Designer Select: Bonnie & Camille + Giveaway

Are you ready for some deliciousness? Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics has arrived, and we know you won't be able to resist a bite! Bonnie & Camille are here today to tell you about Scrumptious and serve up some eye candy. And lucky for you, we are giving away a Bonnie & Camille Designer Select Bundle! Yum, indeed!

Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for Scrumptious?
A: This was such a delightful collection to put together! We based the color scheme around a new color for us, the minty green. Once we had that, and the coral, everything else just came together perfectly. So I guess the line was inspired by the colors!

Q: What inspired you to pick the colors and designs in your Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle?
A: We really wanted to make sure that with just a few of our favorite pieces you could get a feel for the whole line. The red stripe is Camille's favorite, and Bonnie's favorite orange paisley is also included. And we couldn't leave out the aqua floral! Overall, we think it is a pretty delicious mix.

Q: Tell us about your background. How did you get into the fabric and quilting industry?
A: Camille: My mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl, but didn't make my first quilt start to finish until I was a teenager. When my first son Aiden was a baby I started sewing more for him, and after a few projects, I was hooked! I grew up helping my mom with her pattern company, Cotton Way, and started my own, Thimble Blossoms, in 2007. 

Bonnie: I started sewing when I was six, making Barbie clothes from my mom's scraps. I started my pattern company, Cotton Way, in 1990. I can't believe it's been 23 years! We started designing fabric for Moda in 2008 and have absolutely loved it. Best job ever! 

Poppies by Cotton Way featuring Scrumptious
Q: How do you collaborate on your collections?
A: This is our favorite part of being fabric designers. To get the collection started, and throughout the process we Skype (a lot!) and when we are close to finishing up, Bonnie usually flies out to Camille's house, because it is so much warmer and she gets to see her grandkids (but really because it's much warmer ;-) and we'll work on a line together, between a few necessary lunches out, of course. Dropping it off at UPS is always very ceremonial! 
Surfside by Thimble Blossoms featuring Scrumptious
Q: What are some blocks or obstacles you encounter in your creativity, and how do you get past them?
A: Believe it or not, we don't always agree. Crazy right? Sometimes it's a matter of, you win this one, I win the next one, and that tends to work out pretty well for us. Camille was dying to name the last line happy-go-lucky and Bonnie was pulling for Scrumptious. So it worked out great! 
Sweet Moda Quilt Kit by Cotton Way featuring Scrumptious
Q: What do you plan to make using Scrumptious?
A: We each designed four new patterns from the line for Spring Market, and you can see Bonnie's here and here and Camille's here. This line was a dream to sew with! Once we started sewing, we had a hard time stopping. We hope you enjoy creating with it as much we have. 
Baby Love by Cotton Way featuring Scrumptious
2 Truths and a Lie
A: 1. We've recently become enamored with Jersey Boys.
2. We love winter and can't get enough of the snow.
3. We just turned in our tenth fabric line (!). 

Niner by Thimble Blossoms featuring Scrumptious and Happy Go Lucky
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 Bonnie & Camille's Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle! Contest closes Monday October 21, 2013. Good luck!

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