Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Stash #263 Cotton and Steel - Mochi, Mesa and Tokyo Train Ride

A photo review of three of the Fall 2014 Cotton and Steel quilting cotton collections: Mochi, Mesa and Tokyo Train Ride (see Playful and Cookie Book photo reviews here).
Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton and Steel
Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale
Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale; inspired by Japan and the Harvest Moon Festival which is celebrated by making mochi (Japanese rice cakes) and collecting flowers and grasses.

Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton and Steel

This collection includes several great foundation prints/basics that go with everything in the Cotton and Steel Collection, including the small circle print (above left), which is a personal favorite. I also like the inclusion of two designs printed on a natural - calico - base cloth (also pictured above) with tiny flecks of cotton seed for texture and interest, and last the whimsical coin purse print in two different colors:
Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton and Steel
Mochi - Gamaguchi in Navy and Mint
Next ~ Mesa by Alexia Abegg.
Mesa by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel
 Mesa by Alexia Abegg 
Mesa includes 17 quilting cottons featuring hand drawn designs, rich warm colors and motifs inspired by Alexia's childhood travels in the American Southwest.

Mesa by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel
Mesa by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel
Mesa - Overlookserape and Woodblock
Mesa by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel
Mesa - Spirit Animal in Snow, Diningcar in Turquoise, Stars in Aqua Indigo
Note again the inclusion of two prints on the new Cotton and Steel unbleached base cloth. I also really like the woodblock design ~ for which I have ordered yardage ~ as well as the hand drawn animal design.

And last, but not least ...
Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel
Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts
This collection is inspired by Sarah's reflections and sketches during a family trip to Japan as well as her grandmother's heirlooms and stories from the eight years she lived in Japan during the 1960’s. 

Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel

Sarah's  hand drawn designs are sophisticated and detailed, the color palette is warm and perfectly captures the spirit of fond memories of her travels as well as the stories told by her grandmother.

Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel

Cotton and Steel Fall 2014 Collections available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop 
Hawthorne Threads 

The Intrepid Thread
Pink Castle Fabrics 
Fabric Worm  ~ Save $5 on purchases of $50+ with code redpepper.
Miss Matatabi (Etsy) 
Stitch Piece Loop - several collections available now.
Westwood Acres
Stash Modern Fabric 

The Quilted Castle - coming soon.
Fabric Bubb
Fabric Spot

GJ's Discount Fabrics (Melbourne) - most prints from all collections available in store now.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Sunday Stash #262 Playful and Cookie Book for Cotton and Steel
Cotton and Steel Fall 2014 - Finished Quilt


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5 comments:

  1. The Sara Watts fabrics are really lovely - thanks for sharing them with us, it is good to see different fabrics.

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  2. beautiful design .. I love everything, won't be surprise that you will using the fabrics for something beautiful Rita

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  3. Love,love-Anyone is yummiest.Have fun playing with them!!

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  4. Thank you for showcasing such wonderful fabrics every week!

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