanks.

CELIA REGINA said...

12 times!!!! :) 12 adorable times you say brown :) Smiles and kisses from Brasil,CĂ©lia

Dee said...

Love Love Brown & Pink, brown and brown, here are three more browns to add to your 12 browns from your posts. Dee/MN

Jo Anne said...

Well, Barb and Mary used the word "brown" 12 times in their description of their delightful new fabric.

Karen said...

12 times! I love brown with pink and teal!

Stacey said...

You can't use brown too much...I love the color brown!! I counted 12 times that the word brown was used in the blog. Thanks for the fun post and contest!

DailyFamily said...

Well, I'd say 15 if you can't the two "cocoas" and the one "chocolate". Otherwise, I'd have to go with 12 as well. :)

glenda liechti said...

I absolutely love this line of fabric. I have 2 new nephews and a new niece on the way. This will be perfect for them. I counted
"brown" 12 times. Also cocoa twice and chocolate once. Glenda

Colene said...

I love the new line, the brown is something I've recently become in love with, and especially with the bright colors along with it. I also counted brown 12 times, plus then it was in the name of the brown quilt pictured, I'm not counting the chocolates and cocoas as I'm dieting and don't want to think about the yummyness.

Carol said...

I agree with all the previous comments that brown has been mentioned 12 times. This is a great new collection.

Bev said...

Hi. Love your fabric!!! I counted the word Brown 12 times. I love pink and brown together.!!!!! I would love to make a quilt out of the new fabric line. Happy Fall!!!

Janice said...

I Love Love Love it. I really Love it. I Love the bright colors and I Love the brown with them. These are the colors that my Niece wants in her baby's room. I see a baby quilt from these fabrics in her near future. She will Love them also.

How many times can I say how much I Love this fabric?

12 is the count for Brown

carolann said...

Love the new colors - especially the brown! I counted 12 times - hoping to win some brown goodness!

Sherrill said...

Twelve, you said it twelve times (I think I'm very sure! LOL)!! Thanks for another great fabric line AND for the giveaway!

Mom of two said...

12...12...I see 12!!!!

Jennifer said...

Twelve times! Love the fabric line!

Aileen B. said...

I saw Brown 12 times....I'm convinced, I need this line for my very own! Beautiful line and I just love pink and brown together!

Nancy said...

I love love LOVE this collection!!

My niece is having twins, this collection will be perfect!

I counted 12 "browns"

meg99 said...

12 right?
I love Tail Feather Teal & Brown combination,
and beautifully Feather Flowers.

cathy said...

I count one dozen mentions of " brown", one of my favorite colors, one that I collect, and one that I use frequently. A young person told me last year that brown is the new black. I smiled.

rattie4fun said...

Just look what you did to that brown! Cuted it up with little checks and bright flowers. (Cuted is a new word.) You did a good job - I just love all the fabric in your new line. 12 times for saying brown.
Linda from Calif.

L. Gray said...

Twelve browns! Thanks for a lovely new fabric line...love cocoa with brights.

unravelations said...

12! 12 wonderful uses of the word brown! Tee-hee - I feel like the Count from Sesame Street! ^_^ Seriously, though - what lovely stuff!

-- Dwan

Erica said...

As so many before I counted 12 "browns".
I already ordered and received a "birdie"charmpack, now waiting to be used, or better to say jumping up and down on my desk saying "make me into a nice baby quilt for Ellen"... I was looking at possible patterns... now I'm even more inspired, and will look for some extra brown ;-)

Erica

Kelli said...

My girls and I are trying to decide which project to make first with this line. The fabric is too cute! I don't know who likes it more--me or them. Oh, and I counted 12 "browns" in the post.

oknonnie said...

well it's late at night but I think I counted 12...and came to love the new line! Good work!

barb's creations said...

I counted 12 also.What a lovely collection :) Barb.

mawgaw said...

I believe I there are 12 'browns' in the post. Lovely collection.

Jane said...

One dozen browns = 12 times!

Love this collection!

Such creative gals!!

momid5 said...

Imperial...a dozen times, 0r 12, the very useful word brown was mentioned...but it is important because the colors seem much brighter set against it...this brown is not dull at all!

Pam said...

I love using browns. Though, I have never used it in such a cute way! I count 12.

Cory said...

What a beautiful and fun fabric line. I look forward to using some of them. Thank you for offering to share them with us. You said "brown" 12 times. Take care and God bless, Cory

Holley said...

twelve plus one reference to chocolate and one reference to cocoa (both words make me think Yum and Brown in that order)

I have been waiting for this line for a while. I'm really excited that it is available. (My husband will be less thrilled.)

Holley
My blog http://anotherwip.blogspot.com

Mandy :) said...

definitely love this line with such bright colours matching with BROWN, my favourite colour too!!!

For the answer of your question, it's 12 :)

Karen said...

I counted 12! I just love this fabric, ever since I saw it over on moda bake shop!

Peggy said...

Looks like 12 to me! adorable fabric.