The Talented Folks of the Works: Show & Tell Quilts

FIWP quilt

The team here at the Works have been a productive bunch lately!  It was about time to show off some of the fun things they’ve been making with Clothworks fabric.  Check out this adorable baby quilt pieced top in the opening pic above, using fabric from the recent release, Friends in Wild Places by Masha D’yans!  Jean, one of our expert sample makers had a ball constructing this quilt.  I absolutely love how she engineered those graphic animals into the blocks from the running yardage block print fabric in Friends in Wild Places.  She also showed off some clever fussy-cutting skills with those tiny animal squares in the middle of the pieced triangle blocks, too!!  If you’re interested in the pattern, called Giggles Quilt Pattern, it’s from a book by Swirly Girls Designs.

Evidently, Jean’s been on a sewing binge when it comes to baby quilts.  Below is another clever design made from older released fabric, Safari Sweet by Penguin & Fish, the first printed organic cotton collection by Clothworks:

Safari Sweet CollageDid you spot those cute animal designs in the quilting?  Our quilter friend, Loretta Orsborn of Orsborn Specialty Quilting, shows off her long-arm talents in this quilt!  I love how these designs mimic the characters in the fabric prints!!

Below is another version of this quilt design, also stitched by Jean.  Jean didn’t have the name of the quilt pattern on hand, so my apologies to those who are interested, but I’m sure there are some talented quilters out there who can confidently reverse-engineer this pattern by looking at the picture:

sweet tweets quilt

I’m really loving this version using Sweet Tweets, another printed organic collection by Penguin & Fish.  There’s something fresh & modern about the grey background with the pops of tomato, yellow, and black used in the stars.

Last but not least, Debbie, our shipper extraordinaire and ‘Jill’-of-all-trades here at the Works, made this Disappearing 9 Patch quilt for her brother, in the pic below.  I’m loving the simplicity of the 2 tonal fabrics used in the quilt- charcoal and red- a great color combo!  The piecing in this quilt creates a very graphic look- kind of reminiscent of a houndstooth, don’t you think?

Disappearing 9 Patch Collage

It’s hard to tell in these photos, but Debbie is using some tonal prints from older Clothworks releases- Chanticleer by Diane Knott (the red fabric) and Gone Haunting by Sue Zipkin (charcoal grey skulls fabric).


2 thoughts on “The Talented Folks of the Works: Show & Tell Quilts

  1. Oh how I wish I had seen the Friends in Wild Places a month ago. I just made a baby quilt using that fabric. I’m getting ready to quilt it next week. I love Masha’s work. I only wish she did more collections each year. This quilt is just adorable.

    • Darlene, Thank you for your comments! Perhaps this will inspire you for your next quilt project. I agree, Masha D’yans is one of my favorite fabric artists- her illustrations bring a smile to my face 🙂

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