Blog Tour: Tie One On by Scott Hansen, Banyan Batiks


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/

Happy Stitching,


fabric and blog hop images courtesy Banyan Batiks

78 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Tie One On by Scott Hansen, Banyan Batiks”

  1. Celebrating my birthday with my favorite “firsts”, my family is a party extraordinaire. Having the day to myself doing fun things like meeting new people and seeing refreshing designs as above make for a happy day.

  2. Brenda @ Songbird Designs – Alabama – I love quilting, embroidery, sewing, and crafting of all types! I also love painting, making music, and being a GiGi! Stop by my website https://songbirddesigns.blog for a visit!
    Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is having lunch with my family at my favorite mexican restaurant!!

  3. Favorite way to celebrate … shop hopping of course. I like to take the day to myself, visit all the shops I can, then my favorite meal and a favorite beverage. I may or may not buy a thing. It’s just a day to be, to enjoy, and relax.

  4. terryknott – I enjoy the process of making a quilt from start to finish. It is fun to use a variety of fabric types from batik to Civil War reproductions--although not in the same project! I ALWAYS have more projects started than I finish these days and I'm trying to turn those works in progress into finished quilts.
    terryknott says:

    Hanging with the family. My husband has a sweet card on the table and a strong pot of coffee waiting for me when I get up. Life is good!

  5. My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is taking the day off work and just relaxing. Usually I end up making dinner still but for the most part I try not to do anything!

    Thanks for sharing a fun interview!

  6. My favorite way to celebrate my bday would be a little hike around the lake or on Turtleback Mt. followed by some yummy food ( Curry or Mexican). Family dinner together is the cherry on top. Love the Chase and of course Scott’s fabric line is great.

  7. Since my birthday is Thursday…our quilt guild bi-annual quilt show. It is always during my birthday week! This year it opens on the 27th!
    If you are going to be near Springfield, MO on Sept 27-29, stop by and say Hello!
    Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show

  8. My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is having a day where all my family members come and spoil me rotten! I have a family that is so great! Thank you for a beautiful giveaway!

  9. Mary D – I have been sewing and crafting for 40+ years. I was educated in clothing design and made clothing for many years specializing in custom children wear. Now I enjoy quilting and creating crafty things.
    MARY D says:

    For one birthday I went skydiving with my brother in tow. One birthday was spent on a cruise with some friends. Several I spent at Bar Louie celebrating with friends and cupcakes. My siblings, friends and I go to a family lunch for each of our birthdays. So I would say I like celebrating my birthdays with family and friends.

  10. my Birthday happy place/time has changed as I have gotten older. I used to pick out a place in the US and we would go there…in a Peterbilt. Since my husband passed away I’ve only had one birthday. I spent it at home with my doggies. Had a lovely time. Not able to afford what we used to do,. No matter I am happy and contented with what I have and how life is.

  11. I share a birthday with Disneyland so I love to spend time with the mice and feel young again. I enjoyed the interview with Scott and count myself lucky to have taken a few classes from Scott in Sisters, Oregon.

  12. A couple years ago we did a combined birthday and anniversary celebration by taking a trip to England, Scotland, and Ireland. Don’t think I will be able to top that one! Love these fabrics! What fun it would be to use them in some projects.

  13. To have the grandchildren around is the best way I can think of. Forget the cake, just give me ice cream. Then spending some time in the sewing room. Love this line of fabric.

  14. piecefulwendy – Minnesota – I can't remember a time when I wasn't creating something. I have a passion for quilting and also enjoy playing zentangles and dabble in mixed media now and then. I like to read and listen to music. I live contentedly with my family in a cozy little house.
    piecefulwendy says:

    My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is with family and a good chocolate dessert. This year, however, is a landmark birthday for me, and I hope to celebrate it very low key. Maybe some chocolate and a little wine.

  15. I love to take one of my nieces out to the beautiful Rocky Mountains just outside of town. It’s like a mini-get-away only and hour away!

  16. Very nice quilt! Just taking it easy! Tomorrow actually- happy birthday to me!

  17. Domestic Felicity Creations – United States – Domestic Felicity~ I live in the beautiful state of West Virginia and have a terrific tiny town to call home! I love my wonderful family -- my wonderful husband and children! My hobbies are quilting, reading, crafting, gardening and canning. I love the idea that I could be a homesteader if I truly attempted! Maybe some day soon, circumstance will allow me to follow all of these dreams full time!
    Anita L Jackson says:

    My favorite way to celebrate birthdays is wine tasting with all the tapas!

  18. My Birthday is in January and we were always snowed in as a child. Did not have a party until I was sixteen. I like to be alone or with close family if they are around, order a pizza and watch a Film Noir Movie. Scott’s fabric reminds me of those old ties from the movies. Older than he is however. Now I read about his ideas. Thanks for the interview.

  19. I always celebrate with my daughter, who was born on my birthday. We take each other to a special dinner, celebrating with family at another time.

  20. My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is to eat out somewhere nice. Until recently I lived in Portsmouth NH and we have about 100 restarants in town. Something for everyone!

  21. My favourite way to celebrate my birthday is dinner with my kids (adults) and time spent doing what I love … sewing, in my home or with dear friends.

  22. My favorite birthday tradition is to pack up some art supplies and get away to someplace beautiful; to sketch and spend some time in introspection and contemplation.

  23. Great interview! Love his quilt by check comment! So hilarious! What a creative individual! I spend my birthdays quietly – it’s between Christmas and New Years and everyone is partied out by then!

  24. I like to have a donut for breakfast– one of the cream filled ones with chocolate icing on top and then cake and ice cream after dinner. and all day i like to do nothing that is productive.

  25. My favorite way to spend my birthday is to spend all day by myself quilting, and then eat with my family. We usually do potlucks, and there is lots of food to go around. The birthday person doesn’t have to cook.

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