Wednesday, 16 March 2011

.March Cool Shops! CHASING COTTONS.

If you're into quilting (or want to be into quilting) then you are going to love my next Cool Shop, Chasing Cottons...
 
Chasing Cottons is a line of quilt designs created by Rebecca - an Aussie Mum from New South Wales.  I first met Bec at Australian Quilt Market in November last year.  She is the most beautiful person, inside and her love of sewing and quilting is evident in the passion and excitement she shares with everything she creates.
Chasing Cottons quilt patterns are beautifully presented with tons of diagrams and easy-to-read instructions.  They feature a lot of traditional quilting techniques which have been given a modern edge and are suitable for sewers of all skill levels.
If you follow a lot of sewing blogs, you may recognise Bec's Sand Castle Quilt pattern.  I love, love, love this quilt!  Such a cool block design and I know that many little girls would happily fall asleep under the royal design.
If I saw a picture of this Curlicue Crush quilt, I would immediately put it in the "too hard" basket with all of those curves - but Bec swears that it is super easy - and I believe her!  This pattern reminds me of Christmas decorations and would make a beautiful Christmas quilt.
Eden's Garden is Bec's newest design, it is fully machine pieced and a lovely way to showcase your favourite fabric collection.
Chasing Cottons quilt patterns are avaliable as immediate download patterns from Bec's shop.  Hard copies of the patterns are also avaliable at these stockists.
And if you are looking at all of these patterns thinking they are lovely but you don't know how to quilt...then look no further!  Starting next month Chasing Cottons is going to be hosting Quilt Class 101.  A massive 12 weeks+ of FREE online quilting classes, teaching us all how to make a quilt from beginning to end.  It looks like Quilt Class 101 is going to be huge - with heaps of guest presenters, sponsors, freebies, and plenty of tutorials, tips and tricks.  If you want to learn how to make a quilt then stay tuned!  You can read more about Quilt Class 101 on Bec's blog here.  I'm really looking forward to it, what an easy way to learn how to quilt with tons of instructions and tutorials in the one place.

And how about a pattern or two to use during Quilt Class 101?  Chasing Cottons is kindly giving away 2 patterns of your choice to 3 lucky winners!  Leave a comment to be in the running, winners will be drawn by random and give away will end on Sunday 20th March.  

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30 comments:

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

LOVE her patterns and her blog! I'd love to try the Curlicue Crush and Eden's Garden. THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dianne said...

I can't wait for the Quilt Class 101 to start - I really want to learn how to quilt! And I think my boys would also love the Sand castle quilt - maybe in a more boyish colourway :-)

diannelovelock AT gmail dot com

Crystal said...

I would love to try out these patterns - there are some really great ones.

Thanks so much for sharing!

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Sarah Gough said...

oh wow, curlicue crush is AMAZING! Gorgeous patterns! sarah.eternal@yahoo.com

Caitlin - craftycrackpot said...

I love the Eden's Garden quilt - it's lovely!

Karen said...

I would love to try one of these patterns. They all look so good! Great designs!

The Hungry Crafter said...

I subscribe to her blog as well, and I am already SUPER excited for this! I've been sewing for years, but never a full on quilt, and I can't wait to try! I even have a new walking foot to try out :) Thanks!

Maree: said...

Thanks for the Heads Up on this Local Designer..
Bec does Beautiful Work.
cheers

babiesdoc said...

I really like the curlicue crush.

It does look difficult but, I can imagine it in christmas fabrics

ktquilts said...

Eden's garden for sure, but it is a hard thing to choose between culicue crush and the sandcastle pattern!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Emily said...

What lovely quilts! emmillee(At)gmail(Dot)com

Rachebabe said...

Oh my favorites are the star jewels and diamond bouquet, so colourful and so much work!

Freja said...

cute patterns - i need to start one!!

maat_ka_re@hotmail.com

ange_moore said...

What lovely patterns over at Chasing Cottons - I'm not sure which ones I'd choose but the Sandcastles are fun, especially with kids in the house!

Claire said...

Thank you for sharing the information on Quilt Class 101, I am only new to quilting and look forward to learning as much as I can.

claire(dot)schwarz(at)y7mail(dot)com

peskypixies said...

What fabulous patterns!!!!!!

Rochelle said...

What beautiful quilts, I particularly like Curlicue Crush, it is adorable.
Thanks for introducing us to this designer and thank you for introducing us to Quilt Class 101 - Can't wait.

rochellebuckley(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

Shannon said...

o, O, OOOOooo it all seems so good to be true! Yes please!
And I'm jumping straight across to Quilt class 101 now. Thank you.

Leah said...

What lovely patterns :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful colours in the sand castle quilt.

Claire said...

I'd love to try the curlicue crush too!

x-meliiiiiii-x said...

That is so pretty! So amazing. Thanks for the giveaway! bouncy_tigger98@hotmail.com

Emma said...

I 'heart' online tutorials!!! And I have always wanted to learn how to quilt - hooray for Chasing Cottons!

Lexie said...

Thanks for sharing this shop and blog. The quilt class sounds great and I love the sandcastles quilt!

Needle in a haystack said...

Edema garden and curlique crush are the 2 that really appeal to me. Thanks for sharing. I'm headed over to Bec's blog right now :)

Lacy said...

I love the Curlicue Crush pattern--would be great for big scraps!

lacy@cmptn.org

Andrew & Beth said...

Would love to make a quilt! Will definitely tune in for the tutorials! I love Curlicue Crush - it is beautiful!
beth_kiernan@hotmail.com

Lee said...

I love the patterns and am looking forward to the Quilt Class 101! Thanks for the great giveaway - I love sandcastles!

Six impossible things before breakfast said...

I think sand castle would have to be one of my favourite quilt designs ever. If only I had the skills to do it justice! I'll definitely be checking out the quilt class.

Allisen said...

Love Circlic Crush and Sand Castle. I have been to Chasing Cottons blog and so excited to do the Quilt Class.I am new to sewing and just finished your reversible Jacket (Uptown Girl) for my 4 year old. My hardest project to date. Now to tackle my first quilt with Quilt Class 101

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