Monday, July 25, 2011

Designer Tidbits: Lily Ashbury + Giveaway












The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Stephanie Carter of Lily Ashbury to the Jolly Jabber. Lily Ashbury’s latest fabric collection is Summer House from Moda.




Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Summer House collection?
A: My Grandmother's house on Bowen Island off the coast of British Columbia. I spent every Summer there as a child.




Q: What are 3 words/ images you would choose to describe this collection?
A:
1. Perfect Summer cottage circa 1940
2. Imagine an adorable little structure with white clapboard siding.
3. Sipping lemonade while swaying on the porch swing surrounded by a fragrant garden

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?
A: Rosemarie is my favorite because it has a sweet innocent charm. My family and I are moving into a new home in August and I am thinking of designing my daughter’s bedroom around it.




Q: What is your dream project using this collection?
A: When I was a little girl I remember wanting a bedroom filled with all things girly girl. Now I get to live vicariously through my daughter as we design her perfect room together. We plan to make a duvet cover, shams, curtains, wall art etc..





Stephanie's Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?
Today I was listening to Bossa Nova but I often play the 1920’s radio network found in ITunes under the eclectic radio section. It is a sweet mix of Big Band, swing and soothing vocals.

2. What is your guilty pleasure food?
Mac and cheese all the way!

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
Entertaining is definitely it. My husband, daughter and I love having friends over for dinner. A smile and a nice bottle of wine buys admission to my husbands gourmet cooking at least twice a week. I am very lucky to have a man that cooks!!

4. What color are you thinking about today?
Lately I have been enamored with Vermillion. I love a spicy warm red.

5. What is your favorite fabric print ever (excluding your own)?
For me it's all about the color and I think Kaffe Fasset is a genius in this department. Of his prints many are my favorites.




Giveaway time!! Lily Ashbury has generously donated this Charm Pack and adorable tin to one of you lucky winners. To enter write a comment on this post telling me what your favorite print is in this collection. 
You have exactly one week from the post date to enter. 

Good Luck! 


342 comments:

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Sherryl said...

Oh it's just mean to make me pick just one! I think, if I HAVE to pick I might choose the olive zest maxine... but those cabbage roses... and the veranda stripes. oh they're all wonderful!
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Victoria said...

I love this fabric line! My favorites are the robin's egg blue florals. The make me remember childhood summers in Michigan.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

My favorite is Robins Egg Blue Maxine

Jo said...

Wow hard choice! I am going to have to go with the Lola print in any colorway!
Thanks for the chance to win

jennifer said...

Olive Zest Maxine.

Tamie said...

Olive Zest Maxine would be my pick but it was hard.

Tevia said...

Oh, with out a doubt my favorite is the Marshmellow Maxine!!! It's retro, it's fun, it's funky and feels like it could be a henna design on my hand all at the same time!!! Plus, who doesn't love those colors together!

Laurie said...

marshmellow georia :) thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

scottylover said...

I love the Robin's egg blue Lola fabric! Pink and blue are my favorite colors, so this is a wonderful collection to me! Was hard to pick just one favorite.

Sandy A

pasqueflower said...

My favorite is Robin's Egg Blue Maxine.

LeAnn aka pasqueflower

Myra said...

How do I choose just one?! I suppose if I had to pick just one it would be Marshmallow Lola.

Kate R said...

I love this line - I definitely get the sipping lemonade on the porch imagery!

I love all of them but esp Georgia in bright blue and robin's egg. Lovely!

Stray Stitches said...

My favorite design out of Summer House is Summer House Marshmallow Maxine. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

yorkie mom said...

Absolutely can not pick just ONE! Love them all- very beautiful! gougeonathome@charter.net

Elena said...

Rosemarie in all colors is very pretty!

Nancy said...

Hard to choose but I do love bright blue Audrey. They are all such great colors and look great together. Would love to be a winner of this lovely fabric.

LisaT said...

My fav is Olive Zest. Good choice to place it top on the of the layer cakes and fat quarter bundles! Thanks!

Amy said...

I love the robin's egg blue twinkle yardage! Amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

Marianne said...

My favorite is the Olive Zest Audrey Yardage. I just love that green!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

What beautiful designs- so hard to choose. I would pick Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Rosemarie.

RivkaBelle said...

oh wow. these are all so fun! i love them!!

okay, absolutely favorite: pink lemonade georgia :oD

LilyKGonzales said...

olive zest maxine is super pretty!

Kerry said...

