MODA Country Fair!

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend filled with the outdoors, BBQ, popsicles and friends!
We did a little bit of all of the above and managed to get in some fabulous flea market shopping while we were at it, an overnight teaching trip to Las Vegas for me, some Cafe Rio with one of my favorite designer friends, some football and whiffle ball in the street and an impromptu play with original song lyrics and guitar playing, performed by three 6 years olds sitting up in our tree :-)!                                                                 
But I guess all of that will have to be a post for another day.                                                                             
Mostly I am just checking in with you all here to make sure you know what is starting today…..                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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Starting today and continuing for the entire month, all of the MODA designers are banding together to bring you a fantastic Blog Hop of grand proportions! Every designer will have some great questions to answer, some fun projects to share and some yummy giveways to hand out. You won't want to miss a single day, I promise.                                                                                                                                                                       
Now I am sure that when you think of us MODA designers, you think of professional, design artists, working hard to bring you the best work they can all the time.                                                                                                                  
Well… sometimes we are that surely. And sometimes we are, well… I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA AND NO RECOLLECTION of what we are doing and what we are talking about here below.
But this picture just makes me laugh every single time I look at it. Thought I would share it with you. It feels a bit like one of those sitcom outtakes, doesn't it?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Presenting the "real" MODA designers…. LOL!

 Confused designers

Okay, okay… this is the picture that we were trying to take.                                                                                 

So to see these lovely ladies, come back here or to any other MODA designer blog each day, to click on the blog for the next day. And be sure to come join me here on September 15th!                                                 
You can also read more about it all here, at the Moda Cutting Table.                

September 11th Basic Grey 
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain

See you soon!


xoxo Joanna

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  1. Maria Gualdoni | 6th Sep 11

    Thank you for your posting! If you don’t mind, I will borrow your mom’s advice and adopt it as if it were my own’s. I certainly need a reminder that my blocks can line up if I keep at it!

  2. Deborah Hays | 6th Sep 11

    I am so excited!!! I absolutely LOVED the last one…. I know this will be just as much fun. And I also enjoyed the picture. You gals are the best!

    I had a delightful holiday as it sounds like you did too.. we are blessed.


  3. Cynthia Van Landuyt | 6th Sep 11

    Thanks for the links. See you this Friday at Holly hill for Dancing with Dollies

  4. Joanna | 6th Sep 11

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Cynthia Van Landuyt submitted a comment on MODA Country Fair!

    I am really looking forward to it!


  5. Laura G | 6th Sep 11

    The before and after pictures are so funny. They truly show what a wild and crazy bunch creative people can be. Moda is very lucky to have you all.Cheers

  6. Marianne | 6th Sep 11

    Ohh, this sounds like fun. I’ve been super busy and also out of town so I had not heard about this. Thanks for the head’s up!

  7. Sue Dreger | 7th Sep 11

    Loved the cupcakes and bucket lists, I need to call my friends and tell them about the fair. Sue

  8. Sinta Renee | 7th Sep 11

    Love the before and after photos! You Moda gals are awesome… your day is a whole week away- can’t wait to see what next Wed. will bring:)
    I wish I still lived in Lake Oswego and was taking that class from you!

  9. Joanna | 8th Sep 11

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Sinta Renee submitted a comment on MODA Country Fair!

    Would love to have you in it Sinta! Happy quilting,


  10. | 13th Sep 11

    Love the idea to visit all the different blogs each day. Thank you for all the inspiration and creativity!

  11. Regina | 15th Sep 11

    Joanna, your fabrics, creativity, and decorating ideas speak to my soul! I check in frequently because your colors are divine. I love your wooden bobbin and fall leaves in pitcher idea. This is my favorite season. I’m a lover of GREEN. Looking forward to your new fabric line!

  12. | 15th Sep 11

    Thank you for all the Fresh new ideas to keep us going-
    Cheryl in OC, Calif.

  13. Ellen Sickler | 15th Sep 11

    Love your fabric, love your blog and love the color orange!

    Ellen S.

  14. Julie T. | 15th Sep 11

    I also love your fabric! I think it would be nice to see some maroons and rusts. Thanks!

  15. Francoise | 15th Sep 11

    Just love all your ideas and wonderful fabrics and pattern which inspire me all the time. Just wish I had more time to create some of the beautiful projects you offer, time will come I hope!

  16. Elizabeth | 15th Sep 11

    favorite color…red always but I do love the way you soften everything…I love visiting your site….I always leave happy.

  17. Bambicats | 15th Sep 11

    A Butterscotch bundle is on my bucket list. Don’t know what I’ll do with it yet, but it would be so pretty just to look at.

  18. Mary Jo | 15th Sep 11

    Always am drawn to fabrics with red. May finally make a quilt of my very own.

  19. ellie | 15th Sep 11

    I love this site!!……..Glad I found it I love all the chatter and ideas and fabrics…..Thanks a bunch!……ellie

  20. Debby L | 15th Sep 11

    You wanted to know my favorte color in your line and I must say I am always drawn to your lovly greens. They are so soft and relaxing…I even have my bathroom painted in that shade of green…
    This is my very first time bloging and it is fun reading everyones comments…
    Thank you…

  21. tamara | 15th Sep 11

    I love the blues in the Butterscotch bundle, all the colors are beautiful and relaxing! I really enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for this opportunity to win!

