Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fresh, Yummy, Homemade Marmalade

Have you ever sewn with fabric that was so yummy you could almost taste it?  Well, that's how I feel about our new fabric line Marmalade.  Every piece looks yummy enough to eat.  It is so fresh and I love the orange and yellow with our aqua/red/green/gray combination. 
 I hope you will like it too.
Oh, and we have 16 flannel pieces in yardage plus  Layer Cakes and Charm Squares in Flannel, yes, that's right, Layer Cakes AND Charm Squares in Flannel!
Moda makes the softest flannel!
 I am especially excited about our Coated fabric.
We have 4 different pieces. 

I have designed 6 new patterns that have just been added to our Cotton Way website.  I  will have more new patterns featuring Marmalade when the fabric arrives in stores in October.  
 Mark your calendars. 

I think Orange Marmalade is my favorite (above) new pattern and was so fun to piece. It is a traditional orange peel block with a scallop border.  The scallops are appliqued to give it a curvy look, but the edge is actually straight and so much easier to bind.  
The size is 68" x 77".
This pattern uses 1 Layer Cake or 42 - 10" x 10" squares for a really scrappy look.

Star Blossoms -  I love stars, so this quilt was especially fun to piece. 
 It also uses a Layer Cake and is 70" x 84".
Not necessarily a quick project, but a very rewarding one for me.  I loved piecing every block. 
It just happened to be one of those all nighter projects.  (All of you out there getting ready for Quilt Market know what I am talking about...)  I got out the diet Pepsi and chocolate and stitched away.   It's kind of fun to do that now and then. No interruptions.

 This Wrapped Up In Memories string quilt has so many possibilities!
I hope you can catch the vision.

Stitch a quilt for baby, graduation, wedding, Anniversary, family reunion, Christmas, etc.  You can embroider any name, date or quote on a strip of fabric and add it into your blocks.  You can use ribbon, labels from clothing or selvages from fabric.  Use small strips of fabric, old ties, T-shirts from sports events or scraps and left over binding.  
Jelly rolls work great too!  
Size 51" x 62".

I made this quilt with the selvages and scraps from our fabric lines, 

So while you are sewing, save all of your little scraps and selvages AND
make sure you check back in a couple of weeks for a give a way of some Marmalade scraps and a pattern to make this quilt.

These quilts go together really fast with four big easy blocks.
Pinks and reds for girls...

...Blues and greens for boys.  These are some of our flannel prints.  Each quilt is 43" x 43".

The perfect size to snuggle your little one in!

Rice filled trivets will protect your table while serving your delicious hot dishes.  Without the rice they can be adorable pot holders too.  Great gifts for your favorite friends! 
Each one is 9" x 9".  There is a basket, star, spools and a flower.
The rick-rack makes a nice finish to the edges.

Lots of pockets, inside and out!
This pattern also includes instructions for a 
small mat 18" x 24" and large mat 24" x 24". 
I used the coated fabric for the outside of this bag  and the mats.  It feels wonderful.

*Great for the beach - Plenty of room to stash towels, sun screen, sun glasses, water bottle and a book.
Use the mat to keep the sand out of your hair while you relax on the beach.
Perfect for a *Picnic bag - Paper plates, cups, utensils and food.  Use the mat for a table cloth.
*Sewing or project bag - lots of pockets for all your sewing gadgets, crocheting, scrapbooks supplies and so much more.
*Diaper bag - bottles, wipes, baby food, extra clothes.  Use the mat for changing baby.

So that's what I have been working on the last few weeks.
What's your favorite new pattern?
I probably won't be blogging again until after Quilt Market, there is still sooooo much to do!
Check back later for a few Kansas City Quilt Market 2012 pictures.