Back on the Farm – May 2009

Posted in Quilts by McKenna Ryan at 6:29 pm by Cookie Martyn

McKenna’s genius for color and composition shine in this new nine block design.  This is the largest multi-block quilt to date measuring 61 1/2 by 71 1/2 inches.  It is sure to be another classic.

The quilt is recommended for beginners.  McKenna hopes to encourage new fans with the somewhat larger pieces she used.  We’ll offer fabric collections for each of the individual block, too.  Not everyone will have a spot for a quilt this large on the wall.  I love the goat.  McKenna calls him “Mister Munchy.” 

For the first time, the pattern instructions call for using a “batik of your choice” for several pieces.  We know you won’t like that so we selected them for you.  It’s easy when you have 3500 Hoffman batiks to choose from. 

Storybook Farm (spring 2005) was a blue ribbon winner for many quilters.  Back on the Farm will be another. 

We’ll begin shipment our famous original fabric collections the week of May 25.  You may order online now.



New! Bali Pops Series 2

Posted in Hoffman Bali Pops at 6:03 pm by Cookie Martyn

We expect a truckload of the six new Bali Pops on May 15.  You will love them!  Each one will come with a color identification chart this time.  The fabrics will be listed on our website, too.  You will want more of these fabrics for sure.  Brenda Henning has a third book using them.  There’s another UFO in my sewing room at home already!

Berry Bliss


Green Tea




Cotton Candy




Mocha Mint



Bali Pops – 2 1/2 strips by Hoffman

Posted in Hoffman Bali Pops at 5:36 pm by Cookie Martyn

When Hoffman Fabrics introduced six different sets of pre-cut 2 1/2 inch strips in fabulous color combinations, I knew they would be an overnight sensation!  My first thought was that I would have to identify the fabrics in case you wanted more of a specific fabric.  I was “spot on” with that one!  I’m so glad you appreciated the lists that we posted with each Bali Pop color combination.

The original six color combinations were:



Sherbet (which they spelled “Sherbert”;-) 






Strawberry Fields


Mint Chip


It’s been a challenge keeping them in stock, but we have pledged to do that as long as Hoffman continues to produce the series.  The possibilites are endless. 

I’m making a quilt with Sherbert and 1 1/2 inch strips of 1384 Mauve that is so much fun it keeps growing.  (I hope someone wants a king size quilt.)