Thursday, July 9, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 53

A very abstract flower or butterfly?  I'm not sure but I do know that I love the fabrics.



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Monday, June 29, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 51

My son has decided this one is a volcano in front of the sun.  I see it.  



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 50

50!? Halfway done!  I had a blast fussy cutting the fabric in this block.  It reminds me of palm fronds.




I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Island Batik Ambassador's June Challenge - the River Valley Collection

I have been excited to share this quilt since January! It's such fun! When I first looked at Island Batik's River Valley collection designed by Kathy Engle for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Designs I immediately thought it would make a great quilt for a man because of all the gorgeous blues and greens.


To this beautiful collection I added white and a Island Batik solid foundations color called Storm.  

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I decided to design a block that was simple and elegant and looked appropriate for a masculine quilt.  I'm quite happy with the results. 

I chose to do a really random scrappy quilt, but with a white background I wanted my squares to stand apart in color so I left out the very lightest strips.  Then, I cut my strips into 2 1/2" squares using my Accuquilt GO! Big.  Next, I randomly sewed them into pairs or triples to create my blocks.  I stitched my blocks with my favorite Schmetz Microtex Needles (they slide through batiks so well) and Aurifil thread in white.


This quilt is BIG!  Almost twin size, so I asked my mother if she would quilt it for me on her longarm.  She did a great job quilting leaves in the blues and green and some beautiful feathers in the white.  Inside the quilt is of course my favorite Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

PS!  Be sure to check out all the other Island Batik Ambassadors and their amazing projects!

Asmussen, CarolinaWilton, Connecticuthttps://www.carolinasmussen.com/moodboard
Best, MeganFerndale, Washingtonww.bestquilter.com
Boatright, PamelaCoos Bay, Oregonhttps://www.pamelaquilts.com/
Fulton, JenniferIndianapolis, Indianahttp://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions
Govindan, VasudhaHouston, TXstoriedquilts.com
Hart, JoanneBirmingham, UKwww.unicornharts.com
Hatziioannidi, ManiaAthens, Greece, Europewww.maniaforquilts.com
Henton, CarlaWright, Kansashttp://www.createinthesticks.com/
Kauffman, ConnieNappanee, INhttp://www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
Leachman, EmilyCharlotte, North Carolinahttp://thedarlingdogwood.blogspot.com/
Looney, DeniseGrafton,Ilhttps://fortheloveofgeese.com
Malasky, LeahLake City, SChttp://www.quilteddelights.com
Manke, SallyArcadia, Michiganhttps://www.sallymanke.com/blog
McAuliffe, MaryellenFranklin Squarehttp://www.marymackmademine.com/
Moellers, CarolGreene, Iowahttps://carolmoellersdesigns.com/welcome/http-carolmoellersdesigns-com/
Renna, GailTallahassee, FLhttp://quilthaventhreads.wordpress.com
Riley, SharonWallingford, PAhttps://www.facebook.com/SewRileyDesigns/
Roberts, MichelleBethersden, kent, UKwww.creativeblonde.co.uk
Sheppard, GailSurrey, British Columbia, Canadahttps://quiltinggail.wordpress.com
Strauser, JenniferMETUCHEN, NJhttp://dizzyquilter.com/
Thomas, JenniferHenderson, North Carolinahttps://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com/
Vermilya, AlisonGettysburg, PAhttps://littlebunnyquilts.blogspot.com/
Walker, SandraKingsville Ontario Canadahttp://www.mmmquilts.com
Webster, SuzyApple Valley, MNhttps://websterquilt.blogspot.com
Yamamoto, JanetHamiltonhttps://www.facebook.com/WhispersOfYore/

Modern Mini Applique Block 49

I think this one is bubble wands!



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Monday, June 22, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 48

This block was constructed from scraps that got rejected from other blocks.  I really like the shape of the green pieces.  Perhaps it's a Trillium flower?



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 47

Lightning bolts.  The Flash symbol?  It's fun.



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 46

I love this block.  I have no idea what it is, but I love the shape of it.



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Friday, June 19, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 45

This one is Roland's Block.  He designed it for me.



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 44

I think this definitely looks like fan blades!



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Monday, June 15, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 43

This one is way more traditional like a compass rose, but sometimes I can't help it...



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 42

I think this one is a modified fan?  Maybe?  I don't know, but I like it!



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 41

I'm not sure what this one is.  The red circles remind me of bouncy balls I use to see how high I could bounce when I was a kid.



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Monday, June 8, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 40

Perhaps this one is a butterfly without the center body?  Or a flower without the center?  In any case it's fun!



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 38

I love pink and orange fabrics.  They are such fun.  Fussy cutting these fan shaped pieces was stellar.  Perhaps this is a bell choir?



I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Friday, June 5, 2020

Modern Mini Applique Block 37 and a Sneak Peek!

This one reminds me of a pinwheel or a fan with teeth.  I'm not sure why.  It's my last day of school.  So...HAPPY SUMMER!



Here's what I have so far!  I love the way they all look together!


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy