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My big fat super secret…

March 8th, 2010

I have a big fat super secret - that I’ve kept under wraps for ALMOST 2 YEARS…  I finally get to officially reveal it… and it’s takes me a week to do so!!  That car you honk at that sits at a green light?   That would be me.   Part life, part nerves.  I’m wresting with the *what if’s*…  what if no one likes my BFSS… what if my BFSS doesn’t sell… what if no one orders my BFSS.  Yeah… it’s got me nervous!!!

I could not be more excited and more happy… it’s like a holiday at my house.  It’s Holiday Happy.  By me.   BY ME!  I’m so excited my head snapped off.  And then it rolled around the world twice - and then I had to duct tape it back on.

Lecien's Holiday Happy by me, me, me, me!!!

So I was pretty good about keeping the big fat super secret.  I say pretty good.  If Lecien asks, I was 100% good (whispering… I had to let out a few leaks - otherwise I was going to pop like a balloon filled with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes - and that would have been too big of a mess for my family to have to clean up).  Nothing could be better than being a part of the Lecien family and being with my good friend (and mentor) Bren and my new not yet met friends Rosalie and Atsuka, AND drawing in my favorite colors, AND having them put it on fabric!  My artwork usually hangs on the fridge.  I am here to say one’s doodling is MUCH BETTER on 100% premium quilting fabric than it is on white powder coated doors.   Way.   Better.
Lecien's Holiday Happy by me, me, me, me!!!

Here it is .  My baby.  My first fabric line.  Starring my little half Santa - half gnome… Gnoma Claus.  And because I can’t go for a third post in a row without talking about the Olympics… my Gnoma Claus’ beard was inspired by the torch during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.   Ok, end Olympic mentions.  Holiday Happy coordinates beautifully with Lecien’s Color Basics and 1000 Colors Collection (solids), and I’m ITCHING to get sewing with them all.  I’m also fantasizing about seeing Sandra Bullock in an Oscar gown made out of my fabric.  Oh so fun to imagine it.
Lecien's Holiday Happy by me, me, me, me!!!

Holiday Happy in red colorway and a peek at the Gnoma Claus panel: Lecien's Holiday Happy by me, me, me, me!!!

Holiday Happy will debut and be available for order at the 2010 Spring Market in Minneapolis, MN.   I do not know when it’ll be available retail - but I’ll update that info as the time nears.  Oh you BET I WILL!  And what retailers are carrying it, and who’s making something with it… and me goin’ on and on about the Olympics is NOTHIN’!

Posted in Quilty n Crafty, How I Live |

218 Responses

  1. The fabulous nancyann allegedly said:

    Congratulations! Everything looks so beautiful. How difficult to have kept that secret for so long! I am very happy for you :)

  2. The fabulous amy allegedly said:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So. VERY. Exciting!!!! It looks adorable and delicious! Can’t wait to see some in the flesh, so to speak!! So cool!

  3. The fabulous pam allegedly said:


    All my peeps with their super fun secrets. Congratuations!! Xo

  4. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    CONGRATS!!! can i place an order yet?…

  5. The fabulous Kristan allegedly said:

    YAY!!!!! That is awesome! Oh, I think you are my new not-yet-met friend who can draw! Yay!!!!! (Can’t wait to make something out of it!)

  6. The fabulous Domestic Chicky allegedly said:

    It’s bee-yootiful! I don’t know how you could ever keep that secret. Congrats! xoxo

  7. The fabulous mary's cottage quilts allegedly said:

    WOW!!! This is super cool!! I would be Holiday Happy too!!! Congrats! It looks wonderful!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  8. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    How cool is that!! and yes, I’ll be making tons with those fabrics when they come out!

  9. The fabulous Sally Bell @ Maw-Bell Designs allegedly said:

    Well, aren’t you just the one!! Congratulations, you deserve this if any one does.

  10. The fabulous Dianne allegedly said:

    Oh I am so excited for you! What a thrill to be able to do what you love and get paid for it :)

  11. The fabulous Elaine allegedly said:

    OMG!!! How exciting is that!!! I hope my local quilt shop has it…if not I’ll be on-line buying it!!!

  12. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    congratulations! what an exciting time. the collection looks wonderful.

  13. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Woohoo! About time. Lecien fabric rep visiting today. Wonder if he will have any info yet. Will nag him to get it.

    Congratulations Monica

  14. The fabulous Heidi U. allegedly said:

    COngratulations! I can’t wait to get some!

  15. The fabulous byneedleandthread allegedly said:

    !!!!!!!!!!! That is so amazing!! I can’t wait to see it! You’ll have to tell us where to buy it! Good on ya for keeping such a good secret!

  16. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Also, Lecien? I hardly saw this written on ANY bathroom walls from California to Vancouver in every rest stop, HONEST!

    Seriously, though, ducks, THAT IS SO DARN EXCITING!!!! Not just for YOU but for all of US that get to own a little piece of you. OK, I mean, we really don’t get to own a piece of YOU. Not exactly, anyway. Do we?

