AMB Solids in Spiked Pinwheels quilt: A Modern Approach to a Classic!

The vibrant colors of American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in another quilt in Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine. Spiked Pinwheels, by designer Melissa Dunworth, simply uses 2 contrasting solids from the AMB color palette to create this new take on a classic block design.  With 75 colors in the American Made Brand solids palette, you’re sure to find a color combination that speaks to you!

Find a local quilt shop here that stocks American Made Brand solid cottons and let the fun begin in choosing your colors!  Head to your preferred newsstand to pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine which is packed with colorful diagram instructions and helpful tips.  Soon, you’ll be making your own version of Spiked Pinwheels in no time!

AMB Solids Make the Cover Quilt on Modern Quilts Unlimited Issue #21!

American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in the newest issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and even on the front cover!   Cityscape, by designer Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, makes exquisite use of the AMB solids neutral color palette in this lap-size quilt pieced with 2 ½” strips.  For added drama, a thin strip in a neutral floral print accents the AMB solid strips in this stunning diamond block design.

Head to your local quilt shop to stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons, and pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine at your favorite newsstand.  Follow step-by-step instructions and special sewing techniques to make your very own version of Cityscape.

 

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Putting It All Together

blog_finalNow that all 9 blocks of the Our Land American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt have been revealed, it’s time to put them all together!

When we launched the AMB Mystery BOM series last spring, we gave suggestions for 2 unique color schemes using American Made Brand solid fabrics for piecing the blocks.  As Clothworks & American Made Brand are proud supporters of 2 charities, Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids, Inc., we thought the AMB Mystery Quilt was a perfect opportunity to make a quilt for each charity.

For finishing instructions for the Quilts for Kids quilt, follow this link.

For finishing instructions for the Quilts of Valor quilt, follow this link.

For inspiration, take a look at these finished quilts below:

Quilts for Kids quilt by Nancy Lacey

‘Our Land’- Quilts for Kids version quilt pieced by Nancy Lacey of Quilts for Kids, Inc.

 

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‘Our Land’- Quilts of Valor version pieced by Gayle Noyes & quilted by Loretta Orsborne

We’d love to see how you finish your AMB Mystery Quilts.  Please share your pics of finished quilts on Instagram with the tag #AMBMystery or email info at Clothworks dot com.

Find all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun: Winners!

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Prizes for the AMB Mystery Quilt BOM #9 winners

A big thanks to all who shared their beautiful AMB Mystery Quilt entries for Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun.  We received many entries for the final block in the Our Land Mystery BOM series.  In addition to the blocks posted on Monday, we also received the following entries from Carolyn Walsh and Laura Johnson seen here:

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Before we announce the winners, many thanks to those who followed the AMB Mystery BOM quilt.  Even if you jumped in halfway during the series, or were with us from the start, we greatly appreciate you following our BOM and sharing your lovely block creations with everyone here in the blogosphere!

And now for the winners of Block 9…..

Jennifer Barnes:

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Michelle Stachowiak:

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and

Lori Ferrari-McCoy:

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Congratulations!  I’ll be contacting you through email to confirm shipping details for your prizes!

Stay tuned  next Monday for another post about the AMB Mystery Quilt.

Remember to share your blocks on Instagram tagged with #AMBmystery , or email a pic directly to us: info at Clothworks dot com .

Here’s a list of all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9 Round-up- Lean Toward the Sun:

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January is coming to an end and so is the final block of the month of the AMB Mystery Quilt- Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun.  Need a spot of sunshine to cheer you up from the winter gloom?  Look no further and admire these beautiful sunflower blocks shared by our talented quilters!  From top to bottom row, left to right: Row 1- Jennifer Barnes, Mary Sekula, Sue Pecotte; Row 2- Eileen, Lori Ferrari-McCoy, Patty Dudek; Row 3- Eileen, Michelle Stachowiak, and Jennifer Stevenson.  Thank you ladies for sharing your gorgeous blocks.  There’s still one more day to share your Block 9 entry for a chance to win some fun AMB prizes!  Be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .  We’ll post the winners of this month’s block on Wednesday February 1st, so stay tuned until then.

