Monday, February 25, 2013

Mix 'n Match




Have you ever thought of mixing Comma by Zen Chic with Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille? What do you think about the combination of Boho by Urban Chiks with Avalon by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company?

The fabrics above are from three different Urban Chiks collections: 1974, Urban Cowgirl, and Boho--and I love them together. I'm over at the Moda Cutting Table blog today talking about some mix and match fabric combinations.

I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway--to enter, hop over and read my post at The Cutting Table, then come back over here and leave a comment mentioning either your favorite Moda fabric combo from that post or your own favorite Moda fabric combo. I'll pick a winner on Tuesday and send them a Fat 1/8 bundle of some yummy Moda fabrics!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



149 comments:

Morgan Stidham said...

Wow! The first comment on this post. Well I have to say I loved Comma and Happy Go Lucky but ticklish and Snap Pop were really calling my name today.

Missy Shay said...

I really like the Brights from Ticklish by Me & My Sister and brights from Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais. I am trying to get more brights in my collection of fabrics, although I also liked all of the navys, I have a soft spot for blues!

LC said...

Kate Spain is my all time favorite, and by chance I mixed some Good Fortune with Terrain, and I just love them together.

joanold said...

I love the Vintage Modern, Ruby and Marmalade mix. Happy go Lucky mixes in well with it too.

joanold said...

I love the Vintage Modern, Ruby and Marmalade mix. Happy go Lucky mixes in well with it too.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I love, love, love all of those fabric lines...and I love them all together!
Stefanie

Carin Aschan said...

I love the combo you`ve put together for this post! And for the other post, Boho and Avalon in greens is a nice one.

Linda said...

Hi! Love the Marmalade+Ruby+Vintage Modern together! Thanks so for your inspiration+a neat giveaway too!
Blessings,Linda

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Elaine M said...

Wonderful happy fabric lines. The combos are endless. Each combo was a favorite when viewed, must ruby with marmalade was tops.

Wendy Iris said...

I love mixing basic grey with sweetwater and/or zen chic.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

My heart has comma all around it!

giddy99 said...

I like bits of Juggling Summer with bits of Simple Marks together!

Lani said...

My eyes and heart belong to the brights like the Brights from Ticklish by Me & My Sister and brights from Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais. I love this combo.

Sally said...

I loved the navys from Happy go Lucky and Avalon. I think all of the Fig Tree lines go together.

Rita said...

i love navy blue -- so it's happy go lucky and avalon for me. great giveaway, thank you for the chance.

Laura said...

Salt air and chrysalis go well together I think.

Anita said...

I love the Boho and Avslon combo in reds....so pretty! Although Avalon and Happy Go Lucky in navy is really nice too :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love the navy from both the Avalon and Happy Go Lucky that you put together over at the Moda site. I also love your 1974 and Boho from Three Sisters and will be watching to see what you make.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love the navy from both the Avalon and Happy Go Lucky that you put together over at the Moda site. I also love your 1974 and Boho from Three Sisters and will be watching to see what you make.

Meredith said...

I love to mix the Bonnie & Camille fabrics! They play so nice together.

Cotton Blossom said...

I'm currently mixing Bonnie & Camille's Ruby, Vintage Modern and Bliss together in a full sized quilt for my daughter. I really appreciate the fact that they all coordinate as I'm a little color wheel challenged. I love seeing all the combos you put together!

Jane said...

I really liked the navy grouping; really eye-catching!

Laurel said...

I made a quilt for grandaughter, Ruby, using a Ruby layer cake. I ended up buying some Vintage Modern for finish work. With the leftovers, I made a smaller quilt for little sister. Then I decided to wait for Marmalade and make middle sister a quilt. I ended up binding and backing the three quilts with a mix of those fabric lines.

Janet said...

I love how beautifully the Fig Tree fabric lines go together. That has to be my favourite combo!

Just Sew Sue said...

I love combining the Bonnie & Camille lines, which I'm currently combining with some Sweetwater Reunion and Hometown.

SpartanBabe said...

I am a fan of the pinks. The Honey Honey and Posy fabrics belnd really well and the pops of color feel really fresh - a fun spring mix :o)

Abby said...

I love this combination you showed. Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson of V & Co. and Cuzco by Kate Spain. I would have never thought to put those two together and they looked great! I'm so excited to see your current quilt with all the Bonnie and Camille lines. That sounds wonderful! Post a pic soon!

Melissa said...

I really like the combined greens from Boho and Avalon. Unfortunately, I have none from either collection so it is now on my wish list:) Thenks for inspiring me today:)

Marsha said...

