Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Starstruck Challenge Part 2

In my last post I showed you how I created my original block below using paper piecing.  I had a blast using the Island Batiks All a Flutter collection.  I also used my favorite Aurifil gray to do the piecing.  Now onto the quilting!

I started by layering my quilt with Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly blend, my favorite batting.  Now what?  I decided to use all Aurifil threads to quilt my quilt so the fabrics can really shine.  I didn't want to ruin the blue hexagons so I decided to simply stitch around their outside edges. In the pink areas I knew that I wanted those birds to POP out so I echo quilted around them so they really puffed up.  I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

Next was this beautiful dark pink that has a raindrop print.  I decided to echo the fabric again.  I quilted around the drops and did micro stippling in the background.

Here's a closer look.  The raindrop print in this color is really subtle.

Last came this pretty pink and blue flower print.  You really can't see the flowers well so I decided to do a simple pebble over the whole thing to add a nice texture.

Here's the back so far.  You can really see how much thread was used!


I'll be back Saturday with the final part of the quilting!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous I love the raindrop print!

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  3. It sure is bright and pretty, Suzy! Love the quilting detail.