Find all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

 

American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9- Lean Toward the Sun: Sunflower Growing Tips

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CC Image ‘Sunflowers’ courtesy of Flickr user Karsun Designs

Can you believe that in less than two months, Spring will officially begin?  As we keep warm inside during the Winter working on the Lean Toward the Sun AMB Mystery Quilt block, now is the time to also start planning a garden.  The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been a trusted companion through the years for many farmers, gardeners, and green thumbs alike.  Perhaps this is the year to add some cheery sunflowers to your garden.  Besides cultivating happiness, and a tasty sunflower seed snack, they’ll attract pollinators– a bonus for the environment!  Follow this link to read about sunflower planting & growing tips and much more!

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 9  blocks in the links below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 

American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9- Lean Toward the Sun: Crochet a Sunflower

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CC Image courtesy of Cheryl on Flickr

Wow, congratulations! You are nearing the finish line of your Mystery Block quilt! It’s a good thing the Lean Toward the Sun block falls in January when so many of us can use a little reminder that sunny summer weather will come again. Why not add a little more sunshine to your winter by learning to crochet some sunflowers? Make one to embellish your quilt, or make a whole bouquet! There are about as many methods and styles as there are real sunflowers in a Kansas field in July. Here’s a roundup to get you started with 15 free patterns from around the Web.

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 9  blocks in the links below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 

American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9- Lean Toward the Sun: Roasted Sunchoke Recipe

Did you know that the Sunchoke, also known as the Jerusalem Artichoke, is a species of sunflower native to the United States and North America?  The flowers resemble a garden sunflower, while the tuber is used as a root vegetable … and they’re in season right now!  Look for them in your local health food store.  Their flavor is slightly nutty and sweet and they are nutritious, too. Rich in minerals such as potassium, try this roasted sunchoke recipe with some garlic, olive oil, and seasoning to add something different to your meal repertoire!

Or wash well and slice for a crunchy raw addition to your next salad!

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 9  blocks in the links below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Winners of Block 8-Leaves of Change

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From left to right- Top Row: Mary Sekula, Patty Dudek, Summer King; Middle Row: Jennifer Stevenson, Laura Johnson, Michelle Stachowiak; Bottom Row: Sue Pecotte

 Happy New Year!  A BIG thanks to all who participated and shared pictures of their entries for last month’s Block 8- Leaves of Change for the AMB Mystery Quilt.  What a colorful collection of foliage we have here!

And now for the winners of Block 8:

Mary Sekula:

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Summer King:

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Sue Pecotte:

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Congratulations, everyone!  I will be contacting you to confirm your shipping address to send your prize.

Block 9 “Lean Toward the Sun of the AMB Mystery Quilt has just been posted yesterday.  Start the new year with a fun quilting project and be sure to share an image of your finished Block 9 by emailing us at info at clothworks dot com or by tagging your photo on Instagram with #AMBMystery.

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 9 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Toward the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

 

 

American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9- Lean Toward the Sun

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It’s the dawning of a new year and although the chill of Winter may have you shivering, perhaps it’s a good time to warm up and Lean Toward the Sun with Block 9, the final block in our AMB Mystery Block of the Month!   As we greet the brand new year ahead with optimism, just as the mighty Sunflower in your garden tilts toward the warmth and radiance of the sun, may this serve as a reminder to look on the bright side and head towards the light.  If you are following along with either of our colorways, the Quilts for Kids version is lighter in color, picking up on the cheeriness of a springtime palette, while the Quilts of Valor version displays the rich tones of a late summer, early autumn palette. We can’t wait to see what you choose to do with your block!

Download the PDF Pattern for  Block 9 “Lean Toward the Sun” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous 8 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” 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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