It’s week 10 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along. I hope you are enjoying our quilt-along as much as I am. Be sure to check out the Flickr group to see the super cute blocks that have been made so far.
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Featured Designer: Scott Hansen
What is your quilting style?
My style? I have struggled with defining this for many years. I like Modern colors and simplicity, and I love traditional quilt concepts as well. I have settled on “Urban Folk — Modern Design, Timeless” style as a the Tagline for Blue Nickel Studios. I think everything I do fits under that banner pretty well. Here is my latest quilt behind Ty Pennington in this article.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
I made my first quilt in the late 1970’s. Americana was “big” then, and I was into anything that I thought was “antique” I made my own quilt based on a crazy quilt I had seen somewhere…my quilt had fabrics from the clothes and things that my mom had sewn for us. It also has silver lame from a dress of my grandma’s and leftover lime green fake fur from a grade school project. Fast forward to early 1990’s where I decided I would like to make some things for my new wife and our families, so I bought my own sewing machine. Somewhere along the way we stopped a quilt show, and it has just grown from there…in the last few years exponentially!!
Do you have a favourite quilt?
Hard to pick a favorite, but if I did have to pick one, it would be this one. the applique blocks were made for me by the first guild I was in. Some are from a book out of print by now I’m sure…and I can’t find it to give you the title. Some people made up to go with Cottage theme that I wanted. I designed it’s layout, and then a friend hand quilted it. I think the fact that so many friends helped make it, that it contains so much applique (which I Never have the patience for), and that it is hand-quilted (the only hand-quilted one I own) are the main reasons that make it my favorite.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: Red and everything else as well….
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Watching a design go from paper to cloth and totally work AND I love finishing up the binding…I know I am almost done now!!
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? The actual quilting part.
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Cake-Chocolate, Ice Cream-vanilla, Strawberries-Real over said ice cream….everything else…butterscotch
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: Flash, cause he’s fast and humorous!
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Disneyland, and I can’t wait to go again……. Oh, and Every Quilt Market I have ever been too…LOVE MARKET!!!
- Favourite quote or mantra: “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” Walter Bagehot via Mary Engelbreit
Block 28 – Scott’s Christmas Candy
Here’s Scott’s Christmas Candy block. It’s a great block for using up scrappy strips. Head over to Scott’s blog to download the tutorial.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Scott’s Christmas Candy block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!