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 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!
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.
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.
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!