224: 25 days later….

224: 25 days later….

I cannot believe it has been 25 days since I posted….I think that is a crime in Blogland, isn’t it? At the very least a misdemeanor. I am freshly back from Quilt Market, and had a marvelous time meeting some people for the first time and some all over again, and some of the people I met for the first time I had know for years here in the blogosphere…

For an excuse, I offer the following pictures of what I was working on for Quilt Market…3 quilts …didn’t I say I wouldn’t do that many at once LAST Market?  Yet I succumbed…  one I didn’t have to deal with the quilting or the binding, and so I did that one on top of the two I committed to earlier in the season..yet, they still came to be done all at the 11th hour…I think it was that real life thing cutting into my time, and oh yeah, a slight bit of procrastination on my part?

Here are the quilts and their pix in no particular order:

the line Free to Grow by Nancy Mims for Robert Kaufman fabrics…..


And The line Brady Bunch by Michael Miller Fabrics:


And then the Boys Will Be Boys quilt by David Walker for Free Spirit Fabrics…(that direct link may not yet work as I don’t think it will be available for a few weeks still?)


and yes, in this last picture, that is a skeleton peeking in on the left….my doll-maker wife  needs things like that for proper proportions you know. 

The patterns for these quilts should be available online for FREE eventually. I will post links here when they are, and I would love it if when you do one of my quilt designs, if you join the Blue Nickel Studios group page on Flickr and post a picture of your creation there.

And now that I have got you caught up on what was happening around here before Quilt Market ….. tomorrow I will post about my time at Quilt Market, who I met, some actual pictures at Market, some upcoming news (although pretty much everyone has posted about it by now!) and you’ll like this part…some giveaways…quite a few actually…

And so let’s start things off right for the end of May here at the Blue Nickel….with Giveaway #1…..when I get up to 25 comments here on THIS post (that’s 25 comments for 25 days), I will give away a scrappy package with a little bit of all the fabrics in these quilts….okay you twisted my arm, when I get up to fifty comments I will giveaway two scrap packs!! 

Come back tomorrow for some more of my ramblings, pix, and giveaways too, okay??  see ya then!!



  • I love all 3 of those fabric lines, and your quilts are really wonderful! Thanks so much for making the patterns free – I’ll be back to check them out when they are available (no rush!).

    May 27, 2010 at 5:18 am
  • Am I really the first comment?

    I love all the new quilt patterns! And thanks for the giveaways!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:54 am
  • marietta


    Cool…I especially like the middle quilt.
    Can’t wait to see your pics from market.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:56 am
  • SewLindaAnn


    Hi there, I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of being no. 1 in the comment column. Hmmm…I guess everyone is busy working on stuff while I finish my coffee. Onwards to Blog Bingo..have a good day.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:15 am
  • Welcome back! Your quilts are beautiful. I especially like that Brady Bunch fabric and quilt. I’ll be looking for your pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:20 am
  • These are all beautiful! The designs are really neat and I am impressed that you finished all three in such a short period of time. I love scraps-especially when they are of beautiful fabric!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:30 am
  • Love every fabric line and all three quilts…50 comments hurry!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am
  • Let’s get you up to 25!

    May 27, 2010 at 11:31 am
  • Woo hoo for these fabric lines! I’m super pumped about the Brady Bunch and I think the boy’s fabric is great. I’m quite a sucker for scraps, so this hep cat would love to win. 🙂

    Welcome back to blogging. I’ve been rather sporadic on my blog as well. I guess I should go post something now to alleviate my bloggy guilt.

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    May 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm
  • You created magic with all of the fabric – those quilts are awesome!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm
  • Hey Scott! I was so nice meeting you and hanging out with you at Market! Loving the process pics here; I should really take more of those!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm
  • Shelley C


    I noticed the lack of ‘blue’ in my inbox…but I can’t point any fingers…I generally finish projects on the way to the event they are for, so I know all about that 11th hour!
    I’m a scrap quilter by preference I guess. I would rather use up every thread of scrap before cutting my folded stash…it’s a sickness! Send some scrap goodness my way!

