Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Island Batik Ambassador's Try a Tool Blog Hop

This month the Island Batik Ambassador's got to play with new collections and Deb Tucker's Studio 180 tools.

I received the Split Rects tool to try.  I have always loved this particular quilt unit, but have had a hard time getting them to turn out as nicely as I would like.  This tool solved that problem!  I was astounded with how well it worked and it will definitely be used again soon.

My new collection for this blog hop is called Free to Fly by Kathy Engle and features butterflies!

The included directions with my Split Rects tool were great and I had no trouble figuring out how to use the tool properly.  Here I am cutting my beautiful Island Batiks!

Over 200 Split Rects units ready for assembly!  Sewn with Schmetz Microtex Needles of course.

Here's a few peeks at the quilting done with my favorite Aurifil thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.  I had fun making a feather design in the dark green area.

I wanted to unite these two different green fabrics so I made another spray of feathers in their combined area.

The large orange areas near the corners also got feather sprays.  This fabric is a combination of yellow and orange and it's interesting how the yellow stands out more because the area was quilted in yellow thread.

The finished project!  It needs a name....feel free to leave an idea in the comments!

Island Batik is giving away two precuts this week as part of the Try a Tool Blog Hop!  To enter click here:

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I hope you get to quilt today!

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  1. As always, your quilt is gorgeous! I've often wondered how that particular tool was used. Thanks for the info

  2. Wow! This really showcases the cross - very nice!

  3. Summer night campfires would be a nice name for it, that,s what it reminds me of. Love the colors

  4. WOW Suzy!! That quilt is so awesome. I really love the design, and of course, who wouldn't love those fabrics. Just gorgeous!

  5. "South West" your quilt reminds me of that part of the country.

  6. How about "Tropical Fruit Salad?" It is gorgeous!

  7. Tropical Nights it's really beautiful.

  8. Gorgeous! Color and design are key factors for me when picking fabric.

  9. So beautiful Suzy! I love the design and the colors. Blazing Compass??? Have a great day!

  10. I didn't think o liked the color orange, but this has been my favorite quilt of all!

  11. I love your quilt! An Island State of Mind?

  12. The color choices, the fabric placement, the design...JUST WOW!