NEW OMBRE FABRIC pattern and bundle!

 We are so excited for this new year and for this beautiful Ombre fabric that is due to ship to stores this coming month in February! We are also excited to introduce our newest pdf pattern featuring our Confetti Ombre called Home for the Holidays and for a limited amount of time its on sale for […]

Spectrum Fabric by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics

Well hello! It’s been a while I know. I took a bit of a hiatus. Sometimes you have to do that. After a bit of time with health type things hitting our house we decided, it’s okay to step back and say “hold up, what’s important here?” The answer was FAMILY. Family is what’s most […]

Introducing Designer Bundles of Bella Solids

 Hello! How has summer been treating you? Mine has been a blur I must confess! Every day I get in bed exhausted, just to wake up to do it again the next day. We’ve had camps upon camps and have been working on boy scout merit badges up the Ying Yang! But there is something […]

Endless Summer Baby Quilt Kits

We are so excited to announce that for a limited time we have made our super popular Endless Summer Quilt into a baby kit version! We’re so excited that we are offering for the first 10 orders free shipping! Sold out WE’VE ADDED MORE! just type in FREESHIP in the discount for free shipping With summer […]

V and Co. New OMBRE Patterns and Sale

I am so excited to announce a couple of new patterns for our V and Co. Ombre Fabric with Moda! To celebrate I am offering for a limited time 30% off all PDF patterns! JUST ENTER PDFSALE30B at checkout! Sale ends February 2nd at midnight. As you all know the fabric has now shipped to […]

V and CO OMBRE IS HERE!

The day has come! Well, more like last week but I’ve been a busy individual and can only keep up with my Instagram account on a more regular basis these days! Please go and support your Local Quilt Store and Online Quilt Store that has bought the V and Co Ombre fabric and tell them […]

Simply Colorful II is finally here

Pre-cuts and Yardage of Simply Colorful II should be hitting your local quilt store now!!   Here are a few of the things we made with it thus far: beautiful dress made for my daughter by Snickerdoodle Stew Catherdral windows made in linen and the purple mini charms from the Simply Colorful II line Small wedge […]

V and Co: Insta Friday

Julie of Jaybird Quilting shows off some Simply Color and Ombre fabric in her Night Sky Quilt pattern placemats I am on instagram daily it seems. It’s so great with the hashtags and the @’s because it’s so easy to find things and feature other peoples work with my fabric or patterns. So easy! BUT, […]

V and Co: Quilt Patterns for Ombre basics

 The day has come where I talk and talk about our newest patterns using all TWENTY of our new Ombre Basics with Moda. I really can’t gush over these enough, I’ve been dreaming of these for 5 years. And I feel like I just want to scream from the hilltops about them!  It’s been so […]

Moda Basics V and Co. Ombre

I am SOOO excited to FINALLY get to show you what I’ve been busy working on and what I’ve been dying to share.  Introducing V and Co. Ombre Moda Basics. TWENTY colors of ombre. Starting from the top left: Honey, Magenta, Aqua, Avocado, Graphite Grey Hot Pink, Taupe, Indigo Coral, Plum Turquoise, Aubergine, Lime Green, […]

Simply Colorful II

Oh yes there’s a part Duex on this whole Simply Colorful fabric line and here it is: Simply Colorful II GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE  I don’t want to say this but this is my most favorite part of the rainbow. Yes, it’s true it has my two most favorite colors of green and blue, and I […]

And then there were three.

Lemonade Stand from the YELLOW book available in May  This last week was very eventful (in my private life with my first child needing to be hospitalized for kidney issues again he’s doing better now thank you and we are working with great doctors) we also were having spring break, which mother natures settings went […]

Happenings of the last couple of weeks

Ombre wall in the ombre class at Quilt Con  Hello! Well, I’ve crawled back out of my hole after Quilt Con. WHAT A BLAST THAT WAS! It was entirely too fast and too quick, but man it totally tired me out! I was there a total 4 days, and I felt that I didn’t even […]

