The focal print in Golden Age, “Old Hollywood” is such a striking print and an unusual one, compositionally speaking. I love it! I think it’s so pretty and so interesting! Knowing that this print would be a bit more challenging to work with, I knew instantly I wanted to showcase it by creating a decorative accent pillow. I also knew I wanted to incorporate embroidery to give it a more three dimensional effect.
During my time here, I’ve learned many essential tips to what it means to be a quilter and what are major necessities when quilting. A quilter’s stash is especially important! After seeking advice from my coworkers who are avid quilters, it seemed like a great idea to create a collection that would be a stash building collection. So I first created Neutral Love, with the intention of it being solely neutral colored prints; blacks, browns, greys, tans, creams, etc. Neutral Love was a great hit by our customers, so it was a no brainer to bring it back. Or at least bring the concept back...so Neutral Love II was created!
It is my great pleasure to present you with the re-print of Rhapsody of Reds AND Symphony of Blues!!! These two collections have been extremely popular. They exceeded our expectations during their debut and sold out very quickly. Due to the large number of requests to bring them back, we listened and did so! In our latest catalog we decided to bring the two collections back together at the same time, and we think there is a beautiful marriage between the two. As you can see from our “cover shot” Symphony & Rhapsody quilt by Bloom Creek, mixing of the two collections looks so beautiful! But of course, they’re still very beautiful on their own!
Designer Mari Martin came into the office one day and showed off some
amazing pillows she was working on. They were felted wool and Osnaburg,
with amazing applique and embroidery detail. I fell in love with them
and was instantly inspired! I really do love folk art, of many forms
and thought it would be really great to create a collection based on
primitive folk art, something we haven’t done yet and Primitive Pennies
is the result. I’m attracted to the simplicity and charm of primitive
folk art; I just love the quirky, unpolished and handmade feel that
this art style embodies. (The below images are Mari's personal
projects, these patterns and designs are from Wooden Spool Designs, which we do not sell on our site)
collection by Mama's Cottons is our nod to 1930's and 1940's feedsack
prints. Our Mama's Cottons vintage reproduction collections have always
been very popular and I feel are quite necessary to the world of
quilting, so Nana's Pantry is the latest installment of vintage reproductions for you to enjoy!