pebble & ivory

good evening! we finally have everything in the shop put back in order after our back-to-back shows…still didn’t have enough time to get this blog post done at the shoppe…so we are doing some computer work at home.

–a quick shout out to the Dakota Pieces and the Evenings Star quilt guilds for putting on 2 wonderful shows…we loved vendoring at both of your shows…it was a wonderful way to finish out our 2019 show season!–

along with getting everything in the shop back in order…we’ve made the window a little more Halloween/autumn…we still have several Halloween in the Country kits left. This project featuring black, beige and grey has been a big hit. the panel…unfortunately is no longer available…so we’ve kitted up what we could using Ms. Strain’s newest spiderweb print for the border…the remaining panels are available with the pattern…so you can use your favorite Halloween prints. Halloween in the Country kits are available here.

i’m still loving the Autumn Daydream featuring the Wonder collection by Katie & Birdie. the pastel colors work so well in autumn decor whether you are an eggplant, pumpkin, and rusty autumn lover or more the pastel, cottage-y autumn…this fresh mixture of colors will work wonderfully. we’ve put it on the bed and mixed in some more pumpkins along with some wonderful pillows for a comfy, cozy look. grab your autumn daydream kit here.

Pebble & Ivory (Scarlet & Sage)

i’ve been impatiently waiting for Fig Trees autumn collection to arrive…Scarlet & Sage (which sounds more like a Christmas collection) has the prettiest pebble & ivory…so that’s what we ordered in. 10 scrumptious prints of ivory and pebble. we have an idea of what we are going to make, but all in good time! i have gotten some 10 fat quarter bundles and yardage online for you to grab if you have a plan! here is the link to the Scarlet and Sage loveliness…here.

pebble and ivory prints from scarlet and sage

kinda really love these pebble and ivory bundles…totally perfect for a cozy autumn throw…or a Thanksgiving table runner…or even a Dresden plate wall hanging…hmmm…time to get crackin’ on my 10 pastel primroses…so hopefully by the end of the week i’ll be able to start putting together the 9-primrose-patches…gotta have goals!

happy stitching!



Chantilly is Fig Tree’s spring collection and it is every bit as sweet, fresh, and romantic as it sounds. Lovely prints, and the most lusciously soft colors. we chose 12 of the low-volume prints and have bundled them into packs of 12 fat quarters…plus mom is working on a new quilt featuring these summery fabrics. we have the low volume Chantilly bundles available now.

low volume Chantilly bundle

New DMC perle cotton no 8 has arrived and i’ve been whipping up tin collections of 8 colors…when the lovely Chantilly arrived i knew i needed to put together a tin of Chantilly-Inspired threads.

Chantilly-Inspired DMC perle cotton no 8

now back to sunday stitching…have a wonderful weekend! -what’s left of it-

happy stitching! –a&m

taste of spring

march is on its way…along with more snow…I’m sure.

to beat back those winter blues; we thought we get going on a couple fun, summery projects.

these projects may seem familiar…they are old favorites that we just had to bring back!


Urban Sprawl…63 x 80 inches…kitted herepdf pattern download

This super-sized throw was originally made from Basic Greys Urban Couture…well that was 7 years ago already (YIKES).  Well, we have brought it back.  This time we used a mix of super citrus-y prints from Fig Tree Quilts and Refresh by Sandy Gervais.  We bound it with a soft brown.  Perfect for beach bumming, picnicking, or parade watching and can be whipped up in a weekend…easy cutting and piecing, and the big block layout really lets the prints shine.

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Confetti…49 x 69 inches…kitted herepdf pattern download

Confetti is fairly recent (2015), but is by no means “old”.  The original used Mistletoe Lane by Bunny Hill and the micro prints were absolutely perfect.  Well…after the smallest of hesitations, we decided to remake this beauty, but instead of using a single line…we decided to use 4 different lines.  The pattern calls for mini charms and we had 4 different ones.  This confetti lives up to its name.  The mini charms are Fleurs by Brenda Riddle, Chestnut Street by Fig Tree, Olive’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique, and Flower Sugar from Lecien…then we added in a couple extra 5 inch squares to make the total 2 1/2 inch squares needed.  This large baby quilt (or small cuddle quilt) is fully of unexpected whimsy…the combination of the brights, vintage-y, and soft and sweet…make this project bright and calming.  Funky and classic.  confettib confettic confettid confettie

Mini Charm Mash-up…we picked 4 different mini charms then added in a few 5 inch squares…tada!


confetti backing…4 different Brenda Riddle checks (LOVE IT)


Lastly…Simply Vintage 2017 Spring issue is available now!  lots of fun projects…including a quilt by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, another by Galloping Pony, among others…oh…and the repurposed purse…fantastic!

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this issue may just be my favorite!



the countdown begins…

Friday morning March 3rd at 9ish…

Farmer’s Wife Friday begins…

are you ready?


Sweet Sails…RXR2015…kits available

Our Sweet Sails kit is now available for purchase.

The pattern and kit is available in-store and online in our sweet sails.


Our kits use Fig Tree fabrics and coordinates…some fabrics may not be identical to ones shown, but every effort has been made to ensure that the finished row will have the same overall look and feel as ours.

***Our Cotton Candy fabric plates are sold out.***


Fig Tree Farmhouse

Happy Autumn!  We are loving the crispness, cozy – ing up with flannel quilts, English paper piecing, and that Farmhouse yardage is on its way!  We opted for a curated collection and have a project in mind!  We are “treats excited!” We did get some charm packs if you just can’t wait!


I’ve redone the window bed for autumn with our somerset version of Pixie Sticks and it is just wonderful! 


Also…I’ve been totally slacking on lucy boston…


Farmhouse and Somerset Pixie Sticks are both available in our etsy shoppe.

Better get back to quilting…have a wonderful weekend!

Pretty-fied Sheet Set

 Hop on over to Moda Bake Shop and check out our charm pack friendly Sheet Sets…

we love comments…let us know what you think!

happy quilting!  april {sweetwater}