Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Blog Tour

Hello quilters, and welcome to the Designer Mystery Block of the Month Blog Tour! This is our second post of the tour, and we can't wait to continue celebrating our magical 2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month star quilt with you. Today we will be sharing some more STAR stories from our favorite designers and giving away more FQS cash, so keep reading and be sure to hop around!


This year we are all about stars. Star blocks, star designers, and the stars in our lives. We decided to get a little personal and asked each of our 12 designers to name their star block after someone in their life that shines brightly, like a star. Since we can not show you the star blocks, it is a mystery after all, each designer will be sharing a little something about the special star their block is named after.


Hop over to the Kate Spain, V & Co., and Minick & Simpson blogs today to read all about their star. Afterwards, head back here and comment on this post for a chance to win a $75 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate! All you have to do is list the three designer block names and tell us a little something about a special star in your life.

The winner will be announced right here next Friday during the next stop in the blog hop. The full schedule is below, so be sure to check back each week for more star studded fun and giveaways!


Schedule

3/7/14: Laundry Basket Quilts, Pieces from My Heart, Sweetwater and Bonnie & Camille
3/14/14: Minick & Simpson, V & Co., and Kate Spain
3/21/14: Kansas Troubles Quilters, Bunny Hill Designs, and Me & My Sister Designs, and Fig Tree Quilts


And now to announce last week's giveaway winner! Mary Wolter is our lucky winner, receiving a $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.

Mary Wolter said...
Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy.
What struck me is that I could identify with all of the "stars" and knew examples of all of them in my own life. Even a dressform!

Congratulations, Mary! Please email chelsey[at]fatquartershop[dot]com to claim your prize.


Be sure to sign up for the 2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month, as we expect it to fill up fast! Backing Sets and Finishing Kits are very limited, so reserve yours today.

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moosecraft said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa... this is a fun idea for a quilt... Looking forward to getting started and also seeing the designs of each Star Block....

Lesley said...

The quilt, the stars, and the fabrics are all so beautiful! Your designers are awesome, and each star was named with such significance! Joyful Julie, honourable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa...great names!

Michele T said...

Once again I am awed by the talented and creative designers.... So much inspiration. Thank you!!!

Cathy said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names of the three stars. My special star is my Mom. She shines in her generosity, kindness and joyfulness. Her example of enjoying life endures in our family.

Vicky said...

Love the three stars chosen this week, and I can't wait to see Lissa, Julie and Jake's stars! This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! You're my shining star, Kimberly, for putting together another fantastic project for us!

Donna said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names of the three stars. I am loving all the beautiful stars!

DeborahGun said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. The star in my life is my husband who has managed to keep our household going this week when I have been so sick.

M.W. said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the star block names. My shining star is my son.
Shawn

paront1222@comcast.net said...

I love hearing the story behind the inspiration. We don't "know" these designers as well as we'd like so this is a fun peek into their lives :)

I won't be participating in this round of the Designer BOM as $$ will not allow this time but i'll follow blog friends who are doing it, I'm sure i'll be drooling right along with them on the beautiful fabric and stars but it is what it is......

The fabric and blocks are just gorgeous!!!

Peggy in NJ

Gill said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake
My star,as Vanessa, is my husband - there through good times and bad!

Julie said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa and honorable Jake....all have very special people they respect and care for deeply...and have influenced what they create. Thanks

Jeneta said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. Like Vanessa, my star is my husband.

Susan Smith said...

Joyful Julie, honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. Also, like Vanessa, my star is my husband, Terrific Tim!

LKimmell said...

Joyful Julie at the drawing board , Honorable Jake at the V & Co blog and Brilliant Lissa at Minick and Simpson.....cant wait to see their stars !

TJ Sikkink said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names of the blocks. I loved all the stories but especially "Honorable Jake" because I have an "Honorable Greg". Yep, he's my rock (star) :)

Dolly said...

I have the most honorable Tom! He has made me joyful by keeping me the staring roll with fabrics to fill the universe of ideas in my head!

Jean said...

The blocks are Brilliant Lissa, Honourable Jake and Joyful Julie. My stsr is Daisy who kniws who she is.

Janet said...

Brilliant Alissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake are the names of the blocks. Gorgeous fabrics in your mystery quilt! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake

I love this idea and I especially like the Honorable Jake idea. What a wonderful way to honor the ment in our lives.

Linda Godsey

Billy'sgirl said...

1 Brilliant Lissa
2 Joyful Julie
3 Honorable Jake
Like Vanessa, my husband is my star, for so many reasons. It was so nice to read all of the stories.

Dee said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa.

Moda is blessed to have Lissa, what a creative mind. And I am especially touched by the Honorable Jake - as my appreciate his service and love of family. Julie is an amazing artist - left me speechless.

