American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 5- Amongst the Trees Block Entries + Recipe

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Block 5 Entries- Row 1 (left to right): Patty Dudek, Betty Cruikshank, Mary Sekula; Row 2 (left to right): Carolyn Walsh, Michelle Stachowiak, Anne Miro

Here is a collage of the current AMB Mystery Block 5 entries we’ve received so far.  There’s still a few days left until end of the month for those who’d love to share your block with us.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos by Friday September 30th of your finished Block 5 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .  Thanks to all who have shared their blocks of  “Amongst the Trees”.

How’s the first month of fall winding down for you? Here at The Works the weather definitely says fall even though we still enjoy some warm afternoons. I always wonder what to cook on these days that feel like summer with a chilly evening chaser. Here’s one good answer: Rosemary Roast Chicken. The herbal notes say “sunshine” while the roast chicken part brings on the Cozy. Bonus: this dish comes together easily so you still have time to help with the homework or deadhead the flower garden while it bakes.

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the first 5 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst the Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

 

 

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 5- Amongst the Trees: Throw Pillow Idea & Tree Quilt Tutorial

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Is your block all done for the month? Maybe it’s time to try out another sort of tree block. Here’s a simple one, complete with tutorial, so you can whip up a whole forest before you can say “Pumpkin Spice Latte.”

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Or why not make some more of your favorite Mystery Quilt blocks and repurpose as throw pillows? Shown here, a selection of AMB Cotton Solids with a 3” border of Christmas prints by Anne Was Here – available in your favorite LQS now. A 3” border on all sides of the block will make an 18” pillow cover; contrast piping or narrow flange optional.

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Oh, and if your block is done, have you sent in a photo or posted on Instagram? We want to see ALL the blocks!  Be sure to share photos of your finished Block 5 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the first 5 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst the Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

Cherry Mint by Reika Hunt: Quilted Inspiration

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Cherry Mint is the first Clothworks fabric collection release for new Clothworks fabric designer, Reika Hunt.  So far, this fabric collection with the Japanese-inspired florals and a fresh, modern color scheme has proven to be a successful line with many skus nearly sold out.

Reika has been busy working on some samples and shared the following with us for further inspiration.

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Reika created the bear and patchwork pillow using Cherry Mint, and followed the pattern called Triangle Jitters by Suzy Quilts for this lovely quilt.

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Here are some more gorgeous accessories to make you feel pretty in the kitchen:

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Reika made the apron and tea towel on her own and was inspired by the book, Hana Print no Patchwork by Patchwork Tsushinsha for the oven mitt design.

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 5- Amongst the Trees: Tree Craft

 CC Image “Curious ...” courtesy of Peter Clark on Flickr

CC Image “Curious …” courtesy of Peter Clark on Flickr

While working on the Amongst the Trees block, you might feel inspired to beautify your home with some woodsy crafts.  No, we do not have directions to make the adorable tree branch house pictured here, but who could resist this photo?  Instead, why not try some smaller scale crafts?  The sunburst mirror in this link would be gorgeous in a dining room all decorated for Thanksgiving.  Or maybe brighten up a darker corner of your home with the lighted branch art piece?

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the first 5 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst the Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 5 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 

 

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 5- Amongst the Trees

blog_5September is here, and it finds us Amongst the Trees, Block 5 of our Mystery Quilt.  Tall evergreens symbolize wilderness in our great land, whether you find them in the Maine woods, Rocky Mountains, or Pacific Coast.  Take a deep breath and smell that sharp evergreen scent…..and then turn to that other type of needle in your sewing room and get started!

Download the PDF pattern for  Block 5 “Amongst the Trees” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 5 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous 4 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

Clothworks is proud to support Quilts For Kids, the Quilts of Valor Foundation, and our country’s economy.  American Made Brand cotton solids are not just made here; they’re grown right here in the USA.

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American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 4 The Mountains Are Calling- Winners

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August is over, and now it’s time to select the winners for Block 4- The Mountains Are Calling.  Many thanks to all of you who shared their blocks-nice work!!  The prizes for this months’s challenge are shown in the pic above.

We received one final entry since posting all of the Block 4 submissions this past Monday.  Carolyn Walsh shared this photo of her block with me.  Carolyn wasn’t quite happy with her first attempt at Block 4 that she originally shared, so after a good night’s rest, with seams ripped out and new triangles replaced, Carolyn sent me her re-do of Block 4, as shown below.  Great job!!  Carolyn learned a lot while constructing Block 4, and now considers starch, her best friend!🙂

Carolyn Walsh Block 4

And now, without further ado, let’s announce our 3 randomly selected winners.

Michelle Stachowiak:

Michelle Stachowiak Block 4

Summer King:

Summer King Block 4

Sue Pecotte:

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Congratulations, everyone!  We’ll be contacting you by email for your shipping address to send your prizes.

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 4 current blocks in the links below:

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

Stay tuned here to the Works as we unveil the newest installment, Block 5, of the AMB Mystery BOM Quilt to be posted this Monday, September 5th, 2016.  Check back here to see where we’ll continue the journey across ‘Our Land’!

