Posts Tagged ‘Moda Fabric line’

Cabbages & Roses & MODA Giveaway Winner

October 3, 2011

We hope you all enjoyed getting to know Christina a little bit more and what inspires her to create such beautiful designs.

Thanks to everyone entering the Cabbages and Roses & Moda Blog Giveaway! There were 519 entries in total, between the two C&R blogs (we apologise again, for the confusion) that we popped into random.org. So, we are delighted to announce…the lucky winners of a ‘fat quarter bundle’ from our the Cabbages & Roses Northcote range by MODA are:

#511: SueAnn W from Richmond who wrote ” Oh it took my computer so long to find this page I hope I can still enter!  I like the fabrics I saw.  It must have been nice having the PM visit your shop.”

and #202 Tammy who wrote, “I would love to win the fabric…That is JUST my style and I am sooooo in love with this line.”

SueAnn and Tammy please contact info@brandinginc.net to redeem your prize.

Thanks again to all who entered.

xx C&R

Cabbages & Roses visits the MODA County Fair…

September 21, 2011

It was with great pleasure that Cabbages & Roses were invited to participate in the Moda ‘blog tour’. Christina was invited to take part in the question and answer section of this world wide journey. We would like to thank Cheryl and Lissa for their interesting questions, and Christina for her interesting answers!

 

 

 What’s your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!

The delicious roasted almonds.

 What’s your guilty pleasure?

Delicious roasted almonds.

 What’s on your bucket list?

To paint a picture in oils.

To cross Russia in the Winter on the trans Siberian express.

To own a house overlooking the sea—any sea.

To produce a book about the life of Cabbages & Roses.

 What inspires your work?

Beautiful houses

Beautiful clothes.

The Countryside.
The past.

Women—Especially those who appreciate our style.

 Tell us about the time you entered in a fair…

Our only fair is the Moda fair. Kate—my daughter—and I felt like new girls-inexperienced and rather nervous. We were overwhelmed by the scale of the exhibition but immediately, the lovely exhibitors and all the Moda staff very soon made us feel welcome and very special.

 State Fairs have become known for what they can FRY?  What would you fry?

Nothing, if I can help it.

 What movie do you watch again & again?

The Railway Children, Home Alone 1, Little Women, 39 Steps, The Gathering Storm, The Duchess.

 Who would play you in a made for TV Lifetime movie?

Whoopie Goldberg.

 What’s on your nightstand?

Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie, a copy of my first book ‘Vintage Chic’ newly published, a vase of sweet peas, a large wireless, Vintage china candle holder and matches (in case of power cut), lavender essence and old book of prayers.

 Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?

Yes—anything with a tune.

 Tell us about your pet?

Walter Gilbert Strutt—A Jack Russell who looks like a cross between a fox and a Corgie. He was given to me by a customer and is wholly delightful, gentle, loving, and rather ugly.

 What do you wish people would ask about you more?

Nothing.

 How many quilts have you made?

Not one.

 If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?

56 and three quarters – I can’t think of a better time in my life (so far)

 What shows do you TiVo?

I have no idea what TiVo is so I don’t TiVo any shows.

Are you related to anyone famous? Or infamous?

Pope Paul III who was born Alessandro Farnese in 1474, became Pope in 1534 until 1549. Unfortunately, he employed Nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. Sadly, his palace and the power and fortunes of the family did not last the next six generations so all we have left is history.  

 If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be & why?

Trust your instinct – it is there for a reason.

 What question would you liked to be asked?

May I give you a lovely house overlooking the sea, health, wealth and happiness for as long as you live?

Oh yes, please do.

xx CHRISTINA

Our Giveaway

Cabbages & Roses are giving away 2 ‘fat quarter bundles’ (for those not in the know, these are delicious pre cut and beautifully wrapped bundles of quilting fabric) from our Northcote range of fabric.

All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog, the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on Wednesday 28th September – don’t forget to check the blog to see if it is you!

Please visit Deb tomorrow for her day on the MODA blog tour.

xx C&R

Our new MODA Collection…

May 23, 2011

We went to America, Kate and I, and as guests of MODA FABRICS we showed off our brand new collection of quilting fabrics to some of the 22 million quilters across the USA.

What an extraordinary new world we discovered!   It was our first trip to Salt Lake city and we were overwhelmed by the charm, wholesomeness and exuberance of the city, we met heavenly people and had an enthusiastic reception to our first attempt in designing fabrics for the quilting world.

Moda_Fabric_Collection

When we embarked upon the collaboration with MODA Fabrics, I went back to the roots of Cabbages & Roses.   Our first fabrics were based on the faded, worn, crumpled fabrics once available in the 50’s – the sort of fabric you could only find in scraps in junk shops and vintage fairs.   This jolly, lighthearted range of fabrics are perfect for making old fashioned quilts as well as clothing and accessories.   The stripes add strength and body, coordinating with the florals both large and small.    As with all our fabrics, they look better washed and air dried, giving the prints an added dimension and movement in the cloth.   Where we have printed the same pattern on different coloured base cloths, one white and one cream, the idea is to use them together in quilting designs, giving the impression of sun faded areas.   There is something wholesome in time worn and faded – this is what we have created.   The rest is up to you, limited only by your imagination!

These fabrics will be available from September 2011, check the MODA website,  or call 800-527-9447 or send an email to service@unitednotions.com for stockists.

Keep your eyes peeled for free patterns, projects and lovely giveaways from now until  September.   Here are a few shots from our photo-shoot with the new fabrics.

Moda_Fabric_Collection

Pretty blues and white hanging on the washing line

C&R_MODA_COLLECTION

Quintessentially English summer picnic

C&R_MODA_COLLECTION

Raking the leaves to get the perfect shot

Afternoon tea in the garden

Cushions made from our pretty collection

Blue and white collection

 

Love C & R xx

Cabbages @ Quilt Market

May 15, 2011

Northcote Range to debut at Quilt Market 2011

We are thrilled to launch our new fabric line, The Northcote Range, with MODA at the Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, UT this week.

  It has been wonderful to meet all the lovely shop owners, and to see so much creativity at the show.

As soon as our feet touch the ground we promise to post our photographs

 and tell you about

the most amazing world of quilting.

 

Written from a hotel computer so we can’t upload any of our pictures 😦 

 

xx

C&R