I am SOOOO excited to be sharing today’s post with you.
Riley Blake, Aurifil and my friends Christopher and Kerry have all helped to bring this awesome Blue Carolina Giveaway to you!
Yup, It’s Giveaway Time again!
Giveaway is over now, Jo Scheiber has won the Grand Prize! Thanks to all who stopped by and visited and left comments!!
And it’s a doozy this time! I have been planning this for what seems like forever. We had delays on the fabric and the thread getting here….and then there is the daily struggle to actually carve time out of everyday life. I know you know what I am talking about!!
But the Big Day is here and oh so Blue and Lovely! I will tell you more at the end of the post on how to win yourself some of this Blue-someness! But First let’s talk of quilty things!
I have known Christopher a pretty long time. I am not sure exactly how long. We met online through quilting of course! 🙂 We have participated in two Swaps together I think. This is the one that I remember. He has always had such a good eye with color and form, so it is no wonder that his first line of fabric looks great!
What I discovered while cutting into this line and working with it, is that the collection has something that a lot of others don’t. Besides being an entire group built on one AWESOME color, there are significant Darks and Lights in this group that are very useful in anyone’s Stash. That is something that I always talk about in my classes. Contrast in Value is so important when creating quilts with pizzazz. Christopher has done a great job with this line. The little calicoes remind me a lot of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. My sister wore dresses made out of similar prints, but Christopher has updated them to today’s colors.
And well, we certainly did not have adorable French Bull Dogs on prints then either. Such a cute pooch!
Linda found this Vintage “NEW” Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing. We find it pretty fascinating and well, the cover begged to be in the photo shoot!
—- I had to cut into this stuff eventually, so I did!
First thing I had to try was this INCREDIBLE French Bull Dog block designed by Kerry Goulder. I will admit that it took me awhile to start on it because you really do have to concentrate when doing this intricate of Foundation Paper Piecing. And I was also a bit intimidated because although I have done this type of work before, THIS looked a bit more complex than I thought I could handle. But you know what? It really wasn’t that bad. I think it came out pretty good; I was worried for nothing. NOW I want to make more! Kerry has ton of awesome blocks over at her Etsy shop! I should have known that this would go together pretty easily. I loved making these sweaters last Christmas.
So after I made Kerry’s Adorable Pup, since this line is all blue and white etc. I made some more blocks from my Soup of the Day quilt pattern as I did in this past post.
This pattern looks particularly good with that high contrast I mentioned above!
And then I also wanted to make some more of my Modern Little House blocks. Free Pattern can be found here.
I have fabric left but not much more time this week so that’s it for now…….. On to the GOOD stuff!
How to Win yourself some Blue Carolina And Aurifil Thread!
Okay, so there are TWO prizes. The GRAND prize will be given to a winner selected from comments posted here on the blog and then a First Prize given to a follower/commentor on this photo on my IG Feed, because I also want to reward one of my IG Followers where I actually spend more time!
What might those prizes be you ask? Well let me tell you!
A Fat-Quarter of Every print in the Blue Carolina Line AND this awesome box of Aurifil Thread, curated by Christopher for this line! Talk about a Terrific Prize! This prize goes to one lucky commentor here on the blog. They will ALSO get a Free PDF copy of Kerry’s French Bull Dog Block AND a PDF copy of my Soup of the Day quilt! This winner will be busy!!
Two Fat-Eighth Bundles of Blue Carolina (both for you or one for you and one to share with a friend) and a couple of small spools of Aurifil thread (no guarantee of color). Not as big as the Grand Prize but very nice to get in the mail instead of bills, right? This prize goes to one lucky commentor who follows me and comments on the photo on my Instagram feed. They will also get the PDF download patterns from the Grand Prize above!
That’s it ….pretty cool prizes, huh?….so go ahead and comment here and on my IG feed. I will draw winners sometime on Thursday October 12th. Be sure to follow me on the Instagram Feed when you comment there. I would love to hear what you think of any of the things I talked about here or anywhere really….maybe why you stopped by to visit the Blue Nickel even. I am sure glad that you did.
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,
Fabulous USD of the fabrics in your pup block! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Oh, Pick ME!! Thanks for the chance to win, I am new to your blog, but have followed on IG for a while.
The contrast in these blues is perfection!
I need more fabric like a hole in the head! Please pick me!
Wonderful range of blues.
