Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Island Batik Ambassador's Tool Craze Blog Hop

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors are debuting the new collections!  I got to play with the new Wild Blooms Collection.  It's a spring paradise of floral inspired fabrics that are just gorgeous,

As a part of the blog hop we were each give a Deb Tucker's Studio 180 ruler to use. 

The tool I received was the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star.  There are also technique sheets to go with these tools.  I choose to do a banded Lemoyne star which means that it has a narrow border around the edge of the star.  The instructions on the technique sheet and the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool instructions were quite clear.  It was easy to use and I was successful right away.  

The first step was to pick out fabric combinations for my stars and bands.  I decided to use some of the multicolored fabrics as the bands to add sparkle.  I then used more "solid" looking batiks for the stars.  The funny part is that after I took this picture and cut my strips to make the stars with I totally changed up what I was putting together!  It's amazing how different things can look when you have big pieces verses small strips.

Here are my final four star blocks.

I think the band on this block is probably my favorite fabric in the collection.  I have a big soft spot for orange.

I had some softer fabrics left that I did not use in the stars that I decided would make a great scrappy square border which I quickly cut with my Accuquilt GO.  Once it was all sewn together with my favorite Aurifil thread and Schmetz Microtex needles I layered my quilt with my favorite Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly blend batting.

My final quilt is a nice baby quilt that will soon be on it's way to a new baby.  I hope you love the fabrics and Lemoyne stars as much as I do!

Some of the shops getting this gorgeous fabric are:
Quilter's Quarters, Cottonwood AZ
Fabric Frenzy, Wimberly TX
Hancock's of Paducah, Paducah KY
Kilauea Kreations, Volcano HI
Missouri Star Quilt Company, Hamilton MO
My Very Own Quilt Shop, Park Rapids MN
Red Pine Quilt Shop, Detroit Lakes MN
Seams Sew Perfect, Madison ME
Sew with Me, Lake Elmo MN

Island Batik has a giveaway!  Click on the link below to enter.  The collections are so GORGEOUS.

I hope you get to quilt today!