Fall 2015 Video

Preparing for quilt market always includes a brief get together to film our video for the season.  Melody's husband, Greg Miller comes to the studio and does the filming and photography for us. This time we decided we would do wall hangings as our theme and we're so in love with how it turned out.  (Huge THANK YOU to the super awesome Deborah Moebes of Whipstitch for whipping up these panels for us.  We heart you!) You can see each collection's wall hangings in the slideshow below. 

One of the things we enjoy doing most during our shoot, is laying out our current collections in a spectrum. We cut out 10 x 10's of each print, press them, fold them, and organize them by color. 

We like to do a practice run before Greg shoots the real thing.  Melody and Sarah are taking this very seriously.  As am I.  Obviously. 

Next, Greg gets the overhead photo!

Sarah makes a few adjustments. 

Penny checks Sarah's work. 

And voila! The final result! Isn't it lovely?

Check out the full video below! Enjoy! 

Brick Path Quilt Pattern

Speaking of Double Gauze, how about a free double gauze quilt pattern?  

This quilt o' delight was lovingly designed and sewn by our very own Alexia Marcelle Abegg and is featured in our Fall 2014 Lookbook!  Using prints from our Bespoke collection, this throw sized quilt is made up of large 20" blocks inspired by a beautiful vintage quilt. Simple but elegant, this quilt stitches up quickly and is hand tied with cotton sashiko thread. Wool batting makes it fluffy and cozy to boot!  See and download the pattern below!

Cotton + Steel Mini Quilt Swap

Are you on Instagram?  If you are, you probably have seen a plethora of Cotton+Steel mini quilts popping up in your stream over the past few months.  We definitely noticed and we were so thrilled to discover that it was because of a fabulous swap that had been organized and hosted by Sharon Bresaw (@modernstitchinmama).  The #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap!

We were so impressed with the Swap, the talented participants, and the hundreds of beautiful mini quilts!  We reached out to Shannon to help us gather the winning quilts from each of the 13 teams so that we could photograph them and share them with you!  We've created an Issuu with a close up of all of the winners!  Check it out! 

The designers of C+S also selected the overall winning quilt design!  We're thrilled to announce the winner is Elli Beaven!  

Her quilt is just absolutely stunning and we fell in love with it!  It's even more lovely in person. The piecing was so perfect, the colors so eye-catching, and the quilting just really made this design sing!  Well done, Elli!  Congratulations to you and all of the participants of the #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap!  Be sure to check out the Issuu with a close up of all of the winning quilts!