Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Island Batik Ambassadors It's All Up To You Challenge

This month's Island Batik Ambassadors Challenge is called It's All Up To You.  We got to pick anything!  There were so many amazing choices!

I decided I wanted to play with Claudia Pfeil's gorgeous new collection called Melody.  I had a ten inch stack of this beautiful springy collection.  Now that I'd picked my fabric and a cream for a background, what to make?  

I was chatting about this with my mom and she was talking about the hunter's star quilt she'd just made.  It was so gorgeous so I decided to make one too using her Accuquilt die.

Cutting on my Accuquilt is so fast!  I was doing cutting these beautiful pieces in no time at all.

I'm a pinner.  Pin. Pin. Pin.  It makes sending the pieces through the machine so quick and easy.

All sewn into triangles and ready to sew into block using Aurifil thread and Schmetz Needles of course!

I layered my quilt with Hobbs Batting 100% cotton batting.  It's one of my favorites.  Then I had fun quilting on my Handiquilter Capri.  So much fun to make these swirl feathers.  I did a big swirl in the middle of each background area and then feathered around it.  In the background diamonds I did some continuous curve quilting.  Then I added a binding by machine.

Project complete!  So pretty.  I can't wait to use it now!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. A Hunter Star Quilt is my absolute must make one day. This just makes me long for it so much. Love ❤️

  2. Beautiful, Suzy!!! Hunter's Star is in my future ... one day! I think the guild owns this die - I'll have to borrow it!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt!

  3. So beautiful! I love that Melody fabric collection, too. I used mine up right away! Have a great day.

  4. A hunter's star has been on my list forever. I'm going to live vicariously through you for now. Love the collection you selected and the Moo background is just ideal! LOVE IT!