Thursday, September 30, 2010

Swoon by Melissa Averinos { Fat Quarter Shop Fridays Sponsored Post }

I'm proud to say that the wonderful Kimberly and crew over at the Fat Quarter Shop are sponsors of I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts. I welcome their patronage with open arms and can't wait to take the time to tell you all about the wonderful online shop they have. I'm sure if you're a quilter the name Fat Quarter Shop is synonymous with excellent selection, top notch customer service and fast shipping.

Beginning this week (and continuing 3 Fridays a month) on Fat Quarter Shop Fridays, I'll share information about upcoming fabric lines I can't wait to add to my fabric stash. We're going to be discussing color, design, inspiration, you name it! I hope you're as excited as I am to talk to the designers of some of our favorite fabric lines.

When I contacted Andover Fabrics designer Melissa Averinos about the November 2010 release of her newest fabric line appropriately named Swoon, she was very enthusiastic about speaking with me. Her only request? Give her time to post about it on her own blog!! That's right, you are being introduced to Swoon just after the designer herself spilled the beans.

I mean seriously, just look at the colors in this line. Who wouldn't be breathless after taking this in? Swoon with me ...

Swoon by Melissa Averinos

Melissa's first line, Sugar Snap, which she released a few years ago, introduced us to her bold use of color and design. We are treated again in Swoon with a palette of rich cherry, cranberry, eggplant, gray, olive, salmon, chocolate and blue (just to name a few!). I think Melissa successfully combined geometrics and florals, layering striking patterns on top of one another in such a way that the fabric really pops.

Way to go, girl! I can't wait to get my crafty little hands on some.

Swoon is being released in 3 colorways: Moss, Teal and Cherry!

When talking about the line on her blog, Melissa describes some of the prints as reminding her of men's ties and sheets from the 70s. Her favorite print? Garland!

You can learn more about Melissa by visiting her blog, Yummy Goods. There you will find her most recent post all about Swoon!

Melissa also released a book in May of 2010 titled, "Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters."

Head on over to the Fat Quarter Shop, sponsor of this post, and sign up to be notified when Swoon becomes available for purchase. Hurry, run! Before you miss it! :)

PS: Did you know I was a featured crafter over on the Fat Quarterly Blog today?

Until next time, happy quilting!


  1. Amazing fabric, I love all of the colors and the designs. Thanks so much for sharing! :)


  2. Love the hexagon shapes. I am working on one now and that would be fun to make something with that print.


  3. Swoon is right!!! I'm gonna have to get me some of that goodness too!! :D

  4. Congratulations on your celebrity status on the Fat Quarter Blog. I have been a loyal Aussie customer of Kimberley for years. I recommend the FatQuarterShop to all my fellow quilters and stitchers. You must have a Swoon giveaway. Quiltjane

  5. I'm all over that azure blue colorway!! Hey, I've been trying for 3 days to access the Fat Quarter Shop website and can't get it on GoogleChrome or Internet Explorer. What gives?

  6. Hat's off to Melissa for a brilliant collection. Love all the colourways and there are some less often seen colour in there too which is refreshing.

  7. I saw this on her blog, love the moss/lime green!! And of course we all know FQS is fabulous!

  8. Those little owl bags look adorable! And I LOVE the hexagons in Swoon!

  9. Just love the fabric and want to thank you so much for sharing.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  10. Hi Ryan,
    I'm always so amazed at how these designers can continue to come up with such beautiful designs. Honestly I just can't get over it.

    I know you are definitely in hog heaven....and with your ideas and tallent....I can see some incredible and fun things coming our way.


  11. Thank you for show and tell. I also can not wait to get my hands on cherry Swoon.

  12. Those colors are making me drool!. I saw you on the FQ blog just wanted to stop by and say congrat!!!


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