a little grey

everyone knows how much we love grey! all shades whether it is a little purple, a little green, washed out, greige, dot, swirl, floral, plaid…you name it…we are in love.

which is why we couldn’t pass up the follow up to Urban Farmhouse Gatherings…


Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II

urban farmhouse II

we only have the precuts at this time…yardage is expected later this fall (think november) i’m hoping they are just pulling my leg…if you would like to be contacted when it arrives just email me…sweetwatercottonshoppe(@)yahoo(.) com and i will add you to the list.

you can grab some urban farmhouse II precuts…here.

look for a few new kits coming to the shoppe this week…Summer Berry Trifle featuring Exquisite and Strawberry Marmalade featuring Sanctuary.

happy stitching!


Windy Days….tilda autumn/winter 2021 collection

Good morning! hopefully you’ve been gearing up for autumn…we have here at Sweetwater. we are still putting out the last of the pumpkins then pictures…i promise!

i thought i would pop in quick to let you know that Windy Days worldwide release is October 1st…so it will be in store and on the shelf Friday, October 1st.

you can take a look at the Windy Days Catalogue…here.

this windy walk is probably my FAVORITE print from all the fall collections…i just love her dress and the little dog and her umbrella…

windy walk blue
windy walk dusty red

also…we’ve ordered ALL the basics…yes…you read that correctly…ALL TILDA BASIC COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN ORDERED. now when they arrive is a whole different story.

so far we have the Meadow Basics and Sophie Basics in stock (we are still waiting on the Slate Meadow Basic).

So we have Windy Days on order and set to arrive sometime in September for its October 1st release.

Besides that we have the following Tilda on order…

Cotton Beach…worldwide release is February 1, 2022

Chic Escape…spring/summer 2022

Tilda Solid Basics

Tilda Chambray Basics

Tilda Medium Dot Basics

Tilda Tea Towel Basics

Tilda Classic Basics

Tilda Wide Backs

Tilda doll fabrics

Tilda doll yarn

We LOVE precuts and Tilda buttons so if there are precuts and buttons available…we’ve got them on order…including the Tilda Scrap Bundles and all the basic bundles found in Tilda’s Basics catalogue…which you can flip through here.

again…i do not have ship dates on ANY of the basics…the most they could say was “sometime this fall”…so we’ll see…

have a wonderful monday!

happy stitching…


autumn winds

good afternoon! i don’t think i am the only one that is looking forward to some autumn! We’ve had some storms coming through here the last few days which has definitely brought the temperature down so its a little more manageable. i know after this ridiculously hot and dry summer i am VERY ready for some cozy weather…Chili, cozy sweaters, fluffy socks, with a hot coffee, a cool breeze, and some stitching…(more on the stitching i’m going to try and tackle later once i’ve actually tried to accomplish something).

with the arrival of the brisker season…i thought it was time to pull out the autumn stuff…we’ve done a rearrange this week (the hop ended Saturday so it has timed out perfectly) and i’ve come across a couple autumn hued bundles that never found their way online…along with some brand new precuts that arrived earlier this week.

so…first up is Cozy Up…Corey Yoder’s newest collection featuring all the cozy feels of a soft and cozy autumn. whether you lean more towards the pastel autumn that is starting to creep into mainstream or the classic…this collection has all the right colors…rich yellows, oranges, greens, grays, and teal. The prints are delightful and include a lovely buffalo check, acorns, Corey’s classic flowers with a few autumn blossoms mixed in, tree names show up in the font style print, and the sweetest micro dots (8 different color combos!) The full collection is set to arrive in mid-September. we do have the precuts in stock and ready to go if you just cannot wait for the yardage to come…or have the most wonderful idea for it…mom has drawn out a spool quilt and will be getting to that right quick! you can grab Cozy Up precuts here.

cozy up

when we were rearranging the civil war area…pulling out backroads and dropping in some autumn bundles…we came across a couple that just never made it online…well i rectified that this morning. these collections are not brand new, but they sure would make up the coziest little throw from the autumn days ahead. Or simply mix in with your civil war stash…which mine is always short on the orange-y reads and golden yellows…check out all the jo morton bundles here.

lancaster 8 fat quarter bundle
spice it up 14 fat quarter bundle

aren’t those bundles just the *perfect* colors for autumn?

we’ve changed out the music to my favorite…Forest Cello…and are changing over the shop to autumn…be sure to pop in if you are in our neck of the woods.

once all the pumpkins have been arranged and the shop put back in order after the hop (a few spots are still sort of disaster-y) i’ll take some pictures.

have a wonderful last weekend of August…

happy stitching!