I love mixing the Fig Tree collections and then to put Avalon and Happy Go Lucky together - WOW oh WOW! Love that idea!

kathy said...

All of the combinations have definite possibilities, but I especially liked the BoHo and Avalon combinations.

Karen said...

I loved the combination of reds from Boho and Avalon. I also love how you're combining those lines from Bonnie and Camille, their lines all look so beautiful together!

Debbie said...

Your post gave me a lot to think - and dream - about! I love your navy combination, and I think anything by Bonnie & Camille goes well together. I have to admit I am more Kansas City Trouble colors kind of gal, but I'm working on broadening my horizons!

Tiffany said...

I like the Simply Color/Cuzco combination. You have a great eye!

Susan said...

I love all of the Fig Tree fabrics together. But I also love the Bonnie and Camille fabrics mixed too!

Deb said...

I really like the combination of colors of Boho and Avalon, would never have thought to combine them together!

Smeek said...

I love the Boho greens and the Avalon aquas. Wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth B. said...

Love the Urban Chiks fabric mix. Still fresh and new without being too bright.

cherylj said...

I love the combination of Summersville and Reunion

Maxine said...

I like the Boho greens and Avalon combo..

Susan Kelton said...

How fun is this! I'm loving all these combinations. My personal favorite combo is Reunion and Lucy's Crab Shack, both by Sweetwater. Thank you for the mix n' match inspiration and the generous giveaway !

Lynn said...

I think the happy go lucky and the boho would be terrific together. Hard to pick just one, or two, well or even more. Love them all.

Audrey said...

I love the navys from Happy Go Lucky and Avalon and I'll bet you could throw some Minick and Simpson in with them as well!!

Bev said...

Love the brights combo of Ticklish and Snap Pop. When it comes to matching fabrics, it always takes me forever. Thanks for the great ideas!

Kathy said...

I love the look of the navy's together.

Deb C. said...

I often mix Fig Tree fabrics together. Recently I combined Butterscotch & Roses with Allspice Tapestry.

Marie said...

I'm quite new to quilting, so I haven't had the experience of mixing various collections together, but just today I finished a quilt-top were I made Dresden Plates out of Marmalade and Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille. I'm looking forward to mixing collections in the future!

Becky S. said...

I love the greens from Boho and Avalon together!
Thanks for the great ideas and the chance to win.

Kiwi Gal said...

I love Moda fabric.
My favourite combo would be
Ruby and Happy-Go-Lucky.

Granny's Button Box said...

Hi, you are so good at mixing fabrics. Just love the Fig Tree collection. Moda fabrics are great. Cheers Sharon

Joan and Kevin said...

Avalon and Breakfast at Tiffany's are my two favorite.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kay said...

Since I have charm packs of Ruby, Bliss & Vintage Modern I think it would be fun to miss those together.

Grandmasewnsew said...

I'm also a big fan of combining Vintage Modern with Ruby, Marmalade and Bliss. I mixed them and can't always remember which is from which line! I do love your combos!

Bowbailey said...

I've mixed the French General fabrics and many of Bonnie and Camiles lines. This is the best way to de-stash and still make wonderful quilts

Connie Rhea said...

I like anything with Ruby, my mother's name. Anything Moda is great and matches with my stash pieces.

Terri Mosier said...

I would have to pick, posy & honey cuz I have been in a pink mode lately I guess! Although I really like the Cuzco and simply color combo also...

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

My scrappy trip around the world quilt is mostly Bonnie and Camille fabrics! Love their fabrics...wish Ruby would be around to stay!

M.W. said...

I love Brights from Ticklish by Me & My Sister and brights from Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais. Also the navy combos are awesome too! I like to mix fabrics from different lines by Sweetwater also. Reunion with Hometown, etc.
Shawn

Joyce said...

I like the navy combo of Happy Go Lucky and Avalon. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I think I love the happy go lucky and Avalon in the navy, but I love the Boho and Avalon in the reds just as much. I have trouble picking out colors and material, but when I see them together, I know what I like.

Tracey S. said...

I love the green and blue Boho/avalon combo! There are so many beautiful fabrics. I can't wait to work some happy go lucky into my stash. I love that navy is popping up everywhere!

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Kathy McDonald said...

I love mixing Bonnie and Camille's fabric lines, in particular, Bliss, Ruby and Vintage Modern. It's so nice to have all those options to choose from! I loved the navy combo in your post, as well.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I don't mix and match across fabric designers very much. I will do it "internally" with the designer's lines though. Thanks for mentioning '1974'. I have a charm pack, jelly roll and 1 yard of something from that line but not enough to do anything with it. I think I will look into their Boho and other line and see what I can come up with.

charlotte said...

