Sunday, August 30, 2020

Island Batik Ambassador's Try a Tool Challenge

This month the Island Batik Ambassador's were challenge to try out one of Studio 180's amazing rulers!  I received the Wing Clipper ruler to make flying geese.  I must admit that flying geese are something I rarely make because I find them frustrating.  Not anymore!

For my project I used the Catching Dreams collection from Island Batik.  It's so pretty full of soft blues and purples.

I of course cut all my pieces on my amazing Accuquilt GO! cutter.  It makes it so much faster and I love how the pieces all end up the same size.

Next it was time to use the Quilter's Magic Wand.  I fell in love with it.  It is so much easier to use than any other half square triangle tool I have used before.  The laser cut line is nice and fine which makes it easy to line up the corners accurately.  

I then trimmed up all my flying geese of various sizes using the Wing Clipper.  It worked perfectly.

All done!  I had a blast quilting this one using Aurifil Thread and Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting (my favorite!).  

The fabric collection has buffalo in one of the prints, so of course I had to quilt some buffalo in it.  The outside of my quilt has a herd of buffalo wandering through the grass.

To make the geese "fly" I quilted them all with pebbles.

Done!  So pretty.  I love how varying the background leads to a watercolor effect.

I hope you get to quilt today!



  1. This is gorgeous, Suzy! How did you quilt the buffalo? Did you draw or trace them onto the quilt first? What a wonderful detail!

  2. Lovely design and great fabric choices!

  3. Beautiful play of color across your quilt!