Thursday, March 13, 2014

Designer Tidbits: Bonnie and Camille

April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
New Fabric Collection, April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics April Showers bring May flowers, and luckily April Showers has arrived! April Showers, Bonnie & Camille's latest collection for Moda Fabrics, is perfect for a playful Springtime project. Put on your rain boots and grab your umbrella, we are heading into the rain with Bonnie & Camille!

April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics

Hello there everyone! We are so happy to be here chatting with you on the Fat Quarter Shop blog today and sharing our newest line for Moda, April Showers. This was such a cheerful line for us to design. Our inspiration always comes from different places, but with this line, it was a scrap of an umbrella feedsack that we came across and immediately fell in love with. We knew we had to design a line around it, and knew it had to be called April Showers, and had to include plenty of May flowers.

April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics

We thought it would be fun to talk about some of our favorites the line, so here goes!

Our favorite April Showers prints!
Bonnie: That’s like asking me to choose a favorite child. (Camille: Which would be me, of course!) Hmm… I would have to say the aqua umbrella print. There is something so sweet about those red umbrellas. I also used just about every inch of my red polka dots when I was designing.

Camille: It would be a tie for me between the navy stripe, which I’ve used for just about every binding since April Showers arrived, and the navy floral, which is just the right amount of crazy for me.

Our favorite April Showrs projects!
Bonnie: My favorite project to sew this time was my Cabin Christmas quilt. It was so fast to put together, and it was fun to use the line in a different way. Who knew that just using the red and greens from such a cheery springy line could make such a pretty Christmas quilt.


Camille: I would probably have to say my Puddle Jumping quilt. I loved using just the blues and the greens, and it has such a crisp, fresh feel. I’m about to start a scrappy Puddle Jumping, so stop by my Instagram to follow along and say hello!

Puddle Jumping Quilt by Thimble Blossoms featuring April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

What we are up to now!
Bonnie: Well, I just finished up my Charm Pack Cherry quilt, and I have another one on my list for a friend. I’m also working on some new designs which I’ll be showing on my blog soon, so keep an eye out.

Charm Pack Cherry Quilt by Bonnie of Cotton Way featuring April Showers by Bonnie & Camille

Camille: Back in October I made a few mini versions of my new quilts for my Quilt Market booth and had lots of requests for patterns, which is how my mini quilt series was started. I’ve since made a few more mini patterns, and have loved seeing them pop up as people sew and hang them in their sewing spaces. I guess you could say I have mini fever!

Swoon Mini Quilt Pattern by Thimble Blossoms Camille Roskelley
Mini Swoon Quilt Pattern
Spools Mini Quilt Pattern by Thimble Blossoms Camille Roskelley
Mini Spools Quilt Pattern
Dwell Mini Quilt Pattern by Thimble Blossoms Camille Roskelley
Mini Dwell Quilt Pattern
Puddle Jumping Mini Quilt Pattern by Thimble Blossoms Camille Roskelley
Mini Puddle Jumping Quilt Pattern
Just because no post is complete without too many photos, here are a few more of our April Showers projects.

Raincheck Quilt by Thimble Blossoms featuring April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics
by Cotton Way featuring April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
by Cotton Way featuring April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
Starlight Quilt by Thimble Blossoms featuring April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics

Now that we’ve spilled our favorites, we would love to hear yours! What is your favorite April Showers print or project?

Thanks for having us!
Bonnie & Camille
April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics

28 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Love them all! Could be because I love this line of fabric.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All the projects are so fun. I do love the umbrella print and mixed with some polka dot pinwheels - what a sweet quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love them all, especially the dots and stripes, but my fave is the umbrellas... so fun!

Jane Ritz said...

They're all beautiful.

Tracy said...

Would have to say Swoon or Mini Swoon. Love the navy and mint green prints from the April Showers line.

Cheryl Little said...

I love the mini quilts!

Donna Lee said...

Who wouldn't love a Bundle of Spring Showers, to wash all of the snow away

Billy'sgirl said...

I just made the Rainy Day Raindrop bag, using an April Showers charm pack and yardage. I made it using reds and teals, and it came out SO pretty! I just love the April Showers fabric collection, and purchased a jelly roll, but I haven't picked a pattern yet. Maybe the Spools pattern?

Diane Moore said...

I have loved this line since the first pic I saw! My favorite is the grey raindrops, it goes with everything, so I had to get a whole bolt, since it is truly going on everything!

Linda said...

THANKS FOR SHARING!
It's very difficult to choose just one . . . . but I really like the white with the little umbrellas!


Ancobaltt16@yahoo.com

Sigi G said...

My utmost favorites are all the umbrella and raindrop prints. I love rainy days best,(weird huh)and with my husband's birthday in April - well, if I could, I'd buy a bolt of each.

MalinisQuilts said...

My favorite April Showers print is:
http://www.fatquartershop.com/april-showers-gray-umbrellas-yardage

and pattern is definitely the Rain check.

Mrs Quinn said...

The gray floral and red rain drops. Love this line.

Anonymous said...

Bias, gingham, polka dots...love it all!! cpoot at telus dot net

Laura B said...

I love the Puddle Jumping quilt and all the blues and greens in the sample.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I love the blues and greens together in Puddle jumping. Also Bonnies Splash quilt.

martha cook said...

I would love to do a charm cherry block quilt with the blues and greens. So calming.

Lee said...

I love all the navy blue prints!

EllenB said...

When I was young, the umbrella I carried to school had a big white ribbon on the handle, so the umbrella prints would be favorites of mine. Love that puddle jumping pattern!

Marie Chat said...

My favorite fabric is the aqua and red umbrellas. They look so nostalgic. My favorite patterns are the mini dwell quilt and the 6-pointed triangular star. Really nice line!

maggie said...

I just today got my charm pack in the mail of April Showers! I am totally in love!! I love the colors, and now I have to save my "pennies" and buy some fat quarters or yardage. I feel compelled to make a quilt with this fabric.
I promise, I'm not trying to flatter you, but I just love all of your fabric designs. It began with "Vintage Modern" and then " Marmalade" , (my 2 favorite lines until April Showers" came a long) hey, I think that that is a line from an old song..lol
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Kelly Wilson said...

I really like all versions of the raindrops. Overall the green and the green color ways are my favorite. Very nice collection!

pdewaal66 said...

The ironing caddy is looking like something I really need, where do I get the pattern... Please advise....

elaine said...

Every one of these patterns appeal to me. I love the colors and patterns of the fabric.

Anna F. said...

Love just about everything I see with April Showers but I'm particularly fond of Puddle Jumping.

cristina maria said...

Oi!!
Os guarda-chuva são lindos e diferentes. Imagine uma almofada com esse padrão?
Afinal achei todos lindos.

daisywaite said...

What is the pattern name for the " star within a star " ??? Please tell me ? Thank you !

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