What a great post. It helps to see different lines together. I love Fig Tree fabrics because each line tends to pair well with the last. The same is true for Bonnie and Camille fabric lines. It is a bit harder sometimes to pair different lines, but I love that you used charm squares to illustrate. They are a great way to make color and fabric decisions and then buy your yardage accordingly.

Vicki lOU said...

I love the color and variety in the bright combination from Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson of V & Co. Kate Spain is ALWAYS a winner in my book!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I like the greens from Boho and Avalon or the brights from Ticklish and Snap Pop. They are all pretty and really like them all..bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

hiyacinth said...

I love mixing the French General prints! And I completely agree with you about combining the Fig Tree collections!

Kathy said...

I just mixed the Posy pinks with the new Honey Honey pinks in a lap quilt for a pink loving friend! Love them together:)

Rachelle said...

brights from Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson of V & Co. and Cuzco by Kate Spain is my favourite, they seem made for eachother.

dortha said...

I like the one that mixes simply color and Cuzco. I love pink.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh I am soooo a green-loving-girl so I LOVE the Boho and Avalon green combo - pure deliciousness or what!!??Yum!!

n Carter said...

I've been wistfully eyeing Audra's Iris Garden for awhile now. It seems like Field Notes might be a good mix 'n match with that. I also love Comma, and thought maybe Noteworthy might play well there? I only have my computer monitor to go by, so I can't be sure about any of this, but it's fun to look and dream.

jesop84 said...

I, too, am in a green-loving phase, so I really like the Boho and Avalon combination.

LeAnn H. said...

I would love to mix up a little 'Glamping' and some 'Simply Color' by V & Co. for a really fun fresh quilt.

Kristal said...

That was fun! I liked the navy of Happy Go Lucky and Avalon the most today.

Unknown said...

Some really nice combinations! I liked the navy combination and the various Fig Tree combination. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Erin said...

I really like the Avalon mixed with Happy Go Lucky! What a wonderful idea to mix and match.

Patty D from NC said...

i like the fig tree combinations!

Maja said...

I liked Ticklish and Snap Pop best, bit you've picked som really nice combination there!

Sandy said...

I have combined the Fig Tree lines and the Bonnie and Camille lines before. Love them both, but the Urban Chicks combo is really calling to me. Thanks for sharing.

gailss said...

I really liked the blog you did there and very helpful....yes, we should look into our stash and see what goes together.
My favorive was the mix of Boho and Avalon in the peaches and greens.
Gail

Margaret said...

I really like mixing fabrics from various fabric lines and different designers. Right now I'm making a Vintage Holiday quilt (ThimbleBlossoms) using various reds and greens from Fig Tree and a lovely green print from Cherry Christmas (Aneela Hoey). I'm also working on a queen size quilt using Simply Color (V & Co) and Swing Toss (in light green) by Heather Bailey. I know the Swing Toss isn't a Moda fabric, but it looks fabulous with the Simply Color. Love your blog!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Sherri, I loved your post and every combination you shared with us. I have always loved to mix up different collections for quilts rather than using just one fabric line in it. There are so very many collections that "play extremely well" together that are not even from the same designers. I think it adds personality to a project and besides, it's just plain fun. It also helps you to prevent repeat fabrics if you working on a project where that is important to you. Yup, I've been a memeber of the "mix it up" club for a long time. LOL. Big Hugs...

Birral said...

I love Urban Cowgirl...and have mixed it with Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock!

Sharon Dawn said...

I have been dreaming on those Ticklish and Pop lines for a while, but the navy combination really appeals to me together. Maybe because it is a little different than what I usually look for? Good to think of combining. I really loved that Ruby line, but didn't get in on it early enough. Maybe I will find a little stash somewhere in a happy little shop? ;-)

Gretchen said...

Great post and makes me think about mixing up lines more often, especially with the charm packs I have. My favorite combination is Cuzco and Simply Color--great saturated combination.

Tammy said...

I think I loved all the combinations. But if I have to choose a favorite it is the Brights from Ticklish by Me & My Sister and brights from Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristy said...

I am loving the Boho and Avalon combo in both the pinkish line or green...or all together! Thank you for helping us step out of our box! I used to shop in the stores, brick and mortar), exclusively, but currently have some limitations that prohibit that and have found myself relying more and more on ordering online. It is tempting to stay within one line of fabric just to be safe with colors. But this post will help me mix lines more easilty. Thank you so much Sherry. soardkg@fuse.net Kristy

Linda said...

