A Frivolous Post

BLOG TAKEOVER!!
Hello everyone, I am Moda-Lissa and I am honored to be taking over the blog today, but I must apologize in advance. I am not a word-smith like Carrie, but I do subscribe to Dictionary.com’s word of the day if that helps. I have tied Carrie up with Jelly Roll strips while I tell you a few things going on here in MODALAND. Even though Carrie is bound up, her brain never stops, right?
Aren’t you enjoying her wit and wisdom?
We sure are! (I don’t give up my office for just anyone! )
When Carrie came on board I felt strongly about giving her a few things to “make her own” and put her many talents to good use. One of those talents is evident in her musings on the Moda blog, the other talent I am going to talk about today is her eye for design. Did I say eye, I meant mind. She rattles off numbers, shapes and measurements like she was ordering a drink at Starbucks. “Then you will have a 2” by 6” piece left and if you cut carefully you can do this to the border or you can do this or you can do this or you can do that….Wow!!

Moda’s VP of design was interested in doing some more of our Moda Tin projects, so I thought this thought this was a perfect fit for Carrie. During one of her visits here we talked about this TIN project. I really wanted her to embrace it and
“make it her own”.
I challenged her to come up with a word. What would be the next Schnibbles? I asked.

RQC 483 Gertie pattern

Just look up the word Schnibbles in the Urban Dictionary ……

Don’t even think about leaving those schnibbles all over the floor, pick them up and throw them away! by Sweet Georgia Peach

If you type the word Schnibbles into any browser search, Miss Rosie Scnibbles is the only search result. Now Schnibbles is known for small bits of cloth and inspired a whole pattern line using the Moda charm squares.
Question: Which came first Schnibbles or Miss Rosie’s Schnibbles? I think a case can be made for both.

Frivols
Fast forward to FRIVOL
Friv-ol – 1865-1870; back formation from frivolous.
1. To behave frivolously, trifle.
2. Frolic.
We made it plural, Frivols so we could frolic more than once.
This is Carrie’s latest project.

Moda-frivol_1

 

Working with each of the designers to create a tin and a project that best shows their style. The Frivols 1 tin features Hello Darling from Bonnie & Camille and will be in stores mid August. I hear that lines will be forming outside of stores much like the launch of the Apple Watch. (that sounded like something Carrie would say so I threw it in there.)

 

 

Frivols – What are “frivols”?
1. They’re a series of collectible tins.
2. They’re a new Moda pre-cut only available in the tins.
3. They’re quilts.
4. All of the above.
There should be a fifth option – Frivols are about having fun. They’re what you get when you take Moda’s latest fabric collections, design original quilts using a new pre-cut, and then package the kits – and some extra little treasures – in a series of limited edition collectible tins.
Each month the tins will feature a different Moda design. We’re starting with Bonnie & Camille and continuing with Minick & Simpson, Brenda Riddle and Betsy Chutchian.

Moda-Frivols-1-4
The pre-cut. The first four tins will have 42 specifically chosen squares measuring 7” x 7”.  The quilts are not too big or too small, too easy or too complicated. Most are easily made in a couple of days. Some of the projects will require a few additional backgrounds, some of the projects  will just need binding and backing to be complete.
The tin. It’s big enough to fill with keepsakes, threads and ribbon, or a little sewing kit. Each tin is numbered 1-12.
It’s such a trifecta of perfection, you might need two… one to use and one to just look pretty on the shelf.
Let me just say that if you miss out on any of these tins I have a feeling they will be a much sought after item on EBAY. The Frivols tins are made in advance and have a limited run, unlike the million gillion collectible beanie babies out there.
I would say the majority of us have more fabric than we will use in our golden years but that does not stop us from collecting something fun and frivolous. Another bonus, the tins can be used to organize all kinds of goodies. Who doesn’t need a little help getting organized? That’s not frivolous at all!!
Carrie fits right in and has embraced “making it her own” by sharing her talent, creativity and generosity with all the moda readers as well as those of us that get to work with her everyday. It may sound frivolous but I am still the longest running president of her fan club!
Another thing I found on the Urban dictionary and is now my new nickname for Carrie.
You Schnibble-head!

So that is it for now. I am going to go untie Carrie and use that jelly roll for a quilt for market.

over and out,
Moda-lissa

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23 comments on “A Frivolous Post

  1. Patsy says:

    I love reading Carrie’s blog…..so full of humor and useful info.

  2. Mary Andra says:

    You succeeded in the take over. I loved reading it. I am so excited about Frivols. Moda and their staff and designers constantly challenge our creative side. It’s like Christmas every day and I love it. Thank you Lissa

  3. SarahZ says:

    Haha! Well done! 🙂

  4. Diane says:

    So where is the information on these Frivols. Looks like fun to me. By the way you did a great take over.

  5. Nancy Shamy says:

    OMG, I love, love, love these!!!! August seems forever away, I can hardly wait.
    I bet Carrie is happy to be set free and is working on her next post.

  6. Nicole says:

    Positively brilliant. I am up for collecting each and every one of them.

  7. Hildy says:

    Miss Schnibble-head is one of my most favorite designers and I’m sure I call her that in the future:-)

  8. Belinda says:

    Love Carrie’s voice & look forward to reading her posts – well done Lissa!

  9. judireiss says:

    It there a link to shops or wherever to order Frivols?

  10. terrieannie says:

    OK, I was on the fence about these Frivols, but you have pushed me over into the YES! category.
    It was that paragraph about golden years that really did it, but tieing Carrie up with jelly roll strips was quite genius. Admirable takeover!

  11. julie from Dallas says:

    Oh my gosh, these are adorable!!! Yes, will want all of them!!! And, I love reading the blog! I go check it every morning now!!!

  12. Those tins are awesome!!! Love them!! Had so much fun getting to hear from you today Lissa. You and Carrie make a Dynamite Duo!!!

  13. Karen Goad says:

    I have signed up for a monthly club of these through the fat quarter shop – looking forward to getting my first box.

  14. Jane says:

    Wonderful! Count me in!!! Will they be available in Australian shops? (Postage from the USA makes monthly projects rather expensive.)

  15. Barbie Jo says:

    Love this!! Now to find a source…

  16. Lauralee says:

    LOVE the Frivols! I have joined the club and am ANXIOUSLY awaiting my first tin! 😀 Love the blog! Keep up the wonderful writing, humor, and sewing tips and tricks.

  17. Diana W says:

    I am looking forward to the frivols to get here, can we rush that release date up just a tad? Lol I am anxiously awaiting these. Thank you for the info and be kind to Carrie, she makes me laugh, and that is a good thing as someone else always says.

  18. Auntie Pami says:

    Having Carrie at Moda is one of the best decisions ever.

  19. Karen R says:

    I LOVE reading this blog every day! Carrie is the best.

  20. gaylemitchel says:

    So – where do we find Frivols or is this a monthly occurrence we need to sign up for – like block of the month?

  21. Shirley Shelley says:

    Ho do I order these and what is the cost?? Looks like I would enjoy!! <3

  22. jimmy says:

    So beautiful box! Love it !!!
    http://www.marcarebaja.com

  23. sjmcginn9 says:

    The Frivols and their tins are fantastic! I love pre-cuts. So I have to ask, will the 7″ X 7″ squares be a new pre-cut size?

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