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!
To start, I have a confession. I did a project without using Connecting Threads fabric. Eek! But it is our thread, so I hope you'll let it slide.
This gifty galore
project came about a bit backwards. It began when I fell in love with
this fabric. I love Christmas as well as mid-century style illustration
(e.g. Mary Blair).
This fabric was the best of both worlds, so I bought it with no idea
what to do with it. I did a google search with the name of the fabric to
see if I could find anyone else's projects using it. Lo and behold, I
found Gwenny Penny's Fussy-Cut Quilted Coasters. A nice and simple project that utilized the focal fabric perfectly. And as an added bonus, the pattern is free and she even walks you through step-by-step (always nice for a beginner!).
Awe, isn't he so cute?! Perfect for the holiday season, this little snowman will bring a joyful cheer to your home. The December Candle Mat is constructed from Quilter's Candy fabric options. Applique, embroidery and half-square-triangles (HST) make up this cheerful project.
I'm sure you'll want to make a number of them as gifts for friends and
family. Certainly a quick sew, and easily created in a couple of hours.
You just need to be careful which way you turn the HSTs.
As I started to design Spring Terrace
I wanted to do something reminiscent to Whirlwind Romance, a collection
I did a few years back. But I wanted to make this group new and fresh
and have a feel of its own. I knew I wanted to incorporate scrolls, for
two reasons. One, Whirlwind Romance had a scroll print and it was very
popular. And two, because if there’s one thing I know about Connecting
Threads customers by now is that they LOVE scroll designs. Scroll
designs are delightful because they naturally lend to a non-directional
composition as well as having a sense of whimsy, so they are very useful
as well as pleasing to the eye. In Spring Terrace you get not only one, but two to play with…the focal “Flourish” and coordinates “Tendrils”.
Oh, gosh, I was complaining and struggling to come up with an idea for
our 12 Weeks of Christmas free pattern, and Sue popped her head up
and said, “figgy pudding”! My response was, “what?” I had no idea what
she was talking about!