I think a combo of Vintage Modern, Marmalade, Ruby and Bliss would be lovely. I also liked your navy from Happy Go Lucky and Avalon. Love your blog.

Debbie said...

I like the marmalade, Ruby, Vintage Modern together!

ChristaQuilts said...

I'm so glad to see you mixing things up. I'm starting to get a little tired of all the quilts all from one grouping (the fast-foodization of quilting!) So I'm glad to see a little more variety :-)

Elaine said...

Loving the navy Happy Go Lucky and the Avalon!
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Helen said...

I love them all, but I think my favorite is Buttercup. Oooooh, it's sooo pretty and soft. LOVE it.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some lovely fabrics. You a dear to be so generous!

Sandy D said...

I have a hard time coming out of my "box" but if someone does it for me I am okay with it. I like the navy combination of Happy go Lucky and Avalon.

Janarama said...

My favorite is Brights from Ticklish by Me & My Sister and brights from Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais.

Sally Hurst said...

I think my favorite pairings might be boho, with happy-go-lucky and ruby. I would love any of these yummy fabric selections!

Kath said...

Ya know I have been thinking about what I like all morning! I really like the Urban Cowgirl fabrics with Boho, they seem to be taking my fancy right now. Fabric is just so wonderful these days it really is hard to decide!

What a great opportunity Sherri.

Izzy said...

I am really liking the Cuzco and Simply Color combo. Thank you for a great post!

Kathy H said...

Ticklish and snap pop together. Wow. Such bright wonderful colors.

Paula said...

I agree with you Comma and Happy Go Lucky!

Jodie said...

Wow fantastic post I always need help matching fabrics, love the brights and the pink combos.

Becki said...

I love Avalon and Ruby together.

Maureen said...

I love your post on "The Cutting Table". It does help for us to think outside the box as you said. You've shown a nice selection & I would have to say my favourite would be the Boho/Avalon collections together. I am smitten by the aqua & greens....lovely!!!
Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Paty Z said...

I love Avalon and Happy Go Lucky and have used Bliss and Ruby together with wonderful results. Thanks for the giveaway

Ali said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I changed my mind three times but I think its the greens from Comma by Zen Chic and greens from Happy Go Lucky, I picture those making a lovely quilt with some ivory solids!

Mary said...

I love seeing navy used in fabrics and love that Avalon and Happy Go Lucky combination shown. Thanks for all the pretty examples.

Colleen said...

I love the greens! Though the ruby comb is pretty cool too!

Elise Lea said...

I love the Brights from Ticklish by Me & My Sister and brights from Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais that you posted a picture of. It is amazing how different collections work so well together. I appreciate the opportunity!!

Vicky said...

Avalon aqua and Boho green are my favorite, so soft and romantic! Thank you for a very informative post and generous giveaway :)

Carly R. said...

The Avalon and boho in greens are beautiful! They make me think of springtime - which i can't wait to get here! Thank you!

Debbie said...

I really don't have a favorite, but I love how so many of the collections can be used together. I have added Vintage Modern to a lot of projects.

Annie said...

Definately enjoying them all! Boho and Avalon pop without a doubt...love Fig Tree and Bonnie & Camille.....decisions, decisions. And thank you for the opportunity to increase my stash ;-)

goodmoodyogagirl said...

The Boho greens w/Fig Tree greens in Avalon are great!!

Regina C. said...

I love all of bonnie and camilles, and all of fig tree, great post.

Mary L. said...

I love them all, but think Happy Go Lucky is my favorite.

Joyful Quilter said...

I'm making a quilt with a mix of Fellowship by Brannock & Patek and Double Chocolate by 3 Sisters..love the two collections together.

Ramona said...

I loved the Posy with the Honey Honey. I love it when you can mix the colors because then the resulting top is not so predictable and it gives you so much more variety.

Kim G said...

I am loving the Happy Go Lucky and Avalon together!! Love the navy!!

Lynne Tilley said...

I loved the Boho/Avalon greens and aqua. Very spring-like, and I am ready for spring!! :)

Michelle said...

Love the navy from Happy Go Lucky and Abalone together! I don't mix collections often enough need to work on that!

Michelle
Mstallo66@gmail.com

Helen L said...
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Helen L said...

I am so thrilled that I'm finally going to be able to get Navy's in the Happy Go Lucky and Avalon lines!! Navy is my "basic black" (I don't like black the way most people do), and having it paired with the oranges and reds that are in both lines just about have me giddy!! Thanks for the fun post! :-)

Jude Jones said...

