Classic Cars

April 13th, 2015

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This is our newest man cave quilt – created for the classic car lovers!

Sized 52″ x 58″

The quilt is very easy to make – fused letters, classic car shapes, and the colored rectangle corners are fused too-no templates to cut for pieced blocks. The fabrics used in the quilt are from the Moda Grunge collection.

Woodland Babies

April 13th, 2015

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This is our newest baby quilt – the woodsy creatures young mothers love for their nurseries!

The pattern includes color illustrations and instructions to make the boy (shown) or girl version. Quilt size is 39″ x 45″ – just the right size for a nursery wall hanging, play mat or to snuggle Baby in!

Spring Blossoms

April 6th, 2015

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Above is the photo of our newest pattern, Spring Blossoms. Some of you, who read Quiltmaker magazine, may remember this from the fall 2014 issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

The center block was originally in volume 3 of 100 Blocks. The pattern is available now in our catalog. You can find it in the wall hanging or applique sections. The pieced borders are easy to piece and the flowers are delightful! The quilt size is 42″ square. The fabric in the sample came from Clothworks Textiles and the batting was donated by Fairfield Processing.

Square upon Square

March 19th, 2015

We have a new pattern to share with you-Square upon Square!

The pattern and kit will be available in Annie’s catalog. You can order just the pattern through us if you prefer.

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The pattern offers colored illustrations of three color ways, aqua, red or purple.

Square-red

Square-purple

Its a very easy pattern, using one block-the Jacob’s Ladder block. Simple sashing creates the extra color interest. The size is 60″ square-perfect to cuddle under or for the person who is hard to please! It could even be a child’s play mat with kids fabrics and colors. Your imagination could take this quilt to the heights!

Boxed Jewels quilt in Easy Quilts

February 7th, 2015

We have a new quilt design featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts magazine.

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Beautiful fabric was supplied by Clothworks Textiles-some of their gorgeous mineral batiks.

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Very easy-rectangle and four patch blocks with black corners added. The size is 48″ x 56″.

If you are looking for a cheerful, easy quilt-look no further!

Let’s Play Ball in Quilter’s World Magazine

February 2nd, 2015

We have a quilt pattern in the current spring 2015 issue of Quilter’s World!

Lets Play Ball photo

As you may know, I have designed several quilts for the masculine taste. Most of them have been in our book, Man Cave Quilts, published by Leisure Arts back in 2012.

Two more patterns are currently in our catalog-Gone Golfing and Baseball Legends.

This is the second baseball quilt pattern I’ve done-scrappy instead of using all batiks.

More quilts for guys in the pipe coming up-the next subject being classic cars.

Happy Quilting!

New Baby Quilt

January 14th, 2015

Welcome to the New Year!

Its been a busy Thanksgiving and  Christmas season and now that its past I can begin posting again news and quilty tips!

Walk About

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Here’s our newest baby quilt! If you like the modern style of using lots of white and simple block arrangement then this is for you!

This quilt shows the girl version-yardage and images in the pattern show the boy version with the pink removed and  switched out with blue, green and peach. Its a small quilt (30″ x 38″) sized to be a comfortable lap wrap. The fabric shown is from the Blossom Bliss collection from Clothworks Textiles.

The caterpillar shapes are easy with the eyes trimmed out and black pupils and  antennae  added with a permanent black pen.

So cute and  perfect for beginner quilters!

Winners of Blog Tour

November 24th, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful blog tour! I really enjoyed hearing from all of you. I have drawn 5 names out of all of you who posted. The first 4 names will be sent an issue of 100 Blocks, vol. 10. They are:

Lori Morton (bearpaws9@cooper.net)
Elain M. (remills@amtelecom.net)
Janet (rushant@northwestel.net)
Laurie P. (blueeyesfirst@yahoo.com)

Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you for your street address.

The winner of the 5th prize which is coming from Quiltmaker magazine is:

Kathy L (bobkat1896@sbcglobal.net)
I’ll need your street address too.

You all had such lovely ideas to use the Tweet Tweet block. I’d love to post photos of what you make. Send me an email with your project and I’ll post it on the blog for everyone to see!

Blog Tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Block vol. 10 issue

November 18th, 2014

Welcome to our blog readers and visitors from the 100 Blocks tour!

We are excited that our block, Tweet Tweet was accepted for the current issue!

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Its block #908 and is on page 21.

This is a sweet, easy block to make for baby quilts.

Below is the image of the quilt I made with the block named Sweet Chicks. The fabric is Vintage Sunshine, a collection from Clothworks Textiles. This pattern will be available later this year when the quilt comes back.

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The quilt has been sent to Golden, CO where Quiltmaker’s magazine has their quilt gallery. It will be hanging there with other quilts from this issue.

Now for some fun stuff!

We have four issues of the volume 10 magazine all ready to send out to four of our blog readers! Post a comment about our block or quilt and I will enter your name in the drawing to receive one of the four issues. The drawing is open till Saturday, November 22. I will draw four names on Sunday the 23rd and announce the names on the blog. I’ll be contacting the winners for their mailing addresses too.

AND Quiltmaker magazine has an additional prize for one of our readers! I will draw a 5th name from the comments to send in to the magazine. They will send to that blessed person a prize of fabric and other items. All of the designers were asked to send in 2-3 gifts for the prizes which I did too. My gifts were two bundles of scrappy charm squares from Clothworks Textiles fabrics.

We are so happy you found our blog! Welcome back to read our news of new patterns and quilt designs published in the variety of quilt magazines we all enjoy. You can find our patterns using this link:

www.cottagequiltdesigns.info

Happy quilting,

Rochelle Martin

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 10

November 15th, 2014

The new and exciting issue, Volume 10, of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks will be on the stands next week! This issue brings the total of 1000 designer blocks for you to choose from!

We have a block in the issue, ready to be revealed on November 19th.

We have four issues to give away to our blog readers. Check back on Wednesday, November 19th to find out how you may be a winner of one of these issues!

Quiltmaker also has prizes to give away. We will be drawing one of your names to send in to Quiltmaker to receive a bonus prize.

And here is a YouTube video prepared by Quiltmaker:

http://youtu.be/A7ehYrbMWBo

Check it out!!