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Sunday Drive and Mini New Glory

The Incredible Pat Sloan sent me some of her Sunday Drive line for Moda - sheesh, a couple of months ago (WHERE DOES TIME GO??) And I have been meaning to work it into a couple of different projects. Never happened. Obviously. But the other day, I thought what fun it would be to make a MINI version of my New Glory quilt for the summer. And these cuts had some great Red, Whites, and Blues...

Ghost by Nel Whatmore

Today's post is all about a new line from Nel Whatmore for Free Spirit called Ghost. The palette is made up mostly of Jewel Tones and with some lighter Pastel-like Jewel Tones that serve as value contrast. All of these prints are nice quiet tonals because each print reads as a single color overall. My kind of "solids"!   You can read Nel's thoughts on her design process for the line here. Free Spirit sent me this beautiful line and  I thought my Fireside Chat pattern would look good in...

What Remains

Welcome to the Spirit Animal Post. This line is Tula Pink's latest and much discussed line for Free Spirit Fabrics. The focus print from this line has been been discussed many times over and was pulled from the line even before it hits the store shelves this fall. If fact, the day the fabric showed up here, I had an email requesting that I send back the three colorways of the pulled print that I had just received. I am not really interested in getting into that discussion here at the Blue Nickel....

Gingham Girls

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Amy Smart sent me a small sampling of her new line Gingham Girls for Penny Rose/Riley Blake. These are some groovy prints in this group - straight out of the seventies when I was a kid.  Just a little bit of fabric went a long way to make 4 of my Bobbin Chase blocks from The Splendid Sampler!  I reversed the "bobbins" on the two "red" blocks and then I sashed all four blocks with 1 3/4" strips. I think...

do . good

With great joy I join my friend Natalie Barnes in the celebration of her next line of fabric for Windham Fabrics, Maker's Home. Beautiful rich colors and prints that go right along with her Hand Maker line. And there is time left to bid in the ongoing auction on Ebay that I told you about on my Instagram Feed last week (the time was extended!).  There are only 6 hours left at the time of this posting, so if you read this right away you might have a chance...