Introducing RED, ORANGE, and YELLOW Simply Colorful fabric By V and Co with Moda

Hello! FINALLY I get to show you!!! Introducing Simply Colorful I RED, ORANGE, YELLOW. (Simply Colorful II will be green, blue and purple and debuting at spring Quilt Market )  Yes, I’ve been teasing you with pictures of Simply colorful on Instagram, and on Facebook and even here but now you know that the fabric […]

Keep on Sewing…

Quilt Con triangle class sampler MAN! I have been super busy. So busy I feel like I need to schedule bathroom breaks just to make sure I know it’ll be taken care of. Nope, not even kidding, I lose what day we are on on a regular basis. I went to feed the cat and […]

EEK! Two things…

 Well maybe a little more than two things…but first things first…COLOR THEORY FABRIC IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!! Your local quilt stores should be getting it any day if they haven’t already gotten it! And the patterns to go with it as well! Find all my patterns here. Woooooohoooooo!!!!! ALSO that means that the pink ombre is […]

EasyTeacher Gift

 These days life is fast. Between band, swimming, orchestra, and writing books, and all other things (I’m stopping with that because I’m getting tired just by writing it) there hasn’t been much time for about anything other than a fast craft here a fast craft there, spend time with family and then do it all […]

New Fall V and Co Patterns

Hi there! I’m finally ready to show you my new patterns for this fall! I’m very excited about them and we’ve been working really hard on them for a while. 🙂 Ready? Okay first up we have Super Star: Super Star uses every single print in the line. YES, every single one minus the ombre gradients. […]

Color Theory By V and Co for Moda Fabrics

Okay. So I swear I have been meaning to post pictures of this collection for like weeks now. It’s been a little nuts over here, but I took today off of sewing to post pictures and blog about this new line of mine! I really like it a lot. It’s got your basic V and […]

V and Co: Just a few things

Summer has come and gone, and as much as I’d like to say it was a relaxing summer, I can honestly say that this summer has been a blur and I can’t even believe that we are already in the 3rd week of school. I’ve been busy with the books (which we will talk more […]

Color Theory and my new Books

So this is my newest and 4th line for Moda Fabrics I have to admit I’ve had NO TIME to write up a post about it! (and it’s in the works so i can show you some of the fun designs in this collection!) i’ve not been able to write much these last while mainly […]

V and Co: lets celebrate summer sale

Color Block Zipper Pouch Summer has been going by so fast over here, that I fear that the end is almost around the corner…as it actually is starting to look like for us over here with school starting in about a month or so! YIKES! Lets hold on to it a little longer and celebrate […]

Guest Post: Jodi of Pleasant Home

Hey everybody!   I have the honor of sorta kinda hi-jacking V’s blog today!  If you don’t know who I am, my name is Jodi and I live in Sandy, Oregon…. I blog, design, sew, quilt, and all kinds of stuff, over at Pleasant Home  [www.pleasant-home.com]    I’ve “known” Vanessa since she started blogging. {My heck […]

Well Hello June- I’ll be in Indiana soon!

 HELLOOOOOOOO! So I unintentionally took May off of blogging. A lot of things have come due and I had to use every single moment to get things done in-between soccer, baseball, volunteering at the kids’ schools, and running around like a mad woman AKA: being a MOM. Whoever said I was going to miss my […]

V and Co: Color Me Happy is NOW IN STORES

 Color Me Happy is now in stores. I’m Very VERY excited as this is my FAVORITE. No really hands down…fave. 🙂 I just had to pop in here to say that it’s now shipped to stores and to please start using it for projects and upload it to my V and Co. flicker group or […]

V and Co: What chocolate, a diet soda, and a good friend will get you

 Well first off isn’t Liz awesome? She’s even funnier in person. My “shipping department” is pretty cool, and she’s also a great friend. She saw how stressed out I was and even may have seen some tears when I listed off all the things I had agreed to do. This month is pretty much insane, […]

Moda Spell it With Fabric blog hop sponsored by the letter V

Hello hello! Welcome to my turn to the spell it with fabric blog hop! I’m Very excited to have you! I’m your host Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. This post is brought to you by the letter V 😉 naturally. download the letter V here Of course V is an awesome letter for me […]

