Designer Tidbits: Lily Ashbury + Giveaway - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Lily Ashbury + Giveaway

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Stephanie Carter of Lily Ashbury to the Jolly Jabber. Lily Ashbury’s latest fabric collection is Summer House from Moda.

Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Summer House collection?
A:My Grandmother’s house on Bowen Island off the coast of British Columbia. I spent every Summer there as a child.

Q: What are 3 words/ images you would choose to describe this collection?
1. Perfect Summer cottage circa 1940
2. Imagine an adorable little structure with white clapboard siding.
3. Sipping lemonade while swaying on the porch swing surrounded by a fragrant garden

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?
A:Rosemarie is my favorite because it has a sweet innocent charm. My family and I are moving into a new home in August and I am thinking of designing my daughter’s bedroom around it.

Q:What is your dream project using this collection?
A:When I was a little girl I remember wanting a bedroom filled with all things girly girl. Now I get to live vicariously through my daughter as we design her perfect room together. We plan to make a duvet cover, shams, curtains, wall art etc..

Stephanie’s Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?
Today I was listening to Bossa Nova but I often play the 1920’s radio network found in ITunes under the eclectic radio section. It is a sweet mix of Big Band, swing and soothing vocals.

2. What is your guilty pleasure food?
Mac and cheese all the way!

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
Entertaining is definitely it. My husband, daughter and I love having friends over for dinner. A smile and a nice bottle of wine buys admission to my husbands gourmet cooking at least twice a week. I am very lucky to have a man that cooks!!

4. What color are you thinking about today?
Lately I have been enamored with Vermillion. I love a spicy warm red.

5. What is your favorite fabric print ever (excluding your own)?
For me it’s all about the color and I think Kaffe Fasset is a genius in this department. Of his prints many are my favorites.

Giveaway time!! Lily Ashbury has generously donated this Charm Pack and adorable tin to one of you lucky winners. To enter write a comment on this post telling me what your favorite print is in this collection. 
You have exactly one week from the post date to enter. 

Good Luck! 


  1. I don't have a favourite print but I absolutely adore the whole colour scheme of the range. That's what got me hooked. Great florals in such bright saturated colours. Yummmm

  2. I like the Georgia prints, in just about any color. I don't have a daughter, so the more roses focused prints aren't as much my style, despite the fact that they are so cute. Kathie L in Allentown

  3. I love the Veranda stripes – particularly in the olive zest range. I also like the Belmont patttern in olive zest and bright blue.

  4. Oh favorite though would be Summer House Marshmallow Georgia. Oh it is just so crisp and clean.. and delightful!

  5. All very beautiful with a wonderful summery feel – lovely eye candy for those of us in the midst of winter right now. My favorite is Georgia, olive zest.

  6. Beautiful collection!
    I think my favorite is Summer House Blue Marshmallow Georgia as I am working with blue and white fabrics right now!

  7. I really like all of the Georgia prints and all of the prints in the marshmallow color way. I have a hard time picking favorites. 🙂

  8. I love this collection. How can I possibly pick only one, I want them all. But if I had to pick one it would be the Marshmallow Maxine–I love the colorful print against the white background.
    Keeping my fingers crossed–Thanks for the great giveaway.

  9. I love the blue but I know the little girls would just love the pink I know my 2 granddaughters would but the blue is my favorite

  10. My favorite print is Audrey in the Robin's Egg Blue. And I am not even a fan of blue! I love this entire collection.

  11. My favorite is Summerhouse Honedew it is beautiful!! I love the color and design.. it would look wonderful in my new room!!! PS my daughter would be jealous.. LOL

  12. I love Picnic in chartreuse! Seriously how do you pick just one? Fun collection!

  13. It's hard to choose – they're so beautiful! But, my favorite has to be the Summer House Marshmallow Cabbage Roses! I LOVE it!

  14. I think Maxine is my favorite print. Don't ask me to pick a color, too. It was hard enough narrowing down to just one print!

  15. Gosh, it's hard to say what's my favorite. But I guess it is Summer House Cherry Popsicle Lola. Love that red, and love the paisley print!

  16. I love the Summer House collection. My favorite is Maxine Paisley Bloom. My wonderful grandma, my favorite and most inspiring person I've ever known, was named Maxine. So, I love that my favorite print also has her name. 🙂

  17. Robin's egg blue Audrey. Love the color, print, and it shares a name with my niece. This is a gorgeous collection. Hope to win it!

  18. My favorite print is Summer House Honeydew Rosemarie. Love the color. Thanks for the chance. The tin that comes with the charm pack is just awesome!

