Friday, December 9, 2011

Designer Select: Blackbird Designs



The Fat Quarter Shop with Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs have teamed up to present you with a Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive! Blackbird Designs has specially selected 12 prints from their Blueberry Crumb Cake collection along with 3 coordinating Bella Solids for this special bundle you will only find at the Fat Quarter Shop.




Q: What inspired you to pick the colors and designs in your Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle?
A: In planning our fabric line, Barb and I were discussing the palette. I was tired of picking the usual colors and asked Barb what she thought about a two or three colorway. She loved the idea so we began to think of the colors we loved to use.

Blue and cream shades in vintage two color quilts always call to us. They look clean, crisp and graphic on a bed. They feel like "home." Warm brown tones seemed to be the perfect complement to the blue shades.

For color inspiration we looked at vintage pieces of fabric. These rag balls give an idea of what inspired our newest line Blueberry Crumb Cake.




We didn’t want all of the blue prints to be one shade of blue. Lighter ones were added to the collection too.




We love this line! It's become one of our favorites. Weekend, our newest quilting book, is packed with great ideas highlighting our fabric.





Need a free project to try out Blueberry Crumb Cake? Visit our blog.





*2 Truths and a Lie*
1. I have only been to one country fair.
2. Barb and I design cross stitch patterns also, and that’s why we try to include a sampler print in our fabric lines.
3. Barb and I hate chocolate!

One of the 3 statements is false. Comment on this post telling me which statement you think is false. Answer correctly and you have a chance to win Blackbird Designs’s Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle!


You have exactly one week from the post date.
Good Luck!

301 comments:

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Jamie Lee said...
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Michelle said...

the "untruth" would be ... oh dear, who hates chocolate? but maybe you do? ok, i'm going with hating chocolate is false.. it's gotta be false.. come one chocolate!!

Debuko said...

I think #3 is false:) The fabrics are absolutly fantastic.
Best,Debuko.

scottylover said...

Has to be #3! We were just talking about this at work, when there were TWO chocolate cakes for the birthday celebration and NOTHING else! :)

Sandy A

Linda V said...

Number 3 must be a lie. At least in my household. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Busy Beavers said...

My guess is #2. Just a hunch.

Laura said...

#3 - chocolate is just too good :)

WoolenSails said...

I am going with number 3!
I just love the new line and the blue shades, gorgeous.

Debbie

Jane S. said...

Well I know that some people don't like chocolate, but to have 2 people who are business partners and who both hate it...that just seems like it can't be true!

So I'll guess it's number 3.

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Robyn said...

I'm going to say #3 is false.

TheLazyQuilter said...
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TheLazyQuilter said...

Feeling very brain dead and I so wanna get this one right. Just deleted my last incorrect post - I'm so nervous! :P
Has to be #3 - just has to.
(Note to self: pleeeeeeeeeease be right!)

Heather A said...

Who hates chocolate??!! I'm picking Number 1 ... though it seems everyone knows something about you I just can't imagine to be true!

Jan said...

I think it's #1. Anyone over 10 has gone to more than one county fair!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Maybe one person NOT LIKING CHOCOLATE, but two? My guess is that number three is the lie.

karamino said...

Number 3! I love the colours!

barb's creations said...

I'm guessing no.3 as well...I may not love chocolate as much as I do chips but when it's offered I never refuse LOL :) Barb.

Joan said...

I think # 3 is false. The new line of fabric is so pretty. Happy Holidays!

Nicole said...

I think #3 is false. How could 2 women hate chocolate (I say as I'm snacking on chocolate covered espresso beans)?
Nicole

Mary said...

#3 is a big fat fib. I love these fabrics so much!
Mary

Lee Ann said...

#3 is a lie. A lie it is. It has to be a lie! Who in the world hates chocolate??? LOL. :-)

Gwen said...

I'll guess #3 too--- just finished off a bag of Peanut M&M's-- so maybe that's influencing my thought process?... :-)

Sharon Pernes said...

What a fun quiz!
I think #3 is crazy enough to be true so I am going to go with #1

Carol said...

I'm thinking the the lie is that you hate chocolate. It doesn't seem possible to hate it!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Definitely #3, who doesn't love chocolate.

Johanna said...

#3 is the lie, although I do know someone that is allergic!

Barbara McD said...

I've had my eye on Blueberry Crumb Cake for months now, waiting for it to come out - I LOVE IT!!!

Which one is the lie? I know number one is true, I'm pretty sure number two is true, so that leaves number three as the "un-truth".

Thanks for a great giveaway!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!!

cherie said...

#3....Chocolate.... I love seeing all the blues! Hooray!

