Monday, June 14, 2010

2010 Designer Mystery BOM Launch Party

This week is gonna be good times at the Jolly Jabber! We're celebrating the launch of our 2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month, so party hats on!


For the past three years, we've been birthing this sweet baby called Designer Mystery. Each year, it's a crowning glory, a prized jewel, our little darling, and yes, like anything worth birthing, sometimes an insolent teenager. But each year it grows up to be a beautiful/fantastic/brilliant quilt, and then several months down the line, you all get to see and partake!

So here we are in 2010, launching our newest Designer Mystery baby out into this big, wide world! (Does that mean today is its birthday? Do BOMs get birthdays?)

The very first block, designed by Gudrun Erla of G.E. Designs (*looks around*  I think I can tell you that much without getting in trouble, but if anyone asks, you didn't hear it from me), is now in the hands of many a member, and that's what we're celebrating all week! And everyone's invited to party with us!

In fact, some of y'all have already finished your blocks (you Speedy McSpeedersons) and have added them to Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas Flickr Pool, i.e. Sherri's!


Haven't signed up yet and want to know more? You can still join! Never mind if you've never done a BOM before or are new to quilting -- you CAN do this :) We've designed it for every skill level, and each block is a cute little surprise of its own!

This Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we're going to give away Designer Mystery-related prizes in honor of this momentous Launch Party/BOM birthday party and to thank our designers for their hard birthing work :)

Leave a comment today and be entered to win these goodies...one comment will be selected at random to win 2 patterns by each designer!

"Fast & Furious Holiday" quilt book (notice 12 Days on the cover?) and "Strip in the Box" quilt pattern by G.E. Designs *generously donated by Gudrun!*

"Wee Whimsies (Round One)" block patterns and "Blueberry Pie" quilt pattern by Heartspun Quilts

"Alma's Quilt" and "Patrick's Patchwork" quilt patterns by Minick & Simpson

And "Three Barns" quilt pattern and "Sweet Liberty Tuffets" pincushion pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.

Winners of today's prize batch will be announced on Wednesday...along with part 2 of the 2010 Designer Mystery BOM Launch Party!

178 comments:

Vicky said...

I can't wait to make my first 2010 Designer Mystery block. It's going to be fun working with that bright fabric! You all did great choosing this project for us!

scottylover said...

Oh how cute! Love the first block. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Sandy A

Nancy Anne said...

That first block is really, really cute - you might be tempting me!

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I am going to look for some fab fabrics to do this BOM with.

Bree said...

Looooooove the first block!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a cute block.

Everyday Quilter said...

Love this fabric..would love a chance to win!
aNN-mAREE

sy said...

pretty patterns *_* the christmas stocking is so cute.

Carol said...

I got my block a couple of days ago, very exciting and the fabric is so cute. I love a party, please enter me in today's drawing.

Quiltingdaisy said...

Can't wait to get started

Kristy said...

Oh, I wish I could play the BOM this year :( But, thanks for letting me party! :0)

Margaret said...

Boy would I love to win one of those patterns! BOM is out for me this time. I wish it weren't though. It looks so cute! :(

Cara said...

Oh how gorgeous!

Molly said...

This is so fun!! Love the BOM idea :)

Anne D said...

The first block is great!

MN2NM said...

I am seriously considering signing up for my first BOM and I'd really love to have a Christmas quilt this year...

Sherri said...

This is the one BOM I do every year! I always love getting the block, seeing who the designer is for the month, and seeing the block...I always love them!

kimland said...

ohhh... the temptation. Hmmm...

RenegadeQuilter said...

I LOVE the Designer Mystery Block quilts - I have done all of them. I am head to my sewing room to sew up the 1st block now!

lisa said...

I am anxiously waiting it! but I thnk it'll be here tomorrow. Bummer! Good news is I have tomorrow off of work so if I clean tonight and early tomorrow, but the time it gets here I will be able to sneak in some sewing! Well, at least guilt free sewing!!!

