Fresh Batiks® Featured in 2 Fab Quilts!

Top Right: Rockstar- Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Top Left: Labyrinth by Janice Averill from Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are featured in 2 quilting magazines that just shipped! Labyrinth by Janice Averill is sampled in vibrant and cool watercolor Fresh Batiks® Minerals in purples, blues and greensHer quilt is featured in the Fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.  Constructed from Flying Geese blocks, there is a handy tutorial under the Basic Lessons portion of the magazine offering an easy tutorial on how to quickly piece Flying Geese blocks.

Labyrinth by Janice Averill. From Quiltmaker’s Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are also featured in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke combined these striking colors from the Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica collections to create a single star design. 

Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Laura’s color option is based on a full quilt called Rock Star by Tonya Alexander (shown below).

 

Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

Rock Star uses contrasting color palettes to showcase the stars formed by the rail fence piecing, making Clothworks Fresh Batiks® the perfect fabric choice. 

Pick up the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® at your favorite quilt shop through early October.  Visit American Patchwork & Quilting online for more quilting inspiration, too!

 

Also find Quilts from 100 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in your favorite local quilt shop now and visit Quiltmaker online for helpful quilting techniques and tips!

 

Happy Sewing!

Fall Feast Quilt Dazzles in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Based on a design by Kate Colleran. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. 2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Fall’s Falling Leaves quilt – Based on a design by Kate Colleran. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Autumn is a upon us and my, what a quilt to feast your eyes on!  Clothworks fabric collection Fall Feast by designer Barb Tourtillotte is featured in the new edition of American Patchwork & Quilting, December 2016!  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used the Fall Feast collection to make her version of Kate Colleran’s Paved in Color quilt.  The original version in solids is shown below.

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Paved in Color by Kate Colleran, the original quilt inspiration for Fall’s Falling Leaves quilt. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Head to your LQS or favorite retailer to pick up a copy of the December issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, out now on news stands.  Head to the All People Quilt website to see the Fall’s Falling Leaves quilt project and much more from the December 2016 issue.

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Happy Sewing!

 

 

American Made Mystery Quilt- Week 4- Let’s talk about Color Theory

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Venturing out on your own, wanting to personalize or just make your AMB Mystery quilt unique?  With 75 beautiful, made-in-the-USA colors to choose from, it can be a challenge deciding what palette to go with. This could be a great time for a short refresher lesson in color theory from AllPeopleQuilt.com. This slideshow will guide you through various types of color schemes so you can set up some parameters for your project and choose with confidence!

Download instructions for Block 1 of the AMB Mystery Quilt here

Download the kit guides for the entire AMB Mystery Quilt here

Stay tuned next week for another fun post about “Our Land”, the American Made Brand Mystery Quilt and share your blocks with the hashtag #AMBmystery on Instagram or post them in the comments section of Block 1 here.

 

 

Fresh Batiks® Botanica Featured in June 2016 American Patchwork & Quilting

Based on a design by Marcia Harmening. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. 2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

“Sea Stars” quilt in Fresh Batiks® Botanica III. Based on a design by Marcia Harmening. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Summer’s on the horizon and what better way to celebrate the tropical vibe of the season, but with this gorgeous quilt using Clothworks Fresh Batiks® Botanica III fabrics.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke was inspired by the summery bright colors and lush batik designs in the Fresh Batiks® Botanica III line to make her version of Marcia Harmening’s “Sea Stars” quilt.  Starfish appliques dance across a pieced background, framed by a striking zig-zag-design border.  Find out how to make this unique quilt design in the June 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.

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Head to your local quilt shop now or your favorite news stand to pick up a copy of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine June 2016 edition, sold at retailers through the beginning of June.  Head to All People Quilt and watch a fun video previewing the projects featured in this magazine edition, too!  And be sure to head to your local quilt shop to stock up on Fresh Batiks® Botanica fabrics by Clothworks before they run out.

 

 

 

Chocolate & Cherry in Stunning Star-Crossed Quilt

Based on a quilt designed by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting&#174 magazine. &#169 2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Based on a quilt designed by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. © 2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

The newest issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® April 2016 has a version of a beautiful quilt called Star-Crossed Quilt by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used fabric designer Marsha McCloskey’s most recent Clothworks fabric release, Chocolate and Cherry, to create her version.  I’d say this is a match ‘written in the stars’, as the traditional quilt design with star blocks perfectly compliments Marsha’s vintage romantic floral collection, Chocolate and Cherry.  Be sure to stop by your local quilt shop to snag some yardage of this fabric collection before it’s gone for good.  Marsha’s beautiful fabric designs tend to sell out rather quickly.  For your assistance, follow this link to see a list of shops that carry this collection.

American Patchwork & Quilting&#174 April 2016 edition. &#169 2016 Meredith Corporation

American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine April 2016 edition. ©2016 Meredith Corporation

Also be sure to pick up a copy of the American Patchwork & Quilting® April 2016 magazine at your local quilt shop or favorite news stand.  This edition is available through April 5, 2016.  And head to All People Quilt to find the pattern, too.

Happy Sewing!