Karen said...

I know you design cross stitch because I've seen those designs, and it's hard to believe you don't like chocolate so I'm guessing number 1.

DebrafromMD said...

It has to be #3. Chocolate is one of the essential food groups.

Karin said...

has to be hates chocolate.....who hates chocolate?

Jayme said...

Chocolate haters? Can't be...I think #3 is false.

mean sarah jean said...

i'm going with the general consensus here, i guess #3.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

My guess is #2...This line is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!1

dy-dy said...

#3 is false. Who doesn't like chocolate!!

Sherryl said...

I know there are people out there... somewhere... who hate chocolate, but I'm going out on a limb to see that y'all aren't counted among those numbers. Number 3 is false!
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

dortha said...

I think the answer is number 3. Surely they don't hate chocolate.

Ann said...

I'll bet #3 is false. it has to be.

Dona said...

Gotta be #3 that's false! Beautiful fabric as always!

Marlene said...

I'm guessing #1!

marlenereimer@mts.net

Caren said...

I'm going with #3. Strange, but you never know... :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

i'm going to go with 2

annmarie said...

I don't know anyone who hates chocolate so I'm guessing #3. Love the Blueberry Crumb Cake bundle - thanks!

Jan said...

It's number 3. Who hates chocolate!!
The new Blueberry Crumb Cake is my favorite new fabric line. I'm planning a new quilt for my bed with this line. Can't wait to get my new Weekend book..
Jan

Rachel said...

Oh, the untruth has to be #3! How could you hate chocolate?

MadCraftyMama said...

Number 3 has to be a lie - if both hate chocolate that would just be very very sad! ;)

Becky said...

Number 3 is false. It is not possible to design such fabulous fabric and not like chocolate:)

selleck said...

The false statement is you hate chocolate. It's just got to be. :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

I'm guessing #3 is the lie .... love this fabric. Got excited about it the first time I laid eyes on it!

Donna said...

My first guess was #3 as the false statement. I did a bit of research on one of my favorite blogs - Blackbird Designs - and I am sticking with #3 being false.

Blueberry Crumb Cake is my "to die for" favorite new fabric. Hopefully Santa is reading this!

Marlene said...

Number 1 is false!

Hurray!!! Love the blues!!!

krisgray said...

#3 just has to be false - seriously!

Cathy Lloyd said...

I'm going with #3! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous fabric! I ♥ the Blackbird gals!

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh!
Please delete my lst entry.
I went back over your blogs and I just knew I was wrong.
Statement #3 is false.

Debbie said...

Number 3 is false. Love the blueberry crumb cake.

terrieannie said...

Of course #3 is false. There's no way BOTH ladies hate chocolate!!

Karen P said...

It's gotta be #3. Love the fabric!

Rebecca said...

I'm guessing #3.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Taryn said...

I believe #3 has to be it!

viv said...

It must be #3 since 1 and 2 are true. I love your new fabric, would love to win and make the project. viv

Mom2RyandSis said...

My guess is #3!! Thanks for the chance!!

Debra said...

Number 3 is the lie!

Mimi said...

This has got to be the easiest quiz ever... #3 is a lie, lie, lie!!

Tong said...

I'm guessing #3 is a lie!

kshackabq said...

I believe No. 1 is false. Lovely fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

kshackabq said...

Oh nuts. I need to guess again. No. 3 is false.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I hope its #3. Lovely fabrics!!

Shelley said...

Love, love, love this fabric. Almost as much as I love chocolate!! Hahaha #3 is the lie. Thanks for the giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

#3 is false

Mommarock said...

I'm thinking #3.. How could there be two people who hate chocolate?? In the whole world.. NO.. I just don't believe it!!

Anonymous said...

I think #3 is false - and I LOVE this new line...it's on my christmas wish list for sure :) Is the book available yet? Laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

CathyG said...

Who could hate chocolate? I'll say #3 is a lie.

Jamie Lee said...

#3!

Janet Howse said...

It's #3! Love the new blue fabric!

Mama Joan said...

I am going with number 3. I have some of this fabric and can't wait to use it:)

Aimee said...

Since I have only been to the fair twice I think one is completely plausible. So I am going with number one.

I sure hope I win! Thank you for the chance!

Jennifer G said...

#3 is false. One person maybe doesn't like chocolate, but no way that both of you hate it. I keep thinking of my grandmother's berry cobbler when I look at your fabric. Can't wait to try it out!

Tina said...

I think #3 is false.....could anyone really hate chocolate??

Judy Boyle said...

I hate chocolate too - and I know how false that statement is!

ritainalaska said...

