Fabric Sweep!

Fabric Sweep!

Or Eye Candy!  as I might call this post…

I have been SOOOO overwhelmed with the two dayjobs over the last few months, and I haven’t been able to show you some of the fun lines that I have received from some of those wonderful manufacturers out there…

So here’s what I have already played with:

Cloud 9’s Happy Drawing, Too! by Ed Emberley.

happy drawing too!

Pattern coming soon in downloadable PDF form here at Blue Nickel Studios for a very reasonable price.

Birch Fabric’s Camp Modern/Camp Sur.

camp sur and camp modern

I made a quilt for Fall Market with this fabric and that quilt is going to be redone in another line for a magazine this year, so I can’t show the quilt, but it is fun and easy….

also I started a project with Thomas Knaur’s Flock last year and I think that I am going to add some of this line to it.  I really don’t like doing one-liner quilts anyway, and this palette goes very well with Flock in my opinion, so there you have it.   That pattern should also be available here in awhile as well.


And here’s what is coming up to play with!!

Here are two really “guy-style” prints

Free Spirit’s  Seven Wonders by Parson Grey.

seven wonders

Cloud 9’s MicroMod  by Rob Bancroft.

micro mod

I have this grand idea for these two mixed with some solids and other equally ‘rugged’ prints that may eventually spawn a second book  (when I ever get this first freakin’ book done!)


This sweet line is going to be a project done in connection with GenerationQ soon too.

Clothworks’ Little Village by Kinkame

little village


And this one? oh…just love this so much…..I have something planned with a nice solid orange….and maybe a little grey…..Hoping to get it in a magazine too, but the fabric may already be too “old” for a mag, so you may be seeing it here as a pattern as well.

Kaufman’s Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.



Big plans? oh yeah, as always?  So much fabric, so little time…..

What are you loving here the most? Leave a comment and I will send a random winner some scraps* from their favorite line listed above.  I will draw a name next Monday on Martin Luther King Day.  That seems an appropriate day to win something, huh?

*Some scrap bags will be larger than others based on what I have left and what I can bear to part with…..


  • Jan


    I am loving the architextures! I have made a commitment to sew from my stash, this year, but that line is seriously tempting me off the wagon!

    January 18, 2013 at 10:43 am
  • Gah ~ it’s like picking your favorite….fabric. Torture.

    Architextures is just a tiny bit higher on my must-play-with list.

    January 18, 2013 at 11:11 am
  • robin


    Oh fun! I love Seven Wonders. 🙂

    January 18, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • Jennyroo


    I love love love Camp Sur and Camp Modern, and also Architextures!

    January 18, 2013 at 11:55 am
  • Mary Jean Price


    I would have to say my favorite is Seven Wonders but Architextures is a close second. I would be happy with either one and what you are willing to part with. Thanks for the chance!

    January 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm
  • Susan


    Oh, Architextures is gorgeous!!! How fun to get your hands on fabrics before they hit the stores and make fabulous quilts with them!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some scraps! Love scraps 🙂

    January 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm
  • Becky Greene


    I love Architextures and Seven Wonders. If I were the lucky winner, you could send me either and I wuld be so happy. They are all wonderful lines!! Thanks for the chance – i am a scrap lover!

    January 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm
  • I really love Architextures.

    January 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm
  • Oh my, forced to pick just ONE? OK, OK …. Micro Mod.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you have made from all of these!

    January 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm
  • Mimi


    I would love to play with any of those fabric lines!! My favorite is Architextures… I’ve only seen it on the internet, must be amazing in real life eh? Thanks for the chance!!

    January 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm
  • little villages would be so nice for a baby quilt. would love to have your scraps! thanx a mil for the chance to have them.

    January 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • MaryBeth


    OOOO, I love them all, so if I’m lucky enough to win, I’d be happy with anything! Have fun sewing.

    January 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • Lynn D in NC


    I love Architextures – love the prints and colors, but really love all of the lines.

    January 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm
  • Sarah N


    All of the fabric is gorgeous – but since I am married to an architect , I would choose Architextures! Thanks for sharing!

    January 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm
  • Patty


    Camp Modern/Camp Sur is my favorite. The other fabrics are great too. I’ll be waiting to see what you make out of the last stack shown.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  • mrsmoore


    Well, lucky, lucky you getting to play with all those wonderful prints! I am really drawn to the charm of Little Village right now.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm
  • Evelyn


    Little Village is my favorite!

    January 19, 2013 at 2:30 am
  • Yes, indeed, the architextures! But the seven wonders is also pretty cool!

    January 19, 2013 at 3:59 am
  • Debbie Gallett


    Happy Drawing, Too is my favorite. I used to have an Ed Emberly drawing book when I was a child.

    January 19, 2013 at 7:48 am
  • Shelley C


    How fun to get to play with new fabrics! Day jobs would be the neccessary evil to have to deal with…maybe someday, fabric will be your daily job!
    I’m liking the Happy Drawing because of my grands and the Seven Wonders for me 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you have in store with all these projects!

    January 19, 2013 at 8:13 am
  • Lynda H


    I saw the micro mod line by cloud 9 and said that I must get me some of that. I make a lot of childrens quilts and so like the bright colors and modern look of the graphics of this line.

    January 19, 2013 at 11:50 am
  • I wouldn’t get anything finished looking at all of those lovelies!
    That Cloud 9 Micro Mod by Rob Bancroft looks like something I would love to play with!

    January 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm
  • I have to say camp modern/camp sur we live in the country and my little guy would love that!

    January 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm
  • Bonita C


    Scraps! I love them. The Architextures pulled me at first glance! Would love to get any of them. So many ideas!

    January 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  • Anna


    Love them all! Would love to play with any of them!!

    January 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • Jeanne J.


    I have two grandsons and love the Happy Drawing, Too! I am also drawn to Architextures. Thanks for the giveaway.

    January 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm
  • Love Happy Drawing, Too! Very cute and playful! Would be fun to make a quilt out of it. Thx!

    January 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm
  • Loving those Architextures! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier today. Sounds like you have a lot of cool projects going on!

    January 21, 2013 at 7:34 am
  • Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love a shot at some camp modern scraps! Thank you!

    January 21, 2013 at 9:58 am
  • Kat Scott


    Love those scraps… but Architextures is my favorite. Thanks!

    January 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  • MoeWest


    I would be very happy with the Birch Fabrics scraps! Thanks for the chance to win some.

    January 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  • Cecilia


    I love the architextures! It looks like you have been having fun with some great fabrics.

    January 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  • oh such fun. all those lovely fabrics. Camp Modern calls out to me,hose little campers. One of them is just like our little camper. Very snug for two people.

    January 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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