    May 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm
  • It was definitely worth the wait to see these wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting the construction series. It’s so neat to view a work in progress.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  • Love them. Your quilts are always so amazing! Love the Brady Bunch fabric! Very retro!


    May 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm
  • Cute! I especially like the Brady Bunch quilt.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm
  • Patty


    My favorite is the Brady Bunch fabric, and I really like the pattern, shows off the fabric. I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures from quilt market.

    May 28, 2010 at 6:48 am
  • Scott the Free to Grow quilt was just so breathtaking in person! The color combination is just outstanding. I love seeing the pictures of the “before” part of the process.

    It was so nice to meet you. Really looking forward to your other posts.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:49 am
  • Greta fabrics make great quilts when done by great designers! And it’s good to have you back in blog-land. I thought you dropped off the face of the earth!
    So, hope to see/ read you more often at Bluenickelstudios…
    Happy sewing & blogging!

    May 29, 2010 at 7:30 am
  • Waaaa! I hope you’re planning on going to another quilt market soon because I’m really sad that I didn’t get to see you this spring! Please don’t enter me in the drawing (you know I have a decent stash here, ha!). That Boys will be Boys fabric is my favorite and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! David Walker is a genius!

    May 29, 2010 at 8:49 am
  • OK that quilt with the Free to Grow I LOVE what you did with the reds in the centers–it is really striking and bold ….thanks for sharing your quilt market experience it looked and sounded like a blast!

    May 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm
  • eileensideways


    one of the quilt patterns above look like mail slots and the border surrounding looks like ribbon weaving in and out. such talent, such creativity.

    May 30, 2010 at 9:23 am
  • Thank you for the giveaway. I love all those fabrics!!

    May 30, 2010 at 9:27 am
  • Paula


    Great quilt designs! I especially like Free to Grow – simple, striking and graphic! Thank you for the giveaway!

    May 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  • That is a lot to take on, but I’m glad to hear all went well at Market! All 3 quilts are great but I especially like the first one.

    May 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm
  • Thanks for sharing, Scott. I really like the Brady Bunch quilt. Saw a pic of the giveaway goodies and had to come and say hi again. Thanks for offering up some scissor fabric – and interesting photos from market.

    May 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm
  • Lynn Damewood


    You are so generous to share Scott. I don’t know where my brain was (obviously not fully engaged) the first time I read this post. Now I’m replying, and will tell a few friends to come over and post replies too.


    May 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm
  • Sandy Allen


    Wow those are neat patterns! I love the first one, pink is my favorite color!

    Lynn pointed me in your direction. Don’t know how I missed this blog!


    May 31, 2010 at 6:51 am
  • eileensideways


    thank u so much for posting the giveaway. excited that i won your quiltmarket giveaway#1

    May 31, 2010 at 11:13 am
  • Ohhhh…Free to Grow and Brady Bunch! Love those fabrics and your quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

    May 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm
  • Heather


    Wow–these are gorgeous! The fabrics AND the quilts! I’m so impressed–I’m still working on my first quilt and to think that you’re doing more than one at a time is just amazing to me… God bless ya! 🙂

    May 31, 2010 at 8:56 pm
  • those sure are cute, thanks!!

    June 1, 2010 at 3:35 am
  • These are all just beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway too!

    June 1, 2010 at 7:59 am
  • Love the Boys Will Be Boys line!! Too fun 🙂

    June 1, 2010 at 10:10 am
  • Oh that Boys will be Boys is wicked !! I’ll have to get my hands on some of that.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm
  • Marlene


    If you could plant crops the colors of Free to Grow in the pattern of the quilt you made you would have the most fantastic maze. People would never find their way out.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • I like that fabric! Very fun and boyish! 😀

    June 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm
  • Jeanette


    I’ve always wanted to use that top pattern…someday.
    So what did you name these quilts?

    June 3, 2010 at 7:21 am

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