  17. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    By the way, this seals the deal that I can never design fabric. I mean, other than the fact that I have no artistic talent.

    I could NEVER keep that secret!

  18. The fabulous bari allegedly said:

    OH!!!! I LOVE! Congratulations. U are uber-talented!!!

  19. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tami allegedly said:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Wow, that’s fantastic news. I’m soooo excited for you. Woo-whoo!

  20. The fabulous craftytammie allegedly said:

    I love it! congratulations!

  21. The fabulous Chris@catsonmyquilts allegedly said:

    OK-this is super duper good! Can’t wait to buy it. Seriously, I don’t think I can wait.

  22. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    So, so, so, so, so, so excited for you.
    Hmmm, hmmm….waiting, waiting….is it time??—-this is me trying to be patient—-I need this fabric!!!! No worries about people liking it. It’s stinkin’ cute!

  23. The fabulous Rhyah allegedly said:

    Absolutely Beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  24. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    I just passed out…how awesome..I mean I LOVE LOVE LOVE it..sooooo beautiful sooo happy for you…

  25. The fabulous Aimee allegedly said:

    Oh, my, how incredibly cute!!! I love it and can’t imagine that it won’t sell out immediately! Congratulations!

  26. The fabulous Jeanette allegedly said:

    Um yeah, you’re worried WHY?

    It’s totally going to sell! And sell out in like the first week even!

    I love it!

  27. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    Oh my, how absolutely fantabulous!!!!! Big congratulations. I love all of it. I guess I better start saving my money…lol…

  28. The fabulous Joan Stoltz allegedly said:

    I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU! We always knew you were talented and are just tickled.

  29. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    Well I’m WAAAAAY impressed and can’t wait to see / get me some of that there gorgeous fabric designed by the one-and-only Zombie. Hooray for you!!!

  30. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    How fun! Can’t wait to see if in stores. Already thinking what I can make with the panel. Must have been so hard to keep the secret. Congrats.

  31. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you serious???? I am soooooooo McHappy for you. I cant even tell you. That is adorable and you know I have to have some. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!
    Congrats to you Monica.

  32. The fabulous sandi allegedly said:


  33. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:

    Wow! Congratulations!!!! We are all going to have a Happy Zombie Holiday. I can’t wait to see the Lecien booth all decked out in Minneapolis.

  34. The fabulous Berrie allegedly said:

    Oh to all that is fabric goodness!!!! My favorite fabric company and one of my absolute favorite blogger/artists/inspire-ers banding together to create fabric for me to dress Moonchild Dolls in. A very good idea indeed!

  35. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    You’re my idol! Really, all I can say is aqua/red Christmas quilt. Awesome!

    The cherries rock!!! Nice touch!

  36. The fabulous Bradie allegedly said:

    Congratulations! What a cute and fun line, I can’t wait to see it in stores. I LOVE it!

  37. The fabulous jodie allegedly said:

    hells bells, Thats a secret and a half.
    They are all super gogeous and are sure to sell like hotcakes !!
    they are so fresh looking…how excitng !!! Super awesomely fantastically well done to you !

  38. The fabulous Cathy allegedly said:

    WOW!! Congratulations! Mr. Gnome Claus sure looks cute and I love the colors - a nice alternative for Christmas.

  39. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    Oh WOW. Oh Geez. I am super gobsmacked! This is AWWWWW…SOME!! I am so proud of you. Not just because of your talent and yummy fabric line but because you were able to keep your mouth shut for 2 freekin’ years. I would have burst and it would not have been a BLT.

  40. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Well done! I am so happy for you. They are beyond cute. Can’t wait to get them, I know an adorable three yr old and two yr old who will thrilled to have them this year!

  41. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    Congrats! How SUPER exciting! Can’t wait till I see it in quilt shops!

  42. The fabulous Kaye Prince allegedly said:

    Monica! This is amazing, congratulations! Can’t wait to see it in “real life”!

  43. The fabulous Sally Keathley allegedly said:

    Congratulations! More zombie awesomeness! Can’t wait to be able to get some for my stash.

  44. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    My goodness! How exciting. A huge congratulations goes out to you. It’s absolutely fabulous - just like you!

  45. The fabulous SarahB allegedly said:

    So cute! Congratulations!

  46. The fabulous Kelly Ann allegedly said:

    You go girl…..

  47. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    This is already on my list…will it be available at market???

  48. The fabulous Andi allegedly said:

    Mazel Tov!!!

  49. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Your BFSS is the best news and OHHHH so cute!! Can’t wait to see what you will come up with as a pattern. It will sell like hotcakes!! You go girl!

  50. The fabulous Liz Boswell allegedly said:

    wonderful news! cant wait to see it in the LQS! lovin’ the red! (mauh) Liz

  51. The fabulous Carrie S. allegedly said:

    *wagging finger* You’ve been holding out on us! Congratulations sweetie! So happy for you! This is GREAT!

