Buckle Up Quilt with the Raspberry and Cream Collection

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Buckle Up, designed and made by Bev Getschel.  Picture from McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

The vintage florals in Raspberry & Cream, the newest Clothworks release by Marsha McCloskey, receive a modern take in this bold, graphic quilt called Buckle Up, designed & made by Bev Getschel.

Spotted in McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017 edition, Buckle Up showcases a big block with a large floral print from the Raspberry & Cream collection.  Red and Cream American Made Brand cotton solids tie together the multicolor floral prints, while forming the graphic ‘belt & buckle’ design.

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Buckle Up, designed and made by Bev Getschel.  Picture from McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

Head here to pick up a copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts April/ May 2017 edition, or look for it at your favorite quilting magazine retailer.

Find a local quilt shop on the Clothworks website to pick up some Raspberry and Cream before it sells out!

Friday Fun! Show & Tell Quilts

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A closeup view of the ‘Capsule Quilt’ made from AMB solids by our friend and sample-maker, Jean.

Some of our more prolific quilter friends here at the Works have been busy making some nifty projects, lately.  With the weather turning to cooler temps and daylight hours becoming shorter, perhaps a few glimpses of their recent quilty pursuits will help inspire you to get cozy indoors and go to town with your sewing machine!

Every time Jean, one of our Sample Maker Extraordinaires, visits us at the Works, she always brings fun Show & Tell.  Today was no different.  Here’s her version of the ‘Capsule Quilt’ pattern by Jen Carlton-Bailly using the gorgeous American Made Brand solids.  Can you say ‘winning combo’?!!!

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With the combination of vibrant colors grounded by dark grey which play up the simplistic modern design inspired by a pill capsule, this quilt will surely help shake off those ‘Winter Blues’.  The pattern originally was published in Modern Patchwork Spring 2014, but you can also find the pattern download at this link for a nominal fee.  A long-arm quilter at one of our local Seattle quilt shops, The Quilting Loft, quilted this using the fun ‘bubble’ pantograph motif.

Our next fun Show & Tell is brought in by Gabe, one of our sample room extraordinaires!  Gabe is always working on a new project every time I see her.  Here’s yet another very simplistic, modern design that works very well with a mix of solids and prints.  Gabe used the recent Clothworks release, Poppy Passion by Karen Roti and grounded the prints with solid black.  This is one of the most stunning Black/Red/White quilts I have seen!!  I love how Gabe created an ‘ombre’ effect using the most white-dominant prints at the top and placing the more black/red-dominant prints towards the bottom.

Gabe Poppies Quilt

Gabe is proudly posing with her work of art here.  Kudos to her–She plans to give this away to a friend that took great care of her son while he endured a recent hospital visit.  Lucky for you, if you want to create this beauty of a quilt pattern, called ‘Crazy for Daisies’ which originally appeared in McCall’s Quick Quilts October/ November 2013 issue, you can go to this link to find more info on how to purchase the digital issue of the pattern.  Oh, and did I mention there’s a matching pillow case pattern that has a free pattern download, too?

Time to get your stitch on!!  Happy Sewing and enjoy your weekend!

10/6/14 UPDATE:  Please note, I mistakenly wrote in my post on Friday that you could down the ‘Crazy for Daisies’ quilt pattern for free.  That is incorrect; the quilt can be digitally downloaded for nominal fee at this link.  You can download the matching pillow case pattern for free here at this link.  I apologize for the confusion in communication.

Valentines Craftiness: I ‘heart’ this Table Runner!

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Here’s a cute Valentine’s Day decoration that makes great use of  fabrics from your stash and is just as cute as can be!!  This quilted table runner was made by our crafty volunteer, Gabe!  She found the pattern in the February/ March 2014  edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine.  When she brought in her completed creation recently for a show & tell session, I just had to show it off to all of you!!  The multi-printed patchwork juxtaposed with the sweet hearts and lovebird appliques make for an adorable table runner to lift your spirits for Valentines Day.  And with just 2 weeks away from V-Day, what better inspiration to get you in the crafty mood?!

Can you spot the Clothworks fabrics in the square piecing, binding, and applique?  The Laurel Burch Glitter Basic in red adds another layer to the various pink, white, and rose multi-colored prints used in the patchwork.  And I think I spot some Impressions Moire in red, as well as some ‘Hug Me’ by Sue Zipkin!!

Vday Table Runner Patchwork

I love how Gabe pulled together all of the various prints used in the table runner top with her backing fabric selection.  The red/pink colorway of the Laurel Burch Basic Bubbles print couldn’t be a better compliment!!

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Head on over to this link to find out more info on the Lovey Dovies Hearts and Birds Quilted Table Runner.  Nothing looks quite cuter when you ‘stick a bird on it’!  And Happy Valentines Day to all the fabric lovers out there, too!

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