For those of you lucky enough to live in Washington State near Lake Washington, it’s time to get your shop-on and support a few of the Local Quilt Shops this weekend. Five featured Local Quilt Shops around the Greater Seattle area will be hosting the First Annual Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop this coming Friday December 5th & Saturday December 6th!
During this first ever mini Holiday-themed Shop Hop, a free pattern will be featured highlighting Clothworks fabric, American Made Brand solids— in a festive and cheery block aptly titled the ‘Merry & Bright Star’ block.
This free pattern block’s inspiration comes from a quilt made by talented local quilter/pattern designer, Anita Peluso of Bloomin’ Workshop (also known as Ms. Washington State during the AMB Blog Tour Road Trip this past summer). Anita made this gorgeous quilt shown in the pics below from AMB solids in the red-cream-white color way. The Feathered Star quilt pattern she used is from none other than one of Clothworks’ talented fabric designers, Marsha McCloskey, renowned for her pattern drafting ingenuity in the complex Feathered Star quilt block designs. As you can tell from comparing it to the inspiration, the free pattern block for the Shop Hop is a simplified version which still maintains the bold, holiday-inspired color combo of red & white!
To view this stunning quilt in person, head over to Gathering Fabric Quilt Shop, just one of five Local Quilt Shops participating in the Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop! The four other shops participating are: Gossypium, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics, Quiltworks Northwest, and The Quilting Loft!
For more info on the Around the Lake Quilt Shop Holiday Hop, head to this link. Sounds like lots of fun, holiday cheer, and maybe even some surprises await!