***Tina and Gabby will be working the shop on Monday, August 30th…Mom and I will be attending the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop wrap up meeting then we will be picking out the Quilt Minnesota 2022 fabrics***

garden district

take a trip to new orleans with our newest project featuring jardin de fleurs…Garden District. we’ve showcased the “Garden Chateau” print in the larger squares and surrounded it with the floral prints with solid cornerstones. classic and pretty.

Garden District measures 60 x 72 inches.

garden district

Garden District is kitted and available now.

nearly time to take off for the day…have a good evening!



christmas in august

Christmas collections have finally dropped in to sweetwater!


Cranberries & Cream by 3 Sisters…a lovely collection of cream, cranberry, cinnabar, cocoa, and sugar. precuts and yardage have arrived.

cranberries & cream

Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique…a classic Christmas collection filled with doves, magnolias, holly, and a plethora of dots and stripes. The entire collection including precuts have just been unwrapped. we channel stitched the dove panel…a lovely quick project for the holiday season!

christmas morning

grab some cranberries & cream here.

grab some christmas morning here.

the day is over…so i’m off for the night! have a wonderful evening!



good morning! reds have arrived! lots of scrummy reds…

Cranberries & Cream precuts in are in the shoppe and online…yardage has shipped so that should be arriving on tuesday. You can grab some precuts here. featuring a classic color palette…cranberry, cinnamon, cream, sugar and cocoa…it is sure to please come this christmas season!

cranberries & cream

Repro Reds…Sheryl Johnson (of Temecula Quilt Co.) has wowed us with her most recent collection. Civil war era shades of red and pink are complimented with shades of brown, cream, and white. we have the bundles available here…look for yardage to hit the online shop over the next few days!

repro reds

these collections look so nice together!

we are wrapping up day 2 of the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop over here…still fabrics and kits left!

happy stitching! i’ll be back next week with more goodies!


Minnesota Staycation

join us for Quilt Minnesota 2021…

i realize that the shop hop starts today! we’ve been spending our time getting ready…cutting bundles, finishing up patterns, and a little faffing…(i think we should start using the word faff).

i grabbed a few pictures of the porch before the fabric gets raided later today.

we decided to cozy up the porch with a little quilt mn this year. projects are…from left: Mocha Flurry, Snow Day, Flurry Potholder, Staycation, MN Framed…Winter Bed Pillow is on the chair.


the left side of the porch features our papasan chair which showcases a Sledding Pillow and lots of panels, 1 yard cuts, and fat quarters. i love the barn quilt…who doesn’t love that dark blue!

sledding pillow

MN Framed and another Sledding Pillow in our hanging chair…(everyone needs one of these in their life!) also…coordinating grunges.

sledding pillow and grunges

Minnesota Staycation…this is our booklet cover photo…i really love these 2 large throw quilts…both have flannel backing which just makes them even more cozy!

Minnesota Staycation

shop hop starts right now! so i’d better get working! hopefully you have a chance to stop in during the hop and check out the porch. if you are unable to pop in but are interested in a quilt…please call us at 320.243.4436 or email us at sweetwatercottonshoppe(@)yahoo(.)com.

we do have some new arrivals including…

Sweet Summer kits (features Sophie by Brenda Riddle)

Garden District kits (features Jardin de Fleurs by French General)

Cranberries and Cream precuts have arrived…yardage is shipping today!