  52. The fabulous Pookie allegedly said:

    CONGRATULATIONS! It looks SO AWESOME! I love the red snowflakes and cannot wait to use them!

  53. The fabulous Cara allegedly said:

    Congrats!! That is soooo exciting. I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

  54. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    Congratulations! It looks fantastic!

  55. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Woo hoo! Color me happy for you! Of course we all knew you could do it. And you do it so dang well!

  56. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Ok, so through you, I found the Bunny Hill SnowBound block of the month pattern. I love snow men and was searching for the right fabric for this pattern–I found it! YOURS! I love your fabric line and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I know I will have to wait to make my snow men blocks, but it will be sooooo worth it! Great job–love it!

  57. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    I can hardly keep a secret for 2 minutes! LOL 2 years! You. Are. Good. ;o) CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! It is fabulous! ;o)

  58. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    I am speechless. I am amazed that I can type. It is beautiful!

  59. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    son of a biscuit eating bulldog.
    i just about pissed my pants.
    and fainted.
    now i’m just all watery-eyed.
    oh dear god.
    i’m gonna cry.

    i am SO flippin’ happy for you, it’s not even funny.
    you can bet your bottom dollar that when i see this at market, i’m going to look at you and do the whole “dude, sweet” thing.
    be prepared my friend. be prepared.

    damn i’m a hot mess over this announcement.
    SO happy.

  60. The fabulous badlandsquilts allegedly said:

    Grandest Congratulations! I love the red colorway…

  61. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    Love the colors, love the cherries, love the snowflakes (shall I go on?) OK then, love the gnome-y Claus, love the poinsettias, love the geometrics, love the polka dots. Well done, and congrats to you big time. Lecien’s going to wonder why they didn’t do this sooner.

  62. The fabulous patty allegedly said:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I just hopped on Twitter and saw people re-tweeting about this so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! WOW! I am so excited for you, friend! It is fabulous and so YOU! Maybe we’ll finally get to meet face to face?



  63. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Wha? AAAAAAAAA! Yaaaaaay! Blaggle…

    Sorry, I’m a little overcome with happiness and serious fabric excitement. Oh Monica, I’m so very happy for you! And for me, because I will get to have some of your super-delicious fabric! I am soooo in happy love with your designs!!

  64. The fabulous K. Anne allegedly said:

    Congrats on your fabric line!

  65. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    You never cease to amaze me with your talents and awesomeness! Congrats on the new fabric line and for being able to keep the secret for so long!

  66. The fabulous kate spain allegedly said:

    CONGRATULATIONS, MONICA!!! WahoOOOOooo!! What a cute cute line!! You must be so incredibly thrilled. What an accomplishment! Hope to meet you in Minneapolis and see the goodies in person :)

    WAY TO GO!

  67. The fabulous Cherri House allegedly said:

    Holy Cow!!! How exciting is this? I’m screaming at Lizzy…telling her your happy news. She is on a news break, but this is too wonderful to pass up!!!

    Can’t wait to see it

  68. The fabulous Natalia allegedly said:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is a big secret to keep for two years! You are living my dream :)

  69. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    Wow, that is so wonderful, but I can hardly be surprised as talented as you are with everything you do! I’ll be one of the first in line to buy it when it goes retail, I can’t wait!



  70. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Your secret was a really good kind of secret and I am busting out laughing at the comments on this post….

  71. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    SO cute! Congrats!

  72. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    It’s soooooooooooo cute! Congrats!

  73. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    WOW! How exciting! Congrats! Good job, YOU!! Polly

  74. The fabulous Kim Walus allegedly said:

    WOW!!! Look at you go!!! I am so excited for you and you can squelch your fears right now. I’m certain it will do well at market and I’ll be on that list of quilters who want it and need it! Congrats Monica!!!

  75. The fabulous V and Co. allegedly said:

    fantabulous. simply fantabulous! i can’t wait to get my hands on it and create super adorable things with it! congrats!!! ;)

  76. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! (cartwheel) WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! (handspring) WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! (BACK handspring !) CONGRATULATIONS !!!! :) :) :)

  77. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    happy happy happy for you, and what an amazing thing! holy cow! I can’t wait to see them in person. :)

  78. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I frEAkin’ Knew it! Congrats! I knew you were up to something. I figured it was either a book or your own fabric line. Supah-onolicious! Squeeeee!

  79. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Congrats Monica! Love it all. Let me know when the fondling party is I’ll be expecting an invite.

  80. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    So happy to keep reading all the wonderful comments! Everyone is so thrilled for you. Second printing here you come!

  81. The fabulous Viv allegedly said:

    LOVE IT !!!! Can’t wait to get them.

  82. The fabulous wishes, true and kind allegedly said:

    Congratulations! That IS a BFSS! Good for you for not exploding! Best of luck to you on this exciting new adventure!

