Color Me Retro Party & Shining Stars BOM!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Color Me Retro Launch Party by Jeni Baker
Color Me Retro Launch Party, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Hi Everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far! I've been trying to get a post up every day this week, but things kept getting in the way.  Between last week's cold lingering and breaking out in hives on Monday, it's been hard to get into a good rhythm. Thankful to be feeling pretty normal today! :)

In the meantime, Color Me Retro has been hitting stores all week! I've been keeping the stock list updated on the Fabric Page! It's so exciting seeing it pop up online, and arrive here in Madison last week at The Sewcial Lounge!

*I'm hanging out with the awesome folks at Fat Quarter Shop on their blog, The Jolly Jabber, chatting about Color Me Retro today! You can find the interview here.*

Color Me Retro Launch Party by Jeni Baker
Color Me Retro Launch Party, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Speaking of The Sewcial Lounge, last night was our Color Me Retro Launch Party!  Thank you, thank you to everyone who came to celebrate! It was a lot of fun, and I loved chatting about the collection and meeting you all! Thanks to Michael for taking lots of photos! You can see more over on flickr.

Color Me Retro Launch Party by Jeni Baker
Color Me Retro Launch Party, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Color Me Retro Launch Party by Jeni Baker
Color Me Retro Launch Party, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
We even got a shot of Sara (the shop owner!), and I! It's been such a fun adventure! We're excited to go take a baking class this weekend on morning breads, yes please! Sara has Color Me Retro listed in her online shop as well!

After such a great response to last year's HST Block of the Month, I knew I'd need to find another way to offer you all a block of the month program! This year, Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics and I are running a 6-month Block of the Month featuring Color Me Retro, the Shining Stars Block of the Month!  We'll be making a lap sized quilt featuring some of my favorite star quilt blocks, learning lots of different techniques along the way!

I hope you'll join us, it's going to be lots of fun! Each month you'll make two quilt blocks, and at the end of 6-months you'll have everything you need (instructions and fabric!), to finish the quilt top! Brenda will have backing + binding kits available as well.  You may choose to pay upfront or month-to-month, whichever best fits your budget! You can find more information and sign up here.

Cardinal in the snow by Jeni Baker
Cardinal in the snow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Managed to capture one of the many cardinals that live in our background during our last snowstorm!

Happy Valentine's Day! by Jeni Baker
Happy Valentine's Day!, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Last but not least, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! From George + I!

I'll be back this weekend to share lots of finished projects (I've been sewing up a storm), and giveaway winners!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Chocolate
Sound of: Big Bang Theory
Taste of: Diet Coke
Sight of: George
Feel of: Relaxing day

Good Things about Today:
- Happy Mail!
- Cookies for breakfast!
- I'm finally blogging, yay!
- Feeling better!


  1. Awww, look at George being all loveable. So cute!!

  2. Happy Valentines Day! It's nice to have you back in blogland!

  3. How exciting to have your own fabric line. You are on your way now. You go girl! N

  4. I just joined the Block of the Month club, I am so excited to see the pretty fabrics!

  5. Ohhhh i really lilt the look of the bom. I will have to think about it for a while first I guess.

  6. Oh there is George looking cute as always. Congratulations Jeni your frabric is beautiful.

  7. Yay for the launch. Glad it went well. Sara looks like a young shop owner which is so good to see.

  8. Love the picture of George, those are definitely his colors. Congratulations on your fabric launch, hope it was a fun party. Can't wait to see the fabric in person at (hopefully) one of my local shops.

  9. So sweet! Lovely pics and super new line and quilt too!

  10. Happy Valentine's Day George! Oh, and to you too Jeni! I'm so excited about your fabric! I can't wait to get my hands on some of it!

  11. I'm really loving this new collection of your Jeni. I just signed up for the block of the month over at Pink Castle. Yeahh!! Also saw your feature over at the Fat Quarter Shop and watched your video. sooo fun. Geeeshhh...I'm kind of sound like a stalker. I assure you I'm not. Just curious, what pattern did you use for the apron and oven mitt. Love it!

    1. Hehe, no worries! You're sweet!

      The apron pattern is actually in the new issue of Sew-it magazine! Issue 3 I believe! (I'll be blogging about it next week!). For the oven mitt I used this tutorial:

  12. Glug, george in a cup.
    And a fabric launch party!!! What a great idea!!!! I'll have to skype in next time.


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