Stash Report: Cotton Creek Mill


Yesterday I told you about our visit to  Cotton Creek Mill Quilt Shop in West Branch Iowa….

When we visited I had been doing so good and not buying much at all and the next thing I knew, I had a bag full.  Oh my!


I had picked the orange batiks for my mystery quilt and they were long ago cut into.  I also picked this one…just because.


All of the rest of this happened….Cotton-Creek-Mill-STASH-2

and all of that happened because of this. [Read more...]

Stash Report: Little Red Hen


Yesterday I did a quilt shop tour of Little Red Hen in Muscatine, Iowa.  WOW…Kelli and I loved the shop.  In my book, the perfect shop.  If I ran a quilt shop, this is the kind I would strive to have.  I really had a great time there.  I felt like so many of their projects “were me”…meaning things I’d want to make and have in my home.

Here is what I ended up buying….not fabric!


In the center of the “haul” is a book…One of the gals in the shop designs for the shop and she makes some awesome stuff.  It’s all in a book.  What I love is that there are quilts, wool projects, punch needle and a wide variety of things in ONE book.

Here’s a little preview of the book….Here’s the bee themed wool mat….


Here a bee pincushion…LOVE!


This quilt sure will be a good way to tackle some scraps!


Here’s another project from the book.


Kelli loved this pillow…also in the book.  Little-Red-Hen-6

I’ve scoped out my laundry room hoping for a spot to hang this…


Here is another shop exclusive design.  It’s a pincushion…oh’s so cute.  I wanted to buy all of the pincushion patterns but I settled on this one.


Kelli bought the fall book.  See all of the projects pictured in the photo below?  All of them are in the book!! Check it out!! [Read more...]

Stash Report


Yesterday I did a shop tour of Neal’s Vacuum and Sewing Center in Muscatine, Iowa.  Today I’m showing off what I bought.


I did collect a few more fabrics for the mystery quilt.  I was happy to find these.


I bought some minky and had this elephant in mind when I bought it.  I picked up the elephant at a craft show and want to make more of them for baby shower gifts.


I didn’t have the elephant with and didn’t realize the original had bumps in the fabric.  UGH.  I still might look for some of that…we’ll see.

The elephant ears have “tags”.  So cute!! See? [Read more...]

Stash Report


I’m a little unorganized.  I have lots of irons in the fire and I wish I was doing a little better on keeping it all organized.  I ended up at Whittles Fabrics online.  I was looking for backing for two of my quilts.

Cheddar Bow Ties needs a backing….


and this scrap quilt needs a backing…. [Read more...]