Debi Horne said...

Kate Spain-Joyful Julie, V and Co-Honorable Jake, and Minick and Simpson-Brilliant Lissa. My star this week would be my dad. He just turned 80, and has always instilled patriotism in my life. Makes me proud of our military. Thank you for the chance to win.

Debi Horne
debihorne54@yahoo.com

scrappy101 said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. Beautiful names.
I love star blocks they are so traditional to quilting.

The star in my life is my husband that has always been there for me.

Janet said...

Joyful Julie, Honourable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. My star would be Fantastic Family.

Bunny Wilson said...

The designers are Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My shining star will always be my mother. She left this world in 2009 and I miss her every single day.

Cynthia Meredith said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie, and
Honorable Jake. My star would be named Mandela Star.

Lee said...

Super Stars today! My star is Beautiful Barb, my mom! thanks!

barb said...

joyful julie, honorable jake, and brilliant lissa, what great tributes to someone special. we should all be so lucky to mean so much to someone that they name a star in your honor. my star was my daughter who passed away. she was the kindest, most giving person i knew. thank all of you for sharing your favorite star with us. very inspirational. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Edyta's fabric is just lovely!
Joyful Julie
Honorable Jake
Brilliant Lissa
My star is my hubby, Marvelous Marv!

Mary Jane Link said...

This week's designers named their blocks: Kate - Joyful Julie, Minnick and Simpson - Brilliant Lissa and my favorite Vamessa- Honorable Jake. K especially loved Vansssa's because I thought I was reading about my own star, my wonderful husband!

Sherrill said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are STARS!! My stars are my two boys and one & only granddaughter!!

Jacqueline said...

Lissa, Julie and Jake. Loved the write ups about all of them. The Moda team is not only talented in design work but also words..

The star(s) in my life are my children. Lovely Laura and stable Scott.

susan said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake. My children and grandchildren are my shining stars.

Leota said...

Truly inspired by this 2014 BOM and can't wait to participate. Thanks for the Mystery BOM and Snow Bird...WOW!

koberg said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lisa are the three stars from this weeks post. Enjoyed reading about these "stars". My star is my granddaughter who just became a Marine on February 28 and is just starting to reach for her star.

Marca said...

Brilliant Lissa, honorable Jale, and joyful Julie. I'm thinking of generous Jan who has twice brought me meals when I've been sick recently.
Raylynn@homemail.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The star in my life is my 93 year old Mother. She has so many great qualities that I try to emulate. Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names of the star blocks this week.

delaineelliott said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa.

My special star is my neighbor. She was born deaf. She has a daugher who was also born deaf. She has never let this be called a disability for either herself or her daughter. She is a successful business woman, mother and grand mother, and is asked to give motivational speeches for hearing impaired people. She is my inspiration.

Ann said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa, Honorable jake. I love the fabrics you've chosen for this BoM. My stars would be my grandmother and great grandmother who first exposed me to quilting. My grandmother was person you gave all your fabric scraps to, and she made them into something. My great grandma hand pieced all of her quilts. I'm lucky enough to have one.

Nancy said...

Brilliant Lissa, Honorable Jake, and Joyful Julie are the star blocks. The star in my family is my husband who is always there for me.

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. My grandma is star. She always like to clean and do things for others but now her stroke she had some years ago keeps her from talking much or doing much, yet she keeps being joyful and loving to us all.

TisaIrish said...

I loved reading all three stories, and found them all inspiring! The three stars are named Joyful Julie, honourable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake. This looks like it will be a fun BOM!

Ming (mdai97@yahoo.com)

Miss Jean said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brillliant Lissa! What a wonderful way to honor the people in your life you love!!

Sally Hurst said...

Brilliant Alissa. joyful Julie and Honorable Jake are the 3 stars for today. Such a great way to showcase the quilt and get to know the designers more personally!

Janelle said...

Brilliant Lisa, Honorable Jake and Joyful Julie.
My mom would be my star. Never has anybody been there for me and taught me so much and continues to do so!

GO STARS! said...

Brilliant Lissa
Joyful Julie
Honorable Jake

I've enjoyed reading about the "stars" that inspire. I love reading blogs and their inspiration for fabric lines and quilt designs. It makes me look deeper inside of myself and my quilting has taken on a life of it's own lately. My main star is my sister. She's been there through so many things and has been through so many things but her faith remains strong and she always puts others first.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa

My kids are the stars in my life right now. The joy they see in all the little things just brings so much perspective to my life

Karen said...

Kate Spain- Joyful Julie
V&Co.- Honorable Jake
Minnick & Simpson- Brilliant Lissa

My star is my wonderful hubby. He supports me in everything, is a great provider and a fabulous dad.

