Fun Friday: A Very Gifted Block (Pre-Cut Friendly, too)!

Tina's Gift Box Block

One of our talented quilting friends, Tina, stopped by the other day to share her current project with us, made with Clothworks fabric, of course!  Check out this darling ‘Pretty Package’ Block she pieced together using the sweet snowman collection released last year by Clothworks called Creature Comforts by designer Barb Tourtillotte.  This is Tina’s contribution to a block exchange. Pretty nifty, eh?!  I also love how she set off her block using the white tonal Impressions Sprig fabric by Clothworks, too!!

package block quilt ufo TinaLooks like Tina has been quilting up a storm, this summer.  She also shared this image of a quilt top pieced with modified ‘Pretty Package’ Blocks.  This was an old UFO that has resurfaced for Tina.  She added some borders and hopes to complete it soon.  Recognize that fabric?  The multicolor Christmas tree print used in the outer border is from the new holiday-inspired Laurel Burch collection called Enchantment, recently released by Clothworks.  It surprisingly works very well in tying together this eclectic mix of holiday prints.  Nice work, Tina!

For those interested in making their own ‘Pretty Package’ Block, there’s a wonderful video tutorial found here on youtube.  Not only is this block super cute, but it’s pre-cut friendly, too (perfect for 5″ and 10″ squares)!

And be sure to head to your LQS to stock up on Clothworks holiday fabrics (Frosty Fun, 25 Days of Christmas, Christmas Wishes, and Enchantment to name a few), because pretty soon they will be here before you know it!

Happy Sewing!

Jelly Roll Jazz Giveaway at Quilt Books & Beyond!

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In promotion of the newest book release, Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright, Quilt Books and Beyond is hosting a giveaway for the book with precut strip rolls, too!

The Jelly Roll Jazz Giveaway is happening now through April 2, 2016.  3 winners will be randomly selected, and prizes include one free copy of the book Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright + precut 2.5″ strip rolls (as shown in the pic above).  Clothworks is one of the proud sponsors of this exciting event and has graciously donated 2 strip rolls (20 strips each) to be part of one of the prizes awarded to a lucky winner! (See above in pic #3, two strip rolls from the  Hummingbird Garden collection by Sadie).

Jelly Roll Jazz by quilt designer Jean Ann Wright looks like a nifty book for those quilters that enjoy working with precut strip rolls.  Nine unique projects are featured in the book with step-by-step instructions and easy to read diagrams to make it a snap completing a project in just a weekend!  Below is a sample of some of the quilt patterns featured:

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Head to Quilt Books and Beyond to read more about the giveaway and enter for a chance to win or….head over to Landauer Publishing to order your copy of Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright, today!