It's Sew Emma Spotlight: Bordeaux - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

It’s Sew Emma Spotlight: Bordeaux

hi again. jolly jabbers. rachel here from ps i quilt.

i have a treat for y’all.
i’m still playing the mix traditional with modern game.

look at this beauty:

she’s all dolled up looking perfectly traditional.
i love those traditional quilts, don’t y’all?

well lookie at this knockout:

she’s all spiffed up looking perfectly modern.
i do love me some modern looking quilts too.

i love it when designs/patterns can pull off a double life, don’t y’all???
let’s have a little fun, shall we?!?!
we’re going to give FIVE lucky peeps a bordeaux pattern of their own.
to enter, go look at fat quarter shop’s coming soon page.
pick two fabric lines, one traditional and one modern.
then come back here and leave a comment telling us which lines you’d like your bordeaux quilts to be.

i’ll go first . . .
traditional: tapestry by fig tree quilts
modern: notting hill by joel dewberry

i’m excited to see all the different combinations y’all come up with.
giveaway closes one week from today, 10/10/12.
shop owners, you can find bordeaux as ISE-135 at united notions.

rachel griffith


  1. For traditional I would choose Double Chocolat by 3 Sisters or Everlastings by Sandy Gervais. For modern I would choose Hot Chocolate by Jacqueline Savage McFee or Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille. I loved looking over all those delicious fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

  2. Traditional : Chateau Chambray by
    Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics
    Modern : Flirt by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics

    Love the pattern !!!!

  3. Traditional: mama said sew by sweetwater, if I was going extremely traditional it would be athill range by cabbage & roses

    Modern: vintage modern by bonnie & Camille, I love the red and blues

  4. I think I would pick Audra's Iris Garden for the traditional look and Birds of Paradise Batiks for the modern look.

  5. I think Double Chocolate would be pretty for the traditional quilt & Chocolate Sundae for the modern quilt. I think I see a chocolate addiction here.

  6. Audra's Iris Garden and Honey Honey! That coming soon page uses up so much of time! It is so fun to dream up new projects!

  7. These are going to be interesting comments to read!! Fun question!

    For the traditional version, I would use Indigo Crossing by Minick & Simpson.

    For the modern version – hmmm… tougher to narrow down! I think I would use Ripple Salt Water by Tula Pink. I was also tempted by Meg Hawkey's Blotted Inkwell and Parson Gray's Babylon Seven Wonders.

  8. Traditional – Chateau Chambray Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics
    Modern – Cuzco Kate Spain for Moda

    Thanks for the Give Away!! Really I love all fabrics!!!

  9. My traditional choice would be: Incense & Peppermint by Robyn Pandolph and

    My modern version:
    Simply Color by V & Co.

    I love reading everyone else's choices & that Coming Soon page is a wonderful mental vacation. Thanks.

  10. I would make my traditional pattern from Indigo Crossing by Minick and Simpson. I would make my modern version with Babylon Seven Wonders by Parson Gray. Thanks for the chance to do a little dreaming and for the chance to win.

  11. traditional-Paris Flea Market or Indigo Crossing
    modern-Marmalade or Honey Honey
    I love the Bordeaux pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Thanks for asking what I like. πŸ™‚
    Modern: Flutter
    Traditional: Follow My Heart
    Everything is beautiful, hard decision to make.

  13. Oooh! Pick two not so good at knowing what is traditional and what is modern, but I will give it a shot.
    Modern: Hello Sunshine by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs

    Traditional: Navy A Military Salute Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics (I can't NOT LOVE this one)

  14. I would love to see these used:
    Traditional ~ Connecticut New Colonies by Nancy Gere
    Modern ~ Amethyst by Exclusively Quilters

  15. Ohh, what a beauty! Traditional, I'd pick Aster (and I see I'm not the only one!) For modern, I think this would look great in By the Sea!

  16. It is amazing how a pattern can look so different with another fabric line!
    Traditional: Field Notes by Blackbird Design
    Modern: Salt Water by Tula Pink (of course!)

  17. What a great pattern for both traditional and modern fabrics!
    Traditional: Dancing in the Rain by Laundry Basket
    Modern: Flirt by Sandy Gervais

  18. Such a beautiful pattern! Love the versatility of modern or traditional. It's cool to see the two together to see the variations you can get with one pattern and different fabrics.

    I think i'd try a low volume version using Camel & Fawn Creamery Neutrals by The Buggy Barn for Henry Glass Fabrics for the traditional version and Gypsy by Skipping Stones Studio for Clothworks Fabrics for the modern.

