Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Soldier's Quilt

A Soldier's Quilt
Another reason to visit our booth at market is the new pattern "A Soldier's Quilt!"  This design comes from an 1860's flying geese quilt & don't forget, we have a whole line of reproduction fabrics for you in order to replicate it.
The antique quilt can be seen in Washington Street Studio's market booth #1334 & we'll be in Booth #1339 right across the aisle. 

We'll be displaying the new reproduction   "A Soldier's Quilt" which looks old and patterns will be available to take home with you or to order.  You can also order them from the distributors on the Clothesline Quilts website.

If you have time, you may want to check out the P & B website, but for sure, don't miss us on opening day, Friday, May 15, on the market floor. 

And all retailers check with your local quilt shop for the pattern when your shop owner returns from market.  Have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2015

More NEW - Spring, 2015

Friendship Ring quilt
Yes, indeed, market is just around the corner now - this weekend in fact!   That's close in my book!

Just want to show you the Friendship Ring I finished while waiting for the fabric line to arrive. There is just something wonderful about this quilt - I don't know if it's the tranquility I feel when I look at it or maybe it's that every time I see it, I automatically think of the quilter back in the 1800's making her plan for this quilt.  And just how did she do it -- with simple hand drawn templates of cardboard.

Well, lucky for me, I had Pam's help at Ardco & now we have the quilter-friendly templates to make our quilt making much easier.  The quilt is ready to show off at market in Booth #1339 & the templates will be available there, also.  The fabric line will also be selling in Booth #1334 Washington Street Studio. Check it out first on the website.

Don't forget to look us up next Friday, the 15th, when the market floor opens!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11

Black-Eyed Susan 
Oh, what a beautiful morning!  Oh, what a beautiful day!  It's spring & what could be better -- unless it's a new issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!  We are up to Volume 11 & 1100 total blocks! Can you believe it!

Again, we are excited to have a block to show you - Black-Eyed Susan! You'll find it on page 33 with some awesome Andover Fabrics by Jo Morton.  I wouldn't say this is a block for beginners, but it is worth the extra effort to give it a try.

The flowers are wool & appliqued by machine; however, you gals who like to do the wool handwork could stitch the black-eyed susan very easily.  I like how the mottled look of the orange wool gives the block added depth. 

I also think that you could do the center flower with a raggedy frayed edge & it would be a fantastic look; maybe do a whole quilt in flannels & fray out all the susans!  

Are you ready for some prizes??  Well, Quiltmaker's will send out a free copy to a winner simply by making a comment here today.  Their copy will come to the winner within a few weeks.  Be sure & share your email address here so I can contact you for your mailing address.

I am also giving free copies to two readers who like my facebook page Clothesline Quilts today.  Leave a comment  & let me know that you liked my page & then you will have to share your email address here so I can contact you for your mailing address.

And don't forget to visit all the amazing designers on the tour through Friday & follow directions for prizes & freebies!  Have fun!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Checkerboard Stars is ready for market!

Checkerboard Stars
58" x 74"
Another new design to showcase soon in Booth #1339 is our new Checkerboard Stars quilt.  Isn't it striking!

This block was published in Volume 6 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine a few years ago.  For those who requested a quilt pattern with that favorite block -- here it is!

The quilt is 58" x 74" but could easily be made larger by simply increasing the size of the neat border print.  It is such a beautiful border print & would add a wonderful impact if cut much wider!  Thanks, Jo Morton, for that exquisite border print!

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful spring weather!
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