Julie Marie said...

!!!I better check my mailbox for my package....I can't wait to do this BOM. I LOVE Moda fabrics!!

Jenn said...

Wow! That is super cute! And I love this line.... Very tempting!

PunkiePie said...

I got my BOM packet in the mail on Saturday but haven't had a chance to sit down and work on it. Now I'm excited!

Robin said...

I just received my first block. This is the first time I have done the mystery block of the month. I think it will be a fun year!

Patty said...

I love the new patterns. I need to make some Christmas stockings and that's a great pattern.

Cindy said...

Okay - so that's what I was emailed from UPS about - the delivery from Fat Quarter Shop. It's my Designer Mystery BOM - and probably the finishing kit.

YIPPEE - I get to start "12 Days of Christmas" !! Christmas is coming early to Sew Cindy's sewing room.

Thank you for hosting this WONDERFUL yearly BOM event.

Gina T said...

Trying to decide if I have time to take this BOM on!

Jen said...

I can't wait ti get my block. It's scheduled to arrive tomorrow!!! Seeing all of the blocks popping up already is such a tease!

Janet said...

I am really looking forward to making this quilt.

call me crazy said...

What an adorable block! I can't wait to see how it fits into a quilt. :-)

Deborah said...

I received block #1 Sat and cut the fabric that eveing and we be putting it together tonight. I can't wait to see how the quilt takes shape. This is my very first BOM and I'm so excited.

quiltmom said...

Looks like great fun you and your other quilters will have- just can't take on any new quilt projects at the moment. I will have to be content with watching.
Happy quilting,
Regards,
Anna

Crafty Mama said...

Oh my, isn't that just the cutest block? I think I'm in love. ☺

SGreen said...

Mine just came today!! I am so looking forward to starting it!!!!

Robyn *Ü* said...

Love that block. Gorgeous!

Nicole Michelle Gray said...

My block is coming tomorrow I am so excited

jillquilts said...

What great prizes!! I did the 2009 Mystery block quilt and I was always excited to see the different blocks each month!!

ledamewood said...

Love the first block, can't wait to see the next one.

Lynn D

Jan said...

Okay...you sucked me in! I just ordered the BOM.

C. said...

My goodness, I love those "fast and furious" stockings!!

Tracey said...

My block is waiting for me to start it!

Strlady said...

How lovely! I see everyone working on their BOM series and live vicariously through them!

badlandsquilts said...

What a cute bloCK!

SheilaC said...

This looks SO tempting.... but I have many other projects going right now...

But I will love following along in spirit :)

SheilaC

schmidt1016 said...

I was so excited when I received my package in the mail! I won't be as fast as most, but I will chug along. Love the first block!
Leslie S. in MN
esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

Kari said...

That first block is adorable!

lynnquiltsalot said...

So glad I decided to jump in. Can't wait to get that first block; it's so cute.

KarrieLyne said...

I received my package today and I can't wait to get this sweet block together!! Yay!!

SoozeM said...

What a great giveaway! I can't wait for my first block to arrive!

passingdowncrazy said...

You win!!! I caved and signed up!

Molly said...

I can't wait to get mine in the mail!!! I'm SO EXCITED!

Bec Clarke said...

Ohh I wish I could join but it gets a bit too expensive over here in Australia and I am trying to cut back a bit. I love reading the blog though and will hopefully join up next year.

cathy said...

What a generous giveaway! Please include me.
The first block is cute and clever.

Susan said...

Ok I'm sold, I'm going to join the BOM tomorrow. Love FQS!

Wendy said...

I feel my arm getting twisted here ... way-cool block!!

Martina said...

Love this block, so cute! Great give away. I am happy to join!

bruinbr said...

The first block is adorable! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Rebecca Woods said...

You are making it very hard to be strong. I am trying to behave myself and not do any BOM's for awhile but this is soooooo cute. Be strong Bec, be strong. :-\

sistersuequilts said...