  83. The fabulous Marco allegedly said:

    My seester is the bomb! You rock it, girl! So happy for you!

  84. The fabulous Camille allegedly said:

    Hooray!! It’s finally Holiday Happy day! It is going to be a hit, I can already tell. So very excited for you, friend!!! Way to go, you!!

  85. The fabulous Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    OMG!!! How exciting!!! I’m so happy for you! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (that’s me squealing).

    I thought your big secret was your bag the other day (which I love), but a fabric line???!!!!

    I can’t wait to see it in person, and I can’t wait to get it on the shelves along with my other Christmas fabrics.


  86. The fabulous Diana Clark allegedly said:

    Congrats thats fab! It looks awesome I cant wait I’ve always been a fan of your blog and if it’s anything like you I know your fabric line will be fabulous too I’m sure your personality will just pour into it I’m excited for you!

  87. The fabulous annie allegedly said:

    congratulations. I am so happy for you

  88. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    This is so GREAT! You’re like a movie star now and I get to say, “yes, she once advised me to eat Jack In The Box taco’s. We’re like this” *pointer finger and middle finger intertwined*. HeHe!

    Seriously though, congrats! That is a fabulous achievement. Rock on :)

  89. The fabulous Angelique Bandy allegedly said:

    Congratulations ! What an exciting time. Love the look !

  90. The fabulous Marcia allegedly said:

    I’ll be there and looking for your booth! Love the gnomes.

  91. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    YAY Monica! So glad it happened after all. And it seriously could NOT be any cuter. Girl, you are SO talented. At least I’m smart enough to know I could never even remotely do such a thing :) Very few people have all that it takes to crank out a line of fabrics like this and you stand with the best of them. Can’t hardly wait to see it irl!! Congratulations my friend.

  92. The fabulous Pixie's Belle allegedly said:

    Such great news and well done you for keeping it quiet for so long!
    Love the prints, all of them, every colour way.
    One day I will actually try making a quilt. Small steps.

  93. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    Congratulations!!!!! I am so thrilled for you. And your line looks absolutely adorable!
    You are really good at keeping secrets (O:

  94. The fabulous Jil allegedly said:

    OOOOooooooooo…. Monica!!!!! Stinking cool!! Congratulations!! I can’t wait to collect some of each….. because that is what many of us do… we collect. I come from a LONG line of collectors. Okay… I’m envisioning the kitchen valances for Christmas now… with matching potholders… *sigh*… i guess I’ll have to buy some to sew too. :)

  95. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    How exciting. You have every right to be proud. What an achievment and how beautiful is your collection. I am sure it will sell. Well done you.

  96. The fabulous Sivje Parish allegedly said:

    Oh Monica!!! I just got a little bit short of breath looking at the prints!!! They are fabulous!!!! The gnome santa with the cherries?????? I MUST HAVE HIM!!!! Oh I am so excited for you!!! How on earth you kept this one under wraps is beyond me as it is so fabulous!
    Congrats you awesome talented babe you!

  97. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    g’day Monica!
    freakin’ awesome news.. very cute gnomaclauses ;O))


  98. The fabulous Crafty Jemima allegedly said:

    I love Gnoma Claus!!! Congratulations Monica - they’re fantastic!

    Nerys x

  99. The fabulous Miriam allegedly said:


    Good luck!

  100. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    OMG what exciting wonderousness! I’m hoping by the time you go retail and go glabal and start taking over the world I will have mastered how to make my bobbing holder stay in my machine and thus be able to PLAYYYYY with some genuine zombie fabric. How AMAZING! I am so, so, so, pleased for you! It is gorgeousness lushness to the MAX!

    Congratulations wonderful lady!

  101. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    How exciting! And Lecien too! Love the colors and how adorable are the gnomish dudes!

  102. The fabulous Piecefully, Pam allegedly said:

    FAB fabric, Monica!!! Thanks for finally leaking your super secret!!! Can hardly wait to get a hold of some of this amazing stuff! ; )

  103. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    Hooray for you!!! I’m so happy for Happy Zombie!

  104. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:


  105. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    WooHoo!!! Look at YOU SW-ONE!!!!! Congratulations Ms. Zombie — it’s fantastic. I can’t wait to see it in Minneapolis!!!!

  106. The fabulous Karen a/k/a TheLazyQuilter allegedly said:

    Awesome! So cute! Would buy today if I could. Can’t wait! Good for yoU! :)

  107. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica!!! Your very own fabric line - how fabulous is that!?!

    Love the colors, love the gnome/Claus, love the patterns and can hardly wait to see it in the store! It’ll be a quilty-gnome Christmas around here for sure! Well done!

  108. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Ding ding ding, WE HAVE A WEINER!!!!
    ooops, WINNER!


    happy dance, happy dance, happy dance

  109. The fabulous Cortni allegedly said:

    I want to order some! I love gnomes!

