tilda solids

good afternoon! we are loving the new Bloomsville and Abloom Blenders. We have a punchy little pillow that has been whipped up, but mom is still deciding on a bigger quilt…something that will really let the large sprawling florals shine. She has an idea but while that percolates we’ve got some new bundles to share.

Tilda Solids…it is so nice that tilda has introduced a basic collection of solids. The palette she uses is unique and her use of color as backgrounds is outstanding! Her solids are wonderful…she includes solids that are both muted and vintage-y along with some brighter, citrusy colors.

We were so excited to see that she decided to put together bundles of the solids. she has done a full bundle of 50 solids in fat 8ths and then split the 50 into 2 groups of 25 (Warm & Cool) and those are fat quarters. Perfect for adding to your tilda collection…i love how a good solid really adds to a project. You can peruse our entire tilda lineup here.

looking for a little tilda pick-me-up? Our tilda treats are packed full of 8 fat 8ths and include previous tilda collections all rolled up and tied. check those out here.

looks like gabbs and i are nearly done for the day…

have a wonderful weekend!


bloomsville & abloom…tilda collection

Happy DAY!! It is release day for bloomsville & abloom…tilda’s special collection for 2023.

full of fresh, punchy summery colors, this collection is sure to be a favorite! i couldn’t resist taking a quick picture of it on the porch in some evening sunlight. Bloomsville fq bundle is on the left…20 different prints…Abloom on the right…same design…12 different color options. all perfectly scrumptious!

It has been added to the website…you can check it out here…otherwise, we have added it into the Tilda section and are loving how it works with her previous collections.

happy thursday!


memorial day & tilda

we would like to wish you a wonderful holiday weekend! Gabby is enjoying the weekend…

we’ll be enjoying the weekend…porch building, outside stitching, patio relaxing, napping, and puppy playing.

just a quick reminder…we are closed monday, May 29th.

Good news! Tilda Bloomsville and Abloom goodness will be arriving on Tuesday, so we’ll be ready for the official release on June 1st. My pillow is finished…so we’ll be getting that stuffed and ready. we’ve got some previous collections…stock up on Tilda here.

We have a few new projects that we are working on wrapping up…7 Petal Chrysanthemum and our 30’s Reproduction quilt (based on vintage blocks that we ordered and pieced) are both ready to be quilted. Mom is working on a Sugarberry project, and i am working on my Star-a-Day and finishing up my Lucy’s Sweet Sixteen pattern and getting the kits cut.

Don’t forget Quilt Minnesota 2023 is starting the end of July…we are busy planning out some projects and our display…so excited!

happy stitching!


ps…we would like to welcome Daizy May to the Sweetwater Family…she picked out Tina and they are both smitten!

Daizy May

Patriotic Chintz

looks like summer has arrived! the lilacs are blooming, the trees are filling with leaves and the farmers market has started. i’m looking forward to some rhubarb crisp one of these days.

Memorial Day is just around the corner (heads up we are closed Memorial Day) however, we always put out the bunting and the flags and toss a Patriotic quilt over the porch swing.

I thought today would be a good day to introduce Patriotic Chintz. This delightful large throw uses a mixture of Minick and Simpson collections…low volumes, blues, tans, and pink. We stayed away from deep reds so it would have a faded, sun-washed feel to it. Simple and Classic half-square triangles make up the main part of the quilt and bring to mind a field of pinwheels. A soothing white border and scrappy binding keep your eye on the center. the size 65 x 74 inches makes it perfect to drape over your white chenille bedspread or over a railing for a sweet touch of patriotism.

i just love the smattering of pink. it turned out so sweet!

we have Patriotic Chintz kitted…the kits include a mixture of Minick and Simpson prints from various collections…including Portsmouth, Northport, Mackinaw Island, and Harbor Springs. Grab a kit here. Please keep in mind that collections featured in the original quilt are out of print…we have come upon several identical kits when we were doing a little spring cleaning.

cheers to spring cleaning!

happy stitching!



hopefully you are loving this hot spring day…i prefer it a little cooler. Mom loves these warmer days and is spending it planting up all the flowers we got her on mother’s day.

**fun fact…mom and dad used to own and operate a greenhouse…so every mother’s day was spent working. now we take mom the greenhouse. it is fun being on the other end of the transplanting!**

anyways…today i thought i would share a new project mom has had finished for a couple weeks already…crazy how time flies!