Looks like great fun....count me in!

Amanda said...

Oh, man. I'm just about finished with last year's DMBOM and now I think I'm going to have to sign up for this one, too. You clever things you.

Sasha said...

This year I am keeping up! I promise! I can't wait for it to arrive- though I should just do the 2009 which is sitting here waiting! I'm just sad I missed out on 2008! Thanks for all that you do!!!

thelazyquilter said...

When oh when will my kids give me a moment to quilt!? My stash is going grow legs and run off soon! Ack!

Malmbergs said...

Looking forward to another wonderful year! Would love to win Miss Rosie's patterns.
Thanks
Barb
barberg@sbcglobal.net

Mama Spark said...

Speedy McSpeederson? Really? I've never been called that before!! LOL. Love this BOM.

Kelly said...

Love the block with presents!

Steve & Tara said...

How fun!
sntbosch@msn.com

Sara @ One Silver Thread said...

Ooooh, these look lovely! Do you know we've been married 10 years and have 2 children, but I still don't have a tree skirt or stockings? This is the year! And those strip stockings look divine.

Debbie said...

Oh!!! I would love to win this! Like I need another WIP, but this one is perfect!

dasoriginals@ verizon.net

jonaga said...

Love this block, so cute! Great give away. I am happy to join!

alf said...

Got my block yesterday. Can't wait to get started. Love this fabric. This is my third Designer Mystery BOM. Thanks

teaginny said...

great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

That first block is just the cutest thing! I'm starting to see Kate's fabric in stores and it's so yummy! Can't wait to make this quilt -- my goal is to stay caught up with it!!
Julie stchsluv@aol.com

Robin said...

I LOVE this fabric!! I got my block Saturday and am cutting into it today! Can't wait to get it all together!

Karen said...

that is a terrific looking block .. looking forward to seeing other progress on this quilt ... great looking fabrics!

Suzanne said...

Too cute! It is so very tempting! tersp

Stormy Days said...

I love that first block. Can't wait to see the rest.

Anonymous said...

I just finished first block last night! LOVE it! Much cuter in real life. And, I didn't cut any points off!! - Lisa C.

Carrie P. said...

Woweee! What a fabulous giveaway. thanks for the opportunity to play.

Miss Nancy said...

This is one fun giveaway in celebration of your Mystery BOM. I do like Gudrun's designs and the other designers as well. Thank your for sharing and for this great giveaway.

Have a great day.

Bonny said...

Hi there! I posted my finished block on flicker (Jocelyn) told me about it!
I love the fabrics and the block is so cute - can't wait to see what block 2 will be!
Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Lovie said...

Never done a BOM, looking at this block with fabric shown, you will have a nice Christmas Quilt. But change the fabric and its a block for a Wedding Shower gift, or Birthday quilt.

traceyjay said...

I got mine and I am determined not to get behind this time! :)

Fun stuff.

I think I'm going to make it up in Fruitcake too. :)

elle said...

This looks like a very cute quilt! And all of those patterns are wonderful!

Alicia said...

I am not too keen on the idea of holiday fabric, and I am kind of afraid of a block of the month, but that first block is ADORABLE! And I am totally loving that Kate Spain fabric. Oh goodness....I do love that fast and furious book!

ErinB said...

Darling quilt! That would certainly bring some holiday cheer!

Béa said...

All of those pattern are wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win !

Willeke said...

Beautiful prizes! I am still working on the 2009 Designer Mystery, but I am keeping my eye on this one...

DinahT said...

Nice block. Simple but open to a lot of adaptions

Cecilia said...

Very cute block. I am tempted. :) Great giveaway.

jfoodyum said...

Just got mine yesterday. Can't wait to start. My first BOM ever.

May said...

BOMs really are a lot of fun. If only I have time to sign on to one right now :)

Abbybeth said...