  110. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Congratulations to you, you, you!!!
    Love the snowflakes!

  111. The fabulous Susan Ramey Cleveland allegedly said:

    Congratulations! I think you’ll get tons of orders. I know I’ll be looking for it. It’s wonderful fabric.

  112. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    LOVE IT!!! You deserve all the best, my friend….you rock!! xo

  113. The fabulous Teri M allegedly said:

    Congrats! It is so super cute! I love the Holiday gnomes. I gotta get some to make a cute little quilt for the holidays.

  114. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    Wow, those are the cutest fabrics ever! Congratulations!

  115. The fabulous Bonny allegedly said:

    You have arrived!!!!!

  116. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Congratulations!!!! This is so WAY beyond cool.

  117. The fabulous Natalie VV allegedly said:

    No way.
    This is so super awesome.
    And I like.
    And I want… I haven’t had a fresh case of fabric-want-a tosis in quite some time.
    Oooooh… the possibilities.

  118. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    So I know I said congrats yesterday but it just occurred to me (I’m slow that way!) what a cute christmas outfit for my granddaughter! Gnoma Claus is so adorable, now I am really anxious to get my hands on some!

  119. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    So cute. Cuter than cute! Congratulations! I can’t wait to get me some!!!!!!

  120. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    Congrats! That is so cool. I just love it all, I’ll definitely be getting some for my stash.

  121. The fabulous Ellen allegedly said:

    Very awesome, I am looking forward to the fabric hitting the stores.
    Your analogy of a balloon filled with bacon, lettuce and tomato has me craving a BLT sandwich-thanks a lot.;)

  122. The fabulous Rosy Lady allegedly said:

    Congratulations! Your fabric looks super sweet, I am sure it is going to be a hit!

  123. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Wow! That is awesome, congratulations to you. The fabrics are so bright and cute. I am totally getting some. Great job!!!

  124. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica! This definitely goes on my list of must haves and I hope it will be easy to get my hands on some.

  125. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Now you KNOW it’s going to be a Gnoma Claus Christmas at ACQ cottage! Mmmmhmmmm. I am bursting with happiness for you Bizzy-A! Sniff sniff, single tear, kma. xoxo

  126. The fabulous Meredith allegedly said:

    Beautiful all your hard work paid off

  127. The fabulous folksmith allegedly said:

    love it! can’t wait to buy it.

  128. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    FABULOUS Elizabeth! Congratulations!
    xoxx, Renée

  129. The fabulous CJ allegedly said:

    HOW EXCITING!!! Congratulations. :D

  130. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    So fun and unique!! Congratulations!!! :)

  131. The fabulous Auntie Pami allegedly said:

    Love it! Love it!

  132. The fabulous dorothy allegedly said:

    Congratulations! Lecien is one of my favorite fabric companies and yours is one of my favorite blogs–hooray! can’t wait ’til it’s out in stores :-) i can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful it would feel to have your own fabric line–hooray again!

  133. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!!
    Oh Monica, das ist ja toll!
    That is really exciting and a wonderful secret you kept all the time. I wonder if the fabric will be available in Germany….
    You are an artist.
    Thumbs up!!
    Have a lovely day und ganz liebe Grüße von mir!

  134. The fabulous Nancy Lindblom allegedly said:

    Gee Wizzzzzz you sure done good Monica! It is beautiful and I am going to see about getting some for a little creations I thought about . . . once again you are completely awesome . . . and inspiring

  135. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Super cute! I just love it!

  136. The fabulous Jen Eskridge allegedly said:


  137. The fabulous Katie R allegedly said:

    so fun and beautiful!!! Congratulations!

  138. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Oh, my stinkin’ heck- that’s so cute! Congratulations, Monica! I am sending this to my LQS right now and will beg and plead for them to carry this next year. :) Otherwise I will have to drive until I find some.

  139. The fabulous Deanne allegedly said:

    How fun is that?!! Can’t wait to see it in person. I now have to go make bacon after reading about your balloon and because I can’t just have NAKED bacon and there’s no lettuce or tomatoes in my frig, I will be making pancakes for my bacon to play with! My ginormous a** thanks you for the suggestion . . . I am so weak and easily swayed . . . baaaaaa . . .
    But really way to go!!!

  140. The fabulous Meg allegedly said:

    Congrats! That is so exciting! Eeek–I’m just delighted for you! And your line is AWESOME!

  141. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Congrats! It’s fantastic. What a dream come true. I love the turquoise and reds. Beautiful.

  142. The fabulous Sandy McClay allegedly said:

    These are incredible!!! OMG!!!!! When I see something that I just HAVE to have, I actually get a little sick to my stomach thinking about… when? where? I want some!
    PLEASE let us know when we can but this!!!!!! I have plans for Gnoma Claus!
    Some of the co-ordinating fabrics look like wonderful old vintage tablecloths! Congrats! This is huge!

