Friday, April 30, 2010

Button Trim

This trim came in today. I love it. I can't wait to use it. It comes in pastel, green, pink, brown and black. All the buttons dangle on mini ric rac and are attached to a crochet trim that compliments the buttons. Cool.

Speaking of cool. Debi and I went to the button show today. I actually held a $1500.00 but from the 1700's. Wow. It was beautiful. So many buttons of all shapes and sizes. Fun, fun, fun.

Quilting has so many branches. I love it!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oh my Stars!!!!

I finished a quilt!!! Yippee! It is made out of Moda's Bar Harbor. I am going to get it to Carol , for quilting and then I will post a picture.
I fondly remember the days when I could do a quilt top a week. Really! Those days are gone and I happy to have a top done.

We received a new fabric today. This time it is from Andover. A little Jo Morton. The cool thing is that it has ticking fabric. Great for towels and home dec. Ok quilts too. This is a bit more repro in feel but it is pretty. I will be putting out the newsletter with pictures of it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Quilt College pictures

Quilt College

I had a great time teaching at the guild's Quilt College. This was the first time that The Cotton Patch has been invited to be at Quilt College. I taught the Lone Star block. It is always cool to see how the fabrics come together so differently for each person.
There are so many talented quilters and a lot of great teachers too. The Quilt College has classes on wearables, machine quilting, piecing, and new techniques.
The one thing that I miss is the time to teach. I really love seeing how everyone's quilt progresses. I think that is why I love to see the projects come.
I hope I will get to teach at the next Quilt College. I have a couple years to figure out my next project. Yipee!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Motorcycles are just as heavy as you think

Once in a while I will blog about stuff that happens outside of the shop. Sunday Lee and I decided to go on a motorcycle ride. I looked over at Lee and well my motorcycle fell over. Unfortunately my ankle was caught underneath. OUCH! If you come into the shop in the next few days, you may see me hoping around with my shoe off. My ankle isn't broken but I do have a nasty sprain. My ankle lots like I am smuggling a soft ball. Good thing it isn't my sewing foot.

Other news is that I met with Moda today. Neat fabrics for fall. I did buy some more primitive type fabrics from Kansas Trouble's line End of Summer. Good basics to call on for darker quilts. I also bought new books and patterns. I love seeing all that is new and inspiring. Lots of good things are coming to the store. Now if I can just get the swelling to go down in my foot.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I have often said that quilters make good gardeners. That doesn't mean we have green thumbs. I do think that we can put good color combinations. Gardening is also like making a quilt. We start by looking at plants and thinking about colors. Then we start planting or sewing seeds. When we are all done we step back, look at what we had done and know if we have done what we set out to do.

Lots of new spring fabrics have come in. Fresh colors and themes. We also have a great selection of new books and patterns. I can't wait to dig into these fabrics and make something springy.