Designer Select: Blackbird Designs - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Select: Blackbird Designs

The Fat Quarter Shop with Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs have teamed up to present you with a Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive! Blackbird Designs has specially selected 12 prints from their Blueberry Crumb Cake collection along with 3 coordinating Bella Solids for this special bundle you will only find at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Q: What inspired you to pick the colors and designs in your Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle?
A:In planning our fabric line, Barb and I were discussing the palette. I was tired of picking the usual colors and asked Barb what she thought about a two or three colorway. She loved the idea so we began to think of the colors we loved to use.

Blue and cream shades in vintage two color quilts always call to us. They look clean, crisp and graphic on a bed. They feel like “home.” Warm brown tones seemed to be the perfect complement to the blue shades.

For color inspiration we looked at vintage pieces of fabric. These rag balls give an idea of what inspired our newest line Blueberry Crumb Cake.

We didnโ€™t want all of the blue prints to be one shade of blue. Lighter ones were added to the collection too.

We love this line! It’s become one of our favorites. Weekend, our newest quilting book, is packed with great ideas highlighting our fabric.

Need a free project to try out Blueberry Crumb Cake? Visit our blog.

*2 Truths and a Lie*
1. I have only been to one country fair.
2. Barb and I design cross stitch patterns also, and thatโ€™s why we try to include a sampler print in our fabric lines.
3. Barb and I hate chocolate!

One of the 3 statements is false. Comment on this post telling me which statement you think is false. Answer correctly and you have a chance to win Blackbird Designsโ€™s Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle!

You have exactly one week from the post date.
Good Luck!


  1. the "untruth" would be … oh dear, who hates chocolate? but maybe you do? ok, i'm going with hating chocolate is false.. it's gotta be false.. come one chocolate!!

  2. Has to be #3! We were just talking about this at work, when there were TWO chocolate cakes for the birthday celebration and NOTHING else! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sandy A

  3. Well I know that some people don't like chocolate, but to have 2 people who are business partners and who both hate it…that just seems like it can't be true!

    So I'll guess it's number 3.

  4. Feeling very brain dead and I so wanna get this one right. Just deleted my last incorrect post – I'm so nervous! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Has to be #3 – just has to.
    (Note to self: pleeeeeeeeeease be right!)

  5. I'll guess #3 too— just finished off a bag of Peanut M&M's– so maybe that's influencing my thought process?… ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I've had my eye on Blueberry Crumb Cake for months now, waiting for it to come out – I LOVE IT!!!

    Which one is the lie? I know number one is true, I'm pretty sure number two is true, so that leaves number three as the "un-truth".

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!!

  7. I know you design cross stitch because I've seen those designs, and it's hard to believe you don't like chocolate so I'm guessing number 1.

  8. I know there are people out there… somewhere… who hate chocolate, but I'm going out on a limb to see that y'all aren't counted among those numbers. Number 3 is false!
    – sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  9. It's number 3. Who hates chocolate!!
    The new Blueberry Crumb Cake is my favorite new fabric line. I'm planning a new quilt for my bed with this line. Can't wait to get my new Weekend book..

  10. My first guess was #3 as the false statement. I did a bit of research on one of my favorite blogs – Blackbird Designs – and I am sticking with #3 being false.

    Blueberry Crumb Cake is my "to die for" favorite new fabric. Hopefully Santa is reading this!

  11. Since I have only been to the fair twice I think one is completely plausible. So I am going with number one.

    I sure hope I win! Thank you for the chance!

  12. #3 is false. One person maybe doesn't like chocolate, but no way that both of you hate it. I keep thinking of my grandmother's berry cobbler when I look at your fabric. Can't wait to try it out!

  13. #3 is the lie! how two people together could both hate chocolate is incomprehensible.. i all my considerable years, i have never met one person who hated it.

  14. Wow, though I don't 'hate' chocolate,I really don't care much for chocolate candy. Cakes, brownies, etc. are a different story. So, I know it's possible that they 'hate' chocolate but I just don't think so. I'm going with # 3 as the lie. One of them might hate chocolate but I don't think both of them do. Thanks so much for a chance. I love this beautiful fabric collection. Hugs…

  15. Happy Holidays I love blueberry crumb…just beautiful. I am going to say #1 the fair. I have only been to one myself and so I say that can be it. And since I really love the fabric I hope that makes me in the running……take care

  16. I just adore your Blueberry Crumb Cake! My guess is that #3 is the lie. Thanks for the lovely giveway, and wishing you all a very happy Christmas

  17. It has to be number 3 surely, I know someone who doesn't like chocolate but…two people working together? Nah don't thinks so!! I love Blueberry Crumb, just got a layer cake and it's even better "in person"

  18. You and Barb hate chocolate is false!
    Everyone loves chocolate! Your new line of fabric is just the best!

    Janet Kay

  19. I'm guessing that comment #3 where you hate chocolate is false as I can't imagine you both hating chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love, love, love this fabric line!