Oh, to only choose one fabric as a favourite! But how can I go past Robin's egg blue Lola, love to find myself surrounded by this gorgeous fabric.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Fran said...

This is such a pretty fabric line, my favourite is Bright Blue Belmont, LOVE IT!

Kylie said...

I love Marshmallow Georgia! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel said...

I love this whole collection and have been waiting (im)patiently for it to come out. If I *had* to pick a favourite it would be the robin's egg blue Maxine print. It makes my heart sing!

carolann said...

Bright blue lola! Lovely collection!

Ginger said...

The Summer House Pink Lemonade Rosemarie is my favorite.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Sharon P said...

I love Marshmallow Rosemarie from the Summer House collection - thanks for the great giveaway.

MoeWest said...

I really like Blue Marshmallow Georgia. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been to Bowen Island and it's a beautiful spot.

Laura said...

What pretty prints! I think I like the robin's egg blue floral the best, though!

Bolo heads said...

I love all the Georgias, marshmallow and olive zest especially.

LochKnitsMonster said...

I like Twinkle the best but it was a close call. I like how the prints look mixed together.

the girlfriend gap said...

pink always steals my heart first, so it would have to be either the summer house marshmallow georgia or the summer house pink lemonade Georgia. thanks for a chance to win. fresh and beautiful fabrics janita

Wendy said...

I really enjoy the whole collection of Summer House ... really says summer to me :) ... but if I have to choose just one print, I'll choose the Summer House Popsicle Pink Maxine Yardage. Pretty, pretty pink with a combination of the rest of the bright, pretty colors of the collections. Thank you so much for this chance to win!!

Love is the Movement said...

Blue Marshmallow! It's so striking with the blue on the white :)

hueisei said...

Love it!!
Love it!!
lovely..especially the Summer House Marshmallow Rosemarie ..Thanks for a chance...

R Carter said...

Its so hard to choose just 1! they are all just so sweet :D my very fave would have to be

Summer House Pink Lemonade Rosemarie

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Anna said...

All of them? Together?
But if I am only allowed one, olive zest twinkle. I have a thing for green!

Wendy said...

I like the Belmont in Olive Zest. Wonderful line!

Binks said...

I L-O-V-E 'Marshmallow Georgia'. It's just so girly and gorgeous. But 'Popsicle Pink Belmont' comes in a very close second.
Mac n Cheese is mt favorite food in general.. Although I never get to eat enough of it.

Lyn said...

They are all so appealing, it is hard to choose , but if in choosing just one I do like the Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Maxine

Meredith said...

How could I pick a favorite - the whole range is beautiful! But Rosemarie is so pretty, and so is Audrey in marshmallow. I'd love to win!

piece peace said...

Tough choice...I will go with Maxine in Robin's Egg Blue, closely followed by Twinkle in Olive Zest. I love the Olive Zest and Robin's Egg Blue colors together.

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

They all look wonderful, but the one that caught me just looking through was Blue Marshmallow Georgia. That lovely pristine white just zings the sky blue, and the elegant leafwork of the design just zings my senses!

Kelly said...

Hands down my favorite is Summer House Olive Zest Maxine Yardage. Love the colors.

Andra said...

My favorite is the Robin's Egg Blue Lola. THanks for the chance, I love this fabric!!!

ciccia74 said...

Summer House Robin's egg blue Audrey is my favourite. It was difficult to choose just one ...are all so delicious!

Darlene B said...

I LOVE the Robin's Egg Blue Maxine print. It's just my style!

Amorette said...

i really love the chartreuse cabbage roses- beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Mmmmm....so much pretty fabric. I think I like the pink lemonade Georgia the best however.

Kimmer said...

I'm loving the cabbage roses print... and the chartreuse colorway is unexpected and fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

What a great collection and what are difficult task to choose a favorite. Maybe it would be the olive zest Audrey! Love it all.
Ruby Bundy

Amy said...

I love the Robins Egg Blue Audrey. So pretty.

Stephanie C. said...

Really, I have to pick just one?! I think my favorites are the Twinkles, though I love them all!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! I love the Summer House Olive Zest Audrey Yardage.

Lyn said...

Mine would definitely be Pink Lemonade Georgia -- pink is a great color to decorate with!

Lisa E said...

I love the Bright Blue Twinkle fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mom C said...

I really liked the Georgia prints, then I saw the Veranda's and I love those stripes. Then I found the Twinkle fabric. So, so darling. The colors are so bright and light. Fun. Thanks.

covering said...

I love Marshmallow and the Olive Zest colorway. Thanks for the chance :)
-annabelle

crazy quilter said...

