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.

Boxed Jewels magazine photo

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

Boxed Jewel full photo

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

Walk About72

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!

Tweet Tweet block

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.

Sweet Chicks200

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!!

Woven Scrappy Strips

October 27th, 2014

We have a quilt pattern in the issue, Quilting Quickly from Fons & Porter!

Its the winter 2014 issue and includes a video tutorial for each project in the magazine.

Woven strips magazine photo

The quilt used twenty 2 1/2″ wide strips of solids from the American Made Brand collection from Clothworks Textiles. It also used white solid and light beige and dark beige solid fabrics for the alternate setting blocks.

It was very easy to put together-print strips would look fabulous too!

Be sure to check it out! The online address for the video tutorial is on page 33.

Yuletide Greens

October 7th, 2014

Yuletide greens Annies photo

Our newest Christmas/winter pattern is in Annie’s catalog! This is one of the photos they took to showcase it-I love the work of their photographer!

You can order the pattern and fabrics to make the tablerunner using Clothworks fabrics. Simple and quick-two great words to describe this holiday project!

Here’s the link to Annie’s catalog:

https://www.anniescatalog.com

Autumn Delights

September 7th, 2014

Do you love autumn-pumpkins, cooler temps here in the US,  and harvest colors?

I do and its my favorite time of the year. This is off subject of quilting, but I want to show you my photo below.

Autumn Arrangement 2

I was asked to help decorate our church last spring. Its been going well even though I don’t have a floral design background. I have small arrangements to make for the cafe tables (18 arrangements!) and larger arrangements for the foyer and sanctuary.

I needed one more arrangement and asked the Lord to help me make a vertical one this time. The vase came from the church, along with the grapes, and I supplied the rest. Isn’t it lovely?! Our church is revamping the sanctuary so if there is room I want to put this in there when the room is done.

I am so amazed at the results and thankful the Lord helped me again!

New in Quiltmaker Magazine

August 26th, 2014

Quiltmaker magazine photo

In the new fall 2014 issue of Quiltmaker magazine, is our quilt, Mariposa!

This issue has 19 new quilt projects from blocks designed for previous 100 blocks issues. The center block in my quilt was published in the past issue, Volume 3. They are accepting blocks for the 11th issue, so that gives you the time frame! The block was sized at 12″ but I have enlarged it to 18″ to make this lovely wall hanging.

Clothworks supplied the fabrics from their collection, Cultivate with Joy by Peg Conley. My daughter, Laura Day, hand embroidered blanket stitch around the shapes, and Cindy Montgomery machine quilted the 42″ square wall hanging. We worked on it this past spring so I’ve been waiting awhile to show it to you! This quilt would make a marvelous project over the winter months.