  19. I love her blue's. Robin Egg Blue's. I can see a beautiful quilt made with the blue's.


  20. The Chartreuse cabbage roses is the fabric that really caught my eye. It is so summery looking and would make a cute sundress for my grand daughter.

  21. All of the fabrics in her line are just delicious, but I would love to make a happy home for some of the Rosemarie!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC

  22. j'aime beaucoup sa collection pleine d'énergie et pétillante avec une préférence pour le rose si moderne et girly en même temps ! le bleu est lui aussi fantastique et lumineux il nous fait voyager dans les eaux pures des îles j'adore cette collection

  23. Love the Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Lola print, but then I love anything that looks paisley. Beautiful line of fabric.

  24. Although I LOVE the Marshmallow Georgia. I think my absolute favorite would be the Marshmallow Audrey. As a child, I stayed with my Grandmother and my favorite Aunt every summer in Georgia. This print reminds me of the flower gardens at their house.
    Cheryl in Georgia

  25. I love the Georgia in all the colors, but especially the Robin's Egg Blue. I also LOVE the Maxine in the Popsicle Pink. Thanks for the chance to win some of this fabulous fabric.

  26. Summer House Bright Blue Rosemarie is a beauty (as they all are!!) Brings back memories of the enchanting wallpaper in my grandmother's house – love it!!

  27. Ooo – it's hard to choose between the Belmont and the Tinkle. In ANY color! What a gorgeous line! Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. The minute I saw Audrey, I was reminded of my happy childhood in Southern California. I can't quite choose between Marshmallow and Bright Blue, so I may have to make something using both of them prominently.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  29. I love the whole collection, but I especially love Pink Lemonade! This would be great to use for my granddaughter's quilts!

  30. I love the summer house bright blue though the pinks are gorgeous too. It is a very pretty line.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.

  31. I love this line – not just the name is cool, but every design can stand alone. Guess my favorite would be Lola in Bright Blue, but I really like every one of them!
    Thanks for the chance.

  32. This fabric makes me think of my beautiful summer home in MN
    Would love to do something w/the charm pack

  33. Marshmallow Rosemarie is quite lovely,the roses are exquisite. Thank you for showing the line off and Stephanie.

  34. Love all of Summer HOuse but if I can only pick one it would be Olive Zest Maxine. It so reminds me of my Aunt Maxine♥

  35. What a fabulous giveaway. I just LOVE Summer House. That is a fabric line that's been moved way to the top of my wish list. I've been doing machine embroidery since 2003 and I have always been drawn to the embroidery designs that would match the Maxine fabrics. They are a perfect match to those in fact so I'm already thinking of things I can make using the fabric and my designs for when I can afford to buy this gorgeous fabric.

    So yes, Maxine in any of the colorways is my top favorite from Summer House.

  36. I love the way they all work together, but if you are going to make me choose just one, it would be the one labeled Maxine….a beautiful print with all those wonderful, vibrant colors…yum!


  37. I too like the rose print. What a wonderful idea to make curtains for my grandaughters room. Thank you for the idea and a chance to win.

  38. Pink Lemonade is very pretty!!!
    Also a Kaffe fan!
    Thank you for the chance.

  39. I love love love this collection!!! The colors and patterns are absolutely a vision… 😀

  40. gorgeous collection & great interview. I adore Summerhouse Cherry Popsicle Lola. thanks for the chance to win!

  41. I love the names of all of them but I think Audrey is my favorite, but I love Georgia too. The whole line is just great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. My favorite was Bright blue ashbury, but it's hard to remember as I like the whole line! I had about 6 faves. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I love the Robin´s Egg Blue Maxine most. I will definitely make a quilt out of Summer House. I like it so much and it will be the first quilt I make from one collection.

  44. Boy, this is a tough call! I guess I'd have say that my favorite is the Popsicle Pink Maxine. It has wonderfully bright colors.

  45. It's so HARD just choosing only 1…lovely fabric!!!!

    I do really like, Marshmallow Blue Georgia!

  46. If I had to choose just one, it would have to be the robin's egg blue Lola because I really like paisleys.

  47. I am a west coast Girl (Vancouver Island)and love the soft blues. It is hard to choose one from so many beautiful patterns. Robin Egg Blue is my favorite. Edna

  48. I have fallen in love with this line – thanks for the opportunity to win a charm pack!

    My favorite is the paisley in robin's egg blue!

  49. I LOVE this collection. I wish I had a little girl to decorate for. My favorites are the Audrey, Georgia, and Rosemarie – in all color ways. What a great collection!

  50. This is the perfect collection to use to decorate a little girl's room. While each piece is fantastic my favorite is the Marshmallow Rosemaire!

