folktale garden

good afternoon! i’ve finished my folktale jelly garden…and i am loving it! it is totally my palette…dusky autumn tones of pink, blue, brown, white, and gold, and i finished it off with a soft pink chenille bedspread fringe…classic and sweet. hopefully i can remember to bring it home tomorrow so i can enjoy it on thanksgiving.

we have kits featuring the Folktale jelly roll available right now with more available when the precuts arrive…

folktale garden
folktale garden
folktale garden

i may have cozied up in this swing with this quilt for 5 or 15 minutes today…cuz i mean goodness how could i not?

we have some fringe available…along with kits…right now we only have creamy white and blue. no pink that works…keep in mind the fringe is vintage.

and yes, we have 3 kits right now…with more available once our folktale precut order arrives sometime before Christmas?…possibly…keep those fingers crossed!

we also have the full folktale collection available…you can find it here.

our folktale garden kits can be found here.

well, it’s nearing the end of the day and still have a few things to do.

happy stitching…stay safe!

autumn roads

as we head into the tail end of November, we watch as autumn turns to winter.

this Tilda quilt…features both Maple Farm and Tiny Farm and is our favorite Tilda quilt to date. soft tones of umber, mauve, dijon, primrose, blueberry, and teal make this a wonderful project to celebrate autumn.

autumn roads

we have kits available…you can grab a kit here.

have a wonderful evening! happy stitching!

winter flower show

We only have a handful of hours left of our Hometown Holiday Road Trip…but i found a moment over lunch to pop on and show you the newest Liberty bundle we’ve recieved.

Winter Flower Show…

winter flower show

This collection of Liberty is truly glorious. Rich tones of blue, garnet, and black really pop against the creamy white and mustard. These prints are so versatile…mix with your Christmas, Americana, tiny florals, or your favorite Liberty prints for an all new look that is strictly you!

i’ve already pulled a bundle for my personal collection…not sure what i’m making but i know i MUST have one.

you can grab a bundle here.

have a wonderful weekend!


hometown holiday

come join us!

this is the prize that you can win if you complete the road trip…perfect for your mantle! the hello, happy, welcome not necessarily Christmas…but it sure does go with the bulbs, bells, and floral.

Christmas has arrived, and sweetwater has been decked for the season.

here is a sneak peak at our soft and sweet porch…

loads of pillows…

each farmhouse sham takes just 1 yard. easy peasy…

coming up next week…i’ll take you through the shop…lots of Christmas…with some dozen plus trees.

also…new projects…

Jane Goes to France, Sugarplum Fantasies, Deer Christmas, Autumn Roads, and i’ve been working like crazy on my Folktale Jelly Garden.

New fabrics that are coming in include: Folktale, Figs and Shirtings, and some Liberty bundles…so much cotton goodness to ease those blustery winter days.

well…i’d best get back to things…

have a wonderful thursday…


primrose garden

good morning! today is my day off, but i couldn’t resist letting you know that our Primrose Garden EPP pattern is now available as a PDF download. you can pop over to the shoppe and grab the download here.

pastel primrose
pastel primrose
civil war primrose

we still have starter kits available…you can grab a starter kit here.

i’m working like a mad lady on my jelly garden…not sure when the Folktale yardage will arrive but hopefully i can have a little bit of this together by then! fingers crossed!

happy stitching!


ruru marie

thought i’d pop in quick with some new romantic florals…

Ruru Marie by Quilt Gate features just a handful of prints…large florals, tiny florals, and gorgeous floral stripes.

perfect for mixing with your favorite florals for a Primrose Garden or shabby Lucy Boston PotC…

ruru marie

Ruru Marie has been loaded to the shoppe…you can grab some here.

i love how it looks with that yarn…soft and pretty and perfect for bringing in a little color as they days turn cold and the nights get longer.

well i’d best get back to cutting and bundling.

happy stitching!


sandals and snow

good afternoon! i started this post last week…the day of that 2nd snowfall…the snowfall that stuck. i had worn sandals…so i was shoveling in flip flops…and so it goes!

i never did finish up that blog post…so i decided today is the day.

