One Fabric Nation! KJR is BACK!!!


One Fabric Nation! KJR is BACK!!!


Okay the last post of October here at the Blue Nickel….really….

And this one is for my 2nd One Fabric Nation post this month (and today!). This post it all about Katie Jump Rope by the Uber-creative Denyse Schmidt.  This is re-launch of 18 of the original 39 SKU’s in their original colors – the best of the best so to speak.



I was pretty excited to get these because I had just started to hear about them on their first run through and didn’t realize how great they were! (I think these pictures are a little too blue – please forgive me)









This green print across the bottom of the photo above is by far my favorite of the bunch! I also love that Denyse brought back some browns. I think browns are making a comeback, and I am quite happy about that. Not that I am at all tired of grey as the neutral of choice. I loved grey before it became the great “new neutral.”



So for this project, I decided to go with my placemats from the Generation Q book,  Stitch ‘n Swap. It is still available although I think it has been out for awhile. I found it here and here in case you want to pick up a copy.



I needed to make more placemats to go with the originals (I only made two of them for the book). I will likely end up quilting these myself so they won’t be the same as the ones in the book. And I used more solids in the book project. I didn’t use any solids in these two. I probably should have, but I didn’t think of it until I had everything cut out and I just wanted to get them wrapped up. The pattern is based on the very basic Broken Dishes block, which according to my research, is simply 4 half square triangle set and arranged as they are in the pictures. I just added some bars and worked them together.



Pretty Fast, Pretty Simple…



So there you go, two One Fabric Nation posts in one day.  Next post going up will be announcing the winners of the Atrium giveaway.  And then I have a couple more giveaway posts….actually 3 or 4 such posts! So stay tuned! My goal is to get these giveaways posted,  and the winning prizes on their way before Thanksgiving.

Happy Hallow’d Eve …


See you in November!


Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,




  • I want those fabrics too…How did I miss out??

    November 1, 2015 at 8:11 am
  • Patty


    I’m glad to see them making a return. I also missed them the first time.

    November 1, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • How exciting! I have a couple tiny pieces from the first run that I have hoarded like gold or something haha.

    When I saw your blog title I thought you were talking about the old AM station:)

    November 4, 2015 at 6:57 am

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