  51. Love, love, love this collection!! The blues are my favorite. It is too hard to pick a favorite…love them all.

  52. I LOVE the entire collection, is so fresh and cheerful! My favorite print is Robin's Egg Pink Lemonade, the commbination of soft pink and white works perfectly with the pattern 🙂

  53. WOW! What a collection: picking a favorite is hard (I'm going to have to order the jelly roll so I can get them all!), but Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Audrey Yardage edges out the others (barely) as my favorite. It has my current favorite combo (turquoise and red) along with my favorite of all time, orange!! What a stunning collection. Thanks for showcasing it so I could see it!!

  54. For me it's the Robin's Egg Blue Audrey. I love the way the brights pop on that calming blue background. Thanks!

  55. This is so hard to just pick one, I feel they are so great because they go together so well. However, if I have to choose one I would pick the stripe with lime green and blue, awesome.

  56. I want all of them and it is very hard to pick just one. I have spent most of today trying to decide. If I could have just one I would pick the Robin's Egg. I picked this one as I have not made anything out of blue for a long time. This has been a very hard destination to get too.

  57. I love the Audrey prints especially in Bright Blue–those pink roses against the blue really speak summer to me.

  58. so hard to pick just one print – I LOVE THIS LINE! I will close my eyes and choose Robin's Egg Blue Georgia (but don't tell the others)

  59. Wow what a delicious collection! My favourite print has to be Twinkle in Bright Blue – gorgeous.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  60. My absolute favourite would have to be the Maxine print in Robin's Egg and Marshmallow, but the Cabbage Roses in all the colours are a very close second………I just love them all really!

  61. Ok, this is just about impossible.. I love the whole line. If I have to pick one, here is a start! ;o)
    Summer House Marshmallow Maxine Yardage
    SKU# 11445-11

  62. Hard to choose a single one favorite print ….. I think it's the Pink Lemonade Rosemarie but all prints are gorgeous.
    Love the vivid colors of this wonderful collection.
    Thank you for the chance.

  63. I think I love every print in the line! Ok, today my favourite is Robin's Egg Blue Maxine 🙂

    Such a cute giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Oh my goodness… too hard to choose, but I love Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Audrey Yardage
    SKU# 11440-12. Such a happy fabric.

    Love them all.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  65. Oh it's just mean to make me pick just one! I think, if I HAVE to pick I might choose the olive zest maxine… but those cabbage roses… and the veranda stripes. oh they're all wonderful!
    sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  66. I love this fabric line! My favorites are the robin's egg blue florals. The make me remember childhood summers in Michigan.

  67. Wow hard choice! I am going to have to go with the Lola print in any colorway!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  68. Oh, with out a doubt my favorite is the Marshmellow Maxine!!! It's retro, it's fun, it's funky and feels like it could be a henna design on my hand all at the same time!!! Plus, who doesn't love those colors together!

  69. I love the Robin's egg blue Lola fabric! Pink and blue are my favorite colors, so this is a wonderful collection to me! Was hard to pick just one favorite.

    Sandy A

  70. I love this line – I definitely get the sipping lemonade on the porch imagery!

    I love all of them but esp Georgia in bright blue and robin's egg. Lovely!

  71. Hard to choose but I do love bright blue Audrey. They are all such great colors and look great together. Would love to be a winner of this lovely fabric.

  72. Oh, to only choose one fabric as a favourite! But how can I go past Robin's egg blue Lola, love to find myself surrounded by this gorgeous fabric.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. I love this whole collection and have been waiting (im)patiently for it to come out. If I *had* to pick a favourite it would be the robin's egg blue Maxine print. It makes my heart sing!

  74. I really like Blue Marshmallow Georgia. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been to Bowen Island and it's a beautiful spot.

  75. pink always steals my heart first, so it would have to be either the summer house marshmallow georgia or the summer house pink lemonade Georgia. thanks for a chance to win. fresh and beautiful fabrics janita

  76. I really enjoy the whole collection of Summer House … really says summer to me 🙂 … but if I have to choose just one print, I'll choose the Summer House Popsicle Pink Maxine Yardage. Pretty, pretty pink with a combination of the rest of the bright, pretty colors of the collections. Thank you so much for this chance to win!!

  77. Its so hard to choose just 1! they are all just so sweet 😀 my very fave would have to be

    Summer House Pink Lemonade Rosemarie

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  78. I L-O-V-E 'Marshmallow Georgia'. It's just so girly and gorgeous. But 'Popsicle Pink Belmont' comes in a very close second.
    Mac n Cheese is mt favorite food in general.. Although I never get to eat enough of it.