  143. The fabulous Cathy allegedly said:

    Absolutely darling. Congratulations.

  144. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Wow! I’m exhausted from having to scroll so far down the page to leave my comment! (puff puff puff) Your fabric is of course adorable!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! Double woot!!!

  145. The fabulous zman allegedly said:

    Looks perfect bravo!

  146. The fabulous Sarah Fielke allegedly said:

    Yay! How excitement Monica!!

  147. The fabulous Dominique allegedly said:

    I am so in love with the blue colorway!!! I simply must make a tree skirt, some stockings, a wreath, and loads of your gnoma claus for my twin boys!!! I’m so glad to see more holiday without red and green!!!! :)

  148. The fabulous amylouwho allegedly said:

    THAT IS THE CUTEST!! I am definitely waiting to make my Christmas quilt until I have some of this to put in it. Or maybe the Snowman BOM will have to wait until I can get my hands on this.

    you had me at the matroyska doll costume.

    And then it was that fire quilt that I still want to steal, I mean borrow (but now that you’re famous it will be all over the papers)

    And now this. You are awesome! LOVE it!

    If I weren’t having a baby next month I’d offer to do some sample sewing for you - or at least be your “caddy” at quilt market and follow you around carrying your bags and bolts of fabric!

  149. The fabulous ellen Crimi-Trent allegedly said:

    wow!!!! super amazing!! congrats!!I love it!! Sorry I haven’t commented in ages I seem to be wrapped up in twitter instead of blogs.. just became my obsession.

    sooo super congrats!!

  150. The fabulous Wrennette A. allegedly said:

    Your talent………is right there on the fabric and it is going to be right up everyone’s alley and most assuredly on my WANT list. I have to figure out how to not only afford all that I want…but how to sneak it in the backdoor. ha ha Does anyone have to do that? Oh, I love it all. I love the gnome-i-ness..the snowflakes..the red…the aqua..all of the dolors…the small size prints….ALL OF IT. You really are so very talented..and I am very happy to see how something wonderful like this…a dream come true DOES COME TRUE. Enjoy, each day as you wait…for us all to be writing and explaining what we’re all making. I am anxious to see what people will do.

  151. The fabulous Barbara G allegedly said:

    Love it, Love it, Love it! Congrats!

  152. The fabulous Sheri allegedly said:

    Oh WOW! Oh WOW! Oh Wow!


  153. The fabulous Amy - parkcitygirl allegedly said:

    Oooh my! Congratulations - they are so fabulous!! Love the colors and those panels - adorable :)

  154. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Oh congratulations Monica, what a secret to keep, your fabric line is wonderful, very exciting news!!!

  155. The fabulous SewLindaAnn allegedly said:

    Super Congratulations!! You are so very talented and your artwork looks amazing on fabric. It’s obviouisly a best seller in the making!!

  156. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    OMG Mon! It’s so much better that I could have ever imagined. I’m SOOOOOO proud of you and happy for you. I can’t wait to get my hands on some…Just to carry around and brag to everyone that MY FRIEND MADE IT! :) Does that mean you are going to be in Minneapolis in the spring?? I might have to fly out. :)

  157. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Wow! Can’t wait to use some of this absolutely DARLING fabric for Christmas!! Congratulations!

  158. The fabulous angelina allegedly said:

    Now that you are moving into the big league of designers I hope you will remember me when I send you fan mail and sign your headshot PERSONALLY!

    Dude- your designs are adorable! I love it! I can’t believe you’ve kept this mostly secret for so long!

    But seriously not surprised you got your own line of fabric because it was just a matter of time. XOXO!

  159. The fabulous Annette allegedly said:

    Congratulations! Your fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!! How will I ever manage to be patient till they come out in the quilt shops?!

  160. The fabulous Tracey allegedly said:

    Oh Monica! It’s absolutely Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!


  161. The fabulous ursula allegedly said:

    OMG! That is sooo cute! I have a weakness for gnomes :)
    Congratulations! This is very exciting for you.

  162. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    Absolutely adorable! What fun and happy colors. I can’t believe we have to wait so long, but it will be worth it. Congrats!

  163. The fabulous Erica allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness, how cute is this!?!?! I can’t wait until it hits retail!!!


  164. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    Holy cow scrolling down your billion comments may just have given me carpal tunnel! Karma Monica. Good things eventually happen to good people. You are good people. Really good people. The line is sweet and whimsical and how could you go wrong with fabulous Lecien fabric! You couldn’t. Your art is lovely and I’m already thinking of what it is I will make. And I will be buying this and making something. I will love showing your fabric in my project on my blog!

  165. The fabulous Chrys allegedly said:

    OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you and I love that pattern…I’m not a santa fan, but that is way too darling! :) :) :) Congrats!!!

  166. The fabulous tammyCA allegedly said:

    Congrats! How cool is that?! I heart Lecien fabrics…a lot. :)

  167. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    The fabrics are all YOU, what a great achievement! Congratulations and I hope this only the first in a long line of lines of Lecien (try saying that a few times fast:)!