Red Robin/Repo Reds by Sheryl Johnson…a collection of 20 civil war era reds…should be arriving today!

have a good weekend…hopefully you get a chance to partake in the shop hop!



good morning!

the month is flying by as we are busily getting ready for the hop.

first off…sad news in the quilty/cross stitch world…Barb Adams…half of Blackbird Designs passed away on the 4th of July. Mom and I have always been a fans of Blackbird Designs and always look forward to new cross stitch projects, books, and have eagerly waited for news of a new fabric collection. we are hoping that Alma will continue publishing patterns and books…i can’t imagine a world without Blackbird cross stitch and quilty goodness. As for fabric and books…a new Blackbird Designs fabric collection, Threads That Bind, is expected in February along with a new collection of projects in the book, In Full Bloom. We will be ordering the full collection along with precuts and the book.

if you need a little Blackbird Designs right now…we still have some Garden Club and The Raven books and more When the Cold Wind Blows on order and expected later this month…(you can take a look at When the Cold Wind Blows here…i’m in love with this book and the Trick or Treat Baskets!) you can grab a blackbird project here.


Exquisite has arrived! i’m loving the burgundy, grey, and blush palette…lovely and elegant and sweet. Lovely paisley, floral, tonal, and large floral prints. you can nab some exquisite here.


i also didn’t introduce Sweet Beginnings…lovely shades of pink, yellow, red, green, cream, and grey. this is Jera’s first collection with Maywood Studios…and we still debating on what to make with it. i am loving the grey mixed with the pink and yellow! the full collection along with precuts are available here.

sweet beginnings


new projects…we are nearly finished with our Quilt Minnesota projects…once those are up then we can get started on the tops we have set aside until after QM projects…cuz of course we need batting!

our finished projects include…Kitty Corn moda kit (totes adorbs!), a French General quilt featuring their newest collection Jardin de Fleurs, and a low volume lovely featuring the Delightful Dozen and mom is finishing up the crochet edge of our Sophie project…so i can take its place on the Brenda Riddle bed.


now back to finishing up the QM display so we can get back quilting, tidying, and cutting bundles and kits.

happy stitching!
-april&mickey&gabby {sweetwater}

petite perennials collection

good afternoon! we’ve been having internet issues over here all week. it seems it has been sorted, so we are back!

we have some new collections coming in along with some fun patterns, notions, and kits, but for today…we’d like to welcome the Petite Perennials collection.

we opted for only bundles and a handful of prints from this collection. Some fun civil war colors to add to your curated collection. i’m loving the blues and that cheddar!

petite perennials

we have only handful left…you can grab a bundle here.

keep an eye out for Exquisite which will be in-store and online next week!

happy stitching this 4th of July weekend!


REMINDER: our storefront will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July.

salem and jack

good afternoon!

we hope you had a wonderful weekend…it rained here…FINALLY, it was the perfect father’s day present for dad. it was also gabby’s birthday…she turned 2! as you can tell…she had a long day…playing in the rain, going for a car ride, then more playing.

gabby-goo turned 2!

now…on to fabric goodness… Kitty Corn as arrived and it is one of the cutest collections! the colors are lovely…definitely more our palette…black, soft almost lavender, peachy-coral, soft yellow, and soft teal. A retro yet updated Halloween vibe…complete with an adorable Kitty (which we’ve named after our barn kitty, Salem). Mom is cutting up the Moda boxed kit right this minute and then will set to work on the 9-patches…i am so excited to see this project come together.

kitty corn

Kitty Corn was designed by Urban Chiks who is the designer behind, Swell and Sweet and Deer Christmas…i am so glad she has branched out into Halloween…it was a welcomed change! I love seeing her updated retro vibe for the holidays!

you can grab some Kitty Corn here. we have the full collection in yardage along with ALL the precuts.

arriving later this week…The Deco Dance collection of Liberty Quilting Cottons (soft and sweet pastels…i can hardly wait) and the remainder of our Sweet Beginnings collection.

Quilt Minnesota 2021 has also arrived in store and we are sorting our projects and getting ready to dive in. be sure to pop in and get your order cut and paid for so during the hop you can just grab and go!

well…i’d best get back to the cutting table.

happy stitching!