#3 is the lie! how two people together could both hate chocolate is incomprehensible.. i all my considerable years, i have never met one person who hated it.

supersara20 said...

I'm torn between 1 and 3. I'm going to say 3 is the lie.

~*Shar*~ said...

No body hates Chocolate!! LOl Please enter me in your drawing. Love the material..

Hugs, Shar

ssharlene0320@yahoo.com
sharlenesstitchingblog.com

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow, though I don't 'hate' chocolate,I really don't care much for chocolate candy. Cakes, brownies, etc. are a different story. So, I know it's possible that they 'hate' chocolate but I just don't think so. I'm going with # 3 as the lie. One of them might hate chocolate but I don't think both of them do. Thanks so much for a chance. I love this beautiful fabric collection. Hugs...

Janet said...

Wow, it's got to be #1! I'm crazy about this line and already bought some ... would love to have more!

Jennyroo said...

# 3, definitely!

Belle said...

Fabrics are wonderful as usual!
Definitely #3 is not true.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, lots of #3's, but I think I read this somewhere, so I will say hate chocolate.

Becky S. said...

I'm pretty sure #3 is false. The Blueberry Crumb Cake fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Liz said...

come 'on.....hate chocolate? no way. #3 has GOT TO BE false.

Myra said...

#3 just has to be false! Thanks for the chance. I love this fabric line.

Juels said...

#3 is false. Merry Christmas!

Sharon said...

Happy Holidays I love blueberry crumb...just beautiful. I am going to say #1 the fair. I have only been to one myself and so I say that can be it. And since I really love the fabric I hope that makes me in the running......take care

Jayne said...

I think #1 is the lie. Thanks for the chance to win.

James-Linda said...

#3 IS SURELY A LIE!
THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL ♥

Tania said...

I just adore your Blueberry Crumb Cake! My guess is that #3 is the lie. Thanks for the lovely giveway, and wishing you all a very happy Christmas

Karen said...

I would say #3 is false. Beautiful fabrics as always!

sko_G knits said...

i believe that #1 is false. everything else has to be true! love the collection.

trillium said...

#3 is not true.

Love the blueberry colors and the book looks great!

claire k. said...

# i is false. I love the sampler patterns.

Sunnybec said...

It has to be number 3 surely, I know someone who doesn't like chocolate but...two people working together? Nah don't thinks so!! I love Blueberry Crumb, just got a layer cake and it's even better "in person"

Glenys said...

Maybe 3 cause I love chocolate.

Anonymous said...

You and Barb hate chocolate is false!
Everyone loves chocolate! Your new line of fabric is just the best!

Janet Kay

Lynn said...

Nobody hates chocolate...smiles...so I say #3.

The new line of fabrics is gorgeous.

Merry Christmas
Lynn

MDG said...

Nr 3 of course ;)

AnnieK said...

I cannot wrap my brain around TWO people hating chocolate, so I'm going with #3! And the fabric is just gorgeous!

Cathi said...

I can't imagine two people hating chocolate so I'm going with 1. That's a beautiful line of fabric!

Cyn said...

I'm guessing that comment #3 where you hate chocolate is false as I can't imagine you both hating chocolate. :-)

Love, love, love this fabric line!

Cynthia

Nancy said...

You know that you just love the chocolate so it was be #3.
I too love the blue/cream combinations and blueberry crumb is gorgeous!!!!

Mhairi said...

There are two people in my family who hate chocolate so that could be true but I think that two friends who hate chocolate is a bit of a stretch so I am going with #3 being the lie.
I hope I am right as I love this fabric.

Phyllis said...

I love this line of fabric! Blue is my favorite color. I think #3 is a lie.

Eva said...

Yo estoy esperando recibir mis telas de esta colección.
Me sumaré a la mayoría y contesto que la falsa es la 3.
Besos

SewJo said...

This line looks as "yummy" as its name, its so scrumptious. My guess would be that the "untruth" is that you both hate chocolate. I mean, how delightful "blueberry crumb" would be with white chocolate chips?
May chocolate Always win!

Kate said...

Blueberry crumb cake is delightful!
I'm guessing that #3 is the false statement.

Barb said...

No. 3 is the lie. Does anyone really hate chocolate? Not overly fond...maybe :) I am definitely overly fond of Blueberry Crumble!

Martine said...

I think statement 3 is false . I live in Belgium and we have the best chocolate and " pralines " , come over and try!!
The blueberry crumb cake line is gorgeous .

Giovanna said...

The false statement must be no.3, surely.

Ned's Place said...
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Ned's Place said...

I adore Blueberry Crumb Cake the colors are fantastic and the false is 3. Barb and I hate chocolate!

jonaga said...

