Featured now in the Winter 2014 edition of Easy Quilts magazine by Fons & Porter is a quilt that will really appeal to the animal lover in you! Made using fabrics from one of Clothworks’ most recent releases, Dog Park by studio.k, is the ‘Best Friends’ quilt by Nancy Lacey.
With a finished size of 46 1/4″ x 59″, the ‘Best Friends’ quilt will make the perfect quilt for curling up on the couch with your favorite lap dog friend! Head to Fons & Porter’s link to purchase this issue of Easy Quilts magazine (available also in digital download for purchase), and let the step-by-step instructions with illustrations guide you to construct this adorable quilt.
Comprised of a center star surrounded by 8 Friendship Star blocks, it’s no wonder this quilt has earned its name as ‘Best Friends’. Designer Nancy Lacey highlights the tossed canine prints from the Dog Park collection by Clothworks with her use of fussy-cutting in the pieced blocks. Not only does Nancy Lacey contribute quilts for magazines like this one, but she also works for Quilts for Kids Inc., a charitable organization that helps connect quilts for kids in need. Check out the link to the Quilts for Kids organization to find out more information on how to volunteer and help out in this wonderful charity. Or, better yet….you could make this quilt here to donate to Quilts for Kids, since the ‘Best Friends’ quilt pattern meets the requirements for donations and QFK approved!
So, now, about that giveaway, eh?
Since we’re approaching the season of giving, I’ve got a few substantially-sized pieces of fabrics from the Dog Park collection (as pictured below) I’d like to giveaway to one lucky blog post reader as a big THANKS for following us here at the Works!! Perhaps the lucky winner will be inspired to use this fabric to make a quilt for a charity or a gift for your favorite furry friend. The Gift of Giving keeps on giving, right?!!
To enter the Dog Park Fabric giveaway:
1) Leave only one comment on this blog post. Please tell me what types of charities you support, and if so, do you make quilts or other donations to those charities.
2) This giveaway is open to folks who have a USA shipping address only.
3) Please leave your comment by Monday November 24th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.
I will draw one comment at random to select the lucky winner and will contact them by email for their shipping address. The winner will be announced here on the Works on Tuesday November 25th, 2014. I’d love to ship your prize out before the holiday!
Best of luck to all who participate! :)