  168. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Monica!!! You are a secret keeper aren’t you? I wonder how you ever did it! And I know someone famous! I’m so excited for you, I can just imagine trying to be quiet for two years over something like that. So awesome, way to go! Karen

  169. The fabulous MARGO allegedly said:

    how absolutely fabulous this fabric design is. way to go, happy zombie…

  170. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Oh WOW Monica! I am speachless with excitement for you! It is amazing all by itself to have your very own line of fabric (which you kept secret) but then the design and color - I can’t control my anticipation!! And to think it will debut only miles away from me (and I won’t get to see it then :( …) I am so happy for you and for me - I will be buying a BUNCH as soon as you tell me where and when it’s available!! This is so exciting!!

  171. The fabulous Kim Sherrod allegedly said:

    Oh My!!! Love it!!! I would love to design a quilt to use those adorable Gnome prints.

  172. The fabulous grace aka katmom allegedly said:

    Oh Monica,
    I just LOVE your Gnome design…
    I will be on the look-out for it…I have a 1963 Serro Scotty vintage trailer that I call “The Gnome Home” and it is in the midst of getting a face lift, but I am using the Gnomes as the focal point but am keeping it in it’s origional colors-primarily blue with splashes of pink & black…so your gnome’s colors are perfect!
    Wahoooo! finally someone relates to my whimsy!!!!

  173. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    I WANT it! I want it NOW!!! I’m loving the gnomette panel…I NEED IT! I’ll be checking…

    OH! And CONGRATS on a fabulous line!

  174. The fabulous amandajean allegedly said:

    yay yay YAY for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m super duper thrilled for you. i’m glad you can finally share the good news. i would have exploded. that selvage is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! can you believe your name is right there on the selvage??? oh, mylanta. yay yay YAY for you!!!

  175. The fabulous Caroline allegedly said:

    WOW I’m lovin’ those little gnomies - love love love!! Congrats - i can’t wait to see it in person.

  176. The fabulous Randi allegedly said:

    Congratulations! It is just darling!

  177. The fabulous kersten allegedly said:

    A huge, Huge, HUGE congrats to you!!! I am so excited for you! It looks wonderfully fantastic! HURRAY!!!

  178. The fabulous Tania allegedly said:

    love, love, LOVE it!

  179. The fabulous Martha Dunning allegedly said:

    OH MY GOSH!!! Congrats Comadre!!! I love it, I love it, I love it. You are so talented dear. You make auntie very proud. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this new material and make something….let us know when available.
    You were good keeping this a secret.WOW!Love & best wishes…
    Your Comadre (Auntie Martha)

  180. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    YAY!!!!! That is fantastic! And the fabric is gorgeous!! I wish I were going to market so I could see it in person and meet you face to face. My first fabric line is coming out next month . Maybe we should start an Oregonian fabric designer club! We could have our meetings somewhere like Papa Haydn so we could have good desserts and talk fabric!

  181. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    Don’t you worry your pretty little head about things like…will we like it?
    are you kidding? We love it and it’s gonna sell like CRAZY!
    Congratulations…I’m sooooo happy for you:)

  182. The fabulous Jody allegedly said:

    How exciting!!! Congratulations!

  183. The fabulous Sandy Bovee allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica! Very exciting… hope you are also designing quilt patterns to go with it….

  184. The fabulous Paula Prass allegedly said:

    You go girl!!! So awesome for you and well, EVERYONE!

  185. The fabulous DebG allegedly said:

    Love It!! Many ways to use this are dancing in my head! Congrats!

  186. The fabulous nadine woodraska allegedly said:

    LOVE IT!! It will rock it off the shelves, I can’t wait to order mine!! Every time I look at it it just makes me smile.
    Great, Fantabulous Job!!!!

  187. The fabulous Mary Durham allegedly said:

    Your fabric is awesome. What an exciting thrill it must be to see your own art on fabric and that so many of us love, love, love it. Congratulations!

  188. The fabulous mickie allegedly said:

    Congrats~! Love the fabric line, can’t wait to buy it!!!! YOU DONE GOOD!

  189. The fabulous Cherry Harris allegedly said:

    Your fabric line is fabulous! I just love Gnomes in any shape and I’m not even Scandanavian. Especially like the green one with the cherries!

  190. The fabulous Eugenia allegedly said:

    Congratulations. I don’t know how you held such a wonderful secret for so long. So exciting when good things happen to creative people. Gives the rest of us hope.

    Well done.

  191. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Ok. I want it now! (Willie Wonka flashbacks) I absolutely love the little gnome. At least this time when I spend all my money, I have a place to direct my husband. It’s all her fault! ;o)

  192. The fabulous tina allegedly said:

    Congrats Monica! Super darling and I join you in the Big Fat Happy Dance!!!

