May 9th, 2013
We have added a new pattern to our catalog-Garden Posies!
Use one print and solids to make this in a throw (as shown), wall hanging or twin.
The four patch block is used three times with different colored or white patches-easy to make with the simple vintage flower blocks.
My pattern editor suggested that 30’s fabrics would look great in the pieced blocks-good idea! And also that it would make a lovely baby quilt.
You can find Garden Posies in our catalog with this link:
Just an idea: I used high loft white batting in the quilt-it make lovely shadows like it has trapunto!
May 2nd, 2013
Here’s a quilt using Clothwork’s new collection coming out this summer-Provencial-full of soft colors and roses!
This pattern is super easy with sashing pieced with half sqaure triangles on the ends, snowball blocks featuring the lovely rose print and large appliqué shapes for the simple flower. The pattern includes sizes throw to king.
Here are the thumb scans of the fabrics
You can preorder the pattern now or wait til this summer when the pattern will be published. The catalog page link is:
A great pattern for beginners-sure to look great in fabric from your stash or the Provencial collection at your local quilt shop!
April 25th, 2013
Do you love blue and white quilts?
Clothwork Textiles has a new collection being released this summer-Everything Blue. Its full of light to dark prints and we’ve chosen six of the twenty-six fabrics to feature in our Argyle Blues pattern.
Argyle Blues has an easy skill level-pieced blocks and large flying geese segments. Throw size: 58″ x 66″, twin size: 76″ x 100″, full size: 82″ x 90″, queen size: 92″ x 100″ and king size: 112″ x 104″.
Preorder your pattern from our catalog page:
All preorders will be charged when the order is shipped out with an email notice to you.
April 25th, 2013
We have a new pattern to announce-Sunflower Harvest!
Sunflower Harvest uses the panel above and fabrics from Clothworks Textile’s collection Autumn Splendor due to be released this summer.
Included in the pattern is the wall hanging (43″ square), the tablerunner (12″ x 48″) and six placemats (12″ x 16″).
Here are some thumbnails of the fabrics:
Sunflower Harvest can be preordered now and should be ready later this summer. All preorders will not be charged until the patterns are shipped with an email notice to you.
You can find Sunflower Harvest on our catalog page to preorder using this link:
April 24th, 2013
Do you love blue and white? This new quilt pattern uses Clothwork Textile’s just released collection-Blueberry Skies. Its easily made with trimmed panel blocks, large flying geese border and plain blocks of blueberries! The sashing uses a white tonal for the pie crust fused lengths. Throw size is 59″ x 76″, twin is 78″ x 95″, queen is 95″ square and king size is 112″ square.
Here are the thumbnails of the fabrics in Blueberry Pie-don’t you love the swirls? Here’s the link to the catalog page:
This is a lovely quilt-look for the gorgeous fabrics at your local quilt shop and order our pattern!
April 7th, 2013
I received recently an email and photo from Vickie Smith. She purchased our book, Man Cave Quilts. The fishing quilt inspired her to make this version of her own design.
I love Vickie’s creativity with the fonts for the names! And combining it with rectangles of fish panels sets it off.
Vickie says she belongs to a quilt group dedicated to making quilts for children at risk called Quilts from Caring Hands in Oregon. And that it was nice to make a quilt that wasn’t so girly!
Thanks, Vickie, for sharing your photo! And best wishes on the goals for your quilt group.
March 27th, 2013
Do you love the colors of lavender and pale gold/green? Then this new project is for you! Cottage Blooms-a bedrunner (27″ x 72″) and two 18″ pillows-uses Clothwork Textiles’ new fabric collection, Blue Morning.
The blocks are strip pieced and the appliqué shapes are large-perfect for a fun weekend project! You can find the pattern in our catalog using this link:
March 22nd, 2013
Yes-our kits and patterns for the Charming Bow Ties quilt are ready to be ordered!
I have a correction to make-the price of the kit for Charming Bow Tie is $55 and not $50. This price includes the fabric for the top, pattern and prepaid postage. If you are ordering from overseas then I will contact you about the addtional postage.
You can find the link to the catalog page here:
March 22nd, 2013
We are so excited to begin sharing with you the new addition to our Cottage Quilt Designs catalog-kits featuring Clothworks Textiles fabric!
The first quilt, Charming Bow Ties, uses the Cuddly Baby fabrics. Here are the thumbnail swatches of the fabrics in the quilt.
The patterns are ready and scheduled to be added to our catalog. The kits ($50) include fabric for the top, pattern and postage. Here is the quilt-Charming Bow Ties.
The easy Bow Tie blocks use our new technique of no Y seams in the construction! The small tie squares are fused to the block and edge finished with clear thread. The quilt top took only 8 hours to make-just right for the baby boy on the way!
I’ll let you know when you can order the kit with pattern or only the pattern to use your stash in. When Clothworks sell out their fabric I’ll be withdrawing the kits so order soon!
March 16th, 2013
I finally can show you my crazy quilt sewing wallet!
I’ve made this for a new Crazy Quilt sewing club at our local quilt shop, Fabric Fair in Bay City, MI.
Fabric Fair has a wonderful selection of dress satins, brocades, silks and other luxury fabrics just calling out to be used for crazy quilting.
I’ve use Crabapple Hill’s pattern which features making a crazy quilt pieced outside layer with pockets inside.
Here it is fully open with all the embroidery stitches covering the seams and motifs inside the patches.
I found a crazy quilt motif book on Amazon by J. Marsha Michler for only $2! The tree and bird motif you see came from her book.
This is the inside with many pockets, a ribbon to hold your scissors, fabric pincushion and a felt book to hold needles. I used an alphabet frame to decorate the front of the felt book. It has a paper scissors since its going to be displayed at the quilt shop until April when the club starts.
This sewing wallet is our first project to make. The girls will be learning the different embroidery stitches, adding seed beads, and using the pattern to make their wallet. I’m excited to see the beautiful wallets they make!