Thursday, June 29, 2017

Island Batik Ambassador's June Challenge - Curvalicious Quilts

Curves.  I find piecing them scary.  There.  I admitted it.  When Island Batik asked the Ambassadors to do a curved quilt project this month my first though was...can't I just applique them?  But, I decided to follow the rules and do some curved piecing.  It's not that I've never done any before, it's that it hasn't always worked out well.

Here's what I came up with.

I started by smiling really big at my mother and asking her if she'd get the Drunkard's Path Accuquilt set for her Go cutter.  She said sure (thanks mom!).  Off she went to the store and picked it up for me.  I love how many Just Sew Studio in Woodbury, MN carries!

Then we got busy cutting pieces.  I used two lovely prints from the Island Batik's Dazzle collection.  I adore this circular print with all the different colors.  Before becoming and Ambassador I would never have bought a print this busy.  But now, I see the fun you can have with them and buy them all the time.  Who knew?

I decided to add a few squares with triangles in the corners just to add a bit of variety and then I had a blast quilting with threads from Aurifil!

I chose to quilt the dark purple batik in a more medium purple color so you could see  all the feathers.  I like the result.  The fabric still shines, but so do the feathers.  The busy print was quilted with large scale pebbles.  It already had circles so it made sense and it was so busy no patterns were going to show.

And the final quilt!  it is 2 feet square and will make a great table topper (but not at my house....6 and 8 year old boys and table toppers don't mix....).

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. I really really like this. The colors are fabulous and your quilting is very complementary. My Go!Cutter die is older and only cuts one set- can you tell me what is the finished size of the block is?

  2. This is beautiful! I love your fabric selections.

  3. This is beautiful! The quilting is really wonderful.

  4. I love it! You are a rule follower. I went the easy way myself! Applique rules! LOL!!

  5. I love it! You are a rule follower. I went the easy way myself! Applique rules! LOL!!

  6. I haven't entered the world of quilt curves yet - I'm still circling around squares and triangles. Love the purples ~

  7. It turned out beautifully! And the quilting is so pretty on it to: great finish!! Hugs, H

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