Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Designer Tidbits: LOL with Me and My Sister Designs


Hi everyone! The dynamic duo is back again on the Jolly Jabber! Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs are here to show off their brand new LOL collection for Moda Fabrics. As you can tell by the name, this collection will definitely bring a smile to your face. Here is a quick recap video on the collection, enjoy!



It’s great to be visiting the Fat Quarter Shop again! We are so excited that our newest fabric group for Moda has shipped to the stores. I always hate the wait! It’s kind of like waiting for Christmas to come when we were kids.


Q: What inspired you to design the LOL collection?
A: This collection has some slightly new colors for us. They’re still bright and vibrant but the greens are a little “acid” and the purples are a little “deeper”. We like changing things up a bit!

Some of the prints in this group were from vintage fabrics that I’ve been collecting over the years, so it’s a bit more grown up … but we still tried to keep our signature whimsical style. Did you know that all the prints and colors in LOL are named after texting terms? ALM (All My Love) Pink and AYK (Are You Kidding) Green are my favorites!


We have some fun new patterns to go along with the collection called Text Me and Reply All. Text Me is my (Barb) personal favorite! I think it’s because it’s made using fat quarters, my favorite precut. Did you notice the texting terms spilling over into the pattern names too? Mary’s favorite is Reply All since she likes fat eighths.
Q: What's the best part about being a designer?
A: One of the best parts about being a designer is that we get to pick which prints and colors we like best and order heavily!

Q: Which is your favorite print from the LOL collection?
A: This print is one of our favorites and we love it in every color!


To make this stripe I actually cut strips of paper and glued them onto another sheet of paper. The purple dots were also hand cut. No paper punch dots for us!

With every fabric group we do there is always a free pattern. The free pattern this time is XOXO. Surprise … another texting term. You can download the FREE pattern on our website. 


We also did a quick video tutorial on how to do a stitch n' flip for piecing these quilt blocks.


SURPRISE! To celebrate the new release of LOL we’re giving away 2 jelly rolls. For a chance to win one of these, visit our blog and tell us what the texting term LOL means!


Thanks for letting us visit today and hope you enjoy LOL!

Barb and Mary
Me and My Sister Designs

28 comments:

Anita said...

I just love the colors in this fabric line. Okay my fingers are crossed.

Quilter Kathy said...

Yum! The purples and blues are so delish!

VickiT said...

LOVE this new collection. So pretty and I have some charm packs on their way to me already. I could really use the jelly rolls to go with those.

Wendy said...

I saw your collection in my LQS the other day and just love it! Okay LOL means laugh out loud :)

caribousmom (at) aol (dot) com

gigi said...

Laugh out Loud! Cute fabric

Gill said...

Fabulous - the name is fantastic!!

Carol said...

laughing out loud - I love the deep purples in LOL.

Anonymous said...

What are the 3 aurifil thread numbers that you show that coordinate so perfectly?

Debbie said...

Laugh out loud, love the colors and prints. Refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Laugh out loud...love love love this collection, so fun!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Loving the deeper purple and acid green-- really adds some punch to the fab bright colors!

Tom Cranford said...

I have seen this bright and fun fabric and think it is just great. I don't have a favorite color but love the whole collection. I do like the patterns (saw them on the Fat Quarter Shop) and thought they were awesome!
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away!

Lynn McIndoe said...

I would Laugh Out Loud if I won a Jelly Roll
mcindoe@xtra.co.nz

fun4me1249 said...

Oh aren't those fabric yummie.. If I won a jelly roll would definitely Laugh Out Loud & probably dance around the room too.
Thanks for fun giveaway.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Gina S. said...

Laugh out loud.
Love the newer colors

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Laugh out loud!!! which we should do everyday:)

traditional_quilter said...

laugh out loud lol
I would love to win!

Nancy said...

Laugh out Loud... Great colors in this fabric line...
thanks for the giveaway.

Brandy Pettit said...

Thank you for sharing, I love their happy colors!
~Brandy

Shequiltzwitit said...

Me and My Sister crack me up......LOL!!! I tell everyone your books/patterns are soo versatile/EASY!!
I luv how u keep it real, fun and a smile on my face!
Cheers!

Michele T said...

This fabric collection is so sweet!! And LOL means laugh out loud!!

Kim Anness said...

Laugh out loud. Love this new line!

Marianne said...

Laugh out loud. I love your bright fabric lines!!

Vicky Rude said...

Laughing out loud. These fabrics say FUN to me!

Jane eilderts said...

Laugh out Loud!! Love this new collection!!

debra peters said...

Laughing out loud!! Love the bright colors

Jessica said...
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Leslie Cator said...

Stitch and flip! Wow. I am a new quilter, this was so easy! The double stitching, ingenious! Thanks so much!