Threads That Bind

good afternoon! we have some good news…for all you lovers of Blackbird Designs…SOME of our Threads That Bind precuts have arrived. We have jelly rolls, layer cakes, and fat 8th bundles right now…the rest of the precuts are still backordered along with yardage…hopefully later this month they will be in store.

threads that bind

This collection is reminiscent of “old” Blackbird fabrics…Rhubarb and Ginger, Madeira, and Garden Party were a few of our favorites. All had a vintage, aged look to them…like tea-stained towels, faded samplers, and old coverlets. Classic florals, dots, and stripes in shades of faded indigo, parchment, tan, rhubarb, rose, and fern.

grab some Threads That Bind…here…i’ll keep you in the loop as to when the yardage shows up.

we have a few Blackbird books available as well…i’m smitten with In Full Bloom…classic Blackbird…check out all of our Blackbird offerings…here.

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

flower season

a few of our spring floral collections have arrived…

Rowan by Whistler Studios…a collection of cream, brown, red, and pink…a delicious grouping that is sure to please! available here.

rowan

Sweet Blush Rose by P&B Textiles…this collection is a soft and gentle as it sounds. Vintage-inspired roses, script print, hydrangea, and rosebuds. A classic palette of peachy pink, green, ecru, and red. you can find the 14 prints and fq bundles here.

sweet blush rose

lastly…Promenade…the recent spring collection by 3 Sisters. This collection is all 3 Sisters and all simply lovely. classic spring tones of sunshine, sky, cream, and walkway…prints include favorite tiny florals, tonal vines, and paisleys.

Promenade

as with 3 Sisters collections…you can mix and match which is just another reason to love them! this collection works beautifully with Sanctuary, Daybreak, and Sister Bay. you can check out Promenade here…or if you want to mix and match check out all the 3 sisters here.

lots of projects in the works…hopefully we’ll be able to get a couple of them wrapped up next week.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

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happy stitching!

–april&mickey&gabby

coastal cabana

Tilda’s spring 2022 collection, Cotton Beach, is sure to have you thinking of summer days spent on the sandy shores of your local beach…the ocean if you are lucky!

Cotton Beach is packed full of ocean goodness…flowers, shells, coral…perfect for anyone that is landlocked and needs a dose of the ocean. we took trips to the ocean when i was young and i loved it! the salty air, the chilly water, the sand. it was glorious and this collection has those ocean vibes.

we wanted our project to showcase the various prints in this collection. we picked a classic non-traditional 9-patch, classic straight setting, and the lilac meadow basic for cornerstones.

coastal cabana
coastal cabana

we chose to quilt it with a clamshell design and white thread…i’m loving the secondary pattern with the cornerstone!

we have it kitted with all the fabrics for the front and binding and the pattern…you can grab a kit here.

if you’d like to add some cotton beach to your tilda collection…you can find cotton beach here.

i’m heading out the door…have a wonderful evening!

-april&mickey&gabby

sweetwater

cozy spring

good afternoon! thought i would pop in between machine quilting and bundle cutting to give you a quick springtime recap. we have several pastel projects that are sure to get you excited for summer.

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Sweetbriar…if you are looking for a project that has some English Paper Piecing and a little appliqué…then this is a project for you. Featuring Bramble Patch by Hannah Dale…this sweet and serene collection is perfect for the squatty Dresden petals that surround a super-sized center. we have it kitted up with fabric for front and binding, pattern, and the Dresden papers and acrylics…you can find the kits here.

sweetbriar
sweetbriar plate

if you are looking for a smaller English Paper Piecing project…check out the Sweet Sunday Dilly Bag…small, quick, easy…perfect for a beginner or someone well-versed but looking for a quick EPP project…kits are available here.

sweet sunday dilly bag

if you prefer to use your machine…then we have…

Flapjacks…this project is a favorite! i love the collection (Spring Brook) and the color palette and the block. The white background really lets the prints shine…this collection by Corey Yoder is older so kits are limited…you can grab yours here.

flapjacks

Summer Weekends…classic roses, 4-patches, dots and stripes and florals…all combine to make Barefoot Roses. it brings to mind hot summer days in the garden, crisp evenings, and weekends spent lounging on the porch. this quilt is beginner level…so a good option for anyone looking for a first project or an advanced quilter looking for a quick project. you can check out the kits here.

summer weekends

as we gear up for spring…it seems like it always takes SO long to get back in the dirt…we are always IMpatiently waiting for the greenhouses to open up. i will never forget the smell of fresh flowers in the greenhouse in February…truly wonderful! we no longer have the greenhouse…but our Wildflower Hill project does bring to mind the smell of summer in the winter! the sweet little houses, an old country church, and a barn. A project that truly is sweet as can be! you can grab your kit here.

wildflower hill

Sassafrass…a pastel star project featuring Grace by Brenda Riddle and lots of our favorite white solid. The stars dance and the pinwheels twirl. Perfect for your spare bed over Easter, folded over the back of the couch, or on your quilt ladder. Brenda’s color palette is a breath of fresh air…shades of sprout, pink, raspberry, sunshine, bluebell, cobblestone, and linen. Definitely a summery palette. Kitted with the white solid and fat 8ths…this little beauty is ready to go. kits are available here.

sassafrass

we have a few more pastel lovelies on the way…still trying to get Swatch ready and our Cotton Beach project is nearly finished up.

now back to work…happy stitching!

