Buckle Up Quilt with the Raspberry and Cream Collection

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Buckle Up, designed and made by Bev Getschel.  Picture from McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

The vintage florals in Raspberry & Cream, the newest Clothworks release by Marsha McCloskey, receive a modern take in this bold, graphic quilt called Buckle Up, designed & made by Bev Getschel.

Spotted in McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017 edition, Buckle Up showcases a big block with a large floral print from the Raspberry & Cream collection.  Red and Cream American Made Brand cotton solids tie together the multicolor floral prints, while forming the graphic ‘belt & buckle’ design.

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Buckle Up, designed and made by Bev Getschel.  Picture from McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

Head here to pick up a copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts April/ May 2017 edition, or look for it at your favorite quilting magazine retailer.

Find a local quilt shop on the Clothworks website to pick up some Raspberry and Cream before it sells out!

AMB Mystery BOM: Winners of Block 6 ‘Canyonlands’

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A big thanks to all for sharing your Block 6 ‘Canyonland’ entries with us.  We’ve selected 3 winners from this month’s round of entries to win some of these fab American Made Brand prizes shown above.

Congratulations to:

Vera Patterson:

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Michelle Stachowiak:

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Jennifer Barnes:

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I’ll be contacting the winners by email for their mailing address information.

Stay posted for next Monday’s American Made Brand Mystery BOM post to see the revealing of Block 7!

Show & Tell: AMB Solids in ‘Referenced Materials’ Quilt

img_5786Jill & Marny, designers for Modern Quilt Relish, an independent quilt pattern design company, recently shared these pics of their newest creation made from American Made Brand solid cottons.  Their exquisite quilt, entitled ‘Referenced Materials’, was just installed at the Ames Public Library in Ames, Iowa in honor of a new renovation.  This quilt was specifically designed for the new space.

img_5787 What a truly stunning piece of artwork, and an honor to see the gorgeous solid cottons from the American Made Brand palette used in this creation!  In keeping with their modern aesthetic, Jill & Marny’s quilt, ‘Referenced Materials’ , is an exercise in minimalism with a mix of the unexpected!  Read more about the quilt installation process, as well as view more breathtaking photos of this beautiful work of art on the Modern Quilt Relish blog.  And be sure to poke around a bit on their blog to see their nifty quilt patterns, too!

 

Creation Completed: AMB Solid Cottons + Stitched in Color Collaboration

A few weeks ago here on the Works, we featured the exciting collaboration between American Made Brand solid cottons and talented quilter/ blogger Rachel Hauser of Stitched in Color in this post.  Rachel was about to begin work on a quilt project using these beautiful blues and neutrals from the American Made Brand color palette.

Taking a page out of The Improv Book for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood for inspiration, Rachel came across some surprises and discoveries along her quilting journey.  Without giving away too much, follow this link to see her finished creation using AMB cottons and read about her process.  More beautiful pictures of her quilt are on display there, too.  And last I checked, her newest creation sold immediately on her etsy site.  Well done, Rachel!

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Colorful Collaboration: AMB Solid Cottons + Stitched in Color

American Made Brand is thrilled to team up with talented quilter, teacher, and blogger Rachel Hauser, of Stitched in ColorStitched in Color is a treasure trove of quilting resources:  from tutorials, to patterns, to online classes– you’ll not only lose yourself in the plethora of information, but you might catch yourself staring endlessly at the pictures of Rachel’s vibrant multi-color patchwork creations.  The quilting goodness does not stop there, though.  This busy mother also founded and currently runs an online quilting bee called do.Good Stitches , bringing quilters together to make charity quilts for those in need.  As you can see, it seems to be a natural match for American Made Brand and Stitched in Color to collaborate!

Follow this link to Rachel’s latest post on Stitched in Color  as she posts about her inspiration for a new quilt project using American Made Brand solid cottons!

Inspired by Sherri Lynn Wood’s The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Rachel shows us the beginnings of a quilt project she’s about to tackle using a range of soothing blues & neutrals in the American Made Brand solid collection!  I don’t know about you, but I’m anxious to see the completed masterpiece!

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Head to Stitched in Color to see this patchwork collaboration unfurl with American Made Brand solids.

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: BLOCK 2 – Prizes!

