Friday, March 12, 2010

Me and My Sister Favorites for Moda Fabrics

If we had a nickel for every time we tell a customer, "I'm sorry, that was from an Me and My Sister Designs line from XX years ago", well, we'd be rich. Fat Quarter Shop would no longer be around as Kimberly would be in her beach house in Maui, sipping fruity concoctions with tropical names in a chaise lounge and making darling quilts for her babies while Kevin played another round in their backyard golf course. People can dream, right?

As it is, there is no "Me and My Sister" request fee, so shucks for us. But for all of our customers asking for these long-gone collections, commence celebrating.

Moda has heard your (and Barb & Mary's) pleas! The sisters have picked 32 of their most favorite-est prints to fill your stash with colorful pizzazz. Load up before it slips away! The Me and My Sister Favorites collection includes 32 prints, available in yardage, Fat Quarter Bundles, Jelly Rolls, and Charm Packs! And keep reading for your chance to win some favorites from one of our Moda favorites!

Hello to our favorite FQS people!

I can’t begin to tell you how happy Mary and I are to be telling you about our latest group for Moda…FAVORITES!

We have received lots of emails asking for background prints and solids. Those always seem to be the favorites and are usually the first to sell out in a new group.

So after many "Sorry, we no longer have that," email reply’s, we finally got up the nerve to ask Moda if they would consider doing a favorites group ~ and being the wonderful and smart people that they are ~ they said yes.

Since this is a favorites group we didn’t have to come up with any new designs. Mary and I had a "board meeting" which consisted of lunch at our favorite restaurant and decided which of our past colors and prints were our favorites.

First we decided on our favorite colors from past groups, and of course Mary’s first pick was pink.

Then we went back through some of our favorite prints and of course Mary’s first pick was dots. (She can be so predictable sometimes.)

The hardest part about doing this group was selecting the final prints from the factory strike offs. They gave us so many options to choose from, that it was really hard to narrow our selections down. Thanks goodness for Cheryl ~ our boss at Moda. She had no problem reining us in.

I wish that we were her favorites and could always have as many prints as we wanted. (I also hope she never reads this).

Anyhow ~ we hope that you enjoy our newest fabrics and jump on over to visit our new website and blog.

Our last post had you counting the word brown, so this time let's count the word favorite. We will be giving away some of our favorite things. Just count how many times the word favorite was used in this post and let us know. The winner will be selected on Wednesday March 17th.

PS ~ The name of our new market group for Spring Market is mentioned somewhere in this post too. See if you can guess what it is??? There will be no additional prize for this one ~ just want to see how good you are!

Good Luck!
Barb and Mary
Me and My Sister Designs

Me and My Sister Designs blog

109 comments:

Heidi said...

Well - the number of "favorites" is either 13 or 18.

It depends if you include the intro from FQS in your calculations. If so, it's 18.. if not, then 13.

Love the idea of a favorites line!!

Barbara said...

I believe the number of times it appears is 19. Thank you for the chance to win.

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tong said...

In Barb and Mary's section of the post, they used it 13 times. If we are counting the title of this post and the FQS's section, it's a total of 18 times!

Thanks for letting me play along!

mythreepaynes said...

Wow!! All these great prints coming back! That is good news.

It is either 18 or 13, depending on how it is counted. 18 total times it appears, but only 13 of the 18 are from the Barb and Mary part of the blog.

Thanks for the chance to win!

mythreepaynes said...

Oh, and the new Market group is Happy!

Cory said...

Looks like 15 is the number of times you said "Favorite". I had to count twice to make sure I got is right.:-) Thank you for creating this wonderful grouping of your "favorites". I think they will become my "favorites" two. (Does my three count? Making it 18? :-) ) Take care and God bless, Cory.

momid5 said...

How about 17...including the illustration :-)
I still think The Market group will be Pizzazz!!

Mary Ann said...

I count 18 mentions of "favourite" ... oops, I mean "favorite"! And I think that the name of the new group is .... "Fruity Concoctions"!!

peg.cawley said...

I believe the number is 13 if you don't count the intro from FQS so I'm going with that. Can I just say that these are my favorite girlie fabrics!

