Designer Tidbits: Bonnie & Camille - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Bonnie & Camille

Bonnie & Camille have done it again! Their latest collection for Moda Fabrics, Happy Go Lucky, is a Springtime treat, filled with scallops, florals, dots and checks. With a new hint of navy, these ladies have outdone themselves with this charming classic!

Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for Happy Go Lucky?
A:This was such a cheery collection right from the start. We started with the scallop print and the name, and went from there! We knew we wanted to use navy mixed in with some of our favorite red, aqua, and green, then added the yellow and orange, which made everything else shine. I know I’m not supposed to pick favorites, but this line just might be my favorite!

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with this collection?
A:We love to see anything and everything made from our fabric, it makes us so happy!

Round & Round Quilt Pattern by Thimble Blossoms

Q: Tell us about your sewing machines. What kinds do you have and how many?
A:I have two, a Bernina 430 for me to use and a Bernina 1008 for any friends or family who want to come sew. My little boys have gotten pretty good at sewing on it, I’m so proud of them!

Zipper Quit Pattern by Thimble Blossoms

Q: When did you start sewing and how did you get in the fabric industry?
A:My mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl, but didn’t make my first quilt start to finish until I was a teenager. When my first son Aiden was a baby I started sewing more for him, and after a few projects, I was hooked! I grew up helping my mom with her pattern company, Cotton Way, and started my own, Thimble Blossoms, in 2007. We started designing fabric for Moda in 2008 and have absolutely loved it. Best job ever!

Oven Mitts featuring Happy Go Lucky Pattern by Cotton Way
Topsy Turvy Quilt Pattern by Cotton Way

Q:What is your favorite part of the fabric industry?
A:Hands down, it’s the people in the industry that make it so wonderful. Really, everyone! Fellow designers, customers, shop owners, blog readers, everyone! Quilters are some the kindest, most caring people on the whole planet. We feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing group.

Fireworks Quilt Pattern by Thimble Blossoms

Q:How do you find the time to be creative?
A:I know for me, creativity is an essential part of every day. Gosh, I love being a mom more than anything, but I am such a happier mom when I have my creative outlet to balance out the baseball games, homework, and cleaning up messes. When I get a chance to create something, it just makes me so happy!

Q:What is your favorite print in the collection?
A:I think we are probably both in agreement on this one, the scallop. I want to include it in every project I make now, happy-go-lucky or not. And I’m pretty sure I have!

Thanks for having me! I hope you enjoy sewing with Happy Go Lucky as much as we have!


  1. Great interview- Yes those colors make me happy too. Great line, I confess I love a lot of your line. I just finished a quilt with your vintage modern. Love the reds and aquas. I get so many compliments on my quilt. Did I mention, I LOVE your fabrics. Happy Quilting…

  2. Camille's interview was so interesting. She has an endless amount of talent, just like her mom. Together they are the A team… A as in Amazing!

  3. I love this fabric line! My favorite print is the navy blue with the balloonish flowers. It has a modern 30's feel to it that I just adore. Would love to have a skirt or dress made in that print.

  4. Thank you so much for this interview with such talented ladies! Bonnie & Camille are amongst my very favorite designers so it's fun to learn more about them. Absolutely yummy fabric collections! Thanks!

  5. I already bought 2 charm square packs of Happy Go Lucky and made a tote out of one. I can't wait to buy some yardage of this fabric.

  6. Might be my favorite line too. And just when I thought you couldn't make anything finer for quilt patterns, you came of with round and round, and zippers and fireworks! Just fabulous all around. thanks for the interview!