Cookie Book Inspiration
My Fall 2014 collection, Cookie Book, was inspired by vintage baking ephemera: recipe boxes, copper cookie presses, cookie jars, junior league cookbooks. The name is a nod to the classic 1963 Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, which inspired generations of bakers with its technicolor photography of the silver-nonpareil-topped,
candied-fruit-filled, coconut-and-spice-dusted treats. Get a facsimile edition of the book here on Amazon! My mom has her mom’s copy, and I spent many hours browsing the recipes and pictures, and baking many of the recipes (with varying levels of success!) when I was old enough.
The Cooky Book was a place where sweet cookies, candies, and savory crackers all came together to live in beautiful, tasty harmony. The Cookie Book fabric collection harkens back to this most fantastic era in baking. It features 15 quilting cottons and four cotton lawns, with two of the quilting cotton prints on unbleached quilting cotton. See all the prints and learn about the stories behind them in my portfolio section.
Featuring a mix of original designs and vintage-inspired prints, Cookie Book is perfect for kitchen sewing projects, but was also designed to be versatile enough to use in all kinds of crafts, quilts, and apparel.
You can even use it for unique Christmas and winter holiday projects.
I re-created this log cabin variation quilt using the blue/green colorway of the Cookie Book quilting cottons. It’s the free pattern for this collection, available for download from the Cotton + Steel website (in the Patterns section).
Check out the #cookiebookfabric tag on Instagram to see just some of the things that people have made!