I love mixing and matching too! I have mixed all the lines by Bonnie and Camille and cant wait to get my hands on some of the navy in Happy Go Lucky!!

Cheryl said...

Of course it is always difficult when making CHOICES, as I (oh, many of us I am sure) love SO MANY Moda fabrics. I particularly love the combo of Avalon with Happy Go Lucky. I'm thinking some of these would also go well with the Strawberry Fields stash I have. I'd love to add some blues before making my quilt!

Mystica said...

Boho/Avalon green and aqua together.

LindseyAnne said...

I love the brights from Simply Colour and Cuzco but my favourite has to be the greens from Boho and Avalon. I really have to build up my stash!

Shirley said...

I am so surprised by all of your combinations, but my favorite is the greens from Boho and Avalon, and I'm not even a "green" person! I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

Sue said...

I must admit I've never thought about mixing collections. I really love the combinations you've demonstrated. Especially Ticklish by Me & My Sister with Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais.

Vickie said...

Avalon and Happy Go Lucky for sure. I love all Bonnie and Camille's fabrics. I'm doing the 2013 mystery quilt at the Fat Quarter shop so I'll get to experience Avalon!

Carol C. said...

What fun! My favorite is Happy-Go-Lucky and Avalon! Love the navy!

Christy said...

I really like Snap Pop and Ticklish together, but the navy Avalon and Happy Go Lucky are also eye catching.

Shanna said...

I have often mixed up lines within a a designer as they have a habit of using similar colours or shading, but my biggest struggle has been to mix lines of fabric from one designer to another designer. I love the orange prints of Kate Spain's Serenade with her Good fortune. I also love all of Sandy Gervais' Fall lines together! I have mixed her her teal/turquoises from several lines together!

kurtzcraftsblog.com said...

I'd have to say snappop and ticklish! But that's a hard one, because I love so many of Moda's fabric lines!

marcella said...

I love to mix collections. I think it adds some sparkle to projects that is missing when all of a line is used. I also like to have a random surprise on the back of the quilt.

Thanks for sharing your article, I forget to visit the moda blog and would have missed your fun writing otherwise.

Melissa Corry said...

So fun Sherri!! I love all of the different combo's you made!! I really liked the greens from Comma and Happy Go Lucky together. Thanks for the inspiration to break outside the box and try a little mixing!

Wendy said...

Hi Sherri

I really like the misc combo with the seven charm packs by the different designers. They are some of my favorite designers/collections!

Kaaren said...

I have mixed and matched several of the Fig Tree lines on numerous occasions. I used to keep all the collections separate from one another but now that I interchange them at will, they are all stored neatly in one box, just waiting to be used in another project.

Janelle said...

I love mixing fig tree lines. You get the same feel with different prints. I like the idea of mixing Simply Color with Happy Go Lucky. I'm thinking some of them might work!

jenni said...

I love the navy's, Bliss, Ruby. Happy go lucky and vintage modern!
jpshirley@ymal.com

Jocelyn said...

I love anything Fig Tree & Bonnie & Camille, and thought Happy-go-lucky & Avalon (both on my must have list!) might go well together so I'm glad to see you mix them. I have a really hard time combining different collections together so this post was very helpful. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Ellen in Oregon said...

I made a quilt where I combined Breakfast at Tiffanys & Buttercup. I love to mix different collections because it lets you do away with the fear of stepping outside of a particular collection and put a personal twist on a project. Just because fabrics came in a set doesn't mean another group you have wouldn't work well together. Some fabric collections were were destined to be together.

Mary said...

I hope it's not too late! I love the look of the brights from Snap Pop and Ticklish! Great post!

Debbie said...

I love them all!! but maybe Happy go lucky and Avalon would be #1

I need to practice this color match thing I have several orphan charm packs..

Chris said...

What a great post..mixing and "matching" different lines. I think my favorite was the blues from Happy Go Lucky and Avalon. Thanks for all the great ideas, and helping us think outside the box. :)

Mimi said...

Thanks for the post. I love Ticklish and Snap Pop together.

janice said...

I rarely use all one fabric line in a quilt. It really adds more interest and depth to a quilt to mix different lines. I made a baby quilt with Bliss by Camille and Bonnie and added several other prints that coordinated. It turned out really cute.

Sarah said...

I'm very keen for Avalon and happy go lucky to be released and compare their new navy fabrics! I think they will be gorgeous together. It's so nice to see these designers adding navy to their range. I think it goes beautifully with their style.

lisa cox said...

I love Simply Color always.... and now I'm loving it with Cuzco! Thanks for the giveaway!

carolann said...

I think mixing different collections makes the quilt so much more interesting.