Sunday, June 23, 2024

Create for a Cause - Island Batik June Challenge

The month of June Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make a Quilts Across America donation quilt.

Studio 180 provided me with the Four Patch Square Up trim down ruler so I made LOTS and LOTS of four patches!



I gave a lot of thought to the fabrics I could use from my January shipment that children and teens would like. I had a good amount of the Heavy Metal line of fabric left over from my February challenge and knew purples would be something kids and teens would love. So I started making four patch blocks from all the leftover fabric and used the remaining large chunks on the back. I used the Studio 180 Four Patch trim tool on all the four patches to make sure they were all the perfect size. I do hope this quilt makes the child receiving it very happy. It was made with lots of love and good wishes for the recipient.

This quilt has my little Sophie's approval!

Please visit my fellow ambassadors throughout the months as they share their quilts with us.

Boatright, Pamela:
Deshensky, Susan:
Hatziioannidi, Mania:
Kresin Campbell, Connie:
Looney, Denise:
McAuliffe, Maryellen:
Schweri, Julia:

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Island Batik Paper Pieced Celebrations Blog Hop

May's Island Batik Challenge was to design a paper pieced quilt that celebrates a holiday of choice using the Surprise Fabrics in our January shipment!

The fabric line in my surprise bundle was Island Batik's Woodland Holiday which celebrates a Christmas theme.

The fabric line is gorgeous and I really struggled in finding the right design that showcases these fabrics.  I worked on many designs in Electric Quilt 8 and finally found one that I thought was perfect for these fabrics.

Once the design decision was made, the paper piecing sewing began! 50 weight Aurifil Thread was used. The geese and the square in a square blocks were  traditionally paper pieced and setting triangles were added so the blocks could be set on point.



When all the blocks were completed and the quilt assembled, Jackie Headley did a fantastic job quilting an edge-to-edge snowflake pattern with a gold colored thread.

Quilt measures 67" x 67"

I hope you enjoyed seeing the progress of my challenge quilt and if you love this fabric line you can find your nearest quilt store that carries Island Batik fabrics by using the Island Batik Store Locater.

Thank you Island BatikAurifil ThreadSchmetz NeedlesHobbs Batting and Oliso Irons! The Ambassador challenges would not be possible if not for these generous partnerships.

Happy Quilting!