Here Kitty Kitty featured in Easy Quilts Spring 2015 Edition

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The Crafty Kitty quilt featured in Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 .

Fancy that!  Another adorable quilt found in the Spring 2015 edition of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts showcasing a Clothworks fabric collection.  The Crafty Kitty quilt designed by textile artist, Alyssa Thomas, uses fabric from Alyssa’s fabric collection, Here Kitty Kitty for her company, Penguin & Fish released by Clothworks.  With whimsical prints of kitties chasing balls of yarn, modern geometrics, polka dots, and stripes reminiscent of a tabby cat’s markings, the Here Kitty Kitty collection in its soft pastels is perfectly highlighted in this simple patchwork quilt!

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Here Kitty Kitty by Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish for Clothworks

 

But this is not your ordinary patchwork quilt.  Designer Alyssa Thomas has added another layer of whimsy to this quilt!  Here Kitty Kitty is brought to life with an adorable cat applique caught pawing a ball of yarn applied atop the patchwork squares in The Crafty Kitty quilt.  Follow the instructions which can be downloaded for purchase here, and you’ll learn the stitch techniques to make this quilt the cat’s meow!

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The Crafty Kitty Quilt from Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 edition.

In the soft blues, pinks, greys, and yellows- this quilt would make an excellent baby quilt!  And better yet, Here Kitty Kitty is made of 100% Organic Cotton, to please both the eco-friendly and the cat lovers of the world.  Did I mention that Clothworks is running a promo on Here Kitty Kitty, too?  Stock up before it’s too late!

 

 

Clothworks Basics Shine in ‘Boxed Jewels’ Quilt

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Boxed Jewels quilt from Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 edition.

Besides carrying a range of eclectic printed fabric collections and the new line of made in the USA solid cottons called American Made Brand solids, Clothworks stocks a plethora of basic fabrics year-long.  From jazzy Laurel Burch basics in brights & metallics to watercolor-like batik tonals called Minerals, there’s definitely something to cater to everyone’s taste.  Just browse through our basics selection on the Clothworks website by clicking the pic below to see for yourself!

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Yet another visually-stunning, but simple block quilt, ‘Boxed Jewels’ shown at the top of the post is found in the spring 2015 issue of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts.  Designed by our talented quilting friend, Rochelle Martin, she makes wonderful use in her easy block design of those rich, jewel-toned Laurel Burch basics and lush Mineral Batiks that Clothworks offers in the Basics category.  Head to this link to purchase the digital download of this pattern or purchase the quilt kit!

 

Cuddle Up in ‘Cuddle Me Lux’ Quilt

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Cuddle Me Lux quilt from Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 edition

Brrrrrrr!!!! If you’re shivering away in your neck of the woods right now, here’s a super warm & fuzzy quilt to cuddle up in!  The simple block design of the Cuddle Me Lux quilt, by Lorrie Franz, uses fabric from the first Clothworks release of Guess How Much I Love You with the addition of the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric, also released by Clothworks. What’s unique about this quilt design is the use of the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric.  With its luxurious pile in the allover print of the adorable bunnies from the Guess How Much I Love You book illustrated by Anita Jeram, this fabric adds some serious soft-to-the-touch texture to this cute quilt!

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The Cuddle Me Lux quilt featured on page 86 of Fon’s & Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2015 is just one of the many simple quilt projects featured in this magazine, out now on news stands.  Cuddle Me Lux  is a fairly easy pattern that showcases the bunny rabbits in the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle fabric using some strategic fussy-cutting to make panel blocks.  If you’re snowed in and can’t get to your favorite local quilt shop, you can purchase the digital download of the pattern here at this link, from the comfort of your home.

Be sure to check your local quilt shop for the Guess How Much I Love You Lux Cuddle, that is, after the thaw.  And if you’re lucky, you might still be able to find some of the first release of Guess How Much I Love You by Clothworks.  If you weren’t as quick as the hare to snag it, have no fear–  Clothworks is releasing an updated version due out at your local quilt shop sometime this summer (well after the winter thaw) called Guess How Much I Love You II .

Now hop to it!

Cuddle me Lux Quilt