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!).
Have you seen Shannon Mower of Modern Tradition's revamp of Cascading Garden Quilt using our Nana’s Pantry fabric. We love it! It is so bright and fun.
I had a chance to interview Shannon. I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I did.
It is time for Week 6 of our Connecting Threads 12 Weeks of
Christmas celebration. That means we are halfway to the holidays, hopefully
with some fun gifts already made! For my contribution this week, the Timeless Tote, I updated the appliqué on a tote bag from CT's past. I wanted a design, part traditional and part whimsical,
to accompany our lovely Lasting Legacies collection.
Lasting Legacies, CT’s lovely Civil War collection, is perfect for two patterns from our archives: Lincoln’s Log Cabin and Harriet’s Table Topper. The credit for the pattern and fabric selection for both quilts goes to Teri Stilwell, our creative Director.