Thursday, September 26, 2013

Designer Tidbits: Me & My Sister

Need a laugh? Your favorite sisters will get you giggling! Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs are here to chat with you about their latest collection for Moda Fabrics, Giggles! Let's get giggling!



Hi Jolly Jabbers! Mary and I are so excited to be featured here on the Jolly Jabber with our newest collection for Moda. Meet Giggles!


This collection is filled with the bright and happy colors you have come to expect from us.
FYI … This is one of my favorite views of a Jelly Roll!


The side view! Just thought I’d add that little tid-bit. You’ll need to keep that information in mind for the giveaway a little later.

Mary and I usually start each new fabric project with a piece of paper and a pencil. It’ s funny because with all the technology and computer programs available, we still rely on the old “doodle” approach. Our fabric design process is very basic and simple. If you saw the way we send in our ideas for the prints you would be amazed at how simple the layouts really are.

This new group includes some large florals and lots of good blenders like bright dots and tiny flowers.


It makes me giggle just thinking about them!

We have 3 all new patterns that go with the collection too …


We do USE the computer to design our patterns! Not to worry, we don’t write those out by hand!

Pin Curls is one of our favorites this time. It’s funny how one quilt always takes that position. We like the others too but this one just popped to the front for us!


This photo was taken at Quilt Market in Portland of the Pin Curls quilt hanging in the Moda booth. One of the On The 45 quilts is hanging out of the drawer.

Our favorite print in the collection would have to be this one …


No, not all of them! It’s the one on the top of this fat quarter bundle. Mary’s favorite background is the pink one. No surprise there! My favorite happens to be the one on the yellow background. It’s usually this first print that sets the tone for the group and the other prints are built around it.

To thank the Fat Quarter Shop today for featuring us on the Jolly Jabber, we’re having a little giveaway going on over on our blog!


You could win a Giggles Jelly Roll by leaving a comment and answering a simple question. Click on over to leave a comment and enter to win!

Happy Quilting!
Barb and Mary
Me and My Sister Designs

35 comments:

Gill said...

Fabulous colours!!
Why does the word 'giggles' make me smile???

Shirley I. said...

The side-view -- of course! These colors are so happy--

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Such happy fabrics! I really like Pin Curls too. :-)

Kathleen OGrady said...

I love their happy collections. Must be a direct reflection of them :)

Linda said...

YOU'RE THE BEST!!!!

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Linda said...

You like the side view, think I agree. Just love Giggles, great designs and sweet colors.

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Another great line of Moda from two of my favorite sisters.

Chris said...

The side view so you can see the richness of the happy color swirl.

Billy'sgirl said...

Side view, like a swirl cookie! Love this Giggles collection!

Bethany Martini said...

The side view! Love these colors, so fun and bright!

Leann Moses said...

Side view! Made dresses with good morning line for 5 little girls. They were fabulous!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Lovely! I just love the names you guys come up with for your lines and your quilts!

Lynda McCullough said...

The side view!

Margaret Doro said...

Just love all the fabrics that the girls make....beautiful!!!

Lori R. said...

The side view, of course! It's my favorite view too. I would love to win this roll, 'cause I don't think our shop will have the line, and I have been waiting all summer for itto come out. Lori R.

K.L. Baustian said...

Lovin' the side view with you! It shows off all of the beautiful colors! (and since it is made by Me and My Sister we know the prints are fabulous)

Quilt n Queen said...

I love Giggles. Me and My Sisters' fabrics are always fun...just like Mary and Barb!!

Debby said...

I have made so many pretty quilts from their fabric! Can't wait to get my hands on this!

Laurie said...

The side view is so fun to look at ! I really makes you want to giggle !

Diane W said...

And the answer is.....Side View! I love your fabrics, I have one jelly roll just waiting to be made into something beautiful!

Vickie said...

You have such beautiful happy fabrics, love Giggles.

ittehgaps said...

I always look at the edge of a jelly roll to get a sense of the overall color or flavor of the fabrics.

Connie said...

I always love the fabrics they design!!

Dollyw said...

What a happy, fun afternoon I would have working with these!

jperse@cox.net said...

Fun looking collection. Thanks.

Teresa said...

The side view. Looks like fun patterns.

Muttmomkay said...

Love it! Makes me giggle.

Allison Achinapura said...

Love love love this!

Kuddle Bugs said...

The answer is - The Side View - which is exactly how I love to look at Jellies. I have loved loved loved all of the collections from Me & My Sister Designs, so bright cheery and fun, Giggles will be joining her sisters very very soon :)

Anonymous said...

I guess this collection represent both of you well. And you are right, the side view gives an unsuspected view of the jelly roll! SuzieLou

Country Sewer said...

What fun to work with your sister! Love the fabric and it will certainly make me "giggle" while I sew with it.

sandi s said...

I love your new fabric and would love to make Pin Curls too. Hugs, Sandi

sue said...

Her favorite view is the top view where you can see the rainbow.

Michele said...

I've been following the sisters for a while now and they are always a hoot. I can't wait to hopefully someday meet them in person. They are so like me and my 3 sisters.

janey boal said...

Ahh the side view, a rainbow of colour. Love the pincurl quilt!