admin December 28th, 2013
Yeah! we are in the home stretch now!! Today is Day Nine of the 12 Days of Color! With today’s post, we bid goodbye to Jug or Not and bring in the third collection by the people at Michael Miller, Blue and White. Oh, and I thought that I should clarify something a bit with the Michael Miller lines. Many of you may already know this, but some don’t; I can tell by the comments. Michael Miller is not an actual person. The company Michael Miller is the brain child of Kathy Miller and Michael Steiner who started the company years ago from a rented space in NYC years ago. Recently I found out that Kathy got married and is now living in California, while Michael still resides in NYC where there offices are still located. So when I was talking about Jug or Not from Michael Miller, I meant the company not an actual designer. For all of their non-licensed prints, I think Kathy has a team of in-house people that she oversees on those. And Kathy is the one who rules on the color portions I think. Now Wee Wander was a licensed line by Sarah Jane, so that is all Sarah’s creativity. I just saw which line I should have brought in from Michael Miller for this project, and I don’t know how I missed it, but look at Stitches. Those look like great blenders, don’t they?!
Also yesterday, Mara’s comment gave me quite a scare, so I had to check with my friend, Lissa, over at Moda, if they were indeed getting rid of Grunge. The thought sent shivers down my spine, I love that stuff (when I was at Sisters, last summer, one of my students brought in a big hunk of one of the grey grunge. I loved it so much, right after class I went downtown and picked a big chunk of it up…..Linda saw it when I got home, and rolled her eyes big time! She doesn’t get my love for the “gritty” stuff.) Anyway, Lissa reassured me that Grunge is NOT going away, in fact they are bringing in more colors next year (it is almost Next Year now! YEAH! More Grunge!)
Here is the Kona block done up in—in Bluegrass and Cedar:
Here is the third (and sadly last) Jenean Morrison True Colors from Free Spirit Block (I really wish that I had more time to talk about each of the wonderful designers for these True Colors lines, I know each of them individually, though not as well as I would like, but I can tell you this….they are all truly amazingly talented and wonderfully sweet people, each and every one of them!) (oh, and looking at this block now, I could have fussy-cut those rectangles in the center, but I didn’t even think about it when I was making it!):
Here is the first Blue And White From Michael Miller Block:
Here is the Grunge From Moda block:
And here are the Aurifil threads of the day (2110 and 2250):
So again, if you’ve been following this series, you know what to do! Comment here for the daily prizes as well as making yourself eligible for the grand prizes at the end of the series. If you just jumped in the fray, be sure to comment on every day of the 12 Days of Color to be entered in to win the large and small prizes. Your comment can be about anything in the post, this general time of year, your garden, your New Year’s resolutions, whatever.
I will likely be drawing names New Year’s Day as well as taking down the Christmas Festivus Stuff. So make sure to get all of your comments in by then! I promise that I will get the packages out before the US Post Office raises their rates (great incentive!). Now back to sewing…Almost there, almost there…..