  79. They are all so appealing, it is hard to choose , but if in choosing just one I do like the Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Maxine

  80. How could I pick a favorite – the whole range is beautiful! But Rosemarie is so pretty, and so is Audrey in marshmallow. I'd love to win!

  81. Tough choice…I will go with Maxine in Robin's Egg Blue, closely followed by Twinkle in Olive Zest. I love the Olive Zest and Robin's Egg Blue colors together.

  82. They all look wonderful, but the one that caught me just looking through was Blue Marshmallow Georgia. That lovely pristine white just zings the sky blue, and the elegant leafwork of the design just zings my senses!

  83. I'm loving the cabbage roses print… and the chartreuse colorway is unexpected and fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  84. What a great collection and what are difficult task to choose a favorite. Maybe it would be the olive zest Audrey! Love it all.
    Ruby Bundy

  85. I really liked the Georgia prints, then I saw the Veranda's and I love those stripes. Then I found the Twinkle fabric. So, so darling. The colors are so bright and light. Fun. Thanks.

  86. I'm not sure, they are all very wonderful… took me a bit to consider this as they are all very pretty. I've decide it's got to be Summer House Robin's Egg Blue Cabbage Roses because when I look at it it makes me smile. 🙂

  87. I really like the belmont prints, my favorite is probably the robins egg blue just because that is one of my favorite colors.

  88. This is impossible!I LOVE Pinks as a rule but I am attracted to Robin's Egg Blue Lola.
    Thanks for the Give away!

  89. What a fantastic giveaway! I love belmont in popsicles pink. (hard to pick a fave – The whole range is absolutely gorgeous! )

  90. What a gorgeous line, such happy summery colours. My favourite would have to be the Marshmallow Audrey print, that is just beautiful! Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  91. Oh I love them all but my fav has to be Summer House Marshmellow Maxine Yardage because it showcases all the beautiful colors. Thanks for a chance to win!
    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

  92. My favorite is Bright Blue Audrey! I have been absolutely drooling over this collection since I saw it the first time. I'm planning a guest room redecoration with this fabric.

  93. My favorite is Robin's Egg Blue Maxine – I love the combination of the colours!

  94. I love the stripes in the Summer House collection – all the colors! Thanks for the chance to win the darling charms.

  95. Of the entire line of loveliness, my favorite is the Maxine yardage in Marshmallow. It is just fabulous:) Thanks for offering the chance to win:)

  96. Just love the colors, so fresh. Would love to something in my daughters room with these. My favorite is Honey Dew Rosemarie sku#11442-21
    Hate to have to pick only one.

    Merlynn H. W.

  97. Robin's Egg Blue Belmont is my favorite,it's so simple and beautiful.
    I also love Moda's Summer House pattern.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. How to choose one ??
    All the prints are summer-delicious, but I'm most drawn to Maxine in the Olive Zest colorway.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  99. Oh… how much fun we could have with that!

    I love the Summer House Olive Zest Maxine print… but there were MANY close seconds!

    steffanie at myway dot com

  100. Love them all, My daughter just made a table runner out of this line, it was BEAUTIFUL!! The Robin's egg blue "Georgia" is ONE of my favorites. Thanks for the give away!!

  101. oh! is the giveaway open to readers anywhere?
    If it is, I would love to participate.
    I love all the prints but would say Summer House Pink Lemonade Georgia is my favourite.


  102. I love the Cherry Popsical Lola. It combines the past with the present and would please both my mother and my grandchildren. The colors are so bright and happy and would cheer anyone.

  103. Love Robin's Egg Blue Audrey. The color is fantastic and the design is so pretty and peaceful. Truly makes me think of summer.

  104. Not sure how I would pick just one, but I love the Marshmallow Rosemarie and Pink Lemonade Georgia. I think I may have to do my daughter's room in one of them with Marshamllow Veranda as an accent fabric. LOVE IT!

  105. I love all of the fabric's in this line the colors and patterns are so vibrant and beautiful – it's hard to pick just one. Since I can only choose one I would pick the Robin's Egg Blue Maxine.

    Thanks for offering such a fabulous give-a-way!!

    Have a great weekend!! I'll be teaching my granddaughter to sew this weekend 🙂

  106. I love absolutley every print!! THere are so fresh and exciting!! Can't wait to get my hands on this stuff! C: thanks for the opportunity!!

  107. My favorite print is the Maxine print. Any of the colors are beautiful. I just ordered it in the Robin's Egg Blue for the back of a quilt I made.

  108. The collection has so many awesome prints. I'm especially drawn to those using Olive Zest. If I have to narrow down just one, would have to pick Audrey in olive zest. WOW! Love the colors in Summer House!