Is this the cutiest Girly fabric ever! Hope I win, have 2 little grand girls who would love something from this line.

MG said...

Belmont in bright blue and Lola in marshmallow. They're all lovely!

Tina said...

I'm not sure, they are all very wonderful... took me a bit to consider this as they are all very pretty. I've decide it's got to be Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Cabbage Roses because when I look at it it makes me smile. :)

Erin said...

I love Summer House Cherry Popsicle Lola, although it was so hard to pick just one!

erica said...

I really like the belmont prints, my favorite is probably the robins egg blue just because that is one of my favorite colors.

GG said...

This is impossible!I LOVE Pinks as a rule but I am attracted to Robin's Egg Blue Lola.
Thanks for the Give away!

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

My favorite is Bright Blue Lola!

Bailey said...

LOVE the Veranda stripes! Thanks for the chance!

Patty said...

My favorite is Pink Lemonade Rosemarie. There are so many wonderful prints.

Ella said...

Definitely the robin's egg blue audrey...

Vera said...

I love the big flower pattern and the colors.

EvnJo said...

Definitely Posicle Pink Twinkle - a perfect base for a great new room.

Nikki said...

I really like the Summer House Olive Zest Maxine. Thank you for the opportunity!

Sam said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I love belmont in popsicles pink. (hard to pick a fave - The whole range is absolutely gorgeous! )

Zoe said...

What a gorgeous line, such happy summery colours. My favourite would have to be the Marshmallow Audrey print, that is just beautiful! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Evelene S said...

Oh I love them all but my fav has to be Summer House Marshmellow Maxine Yardage because it showcases all the beautiful colors. Thanks for a chance to win!
esterling1923 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Bright Blue Audrey! I have been absolutely drooling over this collection since I saw it the first time. I'm planning a guest room redecoration with this fabric.

Anonymous said...

The Summer House Marshmallow Georgia Yardage will be just perfect for almost anything! Can't wait to get my hands (and my rotary cutter) on it!
Louisawright@optusnet.com.au

daisy said...

I like Audrey in Olive Zest

Debra said...

I'm loving the chartreuse lola!

The In Between Girl said...

I absolutely love the Summer House Marshmallow Audrey. I want to cover my room in it, bed and ceiling.
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MaddyMaze Studio said...

I like the Summer House Bright Blue Rosemarie fabric...so vibrant!

Ineke Platvoet said...

My favorite is Robin's Egg Blue Maxine - I love the combination of the colours!

Peach Rainbow said...

I love the Popsicle Pink Twinkle :D

Nancy B said...

All the designs are lovely but my favorite is Robin's Egg Blue Lola.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

Olive Zest Twinkle! Any of the twinkles.....yum.

Rosa said...

All are yummie.I chose summer house honeydrew rosemarie.

Chris said...

Do I have to choose one? I love all the blues.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what gorgeous fabric! I love the Pink Lemonade Georgia. So pretty. Thanks for sharing a charm pack :-)

annmarie said...

I love the stripes in the Summer House collection - all the colors! Thanks for the chance to win the darling charms.

Melissa said...

Of the entire line of loveliness, my favorite is the Maxine yardage in Marshmallow. It is just fabulous:) Thanks for offering the chance to win:)

Amy said...

This is a lovely line. My favorite is the Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Twinkle.

pamm5 said...

I love the Rosemary!

Merlynn H.W. said...

Just love the colors, so fresh. Would love to something in my daughters room with these. My favorite is Honey Dew Rosemarie sku#11442-21
Hate to have to pick only one.

Merlynn H. W.

quiltzyx said...

Great interview!

Hard to choose, but, closing my eyes & pointing.....

Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Audrey!

Katharine said...

Pink Lemonade Rosie! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kitty said...

I love the bright blue Lola!

Laura said...

It was difficult to pick a favorite, but I love the Lemonade Veranda stripe!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

They are all so amazing. I think my favorite would be Summer House Olive Zest Maxine

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm so bad at choosing just one, but I guess I'll go with Popsicle Pink Maxine - just lovely!

meg99 said...

Robin's Egg Blue Belmont is my favorite,it's so simple and beautiful.
I also love Moda's Summer House pattern.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Aggiequilter said...

How to choose one ??
All the prints are summer-delicious, but I'm most drawn to Maxine in the Olive Zest colorway.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Janet said...

I love Olive Zest Veranda. Fabulous green and blue.

Becky said...

Gosh, what beautiful aqua blue. My favorite print is the tone on tone floral aqua blue print. Thanks!