  193. The fabulous Loraine allegedly said:

    So stinkin’ cute Monica! I love it! Congratulations! What a super big deal! Good Luck!

  194. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:


    Congratulations! I’m so proud of you. I’m so proud to KNOW you. I think I’ll have to buy a yard of EVERYTHING just to say I did!

    You rock…no you SHAM-ROCK!!!!!!!

  195. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    oh my goody goodness sp i am choking on my granola with pride, such pride. you are soooooooo cool - congratulations - it is all beautiful - how can i choose - i want it all and i want it now - who sings that?!!! go monica go!!!!!!


  196. The fabulous SheilaC allegedly said:


    Your gnoma claus is just too cute for words :)



  197. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    This is SO great!!! I love it… congratulations!!

  198. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    Those fabrics are awesome! Good job, YOU! You should be so proud! BTW, I wanted to let you know I wrote about your “Fire Quilt” on my blog-Aunt Pollys Porch on Blogger (You said noi links, so I didn’t paste it in!) Polly

  199. The fabulous Gail allegedly said:

    Congratulations!!!! What a Fab secret!!! I have no idea how you kept it! I can’t wait to get my hands on some gnoma goodness ;)

  200. The fabulous Tinuviel Kruse allegedly said:

    Amazing! Just so great! Can’t wait to buy it when it’s available retail. Good on you-crafty lady ;)

  201. The fabulous Crystal~ Lilikoi Lane allegedly said:

    I just found your website while looking for inspiration for my sewing studio. I posted the link to your studio photos on my Lilikoi Lane Facebook Fanpage and told my fans about your Big Fat Super Secret!

    Your work is beautiful!

    ~Crystal Allen, Owner/Designer Lilikoi Lane, Vancouver BC.

    PS Looks like you had fun celebrating the Olympics! Glad you enjoyed Vancouver!

  202. The fabulous yellowgirl allegedly said:

    OMG!!! Thank you for doing yellow….love love love it! So HAPPY for you…knew it wouldn’t be long. Can’t wait to see it/feel it in person….hugs…miss you!

  203. The fabulous SuzK allegedly said:

    Oh Wow! This fabric is absolutely adorable! Congratulations Monica! I can’t wait until this fabric is on the shelves.

  204. The fabulous nurse payne allegedly said:

    That is sooooo kooool!!!!! congrats to u!!! How hard to keep a secret like that!!! It looks absolutely adorable!!!! Can’t wait to get me some of it!!!!! Congrats again!!!

  205. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    Oh I am so gonna be fabric-stalking this! I LOVE it!!!

  206. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Oh! MSS! I am so very proud of you and cannot wait to own this fantastic fabric! You so shine and wait until you see all the cool stuff people will make with this incredible and fun fabric!! I am so glad your head didn’t pop off waiting to tell us. Really really glad! Oh! I am so happy for you!! Pam in Chico

  207. The fabulous Roseann allegedly said:

    So very very happy for you! Can’t wait to see it and touch it.

  208. The fabulous Chase l Oh The Cuteness! allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh how adorable and awesome is that?! Way to go!

  209. The fabulous Laura Fadden allegedly said:

    I always knew you were celebrity material. And now you are!!! And it is so You!!!.Love it…Of course I will have to have some and do something fun with it. Congrats…..go girl….I don’t think you will stop here. Laura

  210. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica! It looks like such a fun line of fabrics, so bright and cheery!

  211. The fabulous Sweet Cottage Dreams allegedly said:

    Oh what fun and delightful fabric! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Gotta get me some!

    I love gnomes!

    Congrats on such an awesome endeavor!


  212. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! I’m totally late to the “Monica Rocks” party….I’m so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!! How absolutely exciting. I’ll take a bolt of each:) love you!

  213. The fabulous cyndi hoeller allegedly said:

    I MUST HAVE THE RED SNOWFLAKES…………and a some of the other pieces :)
    TELL ME HOW OR WHERE TO GET IT! I’m calling the quilt shop I frequent as soon as I get of this comment. hoepfully she has access to your fabric! cyndi

    ps it’s GREAT!

  214. The fabulous Jennifer Paganelli allegedly said:

    Monica!! Am i the last to know??? So happy for you!!!!

  215. The fabulous Carolyn Parker allegedly said:

    Many, many congratulations Monica! I couldn’t be happier for you. Giving birth really takes a long time for things like this! How much fun you’ll have sharing these beauties. Are you going to be doing “fabric signings?” Christmas will never bee the same in your house.

  216. The fabulous Concha allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, congratulations!!!

    I had already wondered about your close relationship with Lecien and now I understand it!

    YAY for you!!

  217. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    What a beautiful line of fabrics! Congrats! The colors are so cheery.

  218. The fabulous Raquel allegedly said:

    I just discovered your blog and Holiday Happy!!!!!!… Wowwwwwwwwww!!! I have not words!!!!
    And just bought the panel… It will be a nice Christmas present for special friend.


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