  22. Adina | 15th Sep 11

    I can’t seem to pick a favorite color–I love the shade or tone of all your colors and how you combine them. It just makes me happy looking at them!

  23. Kmorreira | 15th Sep 11

    I have made several quilts with your fabrics. I love the classy richness of them I love th3 peach colors and would like to see a darker grayish blue as well as a russet red . Thanks for such an informative website.

  24. Deleska B. | 15th Sep 11

    Love Love your fabrics!!

  25. Ruby | 15th Sep 11

    When it comes to color, you never seem to miss…I would like to have a creamy mid range yellow that would work with the peach tones and the red tones…love all of your work so much…if I only had the time to make all of the projects that your fabric inspires in me…

  26. Lana | 15th Sep 11

    I love all of your fabric and colors. It has a special color softness to it that is so appealing. I like a soft sage green. Thanks for have such a generous giveaway! Lana

  27. Fran McGuinn | 15th Sep 11

    I love all your fabrics and colors.They are all so wonderful. I also enjoy your newsletters. Please keep developing new lines of fabric. I look forward to taking classes from you again.
    Camp Watch A Patcher

  28. Rachel | 15th Sep 11

    Y’all are crazy! And your fabrics are incredible! Talk about eye candy, i just want one of everything! What about that vintage victorianish gray-green color that was so popular in the first half of the century? My great-aunt had several small pieces of furniture painted that color, so it makes me feel nostalgic.

  29. Betty | 15th Sep 11

    What a joy to find your website! I stumbled upon it by pure luck! I live in Texas, and have now found lots of places to buy your fabrics. I was noticing there was not much in the way of teal, which is my current favorite color.

  30. Rene Guenthart | 15th Sep 11

    My favorite colors are the soft yellows and reds. Ever since finding your booth at my first quilt show, I always search for you first and get my annual fix of beautiful fabric and patterns. I just finished the Halloween owl and pumpkin. It turned out really cute. Also, I love your blog! Rene

  31. | 15th Sep 11

    Your fabrics are beautiful. Simply put – I would like to win.

  32. Michelle Hohbach | 15th Sep 11

    Fresh Figs is one of my favorites! From the fresh ideas in decorating to the fun everyday patterns and your fabrics are just my style. The Butterscotch & Rose fabrics are wonderful!

    Fall is my favorite time of year, it just does not last long enough.

    Everyone should have a “bucket list”. My bucket list usually is about quilting. What quilt to start or finish next, new techniques to learn, new quilt shops to visit, etc..

    I very much enjoy the “Fresh Vintage” quarterly. Keep the fresh ideas coming.

  33. Sherry Cox | 15th Sep 11

    I am new to your site and find I love your fabrics. I am starting a block of the month with your fabrics. I love aqua color and can’t get enough of it. Thanks for such beautiful fabrics etc.
    Sherry Cox
    Wichita, Ks

  34. BETTY WALKER | 15th Sep 11

    I love your fabrics and patterns. They are fun to make.

  35. Marie Fluck | 15th Sep 11

    I love your fabrics and colors – they are so pretty and just can’t get enough! My daughter and I have such fun looking for them in the quilt shops and checking out your website.
    My favorite color is the peach. Thanks for making our quilting such fun.


  36. Chele | 15th Sep 11

    Love the colors, they are so aspiring. I see some pretty projects in their future.

  37. | 15th Sep 11

    Love , love the fabric you have picked. Of course I have some . Thank you for doing this

  38. Shanna | 15th Sep 11

    Love, Love, the Moda Country Fair. It is so much fun to see all the color, ideas, and very very talented people that give so much of their time and talent.

  39. Mary P | 15th Sep 11

    Just looking at Moda fabrics makes me feel wonderful, as a fabric collector I want one of everything…LOL!
    My favorite color is RED, but yellows and greens are good too!!!
    Thanks for the fun and a chance to win!!!!

  40. Cris Moraga | 15th Sep 11

    I absolutely adore Fig Tree patterns, fabric and anything Fig Tree!!! Keep it coming!!

  41. Pam Knight | 15th Sep 11

    You have done it again Joanna. The fabrics are beautiful Cheers Pam

  42. Jan Milton | 15th Sep 11

    Your fabrics are all terrific and the colors are wonderful. I read your blog every chance I get. My favorite color(s) are red/pink.

  43. star | 15th Sep 11

    I am so thankful for your color pallet. I started with Allspice Tapestry, but I wish I had started sooner. Love the vintage look.

  44. Shirley Scot | 16th Sep 11

    OMG just found your site. Can’t possibly pick a favorite color – you make all of them look so beautiful. Each bundle listed is better than the one before. Love your blog – will be back daily. Thank you.

  45. Kimberly | 17th Sep 11

    I have been a follower for a long time now…I love the french, vintage, sweet appeal the colors and patterns have. Your fabric has such timeless charm, and looks good with all types of decorating!

  46. Kathryn Crissman | 17th Sep 11

    Freshest group of fabrics that I’ve seen in a long time! Love the color blends.

  47. Serena | 19th Sep 11

    Ciao, mi chiamo Serena e vivo a Firenze, da quando ho scoperto in tuo sito vengo spesso a visitarlo. Devo dire che tutte le stoffe sono bellissime con dei colori e disegni molto delicati. Specialmente quelli con i piccoli fiori mi ricordano le stoffe di quando ero piccola, che noi chiamiamo le “stoffe della nonna.
    Grazie per le tue bellissime creazioni.

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