admin November 16th, 2011
yup….today’s regularly scheduled Watch It Wednesday has been pre-empted by this public service announcement…...check back tomorrow for a special Steampunk themed Watch It Wednesday (Thursday Edition)....
I was so honored to have Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop let me pick out my own Blogger’s Choice Fat Quarter pack. Here is a little bit more about that process. It was REALLY tough going through the Fat Quarter stockpile of prints. Eventually I kept coming back to two of my “go-to” colors these days, orange and grey. Blue seems a natural partner to the group, and since I am Blue Nickel Studios, adding blues just felt like the right stuff to add to the group.
I have been wanting to get one of my first magazine quilts self-published under the Blue Nickel name, and a blue-orange version sounds just right to update my Split Pea Soup quilt.
Here are a few blocks to start with….
In other news, I am wrapping up my contributions to Victoria’s Bumble Bean Basics quilt drive. I am afraid that they will not get there before Victoria’s goal of Thanksgiving, but they are getting done…two are quilted and getting bound right now, and the third is at the quilter’s. There are some “fillers” here and there, and in this first one posted (which was the last one put together), I ended up making quite a few more blocks and fillers to get it the same size (then 5 more came in after that, which will be on the back….it’s a fabulous back too, if I do say so myself)
I unfortunately trashed the mailing labels I had saved to send prizes for the blocks that many of you sent in, so I can’t thank you by name now (hindsight is so very 20/20) but I do want to thank everyone who sent in blocks…..some came after I got the tops done and are on the backs, I will post pictures of those later….the last back at the quilter’s now is very pieced…almost like it is a top of sorts on its own.
anyway…that’s what’s up around here…..some more magazine gigs just came in, and I am working around all of these on my book as well…so yeah, it’s the usual nuthouse around here for the holidays!!