UPDATE: Congratulations to:
Comment #18 Betty who won the fat quarter bundle from Banyan Batiks
Comment #68 Tina Kercher who won the quilt (US ONLY PLEASE) I will contact both of you this week.
Scott Hansen. Dang this guy is wildly talented, eclectic, with an eye for design. In my world talent means a lot of hard work, choosing a path all your own, making the things you seen in your head come to life in actual quilts. This line, Tie One On (Banyan Batiks, a division of Northcott Fabrics), reminisces of ties gone by, a bit of 1950’s/1960’s ties, when martini’s were cool, think Rat Pack but cooler.
I’ve been sneak peeking a quilt made with the Manhattan color way. Being a New York City dweller, and a drinker of Manhattans this seemed a good fit, adding in two of my favorite colors lime green and purple.
Since I’ve already reviewed the fabric line, I thought for the blog hop interviewing Scott would be a bit of fun. Stay tuned to the end for the coffee clatch Saturday to win a bundle of fat quarters.
Teri: What product do you use to keep your moustache curling so well?
Scott: Pinaud’s Clubman Moustache Wax and Got to Be Glued Hair Glue
Teri: What is your favorite home cooked meal?
Scott: Hard to pick a favorite for me. I do like homemade Mac and Cheese with Kielbasa in it … and Coconut Cream Pie.
Teri: How long have you been quilting?
Scott: First Quilt 1978 – Second Quilt and then all of the rest started around 1990-1991. You can do the math.
Teri: How did you get started quilting?
Scott: Well, my first one was because I wanted something old-fashioned and we didn’t have anything like that as a kid. So my mom helped me create what we thought would be a quilt – in hindsight it was a comforter because we tied it, but it worked for what I wanted. Later as an adult, I had started collecting some vintage quilts and then I realized that I could make more myself and I could do them just as I wanted. So that was essentially the beginning.
Teri: What sewing machine do you stitch on?
Scott: Currently a Brother Project Runway model.
Teri: What machine do you quilt on?
Scott: When I don’t quilt by check, I will quilt on my Juki – don’t know the model.
Teri: Favorite beverage while quilting —
Scott: always Diet Pepsi.
Teri: Favorite fabric line(s)
Scott: Besides Tie One On? Let’s see, I am liking the new FIGO lines (another new division of Northcott) — anything by Anna Maria Horner and Tula Pink — the Moda Grunges with Dots and those with Stars.
Teri: Best teaching gig ever?
Scott: Well, this has to be the Quilters’ Affair event in Sisters, Oregon. A week full of classes just before the big Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on the second Saturday of July. Next year will be my 8th year I think, and I look forward to it now just as much as I do every year!
Teri: One place you’d like to go for quilting inspiration?
Scott: The countrysides of Europe-Britain, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Denmark. Not too interested in the cities (well the Italian ones maybe) but I really want to visit all of the villages!
Teri: Inspiration for your fabric line?
Scott: Vintage Necktie designs. I just kept drawing and playing with various little motifs that I pulled from an assortment of different neckties in my collection and from images I gleaned from online. I would look at images then later sketch out variations and then keep extrapolating lines until I came up with something that I could call my own.
Chase is the name of the quilt I made for the blog hop. I started with the intention of making log cabin blocks using 1 1/2” strips. You can see some making pics here. While getting ready for a chat with friends I realized something wasn’t working, and what went wrong. Eh, whatever it’s something of a happy accident. While holding a block in my hand and showing my friends the fabrics in that block seemed to be chasing one another so, Chase it is.
Wanna win a bundle of fat quarters? Let’s Coffee Clatch: let me know what’s your favorite way to celebrate your birthday? Entries will be open until Sunday September 30th, I’ll pick a winner on October 1st.
Visit Robin, Sue, Cheryl, Linda, Sheri, Debby, Blair and Kim for more opportunities! Visit Blue Nickel Studios, there are some opportunities there!
Saturday 9/22 – Teri Lucas https://terificreations.com/
Sunday 9/23 – Robin Long http://robinruthdesign.com/blog/
Monday 9/24 – Sue O’Very https://sueoverydesigns.com/blog/
Tuesday 9/25 – Cheryl Arkison http://www.cherylarkison.com/diningroomempire/
Wednesday 9/26 – Linda Sullivan https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/
Thursday 9/27 – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill http://blog.wholecirclestudio.com/
Friday 9/28 – Debby Brown http://higheredhands.blogspot.com/
Saturday 9/29 – Blair Stocker https://wisecrafthandmade.com/blog/
Sunday 9/30 – Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com/
fabric and blog hop images courtesy Banyan Batiks