Gorgeous fabric & you’re so right about the values! Love the bulldog tone in the blue & white, thanks for a chance to win ! I always love to come to your blog & see the latest happenings.
Love blues, and these are oh so pretty. Aurifil threads are my all time fav for piecing my quilts.
Such beautiful blues! I am fascinated by your combination of prints in the Modern Little House block.
I LOVE those blues. They are so gorgeous. And the little puppy is as cute as can be. This would make an awesome quilt for a little boy. Thank you for the chance Scott.
I am totally in love with the blues in this collection, and the great contrast with the whites! The Aurifil thread collection goes beautifully together with the fabric.
Sandy A in St. Louis
Love the different shades in this fabric, too. And your puppy block turned out so cute! I am going to have to check the pattern out.
Love your easy nature….it is such a pleasure to read your blog! These are beautiful Fabrics and the blue bulldog is fabulous!!!
I just love that sweet pup and these fabrics!!
Barb in Mi
Fabulous blue fabrics!
You sure know how to make blues look like 2ant to go to my stash and start stitching…lol.. ty for great giveaway… firstname.lastname@example.org
Love these fabrics!! — Those calicoes of the 80’s and 90’s bring back great memories. The blues are beautiful!! And love what you have done with them!
Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
Blues are my favorite, they just make me smile. Love the contrasts and they look wonderful in the dog. Thanks for such an exciting giveaway.
Dayna in WI
Love the dog. I too like the lights and darks in the collection.
Can’t go wrong with blue
I am a fabric freak. I can’t go to a fabric shop, quilt hop or even Walmart without looking at fabric and buying something. I just can’t get enough fabric. But my favorite fabric is the kind that is given to me. I sure would like to win this giveaway. I would like to make a blue and white table runner for my kitchen.
This Dutch girl would love Blue Carolina fabrics, thanks for the fun giveaway!
Very appealing fabric line! Looks like it stitches up great!
Blues, my favourite colours. Perfect for a patchwork skirt.
Love the bull dog. So adorable. Love the fabric too.
This collection really took my eye when I first saw it. Such a fresh blue and wonderful range of values.
Love this line, and that bulldog is too cute! Blue is always a favorite and a whole range of blue is even better!
Love, love the Blue Carolina fabrics!! And I took sometime to read through the articles in the links. I’ve now have Soup of the Day in my pattern library. Good to see your quilting success, Scott. email@example.com
Love these Blue Carolina fabrics, especially the text prints in all colors … very simple and clean. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love this line. Looking at all the makes in the blog tour you can see how versatile it is
So fun watching all the blue IG posts, and what a fab collection and giveawat this is. Please pick me!
The fabrics are lovely and so are your blocks! Thanks for a great giveaway!
You are right–the contrast is wonderful in this line! Sounds like a great giveaway, too!
What a wonderful prize you are sharing. I would love to win.
I seriously love this fabric and Aurifil threads are the best!
I have seen your Soup of the Day pattern before, but seeing it made with Blue Carolina fabric just looks great!!! I
bought a new iron bed last weekend and it would sure look pretty to have this quilt made up on it!
This is the perfect collection (and thread) for a Carolina fan who is also a dog person 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
What a gorgeous giveaway!
When I saw the Blue Carolina collection, I fell in love. It’s the prettiest fabric. Love your dog pattern,too.
I love the Blue Carolina fabric line and think it was perfect for the French bulldog, and with the thread ! What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
My friend breeds French Bulldogs! This guy is just awesome!
I have been drooling over these fabrics since I first saw them. I would be elated to wing even a few scraps of them, and over the moon to win the big prize! XOXOX
OMgosh! Loving the Frenchies!!! Adorable. And in blue. The best.
I fell in love with this line the first time I saw it!
Wow. I will have to keep my eye out for this line because I agree with you it’s hard to find lights and darks.
Love these fabrics and patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.
Been collecting blues for a blue & white quilt recently. Good old fashioned 2 color quilt full of scrappy goodness! But I see so many other wonderful blocks with this follection! Always use Aurifil threads, my machine loves them! Great giveaway!
Love blue and fuschia. Great color combo with thread to match! Win Win!
I have a friend who just got a Frenchie, and I’d love to make him a little something using thise pfp pattern. Not to mention from the fabulous new line of fabrics.
I’ve been drooling over these. Love the blues!
I’m swooning over the blues! I love the prints and the colors and the perfect name of the collection. Aurifil thread is pretty nice too!. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post, the delightful dog, and this awesome chance to win!
