Fresh Batiks Botanica Make Front Cover of Love Of Quilting!

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine May/June 2017 edition is out now and Clothworks is thrilled to make the front cover featuring the dazzling, bright Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection in this quilt called Hibiscus.

Hibiscus quilt featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine May/June 2017 edition.

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner, and what an amazing quilt to compliment the colorful vibes of the seasons!  Hibiscus, designed by Krisanne Watkins, plays up the vibrant batiks with soft hand feel in the Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection by Clothworks.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection is absolutely stunning in the Hibiscus quilt featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine May/June 2017 edition.

Star blocks set on diagonals with diagonal patch units combined with the bold Fresh Batiks Botanica III colors create a striking quilt design sure to turn heads!  Head to your local quilt shop to scoop up these Fresh Batiks Botanica III fabrics before they go!  And head to the Love of Quilting magazine website to find the May/June 2017 edition, as well as more resources (including video tutorials) to help construct this gorgeous quilt!

 

 

Spotlight on Fresh Batik Botanica III in Dazzling ‘Wedding Diamonds’ Quilt

Wedding Diamonds quilt made by Scott Flanagan in Quiltmaker magazine July/August 2016 issue.

‘Wedding Diamonds’ quilt made by Scott Flanagan in Quiltmaker magazine July/August 2016 issue.

Spotted in the most recent edition of Quiltmaker magazine July/August 2016, is this stunning quilt made in Clothworks Fresh Batiks Botanic III fabrics‘Wedding Diamonds’ by designer Scott Flanagan, this intermediate throw-size quilt would surely make a gorgeous wedding present to a lucky couple, or a cherished gift to someone special– maybe even you!

Wedding Diamonds full spread

Clothworks Fresh Batiks Botanica III take center stage in this elegant quilt.  With their bright, jewel-tone colors, these batiks shine brightly set against the neutral background frames, accented by the colorful double borders.  What a gem of a quilt!Quiltmaker cover Jul Aug 16

Head to your favorite LQS (local quilt shop) to pick up a copy of the new Quiltmaker magazine featuring the Wedding Diamonds quilt pattern and be sure to stock up on some Clothworks Fresh Batiks before they run out!  Happy Sewing!

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.

 

 

 

Amazing Show & Tell: Fresh Batiks® by Clothworks!

Toni's Whirlpool batik wallhanging

Our resident quilting queen and sample room extraordinaire, the talented Toni B., recently went on a quilting retreat and came back with some beautiful batik goodies to share.  Working in the Clothworks sample room and warehouse is kind of like being a kid in a candy store for a quilter and fabric lover. So many temptations every where you turn.  Especially those beautiful Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica prints, offered in bold, bright colors with a soft hand, to boot!  Toni B. had taken a class from a local quilter, Eda Lee Haas, and created the wall-hanging (perfectly square matched to the grid) shown above in the pic.  The technique was a quilt-as-you-go, called the Whirlpool.  What a wonderful  use of Fresh Batiks®Minerals, with a few print designs thrown in for interest.  This design reminds me of a color wheel- so bright and cheery- with lots of movement for the eyes.

Collage Batik Bag

The second fun show & tell project is from a pattern called The Mondo Bag by Quiltsmart.  Toni B. created this fun, multi-color harlequin patchwork using various patterns and colors in the Fresh Batiks® Botanica line.  Find out more info about the Quiltsmart Mondo Bag here.

Thank you Toni B for sharing these lovely, inspiring projects with us.

To find a local quilt shop that stocks Fresh Batiks® visit this link and Happy Sewing!

 

Shipping Now! Fresh Batiks Botanica III by Clothworks

Botanica 3 Collage

A new crop of batiks from Clothworks have started shipping to a local quilt shop near you.  The Fresh Batiks® Botanica series is back by popular demand, with a 3rd installment flying off the shelves in our warehouse. Fresh Batiks® Botanica III are sure to bulldoze away any ounce of winter blues with their gorgeous array of rainbow bright colors and new floral and organic-inspired batik designs!

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Perhaps you spotted the wonderful write-up about Fresh Batiks® Botanica III in Machine Quilting Unlimited November/December 2015 edition.  It’s not just the tropical-inspired colors and prints that make Fresh Batiks® Botanica and the solid watercolor-inspired Fresh Batiks® Mineral fabrics such a stand out…..but the hand of the Clothworks batik fabric is so soft (never stiff), right out of the box (literally)!  No wonder our tagline is ‘Feel the Difference’!

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So head to a local quilt shop near you to ‘Feel the Difference’ of the Fresh Batiks® by Clothworks, and scoop up some Fresh Batiks® Botanica III fabrics before this limited edition of batiks run out!