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Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is a full service, brick and mortar quilt shop, as well as a retail/wholesale pattern business. You can view our pattern line on our website, but on a more personal level, we'd like to invite you into our shop and share with you the joy of quilting in our corner of the world!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Here is the finished quilt that I made the wedding label for. I based it on an Irish Chain. I wanted the two chains, blue and white, to be distinct, but interwoven, like the lives of two individuals joining together in matrimony. There are also smaller chains of the light green that represent their children, pets, and special people who help strengthen their chains.

I'm going to call this one "Cool Runnings". That has absolutely nothing to do with the wedding, but this quilt looks sort of Caribbean to me, hence the name. We will post it on our website as a free download....not sure when, though. (I have to write instructions, then pass it along to one of our graphic designers....)

It's a little hard to see from this picture, but Karri Schaper quilted this one for me and did an awesome job. My niece is an outdoorsy girl, and Karri quilted it with different leaves in the light blocks and border. Stephy is going to incorporate this quilt into the wedding ceremony, based on an American Indian tradition.

By the way, all of these beautiful fabrics are from my favorite Batik company, Batik Textiles!

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