Teacher gifts this year

 This year I got my game on with teacher gifts. Each year in the past I’ve sucked and not done home made anything…because I’ve been so overwhelmed with all the other projects I have to get done. So instead of failing, I just haven’t attempted in years past. NOT.THIS.YEAR. This year I actually started in […]

around here

So it totally snowed and snowed yesterday. Made me a little grumpy. So to kind of cheer me up I started working on teacher Christmas gifts. Sort of worked.  Oh I have learned over the years to tolerate winter. Trust me. But with snow comes days filled of shoveling. And while I no longer am […]

V and Co’s fall market recap

skirt made by one of my besties Amy Webb  I’m sure by now you’ve already had your fair share of Quilt Market recaps from people that have their acts together and don’t wait a full month before they post about it… Well better late than never. First off I can not believe we are this […]

V and Co: new patterns fall 2013

okay be forewarned. LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES. 🙂 okay well i finally get to show off the patterns that will go with color me happy. this time around i had a lot help. between pattern testing, editing, and then having fabric show up only 11 days ago i had many who also helped with the […]

V and Co. still sewing

 hi guys! well first off thank you THANK YOU for the love on the new fabric line. yes, i think most of us are on the same page by far this one is a favorite. i am so super excited that you guys love it as much as i do! i’m still in the final […]

V and Co: introducing..well no, not yet

as much as i’d like to introduce my next fabric line “color me happy”debuting at fall market to all of you i can’t just yet. i have too many things to sew and not enough time to place many words let alone pictures together for you. but there it is in the background ready to […]

V and Co.: jelly roll jam quilt free pattern and video tutorial

hi there!  so with summer lone gone and a distant memory, we now look forward to fall. we’ve had a Fall-ish kind of weekend, and honestly, fall hasn’t been my favorite since i moved from california. while i grew up in california, i LOVED LOVED fall. why? well because it meant pumpkins, and pumpkin smelling […]

winner winner chicken dinner and look who just turned 1

 first things first. here are our winners. i chose 5 of you randomly, and these are the winners of 2 small candy packs and a free pattern.  Abby said… ummm a favorite? Confetti and Kaleidoscope its a toss up – love them both so much  ozone3 said… Love the Kaleidoscope pattern & the Colorblock zipper pouches. THanks […]

size matters moda blog hop

welcome to my turn on the size matters blog hop! my block is the dutchman puzzle block  (free download!) BUT as you can see i decided to go even BIGGER for my final block: i used the ombre fabrics in the simply style line for moda, and used a white bella solid as the background. i […]

so we went back home and traumatized a few of our kids

the husband and i are from california. i think you know that. since moving here to the midwest, we’ve not gone “home”. and even before that we had the deployment and other things that got in the way from our visiting. so we made the trek, BY CAR, this summer. we drove all 30 hours […]

V and Co: how to make: ombre dutchman free quilt pattern

 welcome welcome! i’m so excited to finally have the time to share this with you! it’s been sitting here since last may when i made this quilt for quilt market. but as you all know the kiddos are in school now and i did my “go and do everything i’ve not been able to do […]

V and Co: first quilt over at Gen X

today is the first day of school. but i also just got back from a vacation that our family drove 4, 438.8 miles to california (and to utah and Disneyland and so forth) and back. we are still toasted. i am totally celebrating with having my car detailed to get rid of all gooey/stickiness/sand and […]

V and Co: another finish

this summer is passing me by quite quickly.  anyone else having a super fast warp speed summer too?  not that im complaining. we’ve had a great summer. we’ve relaxed, we’ve done some fun family stuff, and we’ve done a family vacation. which i’ll show pictures of that soon too.  i’ve worked on my new fall […]

V and Co: selvage zipper tote for BERNINA

well, the day has arrived where i get to talk a little about my relationship with BERNINA.  i bought my first bernina 5 years ago.  actually back up. my husband bought me my bernina for my birthday 5 years ago. it was the best birthday gift he has ever given me.  second best was my […]

V and Co.: summer happenings

 we are in full swing summer mode over here. our strawberries are growing and are super sweet, there’s something incredibly cool about eating from your own yard. i miss our days in the middle of nowhere when we had an acre and had our raised beds of veggie’s but strawberries make up for it as […]

