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.
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!
PS! Be sure to check out all the other Island Batik Ambassadors and their amazing projects!
|Asmussen, Carolina||Wilton, Connecticut||https://www.carolinasmussen.com/moodboard|
|Best, Megan||Ferndale, Washington||ww.bestquilter.com|
|Boatright, Pamela||Coos Bay, Oregon||https://www.pamelaquilts.com/|
|Fulton, Jennifer||Indianapolis, Indiana||http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions|
|Govindan, Vasudha||Houston, TX||storiedquilts.com|
|Hart, Joanne||Birmingham, UK||www.unicornharts.com|
|Hatziioannidi, Mania||Athens, Greece, Europe||www.maniaforquilts.com|
|Henton, Carla||Wright, Kansas||http://www.createinthesticks.com/|
|Kauffman, Connie||Nappanee, IN||http://www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com|
|Leachman, Emily||Charlotte, North Carolina||http://thedarlingdogwood.blogspot.com/|
|Malasky, Leah||Lake City, SC||http://www.quilteddelights.com|
|Manke, Sally||Arcadia, Michigan||https://www.sallymanke.com/blog|
|McAuliffe, Maryellen||Franklin Square||http://www.marymackmademine.com/|
|Moellers, Carol||Greene, Iowa||https://carolmoellersdesigns.com/welcome/http-carolmoellersdesigns-com/|
|Renna, Gail||Tallahassee, FL||http://quilthaventhreads.wordpress.com|
|Riley, Sharon||Wallingford, PA||https://www.facebook.com/SewRileyDesigns/|
|Roberts, Michelle||Bethersden, kent, UK||www.creativeblonde.co.uk|
|Sheppard, Gail||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada||https://quiltinggail.wordpress.com|
|Strauser, Jennifer||METUCHEN, NJ||http://dizzyquilter.com/|
|Thomas, Jennifer||Henderson, North Carolina||https://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com/|
|Vermilya, Alison||Gettysburg, PA||https://littlebunnyquilts.blogspot.com/|
|Walker, Sandra||Kingsville Ontario Canada||http://www.mmmquilts.com|
|Webster, Suzy||Apple Valley, MN||https://websterquilt.blogspot.com|
Suzy, your quilt is lovely! I love how the white lets the colours really shine and pop! Beautiful job! :-)ReplyDelete
Wow, this is stunning! I really like the Storm--it stands out just the right amount. River Valley is such a pretty collection! Great block!ReplyDelete