Carolyn said...

Brilliant Lissa
Honorable Jake
Joyful Julie

All great stars.
My star is my mom who has spent her whole life thinking I'm her star and patiently waited until I was 48 to become a quilter like she is.

cathy s said...

Joyful Julie..Honorable Jake...Brilliant Alissa my hero is my great nephew Luke who served 3 tours with the Marines over seas at a very young age home now and take classes

Barbara McD said...

Block name: Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa and Honorable Jake.

My star this week is my youngest, my son Nathan. When Nathan was an infant, he had AWFUL colic. I wasn't sure we would survive those first months, but here we are, seventeen years later, and he is blossoming into a handsome, beautiful soul. He has become a star onto his own!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tracey Holzer said...

This weeks stars are
Joyful Julie
Honorable Jake and
Brilliant Lissa
and my star for this week is my friend, Colleen. She's a fabulous quilter and seamstress and a true friend. I've learned a ton from her in the past ten years. Thanks Colleen. :-)

Hildy said...

Kate Spain- Joyful Julie - named after her aunt who does wonderful drawings and quilts
V&Co - Honorable Jake - her husband and partner in crime
Minick & Simpson -Brilliant Lisa - Moda Lissa is such a cutie

A special star in my life is my grandma because, also she's dead for almost 20 years now, she still has a great influence in my life!

hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Peaches1003 said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa

My own star is my daughter who is so bright and funny and puts a little twinkle in every day

JoZart said...

Great stories and they all deserve the title of "Star".
Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa sound amazing people and great names for the stars.
My amazing star is my little grand daughter who, at 4 1/2 years old has so valiantly finished her chemotherapy and extensive treatment for leukaemia and is doing so well. She really is a star and I hope to make a special quilt for her.
Jo

Laura Fedewa said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa! These are all so beautiful and I just love who all these great designers look up to!

Sandy D said...

Again this week 3 Amazing stars.There will be so many stories to remember back to when I am making this quilt.
Brilliant Lissa
Honorable Jake
Joyful Julie

Laura B said...


1) Brilliant Lissa
2) Joyful Julie
3) Honorable Jake
All three have unique talents that amaze their friends and families.

Jeannie D said...

Kate Spain: Joyful Julie
V& Co.: Honorable Jake
Minick and Simpson:Brilliant Lissa

My Husband is my "Shining Star"...after 30 years of marriage he has never failed to protect, entertain and "bring home the bacon" for our family!

Lisa Marie said...

Kate Spain - Joyful Julie
Minick & Simpson - Brilliant Lissa
V and Co. - honorable Jake
My MIL is a star in my life -- she gave me an awesome sewing machine when she bought a fancier one and she helped me get started in quilting.

Linda said...

Hello,Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the stars!
My husband is a star in my life! Thanks for sharing!

Ancobaltt16@yahoo.com

Mom C said...

Kate Spain: Joyful Julie
V& Co.: Honorable Jake
Minick and Simpson:Brilliant Lissa

My Mom was my example in so many aspects of my life. I loved how she excelled at so many aspects of being wife and mother. She had great wisdom and I always felt loved and respected. Thanks.

Sorcha girl said...

Thanks for asking the designers to write the tributes that were written today. Inspiring people!!

#1 Our Brilliant star=Minick and Simpson
#2 Joyful Julie=Kate Spain
#3 Honorable Jake=Vanessa of V & Co.

My star would be my husband, Sam, who is a cancer survivor. He has never allowed his illness to keep him away from activities he loves and he supports me in my passion for quilting and sewing. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win a prize to my favorite store!!

Melissa Miller said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie &
Honorable Jake. My special star is my daughter.

Anonymous said...

The stars are Brilliant Lisa, Honorable Jake and Joyful Julie. "My Star" is the love of my life, my wonderful husband of 30 years. He's into my quilting and even makes great suggestions when I ask him. Eileen

Debbie said...

Enjoyed the stories of Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. So many stars in my life, but this week I would pick baby grandson Eli who just joined our family and his Mom and Dad. Looking forward to starting on this quilt!

Crickets Corner said...

Kate Spain - Joyful Julie
Minick and Simpson - Brilliant Lissa
V&Co - Honorable Jake
They are the perfect names for each of the designers stars.
This week my star is my cat, Cricket. She always wakes me up with a nuzzle while purring so happily that it makes me smile. I'm sure she's trying to tell me that it's going to be a great day so let's all get up and see what adventures we can find today.

Criterion Ranch said...

What a fun Mystery to go along with the 2014 Mystery quilt. I loved 2013 so much that I couldn't wait to sign up this year.
V&C was her husband Jake
Kate Spain was her Aunt Julie
Minick & Simpson was Moda Lissa
Keep up the fun.

