Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Christmas is Coming

We just survived a couple weeks of 90+ degree temperatures, so naturally our thoughts are turning to cooler days ahead.  Cotton Fields has some new ideas in the shop for holiday/Christmas sewing.  Here are just a few....






How about some kits to make mitten tree ornaments?



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Robert Kaufman Pre-Cuts

I'm a little bit old fashioned, so have only made a few projects with jelly rolls and charm squares.  But my customers LOVE them.  So here's an assortment that just arrived from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

"Roll-Ups" are their rolls of 2 1/2" wide strips.  There are 40 strips in each package for $24.50.





Charm square packages each contain 42 five-inch squares.  Price is $15.00.





Saturday, August 13, 2016

Off Course

"Off Course" is the name of the quilt we'll be making in a class on August 27.  It is designed for 2 1/2" strips but easily could become a scrap buster!

From the book Scrap Basket Strips and Squares by Kim Brackett.

If you can't make it to the class, I have copies of the book available.  $24.99

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


After the three-day-sale was over, I counted the votes for the anniversary challenge quilts.  The theme was "STARS" and entrants were asked to create original quilts < 30" on a side.  Two fabrics were provided and they could add any other fabric that they wanted.

Nine quilters finished their quilts by the deadline and shoppers voted during the sale.  Here are pictures of all the quilts.

Teresa Manning
21" x 30"
"Oh Starry Night"

Mary Henris
15 1/2" x 15 1/2"
"Pink Star Flowers"

All of the quilts were wonderful.  Such variety!  Here are the rest....

Joan Neubert
25 1/2" x 29"
"Star Chains"

Lori Chrismon
28" x 28"
"Stained Glass"

Dianne Walters
27" x 29"
"Stars Upon Thars"

Peggy Jones
27 1/2" x 29 1/2"
"Sleeping Under the Stars"

Carolyn Bangley
21" x 20"
"Catch a Falling Star"

Pat Carlson
21" x 21"
"Evening Star"

Sally Hamilton
14" x 19"
"On a Wing and a Prayer"