Shanley said...

18 and I'm pretty sure those green swirls want to come live with me.

Cynthia said...

I had to count 3 times, because I got lost in the enjoyment of the story.....I counted 17 times. Very catchy:)

Heather said...

Love the collection.
Here's the breakdown of "favorite" variations
The word "Favorite" appears 8 times
"Favorites" appears 10 times and if you are letting us count the picture of the line then that's an extra 1 so my total guess is 19. :)
Thanks for a fun game and an awsome fabric line!

Melissa C said...

18 if counting the intro, 13 if not. I would be happy to play with these.

Anonymous said...

I counted 18 times How about beach house in Maui for the name.....we can dream too can't we!! Thank you for your kindness:)
Janita abbas@mahaska.org

Heather M Whiting said...

Alright 13 "favorites" in your post - 16 if you count the whole post.

And is the new Market group "Board Meeting"?

Heather Whiting

Kirsten said...

I am going with 18...Though 19 if you include the picture! LOVE the favorites!

Stormy Days said...

I love this collection. If you count the word favorite (no s) it's said 7 times with the s it's 13. My guess for the new name is WISH.

Deb said...

I found "favorites" 10 times, plus 1 in the picture, for a total of 11. I found "favorite" 8 times. Thanks for the chance to win!

Yvonne said...

I'm going to go with 18 counting the picture of the fabric stash. Thanks for the game!
Yvonne

Kay said...

I counted 13 times favorite was said in Mary & Barb's post & 5 times total counting the FQS post for a total of 18 times.

Heather said...

I count a total of 13, that 7 for "favorite" and 6 for "favorites"! I think that the green swirls and the blue flowers show would make cute little girl clothes.

Jenny said...

18 times. i love these cheerful fabrics.

jlk said...

I counted 16. Love that you are doing your favorites!

Linda B said...

I came up with 17 and my eyes hurt!!

Lindy said...

13 but did not count the title

Anonymous said...

I am going with 7 for the word "favorite". "Favorites" is a different word, being the plural of "favorite"
From Mary-anne
the School principal and ex-English teacher
and is the booth "Favorites?"

cheryl serafini said...

favorite mentioned 18 times in the post and what a fantastic line of fabrics

deborah said...

18 if you count the 'favorite' on the picture. Will the new line be called "Board Meeting"?

Fiesta said...

18 including the one in the title.

Stefanie said...

I'm a literal thinker and the word "favorite" appears 7 times in the post.

Janet said...

I think like Stefanie and believe 7 is the number of times the word "favorite" is written in this post.

Thanks for a fun blog and great quilt shop!

PunkiePie said...

OH goodness. 7 if you're just counting "favorite". 18 in the entire post (including FQS intro) or just 13 if you are excluding the FQS intro. Either way I'm very excited for the "new" line coming out. I just love all your fabric lines!

Rachel said...

Well, I counted 18 - that's if you include all the favoriteS as well.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The exact word "favorite" appears seven times.

Barb in Mi said...

Ok, I counted 10 favorites and 8 favorite which adds up to 18. Aren't you "HAPPY" about your new name?

Nancy said...

I say 18 - 17 in the post itself, and 1 in the title of the collection graphic...

Kirsten and Tracy said...

In your part of the post, you used the word favorite 13 times, if you count all the forms of favorite, like “favorites” but only 7 if you are looking for the exact word "favorite". In Fat Quarter Shop’s part of the post it was used 6 times, including on the picture of the Favorites collection. So a total of 19 in the whole post.

Love all your collections but I really love your favorites!

Tracy

lilfish said...

Seven. :)

Christine said...

I see 19 if you count the picture! I love the favorites :)

Anonymous said...

I counted 18 variations of favorite in the entire post, but 13 in the part written by Barb.
Great idea to reprint these fabrics!
Leslie S. in MN
esclante(at)comcast(dot)net

Marie J. said...

Very nice fabrics!
I counted 19 in the entire post including title and picture of the bundle. But only ten for the blue part without the conclusion which contain 3. So 19, 13 or 10 according which part is included...
What about Darling Quilts for the spring market?

Bonne continuation!
Thank you forthe chance to win!