Quilting Tangent said...

Joyful Julie; honorable Jake; Brilliant Lissa. My star is my husband.

Ms De said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa and Honorable Jake! I love hearing the stories of the designers stars! My star is my daughter!!

Vicki H said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the star block names. My shining star is my mom.

corinne said...

The BOM looks so beautiful, I love the blues. Joyful Julie(aunt), Honorable Jake(husband) and Brilliant Lissa( Moda Lissa).

Pati said...

The block names are Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My shining stars are my 4 children. They are all grown and continue to teach me new things every day!!

Jackie said...

Hello ladies from the Fat Quarter Shop. My brilliant star is my daughter Nancy. She graduated from OCS yesterday and is now a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. Brilliant Lissa, Honorable Jake and Joyful Julie.

The fabrics are beautiful!

Mary said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lisa and Honorable Jake are the star block names. My shining start is my son Justin. He is a wonderful guy and is the best daddy around.
The quilt is beautiful.

Linda Big D said...

joyful julie, honorable jake & Brilliant Lisa.
My shining star today is my brother Doug, who is being a terrific husband to his wife Lisa recovering from hip surgery.
Love the fabrics!

Annalia said...

I love star blocks! It's great too look forward to the blocks from so many of my favorite designers.

Whitney M said...

1-brilliant Lissa
2-joyful Julie
3-honorable jake

My star is my husband, he's done so much for our family and continues to daily!

Liz said...

Star blocks sparkle and I am so hoping I win a gift certificate so I can sign up for this fun mystery block of the month! Brilliant Lissa , Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake are great names for blocks....can't wait to see what they look like!

Kimberly McConville said...

The 3 stars are: 1- Brilliant Lissa, 2- Joyful Julie, and 3- honorable Jake. My special star is my maternal grandmother, whom I miss dearly.

EllenB said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa, all inspiring stars. My special stars are my guys - my husband and son - who do so much for me and our families.

Margaret said...

This weeks's blocks are - Brilliant Lisa, honorable Jake, and Joyful Julie. A very important star in my life is my friend Tina, who is the most generous, compassionate and kind person you could ever imagine. She is a role model for me and for many other people who have had the honor to teach alongside her.

Emily C said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa. My star is my husband. He is always there for me, even when I am not in the best of moods and makes sure my dreams are considered most important in our life. My school work always comes first and he never complains when I have to spend hours and hours away from family to get my education.

Carrie P. said...

1. Brilliant Lissa by Minick and Simpson
2.Joyful Julie and is named for my Aunt Julie by Kate Spain.
3.Honorable Jake by V and Co.
The special star in my life is my husband who has been working so hard on some home renovations! He is the best.

Jodi Connors (Mountain Gurl Quilts) said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa (aka Moda Lissa) and Honorable Jake. I just love these stories, they are going to make a difference when I am doing this quilt, so many stories in my head to go with these fabulous stars. My star would have to be my husband, Brett, he is my best friend, he is always there, we do everything together. He is truly a blessing in my life!

Jodi

Anonymous said...

I love all the star blocks - Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa, and Honorable Jake. My special star is my son, Tom, who is always there for me to lean on.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

wendy said...

The three stars are Honourable Jake, Joyful Julie and Brilliant Lissa.

SpartanBabe said...

What brilliant stars! Vanessa's Honorable Jake, Kate's Joyful Julia and Laurie and Polly's Amazing Lissa - all stars in their own right! Thanks for sharing them with us :o) MY star is my husband - we both live in different states right now and he makes the whole situation a lot easier by being my best friend, my rock and my partner in this crazy journey we've embarked on!

Mel_Lind said...

I really enjoyed reading about Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My personal star is my daughter, Julia. She is a beautiful, smart, funny and super-motivated young 15-year old. Love her so much!!

Lyn said...

Brilliant Lissa (Minick & Simpson)
Joyful Julie (Kate Spain)
Honorable Jake (V & Co)

Each week, this blog tour reminds me to be thankful for the stars in my life....this week, I'm thankful for my a special friend who brightens my life.

Renegade Quilter said...

Honorable Jake
Joyful Julie
Brilliant Lissa

The star in my life is Clark Kent

Robyn Jones said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my son Jon. He never lets the obstacles of being paralyzed keep him from doing what he wants to.

Carmen N said...

Brilliant Lissa, honorable Jake, and Joyful Julie.
My star is my little girl - she grows so much every day; both physically and mentally

Anonymous said...

Jan at jcmcenter@msn.com

Briliant Lissa, Joyful Julie, and Honorable Jake. All such inspiring choices for a beautiful quilt. My star is my family. Too difficult to choose just one as they are all stars in their way.