  19. Beautiful!
    Traditional: Pirouette by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit

    Modern: Cuzco by Kate Spain

    would love it either way. πŸ™‚

  20. Traditional would be Double Chocolat. I like saying that in my head when I read it- Double Chocolat.

    Modern would be Cuzco or Fresh

  21. For a traditional look I would TOTALLY do this in Minick and Simpsons Indigo Crossings. (Actually this is going to the top of my "must make" list)
    For a more modern look, I think I'd choose Sweetwater's Noteworthy. Thanks for the shot at the WONDERFUL pattern!

  22. Hello Sunshine for modern
    Hill Farm for traditional
    I LOVE both of these collections and can't wait until they're available!

  23. Traditional: Phoebe by Windham
    Modern: Milk Hot Chocolate by Camelot Cottons
    Really I could have picked a dozen! What fun!

  24. I would choose:
    Traditional: Harvest Time, A year to crow about!
    There's something about your pattern that reminds me of fall!
    Modern: Birds of Paradise Batiks
    I haven't worked with Batiks yet, but I love this line and thought it would give an entirely different feel to the quilt.

  25. So many choices….the pattern is beautiful! I like the modern take on it in your email.

    Traditional: Sweetwater's Mama Said Sew

    Modern: Sandy Gervais' Flirt

    Debbie K.

  26. This was so hard to choose.
    Modern – Calliope
    Traditional – French General Favorites

    Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

  27. I would use the Amethyst collection – hot pink and purple! My favorite colorways! Such a great simple pattern – love, love, love it!

  28. Hi! This quilt pattern lends itself so nicely to all different types of fabrics.
    For a modern quilt, I would like to use Babylon Seven Wonders.
    For a traditional quilt, I would go with Warmth Collections for a Cause.

  29. Absolutely LOVE this pattern!!! For a traditional look I choose Indigo crossing by Moda. For a modern one I pick the oh so lovely coming Noteworthy by Sweetwater.

  30. traditional: Totally Tropical Batiks
    modern: Ticklish – this is GORGEOUS!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to win!

  31. I would choose pirouette for the traditional. I love the brown and pink. I'd have to choose notting hill by joel dewberry for the modern quilt. It is a beautiful line!

  32. Traditional- Harvest Moon by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics

    Modern – The Birds and the Bees by Tula Pink for Free spirit Fabrics.

  33. French General Favorites for the traditional and Kaffe's Spot On for the modern. Must say it was very hard to choose from all those yummy fabrics

  34. Wow! Contemporary was easier than traditional: Fresh, by Windham Fabrics
    Traditional: LaBelle Fleur, by Moda


  35. Traditional: French general favorites
    Modern: flutter by the quilted fish

    Love this pattern! I love how you showed it off in both traditional and modern color ways!

  36. Hello,
    Traditional: Paris Flea Market by 3 sisters and modern: Calliope by Stitch Studios. Annaleena

  37. For the traditional quilt I would like to do Paris Flea Market by 3 sisters.

    For the modern one, I going with kids line Boy Toys by Robert Kaufman.

  38. I will ditto everyone with "hard to choose"!
    Modern: Simply Color by V and Co
    Traditional: Double Chocolate by 3 Sisters

    Thanks for the chance!

  39. Traditional : Double Chocolate by 3 Sisters
    Modern: Flirt by Sandy Gervais for Moda

    Hard to Choose! I can't wait to start this quilt. πŸ™‚

  40. For traditional: Indigo Crossing
    For modern: Mama Said Sew
    This could be super cute with reds
    and blacks, especially with those
    polka dots here and there!
    Good exercise, good pattern!

  41. So many beautiful fabrics.

    Traditional – Paris Flea Market, 3Sisters

    Modern – Poppy Love, Swirly Girls

    Love the pattern!

  42. For a modern, I'd pick one of the "All Hands on Deck", and make a cute kid-quilt … For a (slightly) more traditional feel, I might choose batiks, like the "Totally Tropical Batiks" (Does that count as traditional enough?!) πŸ™‚

  43. For the traditional I go for Athill from Cabbages and Roses, for modern it has to be marmalade from Bonnie and Camille. I have both in my stash and am busy collecting more marmalade as it becomes available.

  44. For modern I pick Lillly Forest Batik and for traditional I pick the classic Aster Yardage Williamsburg. It's hard to choose…there are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from.