Nikki said...

I've counted 7 instances of 'favorite' by Barb and Mary (8 in total if you include 'favorite-est' from the intro by FQS). If we are including plurals then the total is 19 (including the graphic and the intro from FQS).
I think the new market group will be called 'I wish'.

Kim G said...

I think it was 13 total, not counting the introduction part. Great game, Thanks for the chance to win!

LindaW said...

I counted 13 "favorites" not including the introduction. Love your fabrics!

JenniferB said...

I counted 18 times -
Jennifer
ejxd5@gmail.com

alf said...

There were 13 in your post and counting FQS 18. Happy is coming soon. Can't wait.

thelazyquilter said...

18 variations of favorite/favorites.

Beach house in Maui.

pick me! pick me!
:)

Donna said...

I counted 16. That included the word Favorite and the word favorites. I love your fabric line. I am into bright, cheery colors and yours are wonderful.

hannah said...

Just using your post, it's 7 "favorite" and 6 "favorites". I think the new market group is "Board Meeting". Love the Favorites group -- can't wait to get some and start using it!!!

Ineke Platvoet said...

On the whole post I counted 18 and without the introduction I counted 13.
Thanks for your giveaway and would love to win (as everybody else would too! O:)

eamylove said...

I think it's 19 times that "favorite" appears in the post.

Nancy said...

Wow-18 favorites and a great fabric line too! How lucky can we get!!!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of buying some of these purple swirl fabric for myself....

Sarah said...

18, and I am guessing "Beach House" for the new fabric line!

CBear said...

i say 19, if you count the title and that it appears in the first image...

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm going with 18 times!! And I'm guessing the new line will be called Favorites!!

Melissa Parkes said...
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Melissa Parkes said...

18

"Me and my sister"

melissa
melissaparkes@gmail.com

Ilana said...

I counted 16.

Ilana said...

I forgot my email addy ...

godsroses2@hotmail.com

Daisy said...

Well I counted 14 in your post and 18 including the intro blurb and 19 if we include the title.....so happy you're releasing these fabrics, what a fab idea....thanks

sandra said...

I counted 7 of the word favorite and after seeing the word favorite in quotations on your blog I decided you only wanted favorite not favorites. I may be wrong but that is my guess and maybe Board Meeting is other you are looking for. I always love your fabrics. I bought your Chippewa Nine Patch when I was in Paducha and I am finally going to make it for my husband.

quiltmom said...

I would say that you wrote the word favorite or favorites 18 times. Perhaps your new line at spring market will be called Favorites by Me and My Sister or Me and My sister designs.
It looks like a lovely giveaway.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Mouster1 said...

I believe the word favorite was mentioned about 18 times. I'm thinking the name of your next fabric line is board meeting. Can hardly wait to see it! Thanks for doing the giveaway. Melanie

botaitai said...

I am going with 13 times.

NMSue said...

I counted the word "favorite" 6 times. Hope I win. Sue

debbymom said...
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debbymom said...

13 favorite(s) in post ... 18 if you want to count the intro. So glad that you decided to revisit our favorites -- they are so cleanly happy ... like a baby fresh from heaven. Hope my Irish luck is in gear on March 17th. 'Happy' is the next fabric line, right? Thanks for letting us play.

Mary Kay Snyder said...

The word favorite appears 18 times

Cindi said...

I counted the word "favorite" 7 times in the post by Barb and Mary. If you count "favorites" too, of which there were 6, that would be 13 total. If you include the intro by FQS and the posting title as well as the title in the first image there are 19. I think your new market group will be named "Happy". Looking forward to the "Favorites" line!!

Sue said...

Favorite appears 8 times, forms of the word appear 18 times. And it's a toss between
Beach House in Maui
Or
People Can Dream
I think might be the new line.

Sue said...

Favorite appears 8 times, forms of the word appear 18 times. And it's a toss between
Beach House in Maui
Or
People Can Dream
I think might be the new line.

Erica said...

10 times favorites and 8 times favorite... I think...

Erica said...

and the name your new market group is Happy...but I cheated for that one... I looked at your blog... do I get credits for honesty :-)

Anonymous said...

