Yup, It’s Giveaway Time again!
And it’s a doozy this time! I have been planning this for what seems like forever. We had delays on the fabric and the thread getting here….and then there is the daily struggle to actually carve time out of everyday life. I know you know what I am talking about!!
But the Big Day is here and oh so Blue and Lovely! I will tell you more at the end of the post on how to win yourself some of this Blue-someness! But First let’s talk of quilty things!
I have known Christopher a pretty long time. I am not sure exactly how long. We met online through quilting of course! 🙂 We have participated in two Swaps together I think. This is the one that I remember. He has always had such a good eye with color and form, so it is no wonder that his first line of fabric looks great!
What I discovered while cutting into this line and working with it, is that the collection has something that a lot of others don’t. Besides being an entire group built on one AWESOME color, there are significant Darks and Lights in this group that are very useful in anyone’s Stash. That is something that I always talk about in my classes. Contrast in Value is so important when creating quilts with pizzazz. Christopher has done a great job with this line. The little calicoes remind me a lot of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. My sister wore dresses made out of similar prints, but Christopher has updated them to today’s colors.
And well, we certainly did not have adorable French Bull Dogs on prints then either. Such a cute pooch!
Linda found this Vintage “NEW” Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing. We find it pretty fascinating and well, the cover begged to be in the photo shoot!
—- I had to cut into this stuff eventually, so I did!
First thing I had to try was this INCREDIBLE French Bull Dog block designed by Kerry Goulder. I will admit that it took me awhile to start on it because you really do have to concentrate when doing this intricate of Foundation Paper Piecing. And I was also a bit intimidated because although I have done this type of work before, THIS looked a bit more complex than I thought I could handle. But you know what? It really wasn’t that bad. I think it came out pretty good; I was worried for nothing. NOW I want to make more! Kerry has ton of awesome blocks over at her Etsy shop! I should have known that this would go together pretty easily. I loved making these sweaters last Christmas.
This pattern looks particularly good with that high contrast I mentioned above!
And then I also wanted to make some more of my Modern Little House blocks. Free Pattern can be found here.
I have fabric left but not much more time this week so that’s it for now…….. On to the GOOD stuff!
How to Win yourself some Blue Carolina And Aurifil Thread!
Okay, so there are TWO prizes. The GRAND prize will be given to a winner selected from comments posted here on the blog and then a First Prize given to a follower/commentor on this photo on my IG Feed, because I also want to reward one of my IG Followers where I actually spend more time!
What might those prizes be you ask? Well let me tell you!
A Fat-Quarter of Every print in the Blue Carolina Line AND this awesome box of Aurifil Thread, curated by Christopher for this line! Talk about a Terrific Prize! This prize goes to one lucky commentor here on the blog. They will ALSO get a Free PDF copy of Kerry’s French Bull Dog Block AND a PDF copy of my Soup of the Day quilt! This winner will be busy!!
Two Fat-Eighth Bundles of Blue Carolina (both for you or one for you and one to share with a friend) and a couple of small spools of Aurifil thread (no guarantee of color). Not as big as the Grand Prize but very nice to get in the mail instead of bills, right? This prize goes to one lucky commentor who follows me and comments on the photo on my Instagram feed. They will also get the PDF download patterns from the Grand Prize above!
That’s it ….pretty cool prizes, huh?….so go ahead and comment here and on my IG feed. I will draw winners sometime on Thursday October 12th. Be sure to follow me on the Instagram Feed when you comment there. I would love to hear what you think of any of the things I talked about here or anywhere really….maybe why you stopped by to visit the Blue Nickel even. I am sure glad that you did.
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,