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Cue fireflies and potato sack races – it’s nearly the end of Month 2 of our AMB Mystery Quilt and The Most Perfect Hill block. Let’s take a look at what you’ve been making! The blocks received are all eligible to win these fabric prizes!  As a reminder, we’ll choose winners randomly from all the blocks posted on Instagram with hashtag #AMBmystery or received at info at Clothworks dot com. You still have a few days before the end of the month to send a photo, so don’t forget!

Last week, our talented blog readers sent in the following versions of The Most Perfect Hill Blocks.

Jennifer Barnes:

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Barbara Roberts used a combination of earth-toned batiks and nature-themed prints:

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Donette owner of Little Cottage Quilt Shop in Medina, TX is excited to host the AMB Mystery Quilt in her shop and shared her beautiful Block 1 and Block 2:

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Cynthia Pugh took it one step further and has started to quilt as she goes with her Block 1 and Block 2!

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful blocks with us- bravo, bravo!  For those who are pondering to share your blocks, there’s still a few more days left to send them in or share on Instagram.  Take a look back at the posts for Block 2- The Most Perfect Hill– for some inspiration,

Click here for the 6/6/2016 Post

Click here for the 6/13/2016 Post

Click here for the 6/20/2016 Post

 

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: BLOCK 2 – Embellishment, Anyone?

Photography credit: Steven Depolo under Creative Commons license

Photography credit: Embroidery Floss Multi-Colored by Steven Depolo under Creative Commons license

Thinking of adding some embellishment to your Most Perfect Hill block? Maybe now is the time to polish up your fancy stitch repertoire! Or try some of the cool stitches on your machine. You can keep it simple with classic Running Stitches, or jazz things up with Fern Stitch, Split Stitch, Scroll Stitch.  You can even go trendy with a Chevron Stitch. Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread blog has them all in one place for you, including helpful videos! What do you think – embroider the block or keep it simple?

Are you new to the AMB Mystery Quilt, Our Land?  No worries, we’ll bring you up to speed! Below you’ll find links to previous posts and blocks:

Last week’s post here

Find Block 1- View from the Shore here

Find Block 2- Most Perfect Hill here

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American Made Mystery BOM Quilt- Block 2: What’s in a Name?

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Photographer credit to Jay Huang under Creative Commons license

What’s in a name?  “This Most Perfect Hill“, a poem by Lisa Jarnot, inspired Block 2’s name. Jarnot is a contemporary writer from Buffalo, NY and once said: “I think poems are always a collage on some level…. Collage is a way to force awareness out of the random flow of information that’s constantly bombarding us.” Read or hear the poem aloud on the PoetryFoundation.org website.

Just tuning in to Our Land Mystery BOM?

See Block 1 here

Find Block 2 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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Pretty Sweet: AMB Solids featured in ‘Candy Gumdrops’ Quilt

Candy GumdropsHave a sweet-tooth for quilting?  Fancy using the delicious American Made Brand cotton solids in your projects?  Then ‘Candy Gumdrops’ is the quilt for you!  Spotted in the American Quilter Magazine May 2016 edition is this yummy quilt designed, made, and quilted by our friends, Anita Peluso of Bloomin’ Workshop, Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilts Designs, and Loretta Orsborn of Orsborn Specialty Quilting.

If you’ve been following us on our Instagram page @americanmadebrand , then perhaps you noticed our pic of it, too.

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This delightful quilt is sure to please anyone- even the ‘biggest’ kid in your life.  The block design is simple, geometric, and easy to piece for new quilters, too. The versatile, graphic design of this quilt can be made in many different color palette options to suit your taste.

Head to your LQS to stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons and pick up a copy of the most recent edition of American Quilter Magazine.  Or become a member at American Quilter to log-in and take advantage of all the subscription perks!

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American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: BLOCK 2 – June 2016

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Welcome to Month 2 of American Made Mystery Mondays! The road trip through Our Land continues as we head to the hills and crest The Most Perfect Hill. In the image above, check out the suggested colorways to make our two “official” Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids versions plus one more suggestion just for kicks.

Download the PDF pattern here. Submit photos of your finished block to #AMBmystery on Instagram (or email your photo to info at Clothworks dot com) for a chance to win wonderful prizes! The prizes will change from month to month and we’ll select winners randomly from all the submissions. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

If you are new to printing pdf patterns, this blog post lays out all the steps for you. It’s easy.