  20. You know that you just love the chocolate so it was be #3.
    I too love the blue/cream combinations and blueberry crumb is gorgeous!!!!

  21. There are two people in my family who hate chocolate so that could be true but I think that two friends who hate chocolate is a bit of a stretch so I am going with #3 being the lie.
    I hope I am right as I love this fabric.

  22. Yo estoy esperando recibir mis telas de esta colecciรณn.
    Me sumarรฉ a la mayorรญa y contesto que la falsa es la 3.

  23. This line looks as "yummy" as its name, its so scrumptious. My guess would be that the "untruth" is that you both hate chocolate. I mean, how delightful "blueberry crumb" would be with white chocolate chips?
    May chocolate Always win!

  24. No. 3 is the lie. Does anyone really hate chocolate? Not overly fond…maybe ๐Ÿ™‚ I am definitely overly fond of Blueberry Crumble!

  25. I think statement 3 is false . I live in Belgium and we have the best chocolate and " pralines " , come over and try!!
    The blueberry crumb cake line is gorgeous .

  26. I know it is statement 3 that is false! They love chocolate!
    I do too – the only thing better is probably their Blueberry Crumb Cake-line O:)
    Ineke Platvoet

  27. #3 is the answer! Love the colors used in this collection, the tan and blue is so pretty together!
    Mery Christmas! Laura JB

  28. I just saw Blueberry Crumb Cake in my local quilt shop on Thursday and it was yummy, yummy, yummy! I could almost taste the blueberries and cream! As blue is my favorite color, this bundle would feel very "at home" in my stash!

  29. I'm going to guess that number 3 is false. I know number 2 is true so it was between 1 and 3. Not sure where you live so I don't know if 1 is true or not.

  30. I think the incorrect one is not liking chocolate. Maybe one may not like choc–but two? This is one of the prettiest 2011 lines released! Oh, I would so love to win a fat quarter bundle! This would be better than picking blueberries!

  31. I believe that #3 is false. Chocolate is the best, besides this beautiful fabric that is. Thanks for a chance to win some.

  32. I believe that #3 is false. Chocolate is the best, besides this beautiful fabric that is. Thanks for a chance to win some.

  33. My instinct tells me #1 is false but I think I'm the only person in America who doesn't like chocolate! Sooo I'm going with number 3!

  34. When you don't know all that much about a person's personal life, anything is possible. So randomly chosen I chose #1, just because. Your fabric is gorgeous. I love blue and brown tones together. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. I can't believe that you both hate chocolate…so, it's got to be #3 that's the lie. Just saying… Anyone for a piece of Godiva chocolate?

  36. First of all, I have to say that the new fabric line is my favorite so far!! I love the blues and I will probably buy an entire bolt of the denim sampler–love it.
    I'm sure number 3 is the wrong statement–everyone loves a little chocolate.
    Karen in Breezy Point

  37. no one hates chocolate…so # 3 has to be the false statement….I love the blues and ivory in the blueberry crumb cake line…..cant wait to start a quilt with it ! Thanks for the opportunity to win a fat quarter bundle ! and Merry Christmas everyone !

  38. A lot of people seem to think it is #3, but I'm going with #1. Just because you love fabric and quilts doesn't mean you live in the country. Hope I'm right, either way, I love your site.

  39. I am going with #3 –
    This fabric is just gorgeous – The colors remind me of my daughters eyes – She would look lovely wrapped in these fabrics !!

  40. Number 3 is the lie- I remember reading your past blog about only going to the fair once. I would love to win the fabric. Love the colors.

  41. I'm going with #3 as well. I hope I'm right because that fabric is totally calling to me!=) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  42. I think #3 is a lie. I can believe 1 person not liking chocolate, but not 2 people! That would be way too strange! Love Blueberry Crumbcake fabrics!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I think #1 is false, because I know you guys get around and a country fair is right up your alley!

    Holly from Webberville, MI

  44. Although it is something completely not understandable to me at all, I am sure #3 is the lie.

    Those are just gorgeous fabrics.

  45. AQLC: All quilters love chocolate! Therefore #3 must be a lie. Quilts and chocolate are food for the soul! These fabrics call to my soul. Gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to have them.

  46. I think it is #3. Love your new line, havent had the opportunity to purchase yet. this is last week of school before winter break so then i will do some serious fabric buying. have all your fabric lines in some shape or form.thanks for the chance on your great giveaway.

  47. #3 is false. I know they design cross stitch patterns, I cross stitch too. It's right on the blog that she has only been to one country fair, so that leaves #3!