Blue is my favorite color and Blue Carolina is absolutely “blue-tiful. What a fabulous line of fabric!
That bulldog block is fantastic! Great use of these fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway! Cotten.firstname.lastname@example.org
I like all the fabric, but I especially like the dark blue background with the pretty flowers in a circle.
I love yours Blue Fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win. I hope to win
Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to make the bulldog!
What a wonderful present this will make – Today is my mothers birthday and she taught me how to quilt
I love blue. It sneaks it’s way into everything I make, even when i’m trying to use other colors. Beautiful blocks, beautiful prints.
Blues have become my new favorite color to work with! And OMG! this collection is beautiful!
This is great!! The blues are lovely.
This is a gorgeous collection. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these. Will you be in Houston at International?
Gorgeous fabric line! Thanks for the chance to win
I love this fabric line.. why do you ask.. because of the gorgeous ranges of blue fabrics.. since blue is my favorite color. Would be amazing to win this. Thanks for the opportunity. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net
Lovely fabric, great giveaway!
I love these colors so much! Thanks!
I would love to win this! I’m making a blue and white quilt soon and would love to add these fabrics in!!!
What a beautiful line of fabrics. I am definitely going to need to buy some as blue is my favorite color. Great job on the french bulldog block it turned out so cute.
I have always loved the “crispness” of blue and white together. This pup is a beautiful balance of both colors.
This fabric is so amazing! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I also follow on Instagram and spend lots of time there! 😉
Those little bulldogs couldn’t be any cuter! love the blue
Oh thanks for sharing such awesome opportunity with us all. The blues in this line are so delicious.
Blue and white is always a winner in fabric!
Love the fabrics and would love to try thr dog pattern. I know it’s a bulldog, but could also be a boston terrier, which we have plenty of in the family,
Great give away!!! The navy in this line is sublime!! I am really crushing on Blue Carolina
I’ve had my eye on this fabric line for awhile!! Love it!
I absolutely love these blues!
I need this really bad! I want to make a blue and white quilt for a friend and these would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary on Lake Pulaski
The Fabric is perfect for the paper piecing & par work blocks!
Blue Carolina fabric, Aurifil thread and that french bulldog are truly awesomeness!
Value is a hard thing to get right. Having it all in one collection is great.
Love the bulldog! And aurifil is a favorite
I had so much fun meeting Christopher at QuiltCon and getting a preview peek at this adorable line.
Ugh this line of fabric is sooo cute
Blue has always been my favorite color so this bundle would be perfect!!
Fabulous fabric design..and the color hues are delish! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to play with these awesome fabrics! As a new quilter I’m so inspired by all the established quilters and their creations. I’m in NC and blue is my absolute favorite color. Fantastic giveaway!
I love this giveaway and Blue Carolina is so beautiful ❤️ I’ve been following on IG and seeing what others created and I would love for the chance to win and make my own projects using this collection and thread.
I am in love with the Blue Carolina collection!! Glad I found your blog because your blocks and cutting pictures have really inspired me for mixing and creativity. Thanks!!
I’m a blue fanatic and love this collection!! I crave blue and Aurifil!!
Love blue and love the Giveaway! Thank you!
I love this collection, the blues remind me of my grandma’s old plate collection just with updated prints. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Thank you, love these colors. Glad you took the chance on the bull dog.
Love love the blues in this collection. Ties in with my kitchen China a mismatch of blue and white collected on all my travels.
Blue isn’t usually a favourite Color. But this line is amazing! And this pup. I would love to learn colors and values. Your photo is stunning!
Love the blues!! Am happy blues are coming back in quilting fabrics…and I mean great blues like in this one! Clear and fresh ones! Thankyou so much for the chance to win… crossing fingers! 🙂
Blue always and forever. Such a cute pattern. Many thanks for such a generous giveaway.
Carolina (North) is my second state and blue is my favorite color because you can do soooooo much with it as your line proves!!!!! And you did a great job on the paper piecing pup! Thanks for sharing your talent.
This is so amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!
Thanks for the chance! I would love to make my friend a pillow to look like her sweet Ellie.
Beautiful blues my daughter loves these! Thanks for the chance to win.
Can’t say how much I’d love this!! Here’s hoping…
Love the fabric and the blocks you picked
I love the puppy block and all the blues! Please, please pick me!