Cute block! I'm sure the quilt will be darling ... just not in my budget to do a BOM! :) Looking forward to seeing everyone's as they come together!

Trisha said...

I love that block with the presents. So cute!

Claudia said...

Love this, I just got mine in the mail and can't wait to cut into it. Keep up the great work

Victoria said...

So many patterns, so little time, but I am willing to make the sacrifice! Sew on!

Kimberly said...

Awesome. I love that fabric. I already have started making a quilt with it!

Michele said...

Very cute! Is Christmas really that close?

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the first block. Thanks for the great giveaways.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I got my kit yesterday!! It looks awesome. I would love any of these patterns.

Nichole said...

Love this line and the first block looks so festive! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathryn said...

Any and all of those patterns would be welcome at my house. Kathie L i Allentown

Sinta Renee said...

I can't believe that Sherri got her block done already! I was just happy to get mine in the mail yesterday! Please put my name in to the hat-- a giveaway from FQS! What could be better???

Barb in Mi said...

The first block looks great.Hm, maybe I need to join? Thanks for the giveaway

Elisha said...

So fun! The block is so cute and festive!

tammiemarie said...

sounds like a lot of fun! thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy Kraft said...

I've never done a BOM but looks like I'll be changing that! How cute!!!

krisgray said...

You have some of the coolest programs available!

Quilt Monkey said...

All my favorite designers!

Megan said...

Every time I see an ad for this year's BOM it makes me so happy - the fabric is just so bright and cheerful!

Lis said...

Lovely patterns, thanks for the chance to win :)

Amy busyknitterATgmailCOM said...

Love that block! I might just need to join in... what's one more project on the list anyway? :-)

Marsha said...

Looking forward to the new mystery quilt, looks very colorful. Have got last years quilt finished except for quilting Marsha

Cindi D said...

Really looking forward to this project, the blocks aren't going to arrive soon enough.

toja said...

This block is really, really cute!

Trina Camping said...

There is nothing better than getting my monthly package from FQS! It's so much fun! This new BOM is adorable - I love the fun fabrics and creative patterns. Hmmm... another BOM?? Do I dare??

JayTee said...

What a nice selection of patterns...hope I win one!!

Meg said...

Those are some amazing patterns! I love the idea of a BoM, but I'm drowning in projects already! The 12 Days of Christmas line is gorgeous, though!

Melissa said...

I love the 12 days of Christmas line. So adorable!

Liz said...

I must sign up for them someday when I have more time! I love the patterns!

Becky said...

Great Blocks! Unfortunately, I am still working on the blocks from 2 years ago so I should probably finish those before I start more.

Cyn said...

Very Cute!

Love all of the patterns. :-)

Cynthia

Jo Anne said...

That first block is quite a teaser--makes me want to join up right now!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my first block! We get our mail by snail instead of pony.

momto2wasd said...

It looks like it's going to be a great finished quilt!!

Nancy said...

That is so pretty. I love seeing new patterns and fabric.

52knit4 said...

Would love to do another BOM........with 5 kids to pay everything for.....there is little left over for me to play. I guess I'll play when they are grown. Thanks for being such a great shop.

Debi said...

Beautiful block...hmmm

Alisa said...

Cool, I'm really in need of some new patterns and inspiration. Thanks.

harleywife said...

I like the block ; and I like the christmas stocking pattern !

Mary said...

What an awesome block to start out with!

Christine said...

I got my block in the mail yesterday and I was excited to play with it - alas I have other projects on deadlines I have to finish first! Maybe this weekend.

I'd love to win one of the giveaways!!!

do said...

I love all GE Designs and want that book so badly!!!

Petit Debutant said...

I always drool over your BOM's. I hope to be able to join one sometime.

Deci said...

So much fun to look at! Thank YOu!

SewCalGal said...

What a fun party!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Helen said...

That is an adorable block. It is so tempting, especially since I joined the other two BOM parties.