Ladybug said...

I love the bright blue in the line, and I really like Marshmallow Maxine.

Donna said...

Gorgeous! I adore them all but the pink and lime green with pink roses is my fav!

Steffanie said...

Oh... how much fun we could have with that!

I love the Summer House Olive Zest Maxine print... but there were MANY close seconds!

steffanie at myway dot com

AnnieK said...

My fave is Olive Zest Maxine, definitely. I think....maybe.

texheks said...

The "twinkle" print is my favorite...but love veranda and belmont and...

Chris said...

Love them all, My daughter just made a table runner out of this line, it was BEAUTIFUL!! The Robin's egg blue "Georgia" is ONE of my favorites. Thanks for the give away!!

Melinda said...

I love the Audrey print in bright blue! That blue and the bright pink are so pretty together!

Rita E in AZ said...

My favorite is Summer House Bright Blue Audrey but they are all very pretty.
I love the tin!
Rita E in AZ

Noe said...

oh! is the giveaway open to readers anywhere?
If it is, I would love to participate.
I love all the prints but would say Summer House Pink Lemonade Georgia is my favourite.

Thanks!

Jossie said...

Summer House Marshmallow Georgia is my favorite.

Jeanne said...

I believe that for the moment the one I like the best is Summer House Popsicle Pink Maxine

Leslie said...

Pretty colors!
I think that Cherry Popsicle Lola is my favorite

Pafe said...

I love the Cherry Popsical Lola. It combines the past with the present and would please both my mother and my grandchildren. The colors are so bright and happy and would cheer anyone.

cakegirl said...

Love Robin's Egg Blue Audrey. The color is fantastic and the design is so pretty and peaceful. Truly makes me think of summer.

LisaVH said...

Not sure how I would pick just one, but I love the Marshmallow Rosemarie and Pink Lemonade Georgia. I think I may have to do my daughter's room in one of them with Marshamllow Veranda as an accent fabric. LOVE IT!

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Popsicle pink belmont - or any of the Belmont colours, I like the 50s vibe :)

Juels said...

I love her colors. My fav is Summer House Chartreuse Lola Yardage. Thanks!

KooKooCraft said...

This is to beautiful to be true :) My favorite is Summer House Olive Zest Belmont Yardage.

therealfrannie said...

I love all of the fabric's in this line the colors and patterns are so vibrant and beautiful - it's hard to pick just one. Since I can only choose one I would pick the Robin's Egg Blue Maxine.

Thanks for offering such a fabulous give-a-way!!

Have a great weekend!! I'll be teaching my granddaughter to sew this weekend :)

Carol H. said...

My favorite is Summer House Bright Blue Georgia. Or is it....

thanks for the give-away.

Kate said...

I love making anything from accessories to things for my home.

Kate said...

I love all of them it would be really to hard to pick just one.

TheStylishHome said...

LOVE Cherry Popsicle Lola, and Marshmellow/Olive Zest Maxine. FUN, Cheery, SUMMER!!!

Thank you!

Charlotte said...

I like summer house bright blue!! :)

Krystina Tapia said...

Summer House Robin's Egg Blue would be my favorite. It's perfect! Girly without being over the top!

Trudy said...

I love absolutley every print!! THere are so fresh and exciting!! Can't wait to get my hands on this stuff! C: thanks for the opportunity!!

Stitches said...

I love the stripe, you can do so many things with a good stripe!!

quilary said...

Lovely bright summery colours. I'm a bit of a paisley fan and love the lola in the marshmallow colour way

Karen said...

Very hard choice, but I really liked Lola in the robin's egg blue.

hellosunshine said...

i like Summer House Olive Zest Georgia. they all are so beautiful!!

Kell said...

My favorite print is the Maxine print. Any of the colors are beautiful. I just ordered it in the Robin's Egg Blue for the back of a quilt I made.

Pepe said...

I like Georgia Urn in turquoise blue!

Pam said...

this is really pretty fabric. I like all of them together.

DONNA said...

The collection has so many awesome prints. I'm especially drawn to those using Olive Zest. If I have to narrow down just one, would have to pick Audrey in olive zest. WOW! Love the colors in Summer House!

baukje said...

For me it's rosemary in blue, so super romantic...;Thanks for organizing this..

Gali said...

the Pink Lemonade is my favorite.
:)
thanks for the giveaway.
katz.gali(at)gmail.com

Stephany said...

Olive Zest Georgia! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Joanna said...

Georgia, in blue.

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