Those blues are amazing. I’ve been eyeing them in the puppy blocks!
The bulldog block in blue (!) led me to your blog. This fabric line is really appealing and your blocks are lovely. Who doesn’t need a blue bulldog?
I love everything about this post! All the for fabric and pups!
I love the different shades of blues, the flowers, oh god its gorgeous, I have to own this line, love the bulldog.Thanks for this amazing giveaway
I would like be to dive into my least used color and after all the date of this post is my birthday and I do celebrate all month thank for the dreams
I’m a pug mom and quilter, my love of sunshine faces goes back decades. Love the fabric and this fabulous pattern!!
I have used up most of my blues in Bonnie Hunter’s Jamestown Landing! I live the contrast of your line! Gorgeous!!!!
What a treat to be able to add some perfect pretty blues to my stash! Thanks for the great giveaway!
I Blues!! That dog pattern looks like a challenge but is adorable!!
I am always so happy when my IG feed directs me to someone I havent seen before & instantly fall in love with their feed. Blue in any shade is the color I absolutely love!
What a lovely prize. Thank you for the opportunity!
How lovely! Terrific giveaway!
So glad to find another person in love with BLUE! What a wonderful giveaway you’ve put together- someone is going to be VERY happy ❤️❤️
I love this fabric!! I have a frenchie and am prone to purchase anything frenchie! But the colors are what caught me. The blues remind me of this vintage blue fabric my Aunt gave me. I would love to win:)
Beautiful colors and I love the bulldog!
Nice calming colors, bulldog and sweater blocks fun!
This prize looks fantastic, but are Aussies included? I would love some Aurifil Thread as I can’t find it where I live.
Love the blue florals! And the patterns!!
What a fabulous prize. Thanks for the chance to win
Oh my! I want to make a French bull dog!
What a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting. As a Carolina alum, this fabric line is right up my alley!
Oh such pretties. My mommy loves blue, I would give to ger for her birthday. Love that French bull dog pattern too! And Aurifill thred is the bomb!
Really love the dog block and the use of the blue fabrics. So cool! Would love to wi!
I love all the shades of blue working together. Makes me think of my grandmother, whose whole house was blue…
I’m so blue waiting for this line to come out. Hurry to my quilt store, I can’t wait.
Such pretty fabric and threads
This is such a gorgeous line! I’ve loved seeing it pop up all over IG. Thanks for the chance to win!
Just LOVE blues! Gorgeous!
Beautiful blues. I love the dog
Amazing color’s! I love that collection & the pattern…thank you.
I love blue and these fabrics are gorgeous!
Love the fabric! Love the bulldog! Love the thread!
Blue is my favorite, and this fabric is gorgeous! And since Aurifil is the only thread I buy, I’d say this giveaway is perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win!
That Blue! Love it! Aurifi, the Best! Thanks for a great giveaway! Got my fingers crossed!
Love the colors and the contrast.
You just can’t go wrong with Blue Carolina. The designs are gorgeous! I’d love to have this in my stash!
What beautiful fabrics! And a great chance to win some superb products….Thank you for the chance!
Blue is my favorite color apparently. My stack of blue fabrics is twice as tall as any of the others. Love this line.
Love this fabric line!
Blue Carolina is just gorgeous! Those pops of hot pink tantalize the blues so well. The colors are vibrant and alive…just the way I love my fabric choices and threads! I’d be tickled to sew up something pretty with this! I’m a happy follower on IG too!
This is a gorgeous collection! And I’m loving the name, Blue Carolina! This would be a huge win! PICK ME!
The blues! The blues! I love all the blues!
Beautiful fabric and I love your dog block!
Love this collection of blues!! Love combining blue with white in my quilting. It always reminds me of my Mom’s Blue Onion China. As a child I just thought it was beautiful!!
I love that bull dog block!
I love blue fabric and this line is gorgeous!
Allison in Alabama
Love those blues and that doggie pattern is divine!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu
Love this beautiful fabric! Blues have always been my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful collection with my favorite thread. I already have the perfect pattern in mind.
I’ve been following you for a long time and I never cease to be amazed at how much you get accomplished and posted! I don’t think you ever sleep 😉 This fabric is beautiful and if other quilters are like me (I squeal with happiness!) when I find beautiful fabrics with such a range of value in the line. I’m not sure how I find him, but I ran across Christopher’s site awhile back and I was captivated by his designs and the great photography! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway opportunity, Scott!