 

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 4 Entries- The Mountains Are Calling

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Block 4 Entries- From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Row 1- Patty Dudek, Summer King, Mary Sekula; Row 2- Cynthia Pugh, Barbara Roberts, Jennifer Barnes; Row 3- Sue Pecotte, Michelle Stachowiak

It’s the end of August, and we’re just about to wrap up Month 4 of the Our Land AMB Mystery BOM.  We hope you’ve been enjoying the weekly posts and finding inspiration as the journey takes us on a hike through the mountains.  As of last Friday, we’ve had 8 talented quilters share their entries for Block 4, “The Mountains Are Calling“.  Check them out in the collage above!!  It’s been so much fun seeing how everyone interprets their block creations.  There are still a few days left until the end of the month.  We’ll be announcing winners for Block 4 here on the Works on September 1st, 2016.  For those who are working up until the last minute, please share your photos of your finished Block 4 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com by August 31st for a chance to win some fab prizes!

Let’s showcase last week’s AMB Mystery Quilt Block 4 entries.

Mary Sekula:

Mary Sekula Block 4

 

Cynthia Pugh:

Cynthia Pugh Block 4

Cynthia has taken her blocks to the next level and is quilting them as she goes.  She shared this picture of her 4 blocks all together:

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Barbara Roberts:

Barbara Roberts Block 4

Summer King:

Summer King Block 4

Summer wrote in for the first time last week since the AMB Mystery Quilt BOM launched.  She shared her Block 4 entry, along with images of her first 3 blocks.  The rich colors in the American Made Brand solid cotton palette, as well as her experience as a geologist, influenced her color and design decisions.  That mountain point in her Block 4 may have been trimmed, but that’s because her mountain is a cinder-cone volcano🙂

Check out all 4 of her blocks below; pieced with the vibrant American Made Brand solid colors.  And be sure to follow her quilting endeavors on her blog.

Summer King Collage

Thanks again to all who have shared their blocks so far.   We encourage others to share their AMB Mystery Quilt blocks who haven’t yet.  We know you’re out there!🙂

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 4 current blocks in the links below:

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

 

 

Georgie Giraffe: Quilting Inspiration with Designer Deb Grogan

Georgie Giraffe QuiltA few weeks ago we blogged about designer Deb Grogan’s adorable quilt, “Georgie Giraffe”, published in Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016 edition.  This fun crib-sized quilt features a sweet giraffe applique peeking out from a patchwork lattice design, pieced with splashy, bright Clothworks basics from the Impression Moire line and American Made Brand solid cottons palette.  Quiltmaker featured Deb Grogan on their blog recently, and we thought it was a wonderful post to share with our readers, too.

Follow this link to the Quiltmaker blog post, “Georgie Giraffe: A Visit with Deb Grogan,” which offers a glimpse into the life of an artist, inspired by the intricacies of her surrounding world, and her process in designing quilts.

 

Jeepers Creepers- Halloween Fun with Panels!

Jeepers Creepers- Frames Quilt PatternOur quilter friend Debbie of Maple Island Quilts is having a wicked good time with the newest Clothworks Halloween-inspired fabric release, Jeepers Creepers by Dan DiPaolo.  She’s just completed this festive wall-hanging (shown above) using her Frames quilt pattern with the panel print & the textured barn siding prints in cream and black from the Jeepers Creepers collection.  At just 30″ x 36″, the Frames quilt pattern makes a suitable wall-hanging to showcase a spooky panel print to decorate your house just in time for Halloween.

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The trick or treat panel with grinning jack-o-lantern face from Jeepers Creepers  works brilliantly in another Maple Island Quilts pattern called Eating In.  Debbie modified the mat pattern from Eating In to work with the dimensions of this panel print from Jeepers Creepers.  Another fun decoration as a table centerpiece to help get your house in the spirit (if ya know what I mean) of the season!

Head to your LQS to stock up on Jeepers Creepers by Clothworks before the bogeyman gets it and follow this link to Maple Island Quilts to find these creative quilt patterns.  Happy Sewing!

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 4 The Mountains Are Calling: The Wilderness Awaits

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CC Image “The Perfect Picnic” courtesy of Personal Creations on Flickr (website: http://www.personalcreations.com/)

Whether mountain, seaside or desert, late August is the perfect time for a hike! Lay aside needle and thread for a bit, and head into the kitchen to create delicious snacks and picnic meals that will keep you and your family energized and positive for a full day of nature exploration. Want to get going without all the prep? PB&J, ready-made tuna salad pouches, or a sandwich picked up from your favorite local deli work just as well. Don’t forget to include some treats – dark chocolate is a hiking classic – and plenty of water. Tip: get tired kids to hustle on that last bit of trail back to the parking lot with the promise of cold root beer. Stash a cooler of sodas in the trunk for a little after-hiking – you’ll enjoy it, too!

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 4 current blocks in the links below:

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 4 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com

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