Winner Lists and Birthdays

Winner Lists and Birthdays

Hey there, peeps, I just spent most of the day packaging up packages and at the post office trying to get all of the winners and a few blocks for some collaborative projects out. It was a lot more work than I expected!! But so satisfying to share my love of fabric, color, design, and quilting with so many people. I received the last address from the last winner from my #12daysofcolor series of posts today. All of those packages went out today, the furthest one went to Sweden.

Here are the winners’ lists: The daily prize winners:  Kelly S, Kimerlee, Sarah Vee, Rachelle, Allyson, Rose, Janice, Melissa, Lori M, Lynette, Jodi,  and Anne J.

The Grande Finale prize winners: Michelle, Dianna, Sue, Nadia, Judy, Jo, Laura, Kristel, Becky, Lonormi, Lizzie, Maryellen, Mary Beth, Amy, Audrey, Cindy, Auntie Pami, and Rosalie.

I just want to say again Thanks to all of you for all of the kind words and comments during the #12Days of Color series. I just loved hearing what you had to say!  AND I want to thank the sponsors of the event again as well:

Robert_Kaufman_Fabrics  Free Spirit_Logo_300_170moda-logo mmf2  aurifil logo

And now onto the second topic in this blog post’s title – birthdays….. I wanted to share with you really briefly (and for that pesky photograph I essentially tell myself is absolutely required for a post) this photo of the block I just sent off to my friend Pat Sloan for her 55th Birthday quilt.  I had so much fun making this silly block, and I hope it makes it there in time to at least get on the back of the quilt!

pat sloan birthday block

So that was the block I made for Pat’s 55th birthday.  I was talking to her in an email, and told her my 50th was coming up in Early February…and I thought it would be fun to get a bunch of blocks here, but I felt kinda weird about asking.  But Pat encouraged me to go ahead and let you know that I would love to have a simple little block from you to put into a quilt for myself…a just for the fun of it quilt….(something I do rarely make these days!) So I am doing that right now. Feel free to send me any size block with these loose rules:

  • I would like this quilt to be done in the colors of the woods….I was raised in the woods and I feel like that is really where I am the most at home.
  • the blocks can be trees or have trees in the prints, or just be in the colors of the woods…..(they do not have to be tree blocks!)
  • remember the woods can go through many stages through the year.  So while brown and green are the main colors, there can be red, gold, orange (autumn), purple (think wildflowers) white (lichen and snow), black (dark, wet, winter wood), blue (the sky peeking through)
  • any size will do…..the smaller the better probably….little churn dashs, 9-patches, flying geese, etc.
  • Even embroidered blocks if you want…

Just send them to:

Scott Hansen

1315 Gohr Road

Sultan, WA 98294

I will post pictures of them as I get them and share them with you all.  I look forward to seeing what comes to mail in the next few months. I want to look at this  next decade with all the changes that will inevitably come along with great hope and excitement. As I get older, I get more tired, but just the other day, as I was contemplating this milestone birthday,  I realized that I feel that I have also gained a new perspective on life that I never really had when I was younger. I am learning to enjoy each day as it comes. That outlook is becoming more of a reality than it ever used to be.  And that is a very reassuring feeling.

So along with my birthday, I wish you a very merry unbirthday as well, and I will see you here at the Blue Nickel soon.

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  • love love love the block… thank you!!

    January 23, 2014 at 6:16 am
  • quiltzyx/sue


    Congrats to all the winners…including YOU, Scott!

    January 23, 2014 at 9:28 am
  • Congrats to all of the winners! I can’t wait to see what arrives in my mailbox! An early happy birthday wish to you, too!

    January 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
  • audrey


    It’s always so much fun to win something. Thank you once again! The birthday block is a great idea. I’ve seen a few quilters making a jubilee quilt for their 50th birthday–this is like your own version of that.:)

    January 23, 2014 at 11:50 am
  • dianna eickhorn


    I had so much fun making Pat a block for her birthday I will be more than happy to make one for you. Besides I love the woods!

    January 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm
  • Hey Scott . . . my birthday is Feb 1st. When’s yours? I’ve already reached that 50 milestone even though I’m still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up. : ) Hope to get a woodsy block made for you sometime in the not too distant future. Have a Happy Birthday!

    Thanks Anne! My birthday is the 2nd!

    January 23, 2014 at 6:34 pm
  • Your block for Pat Sloan is great and I’m sure will make it to the front. Thank you again to you and your sponsors for doing the 12 days of color. Happy birthday! Now off to my stash to look for woodsy fabrics.

    January 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm
  • Happy Birthday and congrats to all the winners! Can’t wait to see your block for this years BOM!

    January 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Happy Birthday and congrats to al the winners.I enjoyed the 12daysofcolor series,great blocks and fabrics and fun party!!

    January 24, 2014 at 4:59 am
  • MaryBeth


    Scott, thanks so much for the prize!! I’m on my way to a 4-day retreat with 3 friends later today and should get a lot done. Love following your blog.!!

    January 24, 2014 at 6:24 am
  • Lonormi Manuel


    Scott, I received my “12 Days” prize today, and I am thrilled!! Thank you so much!! Can’t wait to dig into it!! Happy early birthday … I’ll hit the 5-0 at the end of February!

    January 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm
  • My package arrived yesterday. Love it! Thank you so much. 🙂

    January 26, 2014 at 8:27 am
  • Sue Bone


    Thank you for picking me as one of your winners. Can’t wait for the postman to call.

    January 27, 2014 at 12:51 am
  • pam


    Oh, you are making me homesick. I don’t have a single tree here in Arizona and I used to live on 2.5 acres full of trees! 50 is not that big of a deal. Really. You do qualify for the senior discount at the casino off of 101 on the way to Olympia. They have a great buffet. Smoky but delicious. So glad to have such a wonderful squishy in the mail. Thanks again!

    January 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm
  • nadia w


    Would you like the blocks signed by the maker?

    Either way is fine with me!

    January 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm
  • Rose Smith


    Just wanted to let you know that my lovely winners prize arrived with me in the UK this week. Thank you very much for the great aurifil, and lovely selection of scraps. Love the blue nickel too! 🙂 xx

    February 2, 2014 at 3:43 am
  • Amy Hoeh


    Thank you!! I just saw this post. (So sorry for the call. LOL). YAY!! Thank you so much. I’m really looking forward to receiving the box. Congrats to everyone! What a great time this was! Love and hugs. Xoxo

    February 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  • Cindy Koll


    Hi Scott–
    Just stopped by your site to see what was new and also say thank you for the package from the giveaway. There were some great colors in there!! I can hardly wait to begin a new project! Your men’s group sounds interesting and the blocks you sent were fun! Thanks so much for inspiring the rest of us with your colors and ideas! And belated Happy Birthday!

    February 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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