Fresh Batiks® Featured in 2 Fab Quilts!

Top Right: Rockstar- Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Top Left: Labyrinth by Janice Averill from Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are featured in 2 quilting magazines that just shipped! Labyrinth by Janice Averill is sampled in vibrant and cool watercolor Fresh Batiks® Minerals in purples, blues and greensHer quilt is featured in the Fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.  Constructed from Flying Geese blocks, there is a handy tutorial under the Basic Lessons portion of the magazine offering an easy tutorial on how to quickly piece Flying Geese blocks.

Labyrinth by Janice Averill. From Quiltmaker’s Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are also featured in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke combined these striking colors from the Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica collections to create a single star design. 

Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Laura’s color option is based on a full quilt called Rock Star by Tonya Alexander (shown below).

 

Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

Rock Star uses contrasting color palettes to showcase the stars formed by the rail fence piecing, making Clothworks Fresh Batiks® the perfect fabric choice. 

Pick up the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® at your favorite quilt shop through early October.  Visit American Patchwork & Quilting online for more quilting inspiration, too!

 

Also find Quilts from 100 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in your favorite local quilt shop now and visit Quiltmaker online for helpful quilting techniques and tips!

 

Happy Sewing!

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!

 

Fresh Batiks® Minerals featured in Quilters World Magazine

Quilter World Collage

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.

mineral batiks

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!

'Sunny Spring Sunrise' quilt picture from Quilter's World magazine Spring 2016 edition.

‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ quilt by Nancy Scott.  Quilted by Masterpiece Quilting. Picture from Quilter’s World magazine Spring 2016 edition.

I don’t know about you, but just staring at this quilt is enough therapy for me to shake those winter blues!  Purchase a copy of Quilter’s World magazine Spring 2016 at your favorite local quilt shop or newsstand, or head to the Quilter’s World website to purchase it for download.  To find a shop that stocks Fresh Batiks® Minerals by Clothworks, head to this link.

Happy Sewing!