And what great prizes! I've admired those new patterns.

Becky S. said...

Very cute block, and love those stockings!

Laura said...

Wowie zowie, those are some great prizes!

Barb said...

I love all of those prizes and hope that I have some luck! I love the block too! Great books! I love Gundrun too--I am getting redundant; just love everything!

Nancy said...

What a great giveaway - thanks for running it!

Doris said...

I love that 12 Days of Christmas line...can I somehow justify MORE Christmas fabric?!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I already have the Tuffets pattern but all the other ones look terrific! Thanks so much for such a fun giveaway!

Michelle said...

Great giveaway!

christy said...

awesome giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers. :)

Marcia said...

Awesome giveaway! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

mamabug said...

I am so looking for some summer sewing fun. Please :)

mamabug said...

I am so looking for some summer sewing fun. Please :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous giveaway!! And I'm so in love with your Mystery BOMs! Please count me in :)

Thanks so much!
Pam.p@comcast.net

Mom of two said...

Count me in please!

Patty said...

Enter me in the contest. I just got my BOM kit in the mail today so am excited and ready to go!

Patty D

bobbie said...

I received my 1st block yesterday and can't wait to get
it finished. A mystery quilt is so much fun to look forward to.

Bobbie

Karen said...

I just love these block of the month mystery christmas quilts. This is my third year doing this and it is so much fun. The patterns are well written and there is always enough fabric to complete the blocks. Thanks so much for the fun in making these quilts. Karen M

Laine said...

What an absolutely cute block and what a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

lsandes@comcast.net

Jeanne S said...

The first block looks like fun, I may have to sign up.

soggybottomflats said...

Oh how cute, I love them all! Elaine

Carrie said...

Pick me! Pick me! Love it!

Thoughts from the Pasture said...

Love it!

Samelia's Mum said...

Fantastic giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Janelle said...

What a great give-away!

Pam said...

What a great giveaway ...thanks!!

Lisa said...

I would love to win anything from any of your designers. I love the cheerfulness of the Christmas BOM.

LZ said...

Great giveaways, as always. I really like the cheerfulness of the BOM. It will be a fun quilt.

KMSC said...

Love the fabric and the first block. I'm tempted to join the BOM this year, also, but have too many UFOs waiting for my attention. Love your website!

Wanda Sotkowy said...

Please pick me to win!!

I am very intriqued by the new mystery block and can't wait to see it.

All the best!

Wanda

shelia said...

darlin block!

Gretchen said...

Your Mystery BOMs are the BEST!! I can't wait to see how this one turns out in Kate Spain's fab fabric!! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!!!

Becky S. said...

The first block is so cute!
Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win the patterns.

sandyb said...

Can't wait to get started. Always great quality at FQS, and great fun!

pennyquilts said...

Where did that comment come from!! That's not what I wrote!!!

I'm so looking forward to receiving my kit - I'm in Canada so I'll have to wait a little longer - but the preview of the first block is making me impatient - it looks just like what I was hoping for from this mystery

Dorothy said...

Love the first block! I can't wait to see the rest.

Caro said...

What a cute block! Thanks for a chance to win.

lips said...

The first block is lovely! How fun - thanks for the opportunity to win. Colleen

Jackie said...

christmas in june?love the designs

Wendy said...

I received my block package, but I am saving it. Savoring? I don't want to get it done too quickly and then have to wait 4 weeks for the next one. I've been looking forward to this for too long!

Maybe I'll win one of the giveaway prizes so I can keep busy after I make this first block!

Amy Sp said...

Great Giveaway!

mascanlon said...

I came home yesterday after a long, long day to find my first block! yea! Just what was needed even though it will be a week or so before I get a chance to work on it. Fabrics are wonderful!

Robin C said...

if it's not too late, add me to the drawing. I'm behind in my blog reading

Lisabee said...

Such a cute BOM! I'm terribly tempted by it even though I have about a million projects already in progress.