Entries in Robert Kaufman (20)
by Gina, photo help from April
The past week we’ve been busy receiving some great new items. The first part of our latest Japanese order has arrived, including a couple of Echino dots on cotton / linen, a very sweet floral double gauze and a super cool sprirograph, geometric, optical illusion sort of print. The photo really doesn’t do it justice, these are ones you’ve just got to come in to see!
More of the fantastically drapey Robert Kaufman Brussels linen rayon blend has arrived too! You know the one, Heather sewed it up into that gorgeous Go Anywhere Dress here.
Also in this past week are new patterns (for us) from Make It Perfect.
Lastly, we are very excited to be able to offer you another Portland made product—Otter Wax!
We currently have in store the regular size Otter Wax bar, Fabric Dressing and Canvas Cleaner. The wax and dressing offer all natural protection from the elements for all your canvas goodies. The cleaner, well, it helps keep your waxed goodies clean! Come check them out.
My husband has been nesting far more than I—- thus far. When I come home from work I’m likely to find him tiling the backsplash, painting the dining room over again, replacing a toilet or something of the like. The other night came my turn. I found myself awake at 2:30 a.m. thinking of how I hadn’t made anything for the baby due to arrive in a few weeks. I know my capacity is much much smaller than is normal for me. The last thing I wanted to do is start something and not finish, so my dreams lead me to a strip quilt. I’m not a fancy quilter so this was the perfect idea.
Cameron and I chose 12 different fabrics and I cut them all into different widths so there would be plenty of variation. He arranged them and I sewed.
We combined cotton lawn, flannel, cotton/linen Essex, and quilting weight cotton.
For the back I chose one of Bolt’s new Robert Kaufman linen blends because I like my quilts to have a nice weight to them. I used the wrong side of the fabric which reminded me of chambray. The right side reminded me of denim and I didn’t want this look.
I finish my quilt binding by hand. I like to spend a few final days with it bringing it everywhere and stitching when I have a few minutes or bringing it to the park when the sun is shining.
If you would like to make this:
1 large spool of Gutermann cotton thread
12 different fabrics 1/8 yd. 44” or wider
1 package of Warm & Natural 45” x 60” batting
1 1/4 yds of backing - I used 54” wide fabric and had enough left over for binding.
Come see us soon at the shop!
The fine folks at Robert Kaufman have been rolling out some fantastic goods lately. We’ve been bringing in a wide variety of their linen blends. All pieces other than the top ones in each photo above are different cotton/linen blends. It’s amazing how different they are from one another and how lovely they are. The top pieces are 100% cotton each and just as lovely! Not pictured are the linen/ rayon Brussels we’ve received recently. Our latest color to arrive is a midnight blue/black. We’ll certainly be ordering more of these beauties. There are some great weights for tops and bottoms, good for every season.
These great prints are part of “Autumn Woods” by Kate and Birdie for Moda.
New oilcloth designs and the latest designs from Deer & Doe Patterns are on their way. We’ll keep you posted!