V and Co: spring 2013 portland oregon market recap

truth is…i didn’t take a single picture with my “good camera” and all i have are my instagram photos to go off of! but that’s okay cause i guess i did okay on taking pictures of… oh my gosh… selfies:  well sort of. i mean i did have some people take pictures using my phone […]

V and Co: what kind of quilter are you?

confetti by V and Co.  this last weekend i was given the opportunity to speak to a group of lovely ladies in the Des Moines area. i was asked to speak the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild. me and my i heart you quilt at the modern quilt guild in Des Moines i get nervous […]

V and Co.: friendship quilt along block # 31

welcome to my turn to the friendship quilt along. if you have been following this whole time  and have been making the quilt as we go, welcome to the next one!  if you are just hearing about it, it’s okay i think i’m going to make this quilt this summer when i have a little more […]

V and Co: designer Mystery quilt with the fat quarter shop

 well i’m pretty excited that i was asked to be one of the designers of the 2013 designer mystery block of the month for the fat quarter shop.  This year, Fat Quarter Shop is using Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts for their annual Designer Mystery quilt.  The fabric is light, a little whimsical and grounded […]

V and Co: simply style new patterns spring 2013

sometimes my husband comes home at night and says “your blog is really quiet…how am i supposed to know what’s going on?” to which i give him a nasty look to his smirk. we talk every night. he knows what’s going on. but it does shed light that i do a lot of “stuff” that […]

V and Co: dresden plates

 there’s no secret i have a thing for dresden plates. and where i don’t have a quilt made out of dresden plates, i do like the make them and one of my favorite places to put them is on cute little pouches. after i posted this picture of my little sewing pouch with the dresden […]

V and Co: introducing Simply Style for moda fabrics by V and Co

 here’s my second line with moda fabrics! it’s called simply style and will be available this february with the delivery date to stores of july. i am super happy and excited about this line 🙂  i’ve included (of course) my favorite-est colors of green, and blue and you can never go wrong with some gray, […]

V and Co: how to: simply color ombre baby quilt

first off WELCOME NOVEMBER!!! what? okay not asking too many questions, but seriously how’d we get here already? anyways, this is one of those projects that i’ve been so super excited to show off here on the blog but, has been sitting on the back burner just WAITING for the right time to make it on […]

V and Co: moda designer’s blog hop

every once in a while i let myself think of the fact that i am part of the moda crew. just for a minute though because the rest of the time it freaks me out. i just pretend like it isn’t really true, it’s just a dream and blah de be blah blah. it’s how […]

V and Co: how to: appliqué christmas apron

 it’s sweltering hot out so lets talk about what else: christmas. i’m sure you’ve heard of christmas in july. that’s when most of the christmas fabric ships to stores, so of course that means it’s time to get a cracking on christmas gifts! well that’s if you are on top of it and are already […]

V and Co: at spring market 2012

 summer is in full swing over here and i am working on small amount of time in between noisemakers needing something or needing to be redirected. 🙂 (currently im on my couch with noisemaker’s #3 feet up in the air arguing across my lap (and laptop) with the girl noisemaker about speaking spanish and french. […]

working working and a winner

i’m almost done. well, no. i’m almost out of time. today and tomorrow are my last days to sew. tomorrow i have to pack, and then on wednesday i drive and head to quilt market to set up.  pfew!  are you so tired of hearing i’m working so hard can’t wait to show you! yeah, […]

V and Co: and then there was yardage

first off thank you for the lovely response. 🙂 and well later this last week the ups guy dropped off the rest of her. here she is in all her glory. pretty sure i scared the crap out of the UPS guy when he came to the door and i basically grabbed and dragged in […]

V and Co: My fabric line with Moda: Simply Color

introducing: Simply Color by V and Co. (that’s me) for Moda. debuting at spring market 2012 in Kansas City. yes, i’m pooping my pants. yes, i want to cry i love it so much. yes, i am sewing and sewing and sewing. YES, that is why the blog is so dang quiet, and the projects […]

V and Co: sponsered giveaway: fat quarter shop

today we are having a sponsored giveaway by the ever awesome Fat Quarter Shop. yup, they are pretty much the shiz on the web for well just about anything you want in the fabric/pattern/kit world. and trust me when you see what they are giving one V and Co. reader…you’ll be professing your love even […]