Saturday, September 13, 2014

Moda Love Winners

All good things must come to an end. 
Thank you all for participating in the Moda Love blog hop.

And the winners are.
Layer Cake and The Same But Different pattern:
cityquilter grace September 9, 2014 at 6:09 AM
i love cool crisp autumn's here now and am lovin' it! and i love sandy gervais designs....pumpkins gone wild, flirt...many more...

Jelly Roll and a Fine China pattern:
Sandi September 9, 2014 at 3:07 PM
I love creativity especially to see what each Moda designer has done to made the basic pattern her own. How it looks so different depending on the fabric line that is used. I looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Fat Eight Bundle:
Heidi C September 9, 2014 at 8:21 AM
I love cool fall days, going for a walk with my dog and then sitting down to sew. BTW you are one of my favorite fabric designers!

Please email me with you addresses so I can send out your prizes.
Happy quilting!
From my heart.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Moda Love - My Day

Welcome day 6 of the Moda Love blog hop.
It is my day to blog along with these two talented gals.

 Bonnie of Cotton Way 

I am not going to explain the whole school house/blog hop thing again as I think the previous bloggers have filled you in with all of the information that you need to know.
We were told we could take the basic pattern and add to it to make it our own using the line of fabric debuting at Spring market. 

My fabric line was Rambling Rose.
This fabric will be shipping in October. 

On Sept. 27th. I will be having an outdoor quilt show at our local retreat center, The Quilted Steeple. I wanted to use my quilt as a feature quilt in the show so I added borders and  my company name to the basic pattern. The Quilted Steeple will also have "A Chat With Sandy Gervais" starting at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. (Sept 27th.) I will tell a little about myself and then we will open the floor up to questions. We would love to have you join us. Fall in the country is beautiful!

Here is the link for the basic pattern. (There is no pattern for my additions.) Be creative and see what you can do with this basic pattern to make it "yours".

Moda Lissa gave us a list of questions to answer - so here goes.

When did you start quilting? Tell us about your first quilt.
I did not start to quilt until 1992. My first quilts were actually little wall hangings. I started out sewing clothing. My mother taught me to sew starting at age 8 when I joined the local 4-H club. I was in sewing for all 10 years that I belonged to 4-H.

When did you fall in LOVE with quilting/ textiles? and Why? 
At a very young age. I was a happy day when mom would say, "let's go material shopping". Usually I picked out the material first and then found a pattern.

 It was so relaxing thumbing through the big pattern books to find just the right pattern for my material. (fabric was call material back then) You can buy this vintage pattern book here.

 What fuels you to create? 
Chocolate and deadlines. (Nothing like a looming deadline to get the creating juices flowing.)

What  is the best part of your design process? 
Mixing the paint colors to start a line of fabric.
I love playing with color!

I get shaky knees when...... 

When I dance—and they are not shaking to the beat of the music. 
Known fact  - the Gervais do not dance.

I love the color......
I LOVE RED! Especially a warm orangy red,  much like the color of the sweater I am wearing in the Moda School house video.
I appear 5:53 into the video.

This project features a layer cake, charm pack or mini charm, but what is your all time favorite Moda precut?
I like to design with charm packs the best. It is kind of like a puzzle to me - trying to figure out what image I can make using the various squares. You can find all of  my Charm Pack™ patterns here.

I would love to spend a day with...... Tim Gunn - discussing the de-slopification (Tim's word) of America.

I hope you LOVE Rambling Rose which will be shipping to stores very soon.
LOVE us on Facebook  (okay Like us)

Leave a comment and tell me what you love. It could be a person, a fabric line, a notion, a pattern - anything -  to be eligible to win a Rambling Rose Layer Cake™, Jelly Roll™ or Charm Pack™.

The winners will be announced n Sept.13th.
Tomorrow's bloggers are 

Check back here on the 13th to see if you have won a prize!
From my heart,

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Moda Love Blog Hop

Here it is September 5th...4 days after the start of the Moda Love Blog Hop.
So sorry I have been out attending to a family medical emergency.

Here is the Blog Hop Schedule.
I will be blogging on Monday Sept 9th.

Janet Clare Designs –
Kate Spain –
Thimbleblossoms –

Amy Ellis –
Eric +Julie Comstock-
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio –

Malka Dubrawski –
Blackbird Designs –
Lauren + Jessi Jung –
Lella Boutique –

Basic Grey –
Fig Tree and Co. –
Pat Sloan –

April Rosenthal –
French General –
Minick and Simpson –

Cotton Way –
Sandy Gervais –
Primitive Gatherings –

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Bunny Hill –
Deb Strain -
Kansas Troubles –

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Kathy Schmitz –
Laundry Basket Quilts –
Zen Chic –

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Me and My Sister Designs –
Jan Patek –
Sweetwater –

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above