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.
Ms. Calliope is sitting atop the adorable quilt called Splash by The Quilt Factory made up in Clothworks Fresh Batiks . The colorful vibrant tones of the Fresh Batiks fabrics add some zip to a typical overcast day on the Puget Sound here in Seattle, WA. Ms. Calliope adds her mega-watt charm to elevate Fresh Batiks to star status! We feel so honored to be represented by this special celeb and thank her mama, September- Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, for snapping this fabulous pic & creating this ad! Well done, ladies!
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.
Winter may have you in its grips, but Spring is just a few months away. With a few flips of the page in the current issue of Quilter’s World magazine, you’ll find the ‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ quilt, featuring the vibrant colors of Clothworks Fresh Batiks® Minerals. With a skill level targeted for the confident beginner, ‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ designed by Nancy Scott, appears to be a fun weekend quilt project to help cope with that cabin fever.
These cheerful Clothworks Fresh Batiks® Minerals featured in the ‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ quilt warm me with delight! If this color scheme doesn’t float your boat, there’s a plethora of other choices in the Fresh Batiks® Minerals color palette– from cool blues & teals to earthy browns & forest greens, and deep lush pinks, violets, and neutrals galore!
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!