‘Give it a Twirl’ Quilt Featuring Impressions Basics

Give it a Twirl quilt designed by Denise Russell. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The bold and bright hues from the Impressions Moiré Basics collection by Clothworks add some pizzazz to the pinwheel blocks in the ‘Give it a Twirl’ Quilt featured in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.  Our friend Denise Russell of Pieced Brain Quilt Designs designed this quilt and you can visit her blog here to read more about it!  You can also find kits of this quilt on Quilt Addicts Anonymous, too!

Give it a Twirl quilt designed by Denise Russell. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Denise’s quilt design may appear complex, but rest assured, it is really simple and fun to construct!  So find a local quilt shop near you and stock up on some colorful Impressions Basics by Clothworks . Pick up a copy of the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and ‘Give it a Twirl’!  Or head to Quilt Addicts Anonymous to purchase the Give it a Twirl quilt kit using these bright Impressions Moiré fabrics.  Happy Sewing!

Georgie Giraffe: Quilting Inspiration with Designer Deb Grogan

Georgie Giraffe QuiltA few weeks ago we blogged about designer Deb Grogan’s adorable quilt, “Georgie Giraffe”, published in Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016 edition.  This fun crib-sized quilt features a sweet giraffe applique peeking out from a patchwork lattice design, pieced with splashy, bright Clothworks basics from the Impression Moire line and American Made Brand solid cottons palette.  Quiltmaker featured Deb Grogan on their blog recently, and we thought it was a wonderful post to share with our readers, too.

Follow this link to the Quiltmaker blog post, “Georgie Giraffe: A Visit with Deb Grogan,” which offers a glimpse into the life of an artist, inspired by the intricacies of her surrounding world, and her process in designing quilts.


Clothworks Basics: Colorful & Cute in ‘Georgie Giraffe’ Quilt

Georgie Giraffe Quilt

Photo credit: Georgie Giraffe Quilt by Deb Grogan in Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016 edition

Spotted in the latest edition of Quiltmaker Magazine– September/October 2016, is this adorable quilt called ‘Georgie Giraffe’ designed by Deb Grogan.  Ever since grandchildren entered the picture for her, Deb has been inspired to design and create quilts for little ones.  What makes this quilt a stand-out is the mix of a traditional block design with a whimsical animal applique design that has three-dimensional features to it (notice those darling 3-D giraffe ears).

Georgie Giraffe Quilt top

Photo Credit: ‘Georgie Giraffe” quilt, appearing in Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016

Quilt designer Deb Grogan not only has created a quilt oozing with cuteness, but has managed to make great use of the cheery colors found in the various Clothworks Basics color palettes.  American Made Brand solid cottons, Impressions Moire, and Everyday Organic Solids are just some of the Clothworks fabrics that breathe life into this sweet crib-sized quilt.

Quiltmaker Sept-Oct 16 coverHead to your favorite local quilt shop or magazine stockist to purchase the current release of Quiltmaker magazine, September/October 2016 edition.  Or find it at this link.  Look for more info for the ‘Georgie Giraffe’ quilt here, too.

Happy Sewing!

Patriotic Inspiration with Clothworks Basics Lines!

Wind Chimes Quilt

Seen in the Summer 2015 edition of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine is this Red-White-and-Blue beauty of a quilt called Wind Chimes!  Designed by Bev Getschel, this patriotic-looking quilt combines Clothworks basics such as the solids from American Made Brands and the tonals from the Impressions Moire line.  Designer Marsha McCloskey‘s Everything Blue II fabric is highlighted in the large blue crosses in this quilt design, too!

Wind Chimes in mag

Head to this link to subscribe to Modern Quilts Unlimited and be sure to check out all of the various basics that Clothworks carries.  There are a plethora of basic fabrics to set the tone for your next quilting project and to fulfill all of your creative pursuits:  from batiks to American Made Brand solids to tonal Impressions blenders to Laurel Burch basics!


Fun Friday: Something to Buzz About!

busy bees raffle quilt 2014

TGIF!  Are you feeling it too?  I don’t know if it’s this time of year, but I always feel like time goes by so slowly in the winter.  Maybe it’s those long, dark, cold nights!  Contrary to being dark and cold like winter, this quilt pictured above gives me hope that spring is just around the corner, and in no time I’ll be smelling the fragrant flowers and enjoying bright, warm, and sunny days!  And for those folks who may be enduring some cabin fever due to inclement weather, perhaps this beauty of a quilt will help inspire you to create!

Our lovely volunteers, Lorri & Gabe, who recently contributed recipes in the Soup of the Week Club– Week #11, and Week #10, were responsible for making this quilt happen.  Lorri & Gabe belong to a local quilt guild- Busy Bee Quilters Guild of Snohomish, WA, and as co-chairs of the raffle quilt committee, they coordinated the construction of this gorgeous quilt called ‘Pansy Garden’.  This quilt will be raffled off in November with proceeds going to raise funds to help promote quilting.  And my, my, my is it a large quilt.  Measuring in at 92″ x 105″, Lorri was telling me that she actually called up her local fire house for permission to hang the quilt on their wall so she could take that pic above.

Take a look below at some close-ups I snapped when Lorri & Gabe brought it in for Show & Tell the other day!  I love the white picket fence border- a design that Lorri worked diligently to engineer beautifully and with perfectly matching seams!

BB Raffle Quilt- Close Up of Border

Do you recognize some of that fabric?  Well, it’s Clothworks, of course!  The white in the picket fence border is some of the Impressions Moire and the green background is from Rose Cottage.  The yellow squares, used around the purple flower blocks, are from the Shades by Kinkame collection, too!  Great use of colors and fabrics, I must say!!

bb raffle quilting closeup

And that quilting is quite marvelous, too!!  Cindy Glancy, a local long arm quilter of Dancing Thread Long Arm Quilting, can take full credit for her talented craftsmanship here!

To find out more about Busy Bee Quilters Guild and their raffle, head on over to their website at this link.

Have a Happy Friday and a positively productive weekend!