Sparklers…our newest patriotic project. It combines a classic single Irish chain with some floating sawtooth stars. we opted for white centers to keep with the light and airy feel of the quilt. we were going for a vintage feel with the scrappiness and the low volume. It is quickly becoming a new favorite. Measuring just 81 x 81 inches…it is simply delightful!

Sparklers uses our favorite bella white along with a combination of American Beauty by Robyn Pandolph and Sweet Liberty by Brenda Riddle. Both designers are at the top of our favorites list. The collections are both somewhat patriotic so it was nice once they had both arrived so we could mix and match and come up with the ultimate curated collection of prints. We used a combination of both collections picking our favorite red, white, blue, tan, and pink prints…we left out the American Beauty greens.

we have Sparklers kitted with the prints, background, and pattern…you can find it here.

now gabbs and i are headed on home…i’ve finished up my Lucy’s Sweet Sixteen…now just for some pattern writing. then onto one of the other projects i’ve started…i’m thinking Star-A-Day…we’ll see.

happy stitching!


flea market find

good afternoon!

we have a sweet summery project for you today. Flea Market Find is actually a remake of an old favorite. Who doesn’t love some classic 9-patch blocks? we highlighted a blue floral from the line as the alternating blocks…a nice change from our go-to white solid or low volume background.

It measures just 61 x 74 making it perfect for picnics, campouts, cozy evenings on the porch, or a throw on the porch swing.

we have it kitted up and ready to go…here.

mom, gabby, and i are out the door for the day.

happy stitching!


hard candy

good afternoon! a stormy afternoon here with some thunder and lightning rolling in…i love a good spring thunderstorm!

today i would like to introduce our Hard Candy quilt. Hard Candy features Wish You Were Here by Whistler Studios, a collection that features lovely florals, sweet little ginghams, stripes, dots, and tonals in a palette that is absolutely dreamy…rose, blush, ruby, teal, blue, cream, and a touch of green. a must-have if you are looking for a cottage quilt with a little modern twist. Simple half-square triangles with only a little bias when adding in the setting triangles.

Hard Candy measures 70 x 70 inches and features the complete Wish You Were Here collection and a bella solid white.

we have it kitted up for you here.

time to wrap it up for the day…

happy stitching!


also…our Owl-O-Ween orders have shipped…full collection along with precuts and the kit.

harvest hollow

good afternoon!

lots of new projects to share…however, i don’t want anyone overwhelmed…so we’ll take them 1 at a time throughout the week.

today i would like to introduce our newest autumn wallhanging/baby quilt (for an autumn baby of course!)

Harvest Hollow features Harvest Wishes…Deb Strain’s autumn 2023 collection. A modern autumn collection featuring aqua, night sky, light pumpkin, and whitewashed. We featured the whitewashed panel, squatty pumpkins, and a pineapple-style border (simple flip back triangles…no Foundation paper piecing)…the background is a creamy bella solid that matches the panel and accents the color palette. A wonderful project that is sure to please come this fall. And…because we don’t like when there are panel bits left…we whipped up a little pillow using the “I Love Fall” part of the panel that is not used in the quilt.

Harvest Hollow measures just 48 x 48 inches making it a wonderful wallhanging or baby quilt for that new little pumpkin that is arriving. the sweet little pillow is just 10 x 22 inches.

you can find the kit…here. or check out the collection here.

i’ll be introducing at least 3 more new projects throughout the week…

happy stitching!


spooky schoolhouse

the first of our two Halloween collections has arrived. It is darling! how can you not fall in love with the sweet little witches…the color palette…the sweet little prints…it is just wonderfully sweet!

i’m loving these little windows!!! you can find all of Spooky Schoolhouse…here.

i have big plans to mix up Web of Roses, Kitty Corn, Spooky Schoolhouse, and Owl-O-Ween (arriving this coming week) along with other Halloween favorites that we have floating around and work my way through some sort of hexie project. I don’t have a English paper pieced Halloween quilt, and i think it is time to start one. Still debating exactly what i’m doing…so keep an eye out. Right now i am working on finishing up my Lucy’s Sweet Sixteen…just 3 more blocks and the border…i’m nearly there!

now back to machine quilting…

happy stitching!



good afternoon! we are nearing the end of the day here…but i knew i had to drop in and give a little update on some new goodies that have arrived.

first off…Sunnyside by Camille Roskelley…a lovely palette of navy, sea salt, apricot, olive, lakeside, blush, mulberry, and cream. Perfect for adding to your collection or starting a brand new project.

you can check out all of our Sunnyside…here.

also…in-store…spooky schoolhouse, harvest wishes, sugarberry, and coming soon Owl-O-Ween.

have a great afternoon!


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