  48. Hate chocolate has to it, so number #3. Beautiful blues, I can see the twin quilt, doll quilt, curtains and pillows for a little girl"s room. Thank you for a chance.

  49. "Hate" is such a strong, definitive word. Hating one kind of chocolate, sure–just last night I said I despise white chocolate. But to say, "I hate chocolate, full stop"? I'm guessing #3 is the untrue statement.

  50. I am also going with the hate chocolate being the false one. One person might hate chocolate but two???? And the fact that they are friends??? Love this line of their fabric.

  51. I believe number 3 is false (not number 1). Love the fabric and thanks for the chance to win some!

  52. Oh, I'm such a sucker for blue and white! Gorgeous bundle!
    I think it must be #3….I'm not a big chocolate fan, but I'm definitely in the minority! LOL

  53. I think the last statement about not liking chocolate is false! What an exciting line. What is the yardage required for the all crust color quilt? I am getting the book for Christmas, so want to buy now before it is sold out. Please enter me in your wonderful contest to win aa fat q. set!!

  54. No. 3 is an obvious choice for the lie…you don't like chocolate…I don't think so! The fabric is wonderful!

  55. I'm hoping #3 is a lie – for you to BOTH hate chocolate seems unlikely. I hope I'm right – I sure would like to win that wonderful fabric!

  56. My guess would be number three. I know there is the occasional person who doesn't like chocolate (not that I understand) but I don't think that would be both of them.

  57. I've never heard of anyone hating chocolate – please say that's the lie! I love the sampler fabric in this line – just the most beautiful blue!Thanks for offering this great giveaway – hope I win!

  58. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. I believe number 3 is false. Absolutely love this fabric. These are the perfect colors for our family room.

  59. Not like chocolate – shhh I think someone just said a naughty word….. def no #3 is a lie – I'm mean really who doesnt like choc? Love the fabric and the solids to compliment thanks again for a wonderful chance to win

  60. Not like chocolate – shhh I think someone just said a naughty word….. def no #3 is a lie – I'm mean really who doesnt like choc? Love the fabric and the solids to compliment thanks again for a wonderful chance to win

  61. Not like chocolate – shhh I think someone just said a naughty word….. def no #3 is a lie – I'm mean really who doesnt like choc? Love the fabric and the solids to compliment thanks again for a wonderful chance to win

  62. 3 must be false, I think they both love chocolate. and I know they also do cross-stitch paterns.

  63. sorry I entered the wrong answer (in my thinking) I think #3 is false. Can't imagine anyone or two people hating chocolate.

  64. I was *just* drooling over the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric yesterday! Blue is my favorite color. I am going to go with #3 is false and pray I'm right and win. I need a stash, I'm a brand-new quilter with no stash!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. I think that #3 is not true – who doesn't love chocolate?? I'd love to win – this is beautiful fabric and I especially love the sampler design.

  66. Definitely #3—how could they both hate chocolate?? ๐Ÿ™‚ You made it easy–thank you!

  67. Oh this is worse than guessing an answer on the SATs. I"m going to guess #1 is incorrect. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric. I love the creams as much as the blues. Enjoy your holidays.

  68. That's one gorgeous line of fabric. And as I absolute cannot live without chocolate, I would have to go with number 3 as the false statement. I am already dreaming of projects to make with that lovely bundle.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  69. not sure if my comment posted. the lie is #3 – barb and alma don't hate chocolate… this fabric line….hope I can win

  70. Thinking you both can't hate chocolate, so I would say #3 is a lie. Beautiful line of fabric. Looking foward to looking at the book up close and personal.

  71. I'm going with number 3. I debated on the number 1, but can't imagine anyony only going to one fair their whole life!
    Thanks for the chance & I love the new blueberry line!!!

  72. I think the lie is that Barb and Alma hate chocolate. They are just far to creative to hate chocolate. Thank you for the chance to win some of their new beautiful line.

  73. Ooh, I love anything blue, and these colors are wonderful. I also love anything chocolate, and can't believe that #3 could possibly be true.

  74. even my dh, who says he doesn't like chocolate, gets hungry for it sometimes… so unless you're both alergic, I'd say it's #3 that's the lie!

  75. I love the Blueberry Crumb line … your lie has to be #3. Never met a quilter who didnt love chocolate! Thanks for the chance.

  76. Number 3 has to be false! Don't all quilters love chocolate? I have been drooling over the new Blueberry Crumb Cake since I first saw it! Thanks for the chance to win a fat quarter bundle!

  77. Unfortunately I have to go with the majority – number 3 is a lie !
    Looking at my stash it really does need a bit of nice blues and this is an extremely beautiful line. Thanks for the chance to win.