Jennifer said...

1. Joyful Julie 2. Honorable Jake, 3. Brilliant Lissa. My star is my daughter, Kelly, active duty Air force currently in Hawaii after a long year in Afghanistan. She is such an amazing, optimistic person in spite of long hours and hard work. She inspires me to be a better person and makes me want to live up to her vision of MOM.

Lisa said...

Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my wonderful husband.

Maggey and Jim said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and honorable Jake are the names of their blocks. My star is my hubby who hand quilts for me.
Maggey

*Tyler* said...

Brilliant Lissa, Honorable Jake and Joyful Julie are this weeks star names. My star is my daughter. She makes waking up worth while and shines brighter than the North Star!!

Karen said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa. I have a couple of stars, but I'll say the brightest today is my husband. He is so generous, and inspires me to be better too.

rebecca said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. One of my shining stars is a quilts friend. I believe she is doing this BOM and I'm sure she will finish it in record time!

lauraluvsloons said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. This is such a fun way to learn a little important something about our favorite designers.

KatieQ said...

Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie, and Brilliant Lisa are the names of the stars. My star is my daughter Luminous Patricia. Her hard work and keen intellect are really inspiring.

Sandra J said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa and Honorable Jake are the star blocks My star is my husband. I loved reading about Vanessa's husband, Jake; her sentiments about her husband closely echo those of my own. Thanks for the giveaway.

Patriotmom said...

Joyful Julie, Honerable Jake and Brilliant Lissa great names for what I'm sure will be lovely blocks!

Marie Chat said...

You all at your shop have really outdone yourselves with such a clever idea for designers to name their fantastic mystery star blocks. I have enjoyed reading about each designer's favorite 'star'. This week's were: Brilliant Lissa, Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie. My mother never quilted, but she planted the love of sewing and embroidery in me as a young girl. She will always be my star!

Karen C said...

Brilliant Lissa
Joyful Julie and
Honorable Jake

Thanks for sharing your stars with us. My stars are my grown children who I'm so proud of!

Mary Deckert said...

The three stars are named afterJoyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa.
My own star is also my husband. He's my center and my everything.

Leah Newman said...

V and Co's post was so sweet! Love hearing about her star.

Brenda said...

Kate Spain - Joyful Julie
Minick & Simpson - Brilliant Lissa
V and Co. - Honorable Jake

My shining star is my mom. She is always there for me and helps in any way that she can.

dortha said...

Joyful Julie, honorable Jake and brilliant Lissa are there stars. Thanks for chance.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa, and Joyful Julie. This line of fabrics is so beautiful, and I am sure this will be a great quilt top.

Nana-Bob said...

M&s = brilliant lissa, v&co = jake and kate spain = aunt julie!
This is such a beutiful quilt, pattern...star! My "star" would be my daughter. She has given me a beautiful grandson and is just a good person, mommy, wife and daughter. Thanks

Bethany said...

Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my mom! She inspires me everyday!

pizzaeater said...

1. Joyful Julie
2. Brilliant Lisa
3. Honorable Jake

The Star in my life is my husband, Jeff.

Afquilt said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names. My star is my husband, that's why I married him!

KMSC said...

The star names are:
#1 Minick & Simpson: Brilliant Lissa;#2 Kate Spain: Joyful Julie;
#3 V & Co: Honorable Jake.
My friend, CeCe, is one of the stars in my life. She is one of the most generous, funny, compassionate people I know. Thanks for the giveaway!
k.castanette@hotmail.com

Tabitha said...

Kate Spain - Joyful Julie, Minick & Simpson - Brilliant Lissa, V and Co. - Honorable Jake

My star is my grandparents for being so supportive and always there

Denny1600 said...

Honorable Jake
Joyful Julie
Brilliant Lissa

My stars are my awesome husband Bill and my special mother Mary.

Diann said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake. In my like it is my daughter who tries hard and doesn't give up.

Kathryn said...

I can't wait to see the Joyful Julie, Honorable a jake and brilliant Julie. the star in my life is the best husband in the world.

Michele BaDour said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake.

I am so looking forward to making this quilt...and as I make each block, I will be taking time to reflect on the Stars that have touched my life over the years.

Kathy Davis said...

The three are...Joyful Julie, honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. The star in my life is my son who teaches middle school special needs kids.

Donna Flanery said...

Can't wait to see the blocks named honorable jake, brilliant Lissa, and joyful Julie.

Joan H. said...

The three are Joyful Julie,Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my daughter, who persists in spite of her own breast cancer and her husbands illness.

Kelly Wilson said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake. I especially identified with Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. My husband is also my rock, my best friend and a source of constant inspiration and support.

