UPDATE! I just got an email from Dee with a photo of her quilt hanging in an Austin Area Quilt Guild exhibit! This memory quilt is of her younger son, Sam. Adorable! I love how the quilting turned out! Thanks so much for the photo and congrats on having your work on display!
Oh how I love it when we get photos of Clothworks creations made by fans…so it made my day yesterday when Dee, the winner from the Urban Landscapes giveaway sent me these pictures:
Check out Dee’s blog post about her cool projects and adorable kiddos here.
In reading Dee’s blog, I discovered that she’s a talented art quilter! So I look forward to seeing what she does to embellish and finish these sweet little works of art.
Thanks for sharing, Dee, and Happy Quilting!
Wanna see the latest batch of goodies being featured in the best quilting magazines around?
The first feature is June’s Backyard by Skipping Stones Studio in the September/October 2010 issue of McCall’s Quilting. I am in love with this quilt. Simply gorgeous, isn’t it? The design is by Anita Peluso and it was machine quilted by Laurie Gustafson. You can purchase a kit for this quilt from Gathering Fabric.
The Beachchomber collection by Barb Tourtillotte is featured in the September 2010 issue of The Quilter Magazine. The quilt designer is Helen Weinman and the machine quilter is Cathy Franks. Kit is available from Heartbeat Quilts.
The Toy Poodle collection by Kinkame for Clothworks is featured in the October/November 2010 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Pat Proctor designed and made the quilt and I machine quilted it! The kit is available through Fat Quarter Shop by clicking here.
The Moon Dancers collection by Diane Knott is featured in the October/November 2011 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts as well. Quilt design is by Jean Ann Wright, and I made and quilted it!
The America by Leere’ Aldrich is featured in the Summer 2010 Easy Quilts. Quilt design is by September Olson and piecing/quilting is by me…okay, so I’ve been busy lately :). Kit is available at Fons and Porter by clicking here.
The Bird Talk collection by Ellen Crimi-Trent is featured in Fons and Porter’s Baby Quilts 2010. The quilt design is by Jean Ann Wright and the kit is available through Fons and Porter by clicking here.
The Tis the Season collection by Johnny K Studio will be featured in the Winter 2010 Easy Quilts. The quilt design is by Bev Getschel, and kits will be available through http://www.ShopFonsAndPorter.com.
The Ruby’s collection by Skipping Stones Studio will also be featured in the Winter 2010 Easy Quilts. Quilt design is by Susan Mayer. Kits will be available through www.ShopFonsAndPorter.com
Congrats to the winner from my “Zippers Are No Big Deal!” blog post: Dee. I asked everyone what projects they were working on and it was so interesting reading all of the answers! Dee said, “I’m finishing up embellishing a couple of quilts for the Austin Area Quilt Guild’s 2010 Show, Changing Gears. The show’s September 17-19 at Palmer Events Center. Should be a blast.” Sounds fun Dee! Hopefully you’ll find time to make something really cool out of your Urban Landscapes fabric winnings!
Thanks to everyone who participated…let’s have one last look at my cool coin purses!! I am so excited about my newly acquired zipper skills!
Do you dread putting the finishing touches on your quilt because of those tricky mitered corners on the binding? Well fear it no more! I made this quick little video to show you how to do the corners so you’ll never forget again! Put it on your favorites and review before each quilt. In no time you’ll become a pro!
Now get to finishing those quilts, and Happy Quilting!
Congrats to Carolyn from The Village Quilt Shoppe for winning free fat quarters for our January New Collections blog post! Carolyn’s favorite new collection was Nature Rhythms, and here’s what she had to say about it: “Nature Rhythms–Awesome!!!! Now that is a collections I can work with simple, but elegant. That truly inspires me. Beautiful. (not my usual choice, but I love it)”.
Have a great weekend my sewing friends!!
We are so lucky to have the incredibly talented art quilter Kathy York as a fabric designer, and I am so excited about her first collection with us, Urban Landscapes! It is now out in a quilt shop near you, so be sure to go and check it out. While you’re there, ask for these extra free patterns that Kathy designed special just for you!
An adorable pillow…
…and a charming little bag…
…and this little skirt and top combo that is too cute for words…
….and by the way, did you know that Kathy is frequently featured in Quilting Arts Magazine? Check out the new eMagazine featuring Kathy’s very cool satin stitching technique used on an upcoming project feature in Quilting Arts Magazine. Here is a preview of what’s in the eMagazine…
That Kathy blows me away! Not only is she a talented art quilter but she also comes up with these fabulous little projects that are practical yet simply gorgeous. I just love the colors and modern look of Urban Landscapes and think it is so fresh and new. So check it out! It’s in shops now, so ask at your local quilt shop or shop online!
Have fun, and happy sewing!
Check out the latest batch of goodies headed your way for 2011!
Beetle Boy from Ellen Crimi-Trent….CUUUUUTE!
Nature Rhythms by Johnny K Studio….so sweet, stylish, and prrrrrrrretty!
Tulips by Barb Tourtillotte….luscious petals of joy!
What’s your favorite? We’d love to hear from you! Tell us what your favorite collection is and you’ll have a chance to win free fat quarters from your favorite collection! Only one comment per person, please. Winner will be drawn this Friday, August 13th!
Few words needed for this blog post except CUTE! This is the Ice Cream Dress pattern by Oliver + S and the fabric is 12 Days of Christmas by Sharyn Sowell.
The dress was made by the lovely Joyce. Happy Sewing!