-a&m&g

New Blackbird Designs

popping in quick with a new book from Blackbird Designs…

Introducing…

A Heart Remembers…

A Heart Remembers
A Heart Remembers

i love this book (heck…i love every book by Blackbird and have a growing collection)…i’ve already picked one (or maybe 4) projects out of this book i’d like to work on…but you know…i’m hoping this summer there is a lot of Cross Stitch on the Patio…fingers crossed…

but…anyways…this book is fantastic! Lots of projects…some old projects some brand new…all favorites!

you can add this book to your library here.

now back to work…we’ve got some new fabric on the way Promenade by 3 Sisters and some new projects that have been finished up…i just need to proof the pattern.

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

Heart of Summer

we have a new pastel collection…Heart of Summer by Lewis & Irene is the newest arrival. we did just a handful (6) different prints. this collection features a super-soft palette of minty, lavender, washed blue, and pretty pink.

heart of summer

these are so perfect for a soft and sweet baby quilt for your newest addition.

Heart of Summer bundles and yardage can be found here.

i’ve also gone through our Folktale bolts and done up a couple more bundles…2 each of fat quarters and fat 8ths…

folktale f8ths
folktale fat quarters

you can check out all the Folktale…here.

that’s all i got today…we are headed out the door now…

have a wonderful evening!

-april&mickey&gabby

sweetwater

the garden

as we inch closer to spring…it snowed a little yesterday, so spring isn’t quite here yet.

i thought i would introduce…

Garden Gatherings…a great way to get in the garden before you can GET in the garden! these delicious little prints are a most wonderful addition to your civil war shirting collection. Sweet little prints in primrose, rose, cheddar, hyacinth, bluebell, lavender, and sprout on a classic ivory background.

garden gatherings

we’ve cut some bundles and rolls to have available until the factory cut bundles arrive. the entire collection is in stock though if you are looking for a good background or grab a bundle if you like to have scrappy backgrounds (i have always loved scrappy backgrounds and Lori Holt always uses them…so i’m in good company.)

we do have a new cut (in-store cut not factory cut)…we’ve decided to start doing 6 x 21 inch strips of collections and eventually color bundles and scrappy bundles…i’ve got some big plans…we’ll see how long it takes me to actually do them…

you can grab some Garden Gatherings…here.

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

also…Tilda Update…

Chic Escape official release is June 1st (hopefully it will arrive sometime in June)

Tilda new solids…should be arriving sometime in May…i do not have an exact date!

our Cotton Beach quilt is finished…i have to proof the pattern and take some pictures…then i’ll show you…(it turned out SO nice).

Lexington

we have a new civil war collection to introduce today…

Lexington designed by Julie Hendricksen. shades of pink, blue, brown, and cream…a lovely color combination. we’ve started our project…i’ll be back with more on that once we finish it up, but until then we have put together some fat quarter bundles…you can grab those here, and the yardage can be found here.

lexington

i’ll be back later this week with Garden Gatherings…

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

summer weekends

we cannot wait for summer weekends…but until then we’ll just indulge in our newest project.

Summer Weekends features Barefoot Roses by Tanya Whelan. Gorgeous vintage style roses, classic dots and stripes, and more roses. Perfect for cozying up in the spring season as we wait for summer to arrive.

the border is just yummy! small roses on a bed of dots…

summer weekends

we chose to bind it with the pink stripe which has a ticking look to it…so it brings to mind old pillowcases. this quilt just screams summertime…hot days, drippy ice cream that turn into chilly evenings on the porch.

we have some kits of Summer Weekends…is measures 83 x 93 inches…nice and big! you can grab a kit here.

mom just finished up quilting another brand new project…Swatch…featuring Cottage Linen Closet. Another absolute favorite…more on that when we finish up the quilt and proof the pattern. you can check out Brenda’s newest collection here.

have a great evening!

-a&m&gabby

sweetwater

let’s go to the beach!

Cotton Beach that is! Tilda’s newest collection will be in store Monday and we cannot wait! Glorious prints featuring coral, sea anemone, limpet, scallop shell, and ocean flower.

cotton beach

The seashell blenders are gorgeous as well!

cotton beach seashell blenders and strip roll

Tilda extras…Me and My Friend busts and buttons.

cotton beach buttons
tilda me and my friend

check out all the tilda including Cotton Beach, Tilda Basics, Windy Days, and other Tilda goodies here.

have a wonderful weekend!

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

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