Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop

I LOVE Halloween quilts!  I think it's because of the colors.  Orange, lime green, black, purple.  Such fun.  When Just Let Me Quilt announced this blog hop I knew just what I wanted to do.  I saw a pumpkin at MQX carved with a quilt block design a while ago.  And the idea was born...

Of course I used my favorite Island Batik fabrics to do my wallhanging.

I wanted blocks that were fairly simple and easy to identify by quilters.  I pieced the blocks and then fused down all the pieces.

For the background I used Lori Kennedy's bat design.  It seemed perfect for this Halloween quilt.

Inside each black quilt block I did some fun filler pattern to flatten the black areas.

All done and sew much fun!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Be sure to check out all the other amazing projects on this Witchy Stitchy Hop!

October 7

October 8

October 9

October 10 

October 11

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lisa's Quilt using the Island Batik Islander Collection

My cousin Lisa happened to be here when my latest Island Batik Ambassador quilt box arrived.  Lisa is an accomplished clothing maker and embroider.  In fact she comes with us to International Quilt Festival Houston every year.  However, she hasn't made many quilts in her life.  She absolutely fell in love with the Island Batik Islander collection of strips and knew they would make a perfect quilt for above her bed.  

We decided on a simple strip pattern of Boomerang by Jaybird Quilts.  I then taught her how to use a rotary ruler to cut the appropriate pieces.

The Islander collection.  It so reminds me of being on a beach.  

It was fun watching her learn something new and seeing her have fun with the Island Batiks of course!  Pretty stacks...

Lisa is a rocket scientist (really, she is!) and she wanted each pair to two different fabrics.  Here is a picture of them all laid out on my kitchen table as we're trying to figure out a layout.

All sewn together!

Quilted!  Lisa used my mom's longarm while she was here to quilt scuba diving masks on each diamond.  She is a certified scuba instructor too.

The final quilt hanging on Lisa's wall!

Teaching someone to quilt is such fun!

I hope you get to quilt today!