SarahZ said...

Brilliant Lissa,Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake :) I love this series, hearing these wonderful stories!At risk of sounding cliche, my husband is my shiniest star...almost 30 years together, and we have had the most wonderful run...every day is a good one with him...(which is a really good thing since we live 50 miles from the nearest town!) :)

Diana said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names of the three stars. The stars, quilts and fabrics are fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Craftygnomewife said...

1. Brilliant Lissa
2. Joyful Julie
3. Honorable Jake
One shining star in my life is my mother-in-law, Maureen. She is brilliant in everything she does, considerate and thoughtful always, and doesn't see how amazing she is. Her parents have passed away within the past few years, both of them in their early 90's. They had both been in good health until the last years of their lives. Of their 8 children, Maureen lived the closest to them, and took on the role of primary caregiver with a level of grace that is really inspiring. She and my father-in-law handled any arrangements that needed to be made with the assisted living center for her parents' care, ran errands for them, visited several times a week, and hosted a steady stream of family who came to visit Grandma and Grandpa. All of this while holding down a full-time job and dealing with the inevitable emotional baggage of the situation. I hope that I can face difficulties in my life in the same way.

Kim-the-girl said...

This is such a fabulous and inspiring way to design a quilt! The stars Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie, and Brilliant Lissa are rightfully named. I especially love V & Co's tribute to her husband because mine is my star also. He is the hardest working, most supportive and living guy a girl could ask for! I'm a blessed girl to get to call him mine.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I love hearing these stories: Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa--wonderful names for blocks! My star is my husband of 40 years. Since we were 16, he's always encouraged and believed in me and I credit him for making me the confident woman I am today.

PWiggs said...

Designer stars are Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake. Friends are the stars in my life and the mystery quilt will be a beauty.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake. I love all the backgrounds the designers are sharing! Stars are the best!!!!

qlt7scrap at gmail dot com

Lynn McIndoe said...

Brilliant Lissa,
Joyful Julie and
Honorable Jake.
Our 3 small granschildren are the stars in our lives. They bring sparkle, light and brightness to our lives.

B. J. Woodlee said...

Joyful Julie
Honorable Jake
Brilliant Lissa

Thanks for chance to win beautiful fabrics.

Beth K said...

The 3 designer block names are Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. A special star in my life would be my husband who works hard to keep things running smoothly. Thanks for the giveaway!

charlotte said...

Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie and Brilliant Lissa. What fun to read each of the inspirations for these blocks. My husband is my star. He encourages me in all things and makes my life complete.

Allison said...

1 is Brilliant Lissa, 2 is Joyful Julie and 3 is Honorable Jake.
My shining star is my husband John. He loves to spend time with our 2 grandchildren and I love to watch him as he plays in the sandbox with them. Such a wonderful "Gampa".

Martha Cook said...

Joyful Julie.honorable jake,brilliant Lisa. My star is my husband. He is strong,loving,kind,faithful and others- centered.

Judy said...

Brilliant Lisa, Honorable Jake and Joyful Julie! Love this blog hop - so interesting! The star in my life right now is the the little 6yo who I work with on my job. She has physical disabilities and at such a young age teaches me a few things on life. Thanks for the chance.

marianne said...

Joyful Julie,Honorable Jake and Briljant Lissa.
I have different stars in my life...my husband,my kids and my quiltfriends :-))

Debbie said...

Joyful Julie,honorable Jake, Brilliant Alissa. Love the stories, being a star to someone can be for many reasons. My husband 30 years is my star, he has helped make me who I am today,we grew from young adults to happy senior citizens.

Anonymous said...

What fitting names for the stars in their lives, they shine brightly in their hearts! Can't wait to see what is coming down the road

Dana Gaffney said...

Kate Spain-Joyful Julie
V and Co.-Honorable Jake
Minick and Simpson-Brilliant Lissa

My Star is my daughter who has had a tough time in the last year, but she keeps picking herself and following her dreams.

kitty said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa.
My star would be called Nancy-Rowena after my two wonderful daughters.

Deb said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa! A special star in my life is my husband...faithful and still much in love after 34 years.

Reba said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake are wonderful. Even more wonderful was reading about these stars and their special lives.It was a pleasure getting to know these stars and their special gifts. My star would be my precious mother who has loved me and has been such a servant all of her life!

Linda said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa.....I enjoyed reading about each of these special people. We can be thankful that we all have special stars in our life. I am glad for twelve special little stars in my life.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Looks like a beautiful BOM!! The stars are:

1. Brilliant Lissa
2. Joyful Julie
3. Honorable Jake

My stars are my kids they bring me so much happiness!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nita said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my husband who built a sewing space for me in my closet. Brilliant!

