Boardwalk…featuring Tilda’s Hometown

good morning! spring has arrived…finally after a long, snowy winter. a little rain looks to be on the way…definitely spring!

today i thought i would introduce our newest Tilda project.

Boardwalk…measures a wonderful 75 x 81 inches. Lovely for the couch, a quilt ladder, or your favorite wicker chair in the sunroom. We’ve mixed the lovely Hometown and My Neighborhood collections with a little Windy Days…then to soften and lighten it we added in some Teal Tea Towel Basics. It is lovely. The teal really makes the prints pop.

We did diamond quilting on it so it has a crosshatch feel to it…i’m in love! we have kits available here. Keep in mind that this is a Sweetwater exclusive kit.

***Also…keep in mind that the next Tilda collection releases June 1st and images release April 15th. We are planning to have a small project finished up and be ready to take orders for kits…more on that later.***

happy stitching!


Tilda’s Flower Vase Embroidery Quilt

good morning! hopefully you are having a wonderful wednesday. i am spending the day working on my 7 petal Chrysanthemums featuring tilda fabrics.

anyways…today is the day…Tilda’s newest project featuring her lovely solids is now available. Introducing…

Flower Vase Embroidery Quilt

“This gorgeous quilt is on a similar theme to our popular Embroidery Flower Quilt, as it uses needlepoint as the inspiration. The quilt is also a wonderfully creative way of showcasing our beautiful solid fabrics. The design is made up of just squares in a single size, so there’s lots of easy cutting. The piecing is straight forward and will give you plenty of practice at seam matching. The sky teal background is also pieced as individual squares rather then strips, to continue the appearance of an embroidery. We’ve also made a pieced backing for for the and instructions are given for making this if you choose this option.”

if you’ve seen our tilda collection…you know we have ALL the basics (along with collections) including all the solids…so we can kit this up for you. i will not be cutting kits to have on the floor right now…but if you are planning on popping in and would like one…please drop me an email sweetwatercottonshoppe(@)yahoo(.)com and i can have it ready for you.

Kit price is: $165.00 (this doesn’t include tax or shipping)

kit includes:

*43 Tilda solids

*Sky Teal background

*Sky Teal binding

*Fabrics will be labeled with Tilda solid color

we are not offering this via the website…but if you are interested let me know, and i can put together a listing for you.

Flower Vase Embroidery pattern can be downloaded and printed on tilda’s world…here.

now back to my chrysanthemums.

happy stitching!


pie in the sky & cloudpie

good morning! i thought i better pop in and give everyone an update.

Tilda’s Pie in the Sky and Cloudpie has landed! we have all 28 prints along with precuts, buttons, and coordinating basics…

we had some advance fabrics, so i stitched up these big hexies.

introducing…Avalon…a magical mix of big hexies, Tilda fabrics, and Aubergine. A cozy quick (in terms of EPP it took a week to stitch it up) stitch that measures about 60 inches square. The super-sized hexies are perfect for showcasing wonderful Tilda prints…the outer edge of hexagons and pentagons are perfect for your favorite solid…

you can grab an Avalon kit here…kit includes: Pie in the Sky, Cloudpie, Hometown, and Aubergine prints, Avalon pattern and papers…if you’d like acrylics…grab the 2nd option.

now back to a little shop rearrange for Valentine’s Day.

happy stitching!



tilda’s Hometown & My Neighborhood

it has finally arrived! Tilda’s Hometown & My Neighborhood is in store…


Home is where the heart is, and perhaps never more so now, for many of us. Being a city girl, I once took the leap and moved to the country, the kind of small community where everyone knows each other and the bus driver stops right outside your door. Picket fences, apple gardens and friendly gatherings are all a part of country life, and we feel lucky to have found our place on earth. Hometown is a cozy collection where the love of home and community has been my main inspiration. Drawings of neighborhoods, houses, gardens and gatherings in Autumn colors are perfect for your homey quilts and projects. The collection has a mix of patterns brought together by a sprinkled look that will make them seem to interlace in a patchwork. The rusty red ones–perhaps combined with green–will also work well for your Christmas projects.”

Loving this big pile of precuts!

Grab some Hometown and My Neighborhood…here.

along with Hometown/My Neighborhood, we still have Chic Escape, Cotton Beach, Windy Days along with the basics…Tilda Solids, Tea Towel Basics, Tilda Chambray, Meadow, Sophie, Chambray & Medium Dots, and Tilda Classics. Lots to mix and match…or grab a pattern from Tildasworld and pop in and build yourself a kit.

We also have Tilda books, doll hair and fabrics, ribbon, and buttons…

we haven’t come up with a project to showcase Hometown and My Neighborhood yet…but we are brainstorming…

looks like to end of the day here…now for a quick stop at the grocery store then home…prepping for Thanksgiving is on the agenda for tonight.

Have a great Thanksgiving! We will be closed tomorrow, November 24th…but regular hours resume on Friday and Saturday.

happy stitching…gobble gobble!



a couple NEW projects

finally…we’ve finished up Sugarshack & Moody Album. Patterns are done. Kits are done. Quilt is up.

Sugarshack…features Tilda Chic Escape & Daisyfield & a solid grey. I’m in LOVE with the large florals…the dark blue and the rust ones are my fave! The collection itself was inspired by the Chateau reno shows that Tone watched while on lockdown in Norway. I agree with her…these prints and the palette do bring to mind old French Chateaus with their opulent bedding and over-the-top furnishings. I can totally see these big florals on upholstery, wallpaper, or drapery.

Sugarshack measures 50 x 60 inches…making it a perfect weekend project as the summer heats up.


We have it kitted with binding and pattern…here.


If you are still on the hunt for that 2022 Halloween project…we have you covered. Our current Halloween favorite is our Web of Roses collection by Jera Brandvig. Webbed roses and bat lace keep this collection (that also features spiderwebs and spiders) from begin too spooky. A classic Halloween palette of purple, grey, black, and orange keep it in season but the roses give it a little romantic vibe…i can see it over the couch of Middleton’s Grey House during the Halloween Season.

Moody Album

Moody Album is another smaller project measuring 65 x 65 inches.

It is kitted here.

now back to planning out our next project(s).

happy stitching!


chic escape

tilda’s new chic escape has arrived!!!!

yardage is available NOW! precuts arriving monday/tuesday!

here are few tilda photos (check out tilda’s world here…for free patterns featuring chic escape.

tilda’s world
tilda’s world
tilda’s world

check out chic escape and our complete collection of tilda goodies here.

we are pondering what to whip up out of chic escape…but first mom is finishing up her Promenade project.

happy stitching!


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!



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!


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).

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!



good afternoon! it has been nonstop since before christmas…lots of new collections vying to ship next…but we’ve opted to finish out our Tilda basics first.

today…we have Tilda Medium Dots…these dots are truly the best. the background is a small gingham style print with the classic medium dot.

tilda medium dot

these are available as either yardage or as a fat quarter bundle. still on the way is the Tilda Classics basics and 27 bolts of Tilda solids…you can grab some dots…here.

now back to bundle making…

happy stitching!

–april, mickey, & gabby

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