Thursday, February 13, 2020

Island Batik Ambassador's Log Cabin Blog Hop

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to use some gorgeous new collections to make Log Cabin quilts!  I received the amazing Color Pop collection designed by Kathy Engle.



I immediately knew I wanted to make four HUGE log cabin blocks.  Each of these measures in at 30 inches!  I had nine colors planned for my center star, but I needed to fit in the blues so some of the strips got cut shorter and blue squares were added to the ends.  Thank goodness I had my Accuquilt GO! Big to help me cut all the 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inch strips.

The fabrics are so luscious!


I made some four patches and slowly started building my blocks...I used Schmetz Chrome Microtex needles for the first time.  WOW.  They slid through the batik like butter.

Then my Handi Quilter Capri and I had some fun.  This is only the second quilt I've completed on my new machine.  I had a lot of fun quilting huge white feathers on the stars.

I was struggling with deciding what color to put on all those skinny 1 inch strips when my mom, who is a long arm quilter, suggested white as it would look like a large snowflake.  I'm so glad I took her suggestion.


In the background white areas I quilted large spiral centered flowers.  A fun and easy fill as the flowers were 6-8 inches across.  I had a lot of space to fill.  This quilt of course use Aurifil Thread and my favorite Hobbs 80/20 batting.


It's hard to get outdoor pictures on cold snowy Minnesota days where the sun goes down shortly after I have returned from work.  I was able to snap this one on our snow pile on the side of our driveway.  We got 7 inches of snow last weekend so things are looking pristine right now.

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Island Batik is having an amazing giveaway on their blog...click here to enter and scroll down to the bottom of their post!

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

28 comments:

  1. Very cool idea and so love the colors you got to play with... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  2. When you were showing the quilting I thought it was just one block of a bigger quilt but now I see the one block is the quilt! Amazing! Lovely!

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  3. Such a cool design and great color placement! You are really doing great with your new machine, your quilting is beautiful.

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  4. I love the pop of color in the snow. Snow is my favorite backdrop for quilts. Your quilt looks great.

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  5. Your quilt design is so amazing. And your quilting is fantastic. I really love this quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. This is so absolutely beautiful!

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  7. I love the huge white feathers you quilted over the rainbow of colors! The snow picture is pretty stellar, too. Love your quilt! Have a fabulous day!

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  8. Gorgeous design and
    love the snowflake
    look.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. I adore your log cabin!!! The wee little 4P in the center, stretching to larger 4P to the corners...AMAZING!!! You are also doing great with your quilting...isn't longarm quilting so much fun???!!!

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  10. WOW! What a stunning quilt!! Tomorrow is my day to get some quilting done!

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  11. Beautiful quilt and I love your quilting! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. wow your quilt is stunning. you really show cased these gorgeous fabrics. thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. Love your log cabin. The decreasing chain is so ingenious but so simple. You keep coming up with great things.

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  14. Great use of some beautiful fabric.

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  15. Terrific design, and the blue accent is perfect. Love your quilting!

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  16. Oh my goodness, Suzy - that quilt is just stunning. Love the snow pic - hope you are tucked in, warm & cozy on these nippy days!

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  17. This is stunning! I love the oversize blocks and the luscious rainbow colors!

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  18. Beautiful! The colors really pop with the addition of the white.

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  19. Unique and beautiful pattern with those beautiful colors!

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