Monday, May 11, 2009

Cotton Time

I got the latest issue of Cotton Time in the mail this weekend. For those of you that aren't familiar with Cotton Time, it is a quilting and sewing magazine from Japan. I order mine from Superbuzzy. The magazine is entirely in Japanese, but you can pretty much figure out how to make the items from their diagrams and your own sewing knowledge. I am completely obsessed with this magazine! I've been carrying this issue around with me all weekend, pouring over it! One of the projects I am going to make is the small quilt pictured above. Here's their diagram on how to make it:
It uses curved seams, which I've never done in quilting before. I love the scrappy chic look of it!

There was also a feature on this designer:
I'm not sure what her name is, but I know she designs for Lecien, because I recognize the fabric designs!

Expect to see this bag soon! A perfect way to use some of my treasured Japanese fabric stash!
Each issue has a few pages of quilt block designs:
I saw this series of blocks and just loved it. One thing I love about this magazine is the scrappy looks. They use fun, bright colors, and don't pay too much mind to being "matchy-matchy". I am going to make a quilt with this philosophy: fabrics I love, and lots of them!
For all you Janiacs out there, look at this! A Dear Jane quilt!
So that's it! I hope you have found Cotton Time as inspiring as I have! I've been working on a new pattern for you all, but have run in to technical difficulties. Once I get it all ironed out, I'll be posting it. Oh, and most importantly: I'm off to Spring Quilt Market on Thursday!! Thursday evening I will be at Sample Spree, so wish me luck!


Cathy said...

I like the pastel drunkard's path quilt too. I'll have to be on the lookout for Cotton Time. My current Japanese addictions are Quilt Tsushin and Quilts Japan.

Sherri said...

Wow...I didn't realize you could get Cotton Time from Superbuzzy...I ordered one from e-bay and LOVE it!!! Have fun at market...and especially at Sample Spree!

happy zombie said...

I love Cotton Time, and I think this one has been my favorite issue (though that's like saying you love one of your kids more then the others).

Have a great time at market, and can't wait to see you updates!

Julie Isa said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE that magazine! Thanks for sharing! I am enjoying your blog! I'm having a giveaway for some "sweet" fabric to honor mother's and a blogaversary if your interested. Have a great day!

Kritta22 said...

Oh my gosh! I would get so frustrated not knowing what they are saying!! I pour over every word in my magazines!!

That quilt looks wayyyyy cute though!

SewAmy said...

that magizine is wonderful. I hope to one day see one in person. Have fun at Market. My boss is leaving Wed to head up there. I can't wait to see what she brings back.

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohmygosh I love Cotton Time. Don't their little blocks just wow you? The fabrics, its all in the fabrics. I'll watch for you at sample spree! Its going to be crazy.

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