I'm going to say #3 is false.

Laura said...

I love all your fabrics lines! I can't wait to get Blueberry Crumb Cake. I have to say that I believe #1 is false.

lamoskalala@hotmail.com said...

#3 must be false! No woman doesn't like chocolate...

Ineke Platvoet said...

I know it is statement 3 that is false! They love chocolate!
I do too - the only thing better is probably their Blueberry Crumb Cake-line O:)
Ineke Platvoet

Anonymous said...

#3 is the answer! Love the colors used in this collection, the tan and blue is so pretty together!
Mery Christmas! Laura JB

Julie said...

#3 is the false one. Beautiful fabric.

Mary said...

I'm guessing it's surely number three. The fabric is absolutely beautiful!

Barbara said...

#3 must be the lie.........

KrisD said...

I just saw Blueberry Crumb Cake in my local quilt shop on Thursday and it was yummy, yummy, yummy! I could almost taste the blueberries and cream! As blue is my favorite color, this bundle would feel very "at home" in my stash!

Fan4may said...

I think #3 is incorrect. Fan4may at aol dot com

pasqueflower said...

I think #3 is false. What are the odds of 2 people hating chocolate??? (I don't know anyone who hates chocolate.)

Brenda said...

I'm going to guess that number 3 is false. I know number 2 is true so it was between 1 and 3. Not sure where you live so I don't know if 1 is true or not.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

It MUST be #3! How can anyone hate chocolate???

Lynn S said...

I think the incorrect one is not liking chocolate. Maybe one may not like choc--but two? This is one of the prettiest 2011 lines released! Oh, I would so love to win a fat quarter bundle! This would be better than picking blueberries!

Leslie at the Sugarhouse said...

What woman in her right mind doesn't love chocolate? Number three is definitely false! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful collection!

Anonymous said...

You do not hate chocolate. Love these blues.
Denise
denushka@msn.com

sunporchquilts said...

Everyone likes chocolate don't they? #3 is false. Love this fabric line!

Linda said...

I believe that #3 is false. Chocolate is the best, besides this beautiful fabric that is. Thanks for a chance to win some.

Linda said...

I believe that #3 is false. Chocolate is the best, besides this beautiful fabric that is. Thanks for a chance to win some.

KayH said...

#1 is the false statement.
Kay H

Donna said...

This is false - 3. Barb and I hate chocolate!

Thx!

Marilee said...

I'm guessing Barb and Alma love chocolate like the rest of us. Beautiful blues.

Carrie P. said...

I love this new line especially the sampler piece.
I think #3 is false.

Grace and Avery said...

I think number 1 is false. Beautiful fabrics, blue and cream are just so yummy!

Sally said...

Number 3 is false - who hates chocolate!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

What beautiful fabric. As with most people, I thing #3 is false.

Heidi

Regina said...

I'll betting #3 is a BIG LIE!

Jill said...

I am in love with all the shades of blue in this line!! #3 is the lie, I do not know one women that hates chocolate.

Lisa C said...

My instinct tells me #1 is false but I think I'm the only person in America who doesn't like chocolate! Sooo I'm going with number 3!

Mom C said...

When you don't know all that much about a person's personal life, anything is possible. So randomly chosen I chose #1, just because. Your fabric is gorgeous. I love blue and brown tones together. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rori said...

I think the Blueberry Crumb Cake line is so beautiful and soothing. Beautiful...I think #3 is false.

Susan said...

I think #3 is false! Thanks for the giveaway!

Connie said...

I'm going with #3, great giveaway!

Swannie said...

I can't believe that you both hate chocolate...so, it's got to be #3 that's the lie. Just saying... Anyone for a piece of Godiva chocolate?

Elsa said...

I'll say number 3 and just love the light blue/grey fabrics.
Thanks for the giveaway!

aztel2000 said...

First of all, I have to say that the new fabric line is my favorite so far!! I love the blues and I will probably buy an entire bolt of the denim sampler--love it.
I'm sure number 3 is the wrong statement--everyone loves a little chocolate.
Karen in Breezy Point

LKimmell said...

no one hates chocolate...so # 3 has to be the false statement....I love the blues and ivory in the blueberry crumb cake line.....cant wait to start a quilt with it ! Thanks for the opportunity to win a fat quarter bundle ! and Merry Christmas everyone !

ArchangelDecker said...

The incorrect answer would be 3. Barb and I hate chocolate!.


Thank you so much for the chance! :)

LuvzPuppiez said...

A lot of people seem to think it is #3, but I'm going with #1. Just because you love fabric and quilts doesn't mean you live in the country. Hope I'm right, either way, I love your site.

