Designer Tidbits: Sandy Gervais - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Sandy Gervais

It was so fun seeing Sandy again at Market, she is such a sweetheart! And now, we are so excited to welcome Sandy Gervais to the Jolly Jabber. Sandy Gervais’ latest fabric collection is Grand Finale for Moda.

Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Grand Finale collection?
A: The fabulous color that Mother Nature gives us right before the long colorless winter – like a grand finale.

Q: What are 3 Words you would choose to describe this collection?
1. Versitale prints – they are fall but do not scream fall.
2. Warm colors
3. Panel looks a little Folkloric.

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?
A: The little plaid because it is nice to have something other than a pretty little print and it adds texture to a quilt.

Q: What is your dream project using this collection?
A: I would like to make Lissa Alexander’s scrappy granny square quilt.

Sandy Gervais’ Silly Secrets

1. What is your guilty pleasure food?
Chocolate, caramel corn, and half of a cinnamon roll every morning – the middle part of the cinnamon roll.

2. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
I am not obsessed by any one activity or sport. I play a little golf, do some antiqueing and veg at our lake cabin.

3. Your biggest pet peeve?
People who litter!

6. What is the most important part of a sandwich?
The butter or the mayonaise.

7. What is your favorite fabric print ever (excluding your own)?
Oh my I have so many little treausres that I have saved over the years in my “stash”. I have a whole bolt of one of Jan Patek’s red and khaki twill stripes. Love it – and it is timeless.


  1. Thank you for your convo with Sandy … I so enjoy her lines of fabric!! Her blog and designs maker her seem to be such fun!!

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  3. Love the butter and mayo and the roll to. Almost as much as Sandy's
    fabrics. But the fabric has to be first till I get hungry.

  4. Enjoyed this conversation with Sandy and love all her lines. I can hardly believe I got out that very magazine issue last night before I read this. I just sat there and gazed at the front cover. I have it right by my chair and now will be visualizing it in Sandy fabbies!!

  5. I love that granny square quilt too! I remember crocheting a couple of them years ago. It will be fun to quilt one with Sandy's fabric line.
    Thanks, Sandy.