Frou-Frou Quilt: Monday’s Washday in Quiltmaker Magazine

Monday’s Washday quilt by Heidi Pridemore featured in Fons & Porter’s Quiltmaker May/June 2017 issue,

Spotted in the May/June 2017 issue of Quiltmaker magazine is this charming quilt featuring Frou-Frou fabrics and trims, Monday’s Washday, by Heidi Pridemore.  Clothworks has been exclusively distributing fabrics and trims from the French fabric company, Frou-Frou Fabrics, for nearly a year now.  Monday’s Washday, with its mix of playful applique and pinwheel block piecing, is the perfect quilt to showcase the star, dot, gingham, and floral prints that Frou-Frou is known for!  On a closer look, the button embellishment used for the flower designs even matches the fabrics, too!

Head to Clothworks to look for a local quilt shop that carries Frou-Frou fabrics & trims.  Find the latest issue of Quiltmaker May/June 2017 issue at your favorite newsstand or head to this link to find the quilt pattern for Monday’s Washday.

Happy Sewing!

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 3- Diamond Deserts

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Photo Credit: Sparkling Thorn by Thangaraj Kumaravel, Creative Commons License

I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps 

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; 

And all around me a voice was sounding: 

This land was made for you and me. – Woody Guthrie

The “In Every Desert Hides a Well” block is a perfect place to start thinking about how you might embellish your finished quilt. What could be more beautiful than beadwork to evoke that sparkling quality of a desert landscape at dawn? Or perhaps your cactus needs a few realistic needles you can create with embroidery. The time to add these touches is at the end, when all your blocks are sewn together and you’ve created your quilt sandwich with batting and backing. But no harm in planning now!

We’ve uncovered two great tutorials that cover beading and embroidery of quilts. If you plan to bead, check out the embroidery link as well, since she covers handy tips on how to work so that the back of your quilt is still beautiful after you embellish the front.

For the beading tutorial, follow this link.

For the embroidery tutorial, follow this link.

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 3 current blocks in the links below:

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 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com!

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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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