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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...

52 Quilters – 2017-Week 22

I am so honored this week to be part of the 52 Quilters Project started up by Chris Webb a few years ago. Primarily an Instagram concept 52Quilters is "an experiment in quilty communication. A new quilter every week!"  Chris started this a while back - maybe 2 years ago??  And I have been on a long waiting list to get a chance to share the Blue Nickel World Viewpoint (that is a thing you know :)  ) with more quilters! So check both of the Instagram Feeds here...

Lilla and Aria

Here's more catching up with Happy Mail fabric that came into the studio in Late February this year (it can't be mid May already can it??) Jinksies! Crystal over at Windham Fabrics sent these fun little charm packs of  Lilla by Lotta Jansdotter and Aria by Kelly Ventura -- they go SO WELL together don't they?? I am always a bit stymied by pre-cuts. They are so pretty on their own - but I usually use different odd sizes for almost all of my patterns, so pre-cuts have never been my bag. But...