In various forms, I count 19...including the headlines and jpegs. :-) "Barb & Mary" or "Happy Sisters" would be my offering for a new group. Old friends are sometimes the best...thanks for convincing Moda!

Carol A in Idaho

JOYSIMS said...

I counte 19 time (I counted the word favorite in the picture of the collection as well).

Love the collection!

Carol said...

Favorite or favorites appears 13 times in Barb's post and another 6 times in the introduction. Is the new line Favorite Things?

becky said...

I think I counted 13.

sewandsew said...

I counted favorite is used 8 times and favorites is used 10 so if you just go by favorite it is 8,catchy were we supposed to use favorite or favorites. I used favorite as listed. 8 is my guess!

I love the new line of fabrics!

Joanne Smisko said...

It could be 19 or 18 or ten or 8 depending on which way you count. Love the line of fabrics.

Denise said...

The word favorite appears 19 times counting the picture. The name for Spring Market should be "Moda Favorites". This is the prettiest fabric ever!

Patty said...

I'll say 17 and "Fruity Concoctions"

Jan said...

17 in article, 1 in title, 1 on picture=19 total

Karen said...

8!

Julie Deuvall said...

I am going with 19. Love this line!!! I am guessing "colorful pizzazz" as the new market group? Thanks for the chance to win!

Mom of two said...

I think that it appears 17 times...I love tis fabrics. Glad to see them again.

sharon said...

Okay, I get 8 favorite and 10 favorites. I think this fabric is just great! Thank you for having such a wonderful give away. Sharonj

Jennifer said...

17, including all the favorites you used in the instructions on how to win this set of "Favorites"

...so we added chickens said...

I counted 17 iterations of Favorite - and I have to say that the original Petals in blue was/is definitely one of my Favorites!

Jessica Christensen said...

I counted 10 favorites and 8 favorite -- including the title -- so 18 total. I love the bright read-as-solid fabrics. I use them so much! Thanks for a fun giveaway -- and a reprint of some great fabrics!

DiSailsToo said...

I counted a total of 11 instances of the use of the word "favorites" including the illustration and 8 of the word "favorite"; so if we are combining them there is a total of 19; if not - there are only a total of 8. I think the name of the new market group may be "Board Meeting".
This was fun! Thanks for the chance - and thanks for the reprint of these great fabrics!

Aimee said...

I counted some form of "favorite (s)" 18 times. Love the fabric!! My guess for the name is Colorful Pizazz.

Lauren said...

I count 18 too. This news has me excited!

lissie.loo@gmail.com

Liz B. said...

I count the word favorite thirteen times in your post!
Thanks for the chance at your giveaway :)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I counted 14. Love all the fabrics and colors :)

Connie said...

19 (including the picture) if you count the whole comment, 13 if not. And the name of your new market group is Happy. (I cheated and read your blog, I'm from AZ too)

NorahS said...

I counted 18. Very exciting!

Crafty Mama said...

7 favorite. If you include favorites then 12. And that's just Barb and Mary's post.
19 if you include top post ☺

cabesh said...

15

trudys_person said...

18 "favorite/favorites" + the photo ... thanks for the giveaway!

free indeed said...

I thought I saw that word 22 times.

Gwyneth said...

18!

Cotton Blossom said...

I read the word favorite/favorites 13 times in the post from Me and My Sister....I would guess the new line is Favorites..I love Me and My Sister designs and would love to win. I love the Frog especially......Thanks for the giveaway.....Love x 3

Esteemarlu said...

I say 17.Would love to win that great stuff.

Maisy said...

The word Favorite is used 18 times in the post! 18 EIGHTEEN eighteen 8teen eighTEEN 8TEEN EIGHTeen!!!!


: )

Jantine said...

I counted 17, but I must admit I was very tired and reading a second language when being tired is quite daunting! From the Netherlands...

Doodlebug Gail said...

Including the title of this blog entry I have counted:

10 - favorites
8 - favorite

So my total would be 18 if you're looking for both.

Love the fabrics!

Micah said...

Totally love this post.. I am always looking for articles about Moda Fabrics. Topics about Akoya Pearl necklace or Tahitian pearl necklace are also some of my favorites.