250: I am all over the place this month….
….now that is just pretty normal here around the house and studio….but there have been at least 3 Blue Nickel sitings in the last couple weeks…and I have been neglect to tell you all about them… PLEASE forgive me!! I did know about two of them, and they have been out for awhile …but the third one I just found out about, and it actually has me the most excited, because it is a surprise to me even!!
Let’s go backwards and start with what I just discovered and was blessed by Mab to find out about.
in this article about decorating with quilts…. I really can’t tell you how excited about this discovery I am. Of course, this would be the one quilt I did for Free Spirit that never got published. Soooooo…. Now re-writing this pattern for publication has jumped to the top of my need to do list. I have about 4 (at least) patterns that I want to get out into quilt shops this winter….and I guess this better be one of them. This is the same quilt that went to France without me…the busy little Blue Nickel Ambassador that it is….
Next up is this book that features 30 male quilt artists compiled and written by Joe Cunningham. I am one of these artists!!
Joe did the interview for this on the phone with me back in May 2009, that’s how long books take to write!! I have some copies coming here to the Blue Nickel to sell if you are interested in purchasing. If you would like, I could even sign the page with my bio on it. It was great to be part of this book. It has some great short stories about these guys’ lives in it. There are just 9 quilt patterns in the book and my Basket Case No. 1 is one of them.
It is a very traditional quilt, particularly in the colors I used…..and maybe something you might be surprised at if you are a regular visitor here at the Blue Nickel, but that is definitely a part of my quilting life….. I’m a little bit country….and a little bit rock and roll. There are a lot of other great quilts, patterns, and inspiration in these pages as well.
hmm…think this was inspired by anything?? … could be …..or could be I didn’t want to wind up the hoses and put them away for winter…..or could be I really hated how the lawn looks where the kids’ pool sat all summer….or could (and probably was) be a combination of them all!!
Okay and third in this group…..one of my favorite quilt designs which I haven’t shown until now was finally published in Quilter’s Home the October/November 2010 issue. Here are some snapshots of the quilt and the magazine here at home…
Well that ‘s it for now peeps…I am tuckered out…this post took me close to all evening to do, and I had planned on sewing tonight….so I hope you enjoyed this little spiel of mine….thanks for coming alongside me here at the Blue Nickel!