Designer Mystery BOM!

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Good morning everyone. Hope you had a great Super Bowl
weekend. Sure was an exciting game regardless of which team you were rooting
for! Even though it didn’t quite end the way we hoped it would over here in the
San Francisco Bay Area, it was a great time to be with friends, eat good food and
enjoy the excitement of the game. At least that is what Eric is telling himself as he mopes around the office this morning….


Today we are kicking off the beginning of the Fat Quarter
Shop’s BOM Blog Tour, starting with us Basket Gals- me, Sandy and Edyta! Love
those gals and I can’t wait to see their baskets. Following the baskets will come stars, blossoms and houses… sounds like a party to me!



Ours happens to be on the top of this lovely little stack so
you get a good sneak peek of it. If curiosity doesn’t get you to sign up to see
al the other upcoming blocks, then I don’t know what will!

2013 DM Blocks 2

The folks at the FQS asked us to tell you about our ultimate
gift basket as a part of the blog hop. I think I have found a new calling…. As
I thought about ultimate gift baskets and went virtual shopping for them, I found
that I could make a gift basket out of almost any color grouping or theme. I
made kitchen baskets and bath baskets, house baskets and garden baskets, all
from my favorite stores. It was a little too much fun if you ask me. I finally
settled on a “basket” from one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie and one of
my favorite current colors, aqua and seafoam. This is what I came up with.


If anyone would like to make me that gift basket for any
occasion… birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Bastille Day, Groundhog Day… any
day would be fine!


Even just my favorite little mini bowls would be fine. Anyone?


As for the BOM, we’ve already told you that we are absolutely in love with the
collection that’s being used but as you know that is a seriously biased
statement since Kim decided to use our AVALON for this one! Yeah!

Avalon is a slightly retro, slightly nautical, definitely summer feeling fabric line that contains our signature tomato reds, a wonderful apple green and a soft buttery yellow. Its grounded with a bright aqua and wonderful tone of navy as well as a soft, warm greay that is a perfect neutral. The whole collection is set in a light ivory color that sets off the rest of the fabris and makes them sparkle!



Not only that, but
we love all the gals involved in the project. They are our design "sisters" and we appreciate all of them so much! They are truly the best. So… you really can’t go wrong
with this one. And that’s a lot coming from someone who is generally not a BOM
kind of gal….


I hope you enjoy the hop.

I hope you send me some bowls [kidding really].

I hope you follow all the other designers on
their days.

And I hope that you check in with Kimberly and the crew for more information on everything and on their
giveaway HERE.


As for us over here, once we’re done crying over yesterday’s
game, we will be posting some special sales and coupons on our FACEBOOK page so
if you don’t already “LIKE’ us, you might wanna sign up and watch to see what is

 Click HERE to "like" us.

Thanks for hopping today!

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  1. CathyK | 4th Feb 13

    I can’t wait for it to start! LOVE this fabric!!

  2. Cecilia | 4th Feb 13

    I love the touch of navy in the quilt. I might have to sign up for this one too.

  3. Michele Willand | 4th Feb 13

    I can not wait to get my hands on this BOM!!! Soooooo excited!!!!!!

  4. Joanna | 4th Feb 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Michele Willand submitted a comment on Designer Mystery BOM!


  5. Dee | 4th Feb 13

    I not only like Fig Tree, I love Fig Tree. Just finished as Breakfast at Tiffany’s fat quarter quilt from the Sizzling Sixties patterns. Love your fabric!

  6. Kathy | 5th Feb 13

    I am not su much a fan of “retro”, but I have to agree – the navy is a great pop of contrast/color.

  7. April | 5th Feb 13

    Love the new fabric can hardly wait to get started on the Mystery Block of the month, and the Basket is everything I would love in my house.

  8. Joanne L. | 5th Feb 13

    what a beautiful grouping!! Love the basket!!

  9. Linda P | 5th Feb 13

    This is such a pretty line of fabric – congrats on it being chosen!

  10. Deb | 5th Feb 13

    Looks like a great quilt and great project!

  11. Janice K. | 5th Feb 13

    Joanna, you have excellent taste in basket goodies! Lovely! Can hardly wait for the BOM to begin.

  12. Joanna | 5th Feb 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Kathy submitted a comment on Designer Mystery BOM!

    Who knew that the navy would be so much fun to add into things?

  13. Joanna | 5th Feb 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Dee submitted a comment on Designer Mystery BOM!

    We love you too!

  14. Mary Ann | 7th Feb 13

    Love the basket…and yes, I am signed up!

  15. Robbienae | 7th Feb 13

    I love the Avalon collection and the navy just makes the colors POP.

  16. Joanna | 7th Feb 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Robbienae submitted a comment on Designer Mystery BOM!

    Thanks so much! We cant wait till it hits the stores!

  17. Tammy | 10th Feb 13

    Looking forward to this . I lov eyour selection of basket items.

  18. Chris | 10th Feb 13

    This is another beautiful line of fabric! 🙂 I am hoping to sign up for the BOM..looks like a fabulous quilt!

  19. Debbie Pickthall | 11th Feb 13

    I also love aqua & seafoam colours and everything you picked for your basket!
    Great colours in the new line of fabric!!

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