Patty C. said...

I am going with #3 -
This fabric is just gorgeous - The colors remind me of my daughters eyes - She would look lovely wrapped in these fabrics !!

JoyceLM said...

My guess is #1 is the lie. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love this fabric!!

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

I would also say #3 has got to be a lie. Yes, who hates chocolate? it's far too good. I would love to make something with this blueberry crumble line.

Bev said...

Number 3 is the lie- I remember reading your past blog about only going to the fair once. I would love to win the fabric. Love the colors.

Cristina said...

I say number 3 is false ;) I love Blueberry Crumbcake, blue is my favorite color!

Sandy said...

I'm going with #3 as well. I hope I'm right because that fabric is totally calling to me!=) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

sandrascraftcorner said...

1 person not liking chocolate possible. 2 people and partners at that improbable. Going with #3.

Jette said...

Number 1, because I hate chocolate.
Love all the blues.
Merry Christmas to all from Denmark

NancyL said...

I think #3 is a lie. I can believe 1 person not liking chocolate, but not 2 people! That would be way too strange! Love Blueberry Crumbcake fabrics!! Thanks for the giveaway!

free indeed said...

I don't care for chocolate, but I know I'm in the minority. I'll say #3.

Anonymous said...

I think #1 is false, because I know you guys get around and a country fair is right up your alley!

Holly from Webberville, MI

Karen said...

i think #3 is a lie. I love your fabric and cross stitch patterns!

VickiT said...

Although it is something completely not understandable to me at all, I am sure #3 is the lie.

Those are just gorgeous fabrics.

SandyG said...

It must be a lie that Barb and Alma hate chocolate. Love the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabrics.

Florence said...

#3 is a lie, I like the blue fabrics !!!!

Rita said...

I think #3 is a lie. This fabric line is just beautiful! I love it.

carola said...

AQLC: All quilters love chocolate! Therefore #3 must be a lie. Quilts and chocolate are food for the soul! These fabrics call to my soul. Gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to have them.

Judy said...

I'm going to go with #3 also. I love this fabric bundle. I love the blues and creams. Thank you for the giveaway.

debra said...

I think it is #3. Love your new line, havent had the opportunity to purchase yet. this is last week of school before winter break so then i will do some serious fabric buying. have all your fabric lines in some shape or form.thanks for the chance on your great giveaway.

Kim C said...

#3 is FALSE And I would love to get my EYEBALLS on that BOOK!

Heather said...

#3 is false. I know they design cross stitch patterns, I cross stitch too. It's right on the blog that she has only been to one country fair, so that leaves #3!

corinne said...

Hate chocolate has to it, so number #3. Beautiful blues, I can see the twin quilt, doll quilt, curtains and pillows for a little girl"s room. Thank you for a chance.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I think #3 is false. The fabric is just gorgeous!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

Laurie Taylor said...

I believe number 1 is false. Love the fabric and thanks for the chance to win some!

Mrs T said...

Chocolate is liked by Barb and Alma. Let's face it chocolate sometimes is a vitamin to get projects done.

Beth said...

"Hate" is such a strong, definitive word. Hating one kind of chocolate, sure--just last night I said I despise white chocolate. But to say, "I hate chocolate, full stop"? I'm guessing #3 is the untrue statement.

Jean Fisher said...

I am also going with the hate chocolate being the false one. One person might hate chocolate but two???? And the fact that they are friends??? Love this line of their fabric.
Jean

mblittle5 said...

I'm going with the flow on this one. I mean, who hates chocolate??? So #3 is my vote.

Laurie Taylor said...

Is there a way I can delete my previous comment? 142?

astitch said...

I would guess that number 3 is the lie.

Sarina said...

I'm picking #3. Such calming fabric. Love the blues.

Margaret said...

I think #1.

Sandi said...

I love the pictures of the new fabric. Hating chocolate is the lie, I hope.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I know some folk don't like chocolate much, but it would be too much of a coincidence if you both didn't like it. So I think #3 is false. :)

Mickey said...

I'm picking #3. Love the new fabric.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I think number 3 is false!

Madmom said...

Alma loves antiquing so I'll say #1

MoeWest said...

#3 is the lie!

Smeek said...

Number 3 is false. I love this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laurie Taylor said...

I believe number 3 is false (not number 1). Love the fabric and thanks for the chance to win some!

Helen L said...

#3 id false!! Most everyone loves chocolate!!!

Snoodles said...

Oh, I'm such a sucker for blue and white! Gorgeous bundle!
I think it must be #3....I'm not a big chocolate fan, but I'm definitely in the minority! LOL

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