Santee Bobbie said...

Kate Spain: Joyful Julie
V& Co.: Honorable Jake
Minick and Simpson:Brilliant Lissa
I love all the stars in the comments.My star is God-all I know and do is thru Him. Thanks for the chance to win. rjc2cam@gmail.com

Marlene said...

I would buy more koan solids!

Debby said...

Honorable Jake, Joyful Julie and the amazing Lissa who I love to follow, as I am the pre-cut princess and a Moda Maniac! LOL! My stars are my students present and past who bring so much joy to my life!

diane said...

I love stars and honorable Jake, joyful Julie and amazing Lisa are all beautiful stars.

Amy said...

Kate Spain: Joyful Julie
V& Co.: Honorable Jake
Minick and Simpson:Brilliant Lissa

What lovely stars! My stars are my kiddos! The make every day bright.

Anonymous said...

I loved the joyful Julie comments. I am in awe of people like Julie.

Thanks for a chance to. Win.

Felicia
feliciahamlin@gmail.com

Karen said...

The block names are Brilliant Lissa, Honorable Jake, and Joyful Julie, and I really enjoyed reading about each one of them. All of us have stars in our lives, and the biggest star in my family right now is my brand new niece Cameron, born 3 days ago, and the first grandchild on one side of the family. You can just imagine how spoiled she is already :-)

Lisa E said...

Joyful Julie (Kate Spain)
Honorable Jake (Vanessa)
Brilliant Lissa (Minick & Simpson)

The star in our family is my 17-year-old daughter who is working SO hard during her junior year of high school. I don't know how she keeps it together!

Rachell said...

Joyful Julie, Honourable Jake, Brilliant Lissa.
I have a lot of stars in my life...the ones I sew and quilt, and others. My best friend is so supportive. My husband is amazing. And my kids are amazing too, and the whole reason I returned to quilting. If I hadn't wanted to make them baby quilts, I might not have started quilting. And their baby quilts are all star samplers.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa are the names of the three stars.

My husband is the star of my life. He is very supportive of whatever I do. My sister is a star too as she manages on so little and with a son who has CF.

Caroline said...

Joyful Julie, honorable jake and brilliant Lissa. My star would be my mom:)

Jen Barnard said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my Mum, who among other things does all my pressing for me, so I can sew more.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

sandra said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa. My star is my husband. He is loving and supporting me during a difficult time in my life. Love him!!

Dianne W said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa. I used to be a little afraid of making star blocks when I started quilting, they seemed too hard and too many corners to meet up. Thankfully, designers like these have made it easy and I can do them with ease. Like Vanessa my hubby is my star, honourable, caring, loving, always there for me and never let's me down - we've been married 25 years and I am so glad we found each other.

Janet said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa ... I am SO excited to get started on this quilt! Today's star in my life is my dog Dexter ... he's my steadfast companion, whether I'm at the sewing machine or doing hand work, Sexy Dex is always at my feet.

tamidug said...

I am really enjoying reading about everyone's special 'stars' in their lives, and thank you for the chance to win!

Joyful Julie from Kate Spain
Brilliant Lissa from Minnick & Simpson
Honorable Jake from V & Co

Tami
tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

Jenelle said...

Kate Spain-Joyful Julie
V and Co-Honorable Jake
Minick and Simpson-Brilliant Lissa

My husband is my star. Always making me laugh and such a patient and caring guy. I'm lucky to be married to my best friend!

fabricaddict13 said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa. My Hero is my friend Jan, She is always ready to help on a moments notice

Sallie said...

1) Brilliant Lissa
2) Joyful Julie
3) Honorable Jake
My DH is my star and he makes the best scones!

Debbie B said...

Honorable Jake was such wonderful sentiment and my star is my husband too!! We are both very lucky to have such wonderful husbands!!

Liz Rehrauer said...

Joyful Julie. Wish I had an aunt like that. Honorable Jake. All husbands should be like that. Moda Lissa sounds like a wonderful boss.

Country Girl said...

Brilliant Lissa, Honorable Jake, Joyful julie are the stars names. I say my Grandma Finlinson is one of my stars. She was a mentor, great listener, wise, creative, and taught me how to quilt. She was so much fun and helped me thru those teenage years. When I was young and my family went to her house, there was always candy bars in the dining room buffet top left drawer for my brother and I. We would race to that drawer after greeting my grandparents first. So many special memories.

llavmc said...

1 - Brilliant Lissa
2 - Joyful Julie
3 - Honorable Jake

My hero is my husband. He is my best friend and has the biggest heart of anyone I know.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Brilliant Lissa
Joyful Julie
Honorable Jake

quilt455 said...

Honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa and Joyful Julie. My star would be called Jumping Jaiden for my wonderful granddaughter who has me jumping all the time and brings me so much joy.

Susan Entwistle said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my husband, who takes an interest in my quilting and encourages me to take the time I need to quilt. (He made a fabulous dinner tonight while I was sewing).

TinksDaughter said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa, and Honorable Jake
My star is Super Steve, my husband of 42 years.He is everything that I aspire to be. And even though he knows I'm crazy, he doesn't let on.

Brenda said...

Trying again. My fingers keep sending my comment's to another dimension before I'm done with them. I'll let you all know if I win anything.

I'd be happy to have any of these designer's stars in my life. I love the stories, and I can see why they were chosen.

Bonnie's and Camille's Brilliant Lissa
Kate Spain's Joyful Julie
V & Company's Honorable Jake

I'd name my star after my very best friend and support, Dan. I don't know what adjective I'd use -- there are so many that apply.

kathiquilts said...

Great Hop Stars; Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake. My Stars: my sister and quilting buddy Carrie, my daughter and inspiration Meg, and my daughter-in-law, sweet Julie.

Kathy M said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brillant Lissa my star is my husband Darling Dennis I am new to quilting and he supports me in my quilting, even let me buy a new machine. He would be happy to know I won a gift certificate for fabric.

Cindi P said...

Brilliant Lisa, Joyful Julie, and Honorable Jake-my star is also my husband.

Judy1522 said...

The block names are Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My shiniing star in my life is my husband.

Theresa W said...

Joyful Julie, Brilliant Lissa, and Honorable Jake. There're all great stars and deserve a tribute! This is going to be a great quilt for winter.

wendy said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. They all deserve a star!

Cheryl said...

Joyful Julie
honorable Jake
Brilliant Lissa
Mom is my star. She has guided me all my life and it's a bonus that she taught me how to sew and quilt.

paige said...

1. Brilliant Lissa, 2. Joyful Julie, and 3. Honorable Jake. Can't wait to see the whole quilt. My star is probably my 2yo - he is so sweet and funny and full of energy, he is my last child and came into my life when I had given up hope of adding to my family. He makes me smile everyday.

Anonymous said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa. My stars are my grandchildren. They light up the room as soon as they come in.
Ann P. heywis@hotmail.com

Gwen Wehner said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliant Lissa

My star is my brother - who packed up all his worldly possessions to move back home and care for our aging parents. It's comforting to know he's there for them.

Mara said...

1. Brilliant Lissa 2. Joyful Julie
3. Honorable Jake
Would love a Lissa in my life, I have an awesome Aunt named Joyful Jeanie, she always sends me cards and writes, it's so nice. And my Dad reminds me of Honorable Jake but he would be The Rock Tim.

Jan R said...

honorable Jake, Brilliant Lissa, and Joyful Julie. Thanks for a chance to win...my star would be
Grandma Scott...she taught me to love sewing and quilting.

Anonymous said...

The stars: Jake, Lissa, Julie! My star is my Dad; he died a few years ago and is missed so deeply. He was a man of God with a great love of people. His star is Walter. Thanks for putting this together!
rcwhipkey@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Kate's star is her aunt and the block is called Joyful Julie. V&Co's star is her husband, honourable Jake. Laurie and Polly chose Lissa as their star.

my special star is my husband who is at the vet's right now with one of my buns as I couldn't get the time off work.

Donna said...

Giveaways are always fun-from designers and Moda and quilt shops too. Happy quilters everywhere.

Sandra Allred said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa - my current stars would be my parents - they are 84 and 86 and still trucking! I just spent 5 days with them - I have to remind my mother to slow down - finally her body told her to do it :). I hope I'm as active as they are when I'm their age.

DebrafromMD said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake and Brilliamt Lissa.. I can't wait for the BOM to start. I even convinced a friend to join with me.

Karin said...

Joyful Julie, Honorable Jake, and Brilliant Lissa. My star is my almost 4-year-old son, who always has a big smile on his face and a hug for his Mama.

Wendy said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake are the names of the blocks. My long term favorite star is my husband, Jon, who has been my partner through thick and thin for 32 years.

Sarina said...

Honorable Jake, joyful Julie, and Brilliant Lissa. Today my star is my husband- always taking care of us and working thru all the stresses life throws at him! Love that man!!!

Ness said...

Brilliant Alissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake are the names of the blocks. Gorgeous fabrics in your mystery quilt! Thanks for the chance! My stars are my little daughters Mauna and Eva

B Drou said...

Brilliant Lissa, Joyful Julie and Honorable Jake are these blocks' names. I'm drooling over these fabrics. My stars are my sisters and daughters. Thank you for this chance!!

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