the rest of our September collections have arrived…

first up is Dover…soft tones of green, blue, grey, and cream…a great way to escape to the sea without leaving your living room. you can grab some dover here.


finally…Yesterday arrived. Jo Morton’s newest collection is filled to the brim with what i like to think of as “classic Jo Morton”. little prints in soft shades of brown, tan, red, cheddar, and blue…perfect for adding to your civil war stash or a perfect collection to start one. Grab precuts and yardage of Yesterday here.


we have a few other goodies today as well…Festive Liberty bundles have arrived…available here.

festive liberty

lots of low volume christmas…including this lovely bundle…an updated bundle from last year includes all the new collections we’ve gotten in this year…Glad Tidings, Yuletide, Christmas Traditions, Deer Christmas, and Santa Claus Lane…grab the bundle here and shop all the low volume yardage here.

low volume christmas

a few things have been arriving and projects have been finished…just need to proof patterns, take pictures and put together kits…so i’d best get going…

oh…and Sweet Sunday Dilly Bag kits are back in stock…the perfect way to try a little EPP without stressing over such a large project…grab a kit here.

sweet sunday dilly bag

our order of kid cotton yarn arrived so mom has been working on a sampler style afghan. kid cotton yarn has not been loaded to the website yet…but you can see the luscious pastels below. i’m slowly working through our shop and getting items online. these are on the list…if you can’t wait…drop me a line and i’ll set up a listing for you. $11/ball.

kid cotton

have a wonderful tuesday…hopefully you can find some stitching time!


feedsack time

as the autumn day cool…a cheery distraction is welcomed. what better way to stave off the colder weather than some summery 30’s reproductions. as far was what to do with these delightful little prints…ideas are truly endless.

i’m a fan of English paper piecing so i gravitate towards projects that can be done this way. Double Wedding Ring, Jeweled Starflower, Dresden Plate, or a classic Grandmother’s Flower Garden are all wonderful ways to use 30’s and spend time with them.

if you prefer a quicker projects…9-patches are classic…rail fence another favorite.

right now we have a couple collection bundles…

Story Time for Kim’s Cause features mostly nursery rhyme prints…fun conversationals that are sure to brighten your day!

story time

Naptime…Darlene Zimmerman’s newest grouping of sweet prints are scrumptious. A mixture of nursery, florals, and a couple shirtings complete with a panel.


grab a feedsack bundle here.

well i’d best be off!

have a wonderful evening!

-april&mickey&gabby sweetwater


i don’t see many crisp, up-with-the-sun mornings. i am more of a night owl…stitching away to netflix until the wee hours of the morning.

this collection does remind me of the early morning hours that are spent heading to quilt shows. the brisk air chilly on bare toes…cuz i won’t give up flip flops until about November…the soft, morning glow illuminating the autumn-hued trees…the early morning light of a rising sun.

daybreak encompasses all those feels and in times like these…we need to really embrace those comfy, cozy vibes.

Daybreak is 3 Sisters’ newest collection…a combination of Memoirs from last autumn and Rue 1800 from this last spring. The colors are dawn, blush, dewdrop, silver, and midnight and are wonderful for lifting your spirit as we head into the shorter winter days.

daybreak and memoirs
daybreak precuts

We’ve done a little rearrange so you can really see the Daybreak and how it blends with Memoirs. Not sure what we are going to whip up with Daybreak…we have a couple more projects in the works before we get to Daybreak.

our yardage and precuts are online and instore…we have the full collection and ALL the precuts. you can grab daybreak here.

i’d best get back to my Folktale Jelly Garden flowers…

have a wonderful weekend!



vintage tilda

good afternoon!

we are busily trying to get things ready for our collections that will be arriving in the next couple weeks. today though we had a surprise order of a handful of tilda.

Vintage Tilda…Sunkissed…a throwback to before we were under the Tilda spell. This strip roll is packed full of punchy, citrus goodness.

It will contain doubles/triples/quadruples, but is absolutely yummy!

sunkissed…vintage tilda

a wonderful way to stave off those winter blues!

grab a sunkissed roll here.

daybreak precuts will be arriving on friday…Dover and Yesterday are shipping next week…

happy wednesday!