A Bit of Quilt History

Happy Spring everyone!  Our sewing machines are busy and we haven’t had much time for blogging.  However, we  hope to share some of our projects soon.  For now, I have  something to share.

I love this short story of a collector of historical photographs that include families or friends with their quilts.  Many times, the quilts chosen for the pictures were a woman’s most cherished quilt that she either made herself or was given to her.  I never thought of including one of our quilts in our family photographs.  Perhaps this will be the first year.  Enjoy the video!

Happy Spring Quilting

Christa

 

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Barn Animals in My Quilting Room?

    Here are a couple quilts from Lisa, one of my newest customers, and a local customer I might add.   Lisa is so precise with her piecing skills, it makes my job so much fun.  This is a quilt she made for her daughter’s first baby.

Isn’t it just adorable?

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I Stitched in the ditch around the little critters.

So cute!

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Then I added some whimsical swirls.

I just love swirling.

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Of course I forgot to get a full view picture of the quilt.  Sigh…

Time for a chocolate break!

~ Christa ~

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Simply Color Metro Rings

    Our quilting room is busy as ever.  After our Christmas rush, we thought maybe a little break would be in the horizon. However, our most recent projects have eliminated that possibility.   Custom quilts, long-arm quilting and designing quilt patterns fill our days to the brim.  We are very thankful to God for continuing to grow our business by leaps and bounds.

    Here”s a sneak peak of a quilt that will make its new home in Southern California.  I love the fabric collection we used called Simply Color from which our customer selected only the purples/plums and grays.  Tracy is not a quilter but her deep love for heirloom quilts and her excellent taste in design and color make it so much fun to create for her.  The beautiful quilt pattern of choice was designed by the very talented quilt designer, Jenny Pedigo from Sew Kind of Wonderful.  The process was challenging in that the piecing and the long-arm quilting were pretty labor intensive but we loved the challenge and the outcome is an amazing quilt.

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On our long-arm machine

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The end result, a 114″ x 114″ King Size quilt!  Yep.

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Happy Quilting!

We love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment.

~ Christa ~

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Merry Christmas from All of Us at Cotton Berry!

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Holiday Sale at Cotton Berry Fabrics and Cotton Berry Quilts

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Cotton Berry!

We would love to offer a 10% off your total purchase in both of our shops.

To receive your discount, enter coupon code:

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Warm Blessings …  Christa

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Finished!

For the last nine months, I spent many evenings curled up in my favorite chair working on a quilt that I thought would go on forever.  Through the process, I discovered my new found passion for needle turn applique.  When I started the first block, it felt like I was working with butter fingers and I was a little nervous that I might have bit off more than I could chew.  But someone in California was anxiously awaiting to see her quilt and I was determined to finish.  After block number two,  I was  feeling very comfortable with the new technique and was confident that I would finish.

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The quilt is so big and heavy, a whopping 108″ X 108″, that I needed all three kids to hold it up for pictures.  Even then, I was not able to get a great full view.

I also made three Euro Shams to match!

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My favorite block!

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My next project?

Some more needle turn applique and a little piecing.

I have 3 of these quilt kits in our shop, won’t you join me?

Purchase this quilt kit and receive a free Charm Pack of your choice!

Midwinter Quilt Kit

Until next time…Happy quilting!

Christa

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Scrumptious Fabrics and a Coupon!

      Are you ready for some new projects as the weather cools down?  This is my favorite time of the year to bring out the warmer quilts for our beds and snuggle up on the couch at night with a hot cup of tea and a great quilting project.  Add a piece of chocolate with that, if you please.  This time of the year is perfect for working on fabric Yo-yos or binding on a completed quilt, or my favorite, a needle turn applique project.

     How about  fabrics for my Fall/Winter projects?  Oh my dear… too many choices.  If you are in love with red fabrics, you will love Midwinter Reds by Minnick and Simpson.  In this collage below, you can see all the wonderful reds, tans and creams Midwinter Reds  has too offer.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

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     We also have a quilt kit from the collection called A is for Apple.   The middle section of the quilt is appliqued and the fun alphabet border is pieced.   What is so great about this pattern is it allows for machine or needle turn applique.  After completing my first needle turn project and loving the process, I will be making this quilt using the needle turn technique.

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Now, how about something Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille.   Simply delicious don’t you think?   Jelly rolls, layer cakes, charms, hexagons…

Yum!

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Now for a scoop of  sunshine.

Sunnyside

by the talented Kate Spain

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Beautiful!

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Warm Blessings…Christa

 

 

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