***this post was supposed to go live earlier this week***
good afternoon! we hope you had a wonderful new year…we’ve been busy packing away all the Christmas trees and redoing the bed for january.
new collections are arriving and we are so excited to get started on fresh new projects and finish up some older projects.
with so many things rolling around the rotary cutter has hardly stopped cutting…
i don’t have a completed project today…but i do have a collection that arrived before the New Year…
Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks
A mixture of roses, wovens, and toweling in shades of black, ivory, and grey. classic yet contemporary…
We cherry-picked some roses, wovens, toweling, and the prepieced convenience cloth. mom and i have come up with a smashing idea for a summer throw. i can hardly wait.
here is a sneaky peak of the fabric…which we do have available online…here.
Stay tuned for our Summer Throw project…(mom is just about done with it now…didn’t have quite enough time yesterday before we left…so she is going to finish it up today after appointments and chores)…or nab some yardage and get started on your own project.
—april, mickey, dale, tina, melany, tyler, and the fur babies…kandii, brutus, max, lola, bella…and the little baby that’s on the way…Mel and Ty are planning on finding out what she’s having on the 27th…
Mom will be stitching all 182 blocks for The Sparrow’s Window version which is featured on the front cover.
here are the rules…
*there really aren’t any
mom will work on and hopefully finish 3 blocks a week starting in January…
she will use civil war prints from my stash and the shop to create the little blocks.
we will NOT have single block kits available.
we will have the column of blocks available at the end of each month.
we DO have fat quarter, fat 8th, and fat 16th bundles available that you could totally use for your quilt. the link is HERE.
The blocks are set with a grey print…mom has tentatively decided on this print by Moda Fabrics…Puzzle Pieces in dove. we will be ordering in more of this print and possibly several other greys from the Puzzle Pieces collection…
so if you’d like to join in…grab a book…a bundle or 2…brew a cup of coffee and put on your favorite netflix show to binge (i’m really liking Lucifer right now).
once have more greys in stock i’ll post the link here…until then if you’d like to order this grey…pop over to the website…here…and at the bottom of the page under “Navigate” click on “Contact Us” and let me know. (the book doesn’t have the yardage amount…just what needs to be cut…so we have to do a little math…we’ll update here once we have an idea of how much is needed.)
hopefully you will be able to join us…we will get to work on the first column.
we’d love to see pictures…be sure to tag us #sweetwatercottonshoppe #sweetwater4x5
time to get things wrapped up so i can head home for a 3 day weekend…
good afternoon! Hopefully you have started Christmas shopping…i’m still in process of actually getting started.
I do have a new Christmas project kitted and ready to go…just in time for your stocking, under your tree, or work on it as you sit next to the tree soaking up all the pine and good Christmas feels.
Cozy Quilter’s Christmas Tree pillow by Crabapple Hill Studio hit my “Must Make” list in October/November…it arrived and i knew i had to make it. I tend to do more embroidery and cross stitch around the Christmas…
Well, this year i picked this delightfully sweet pillow to whip up, and we have finally finished up the sawtooth and star borders and put on a backing.
I’m all heart eyes for this lovely bit of Christmas cheer. As a rule i prefer Christmas but not “Christmas-y” colors…i love a good blue and white quilt or pink and mint…something not so traditional. So when i picked these prints i surprised even myself.
Look at those Holly Taylor colors…cranberry red and sage-y green…love it! The background is the little tan braid print on white from Good Tidings by Brenda Riddle. I even did a little bit of crayon tinting then stitched it using hand-dyed cotton threads from Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks. A perfect blend of classic yet up-to-date.
We have this lovely kitted (just 3 ready-to-ship)…kits include pattern, all the fabrics for the front, tuck, and back (stitchery backing and batting not included), hand-dyed cotton threads, along with Foxglove Cottage embroidery needles, Pigma Pen, and Needle Bird needle threader…so when this package of quilty embroidery bliss arrives you are set to stitch. Click here to nab a kit…
Have a wonderful weekend…hopefully you can find a moment to get some stitching in!
good afternoon! we hope you are having a wonderful December. we popped into town to get our Christmas tree on Sunday night…then we pulled out the lights and the beads and the ornaments and set to work.
this year we opted for 3 trees…1 real, 1 small artificial, and the feather tree from the shoppe i brought home. the real tree is packed full of soft and sweet ornaments, vintage beads, candle lights…very pastel and pretty. the other 2 trees are Christmas Past trees…the small artificial tree has some of our childhood ornaments…my Styrofoam star, my puzzle wreath, tina’s repunzel-angel, and felt bells with our kindergarten/first grade pics. the feather tree we opted for bubble lights in memory of Grandma Zimmer and bulbs from when Mom and Dad were first married and some soft pink bulbs i found at Hollyhock Cottage several Christmases ago. Needless to say, the house is very Christmas-y…just need to get shopping so we can get some presents wrapped and under the tree.
speaking of shopping…i thought i would pop in and update you on Lucy blocks. i’m still trying to get my Christmas pillow all done and working on my Mrs. Billings triangles.
i did a check of the Lucy Block kits and some are either sold out or there are just a couple left. keep in mind…that these are a limited run type thing, and right now i am not planning on making any more blocks. i may decide to substitute fabrics in the kit…if i decide to do that i’ll make sure to let you know in the listing.
these are some that right now are limited to 1 or 2.
i’ve been neglecting my EPP to whip up the Cozy Quilter’s Christmas Pillow by Crabapple Hill…and it is nearly done! patterns and floss have been ordered and (fingers-crossed) will be here by the end of the week.
here is a sneaky peak of the project…i’ve gotten the embroidery all done…just waiting on the piecing part…maybe tonight!
also…we have only 1 Simply Vintage Christmas/winter issue left if you’d like a little bit of Christmas inspiration.
with the winter months setting in, temperatures are dropping and out come the winter coats, scarves, hats, and mittens. i always look forward to when the white purity of winter sets in and the world gets a crispy outer layer. the hustle and bustle of the season really gets to me…i’m not a fan of shopping and lots of people, so it is nice to be able to go home and pull out a project.
if you are in the mood to start a slow stitching project…i have lots of favorites, but today i’ll only talk about 2 that are on my list…neither have i actually started. (hehe)
Glitter by Jen Kingwell…i am IN. LOVE. with this block. it is just so different…which in turn gives you so many different options you could do with it. Now that it is Christmas time…i could see them in more season-y colors…so that each block looks like those spiky christmas ornaments. or you could use metallics for extra glitter!
Sweet Sunday by Treehouse Textiles. When i saw this project on instagram i knew i needed to have it on my shelf so when i get that far…i can just start. This quilt mixes new fabrics and techniques with vintage embroidered linens…a perfect way to keep grandma, great-grandma, and the great-aunties close to you.
I’ve linked each paper piece pack above…just click the green words.
hopefully you can find a quiet minute or 2 this weekend to stitch.