Thursday, February 8, 2024

Island Batik Ambassador's Log Cabin Blog Hop

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to do a log cabin quilt.  I have done many log cabin quilts in the past and was looking to do something a little outside the box.  In order to achieve this I went into Electric Quilt and typed "log cabin" into search.  What came up?  Log cabin flower blocks!



To make my quilt I was given the incredible Flutter Wings Collection by Kathy Engle.  It is a gorgeous mix or orange, yellow, and teal.  So pretty and good gradations for building log cabins.


I tried redesigning the Log Cabin Flower block so that I could piece it instead of paper piecing it.  I finally decided the original was the best.  It was relatively simple and quick paper piecing.  Here are my finished blocks.


I think started in on the pieced blocks.  I used my new Oliso iron to help me get rid of wrinkles.   It is AMAZING for getting yardage ironed flat.  My Accuquilt GO! Big was very handy for cutting out all my strips for the log cabins.


For this quilt I went with a Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly Bleached batting.  This quilt is so pale that I wanted a white batting in it.  One of the things I love about cotton batting is the way the fabric catches the batting and "sticks" to it.  It makes it so nice to layer and pin my quilts.


I had a great time quilting my quilt.  I love to do feathers.  They are so quick for me to do.  That's why the background of this quilt is exclusively feathers.  I also had a fun time designing the center to include flying geese.  It is of course quilted in my favorite Aurifil Thread using Schmetz Microtex needles.  They are so slick for going through batik fabric.


I happened to be photographing as the light was coming through the quilt.  I love the effect it has on this photo.


I am really happy with the end results of this project.  It's one of my favorites for sure!


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I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Island Batik Ambassador's 2024 Box 1

Check out my first Island Batik Ambassador box of 2024!  Thank you to Oliso, Studio 180, Hobbs Batting, Schmetz Needles, and of course Island Batik!

I hope you come back to see all my projects this year!

I hope you get to quilt today too!

Suzy

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Island Batik Ambassador's Celebration Challenge

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to make a holiday related project.  Since it's almost Christmas I decided I needed a new Christmas table runner. 


For this project I decided I wanted to play with Accuquilt's Tangled Star die.  I've owned it for awhile, but not used it.  And the center has 8 pieces coming together which could be fun in red and white like a peppermint.

Here you can see my center!  It turned out just as I wanted.


I did some matchstick quilting in the white areas to sink them so the red could really pop.  I used my favorite Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting, Schmetz Microtex Needles and Aurifil thread.


It fits so nicely with my Christmas tree and will be beautiful for Christmas dinner!  


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Island Batik Ambassador's It's In The Bag! Blog Hop

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were asked to create a bag from byannie.com.  I chose the Clam Up zippered pouches because I have been needing small bags to take my tools around with me.




Having made a few by Annie patterns this was by far the easiest I've made.  It has an added bonus of having and Add-On Video Tutorial which I watched and really helped me make my bag.  

I decided to make three of these bags and am happy to report that I had them done in just a few hours using by favorite Aurifil Thread and Schmetz Microtex Needles! 

For this project I received the cute Vintage Charm collection by Kathy Engle for Terri Vanden Bosch of Lizard Creek Quilting.  It was a fun color palate to play with. 

I recently went to International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas and needed to take some supplies with me for my classes.  These cute pouches worked PERFECTLY!

I was able to fit my oval pin cushion in to the small bag.

I was able to fit all my pens and marking tools and scissors into the large bag.

It was perfect!

Island Batik is hosting a giveaway for this Blog Hop!  Be sure to enter below.



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I hope you get to quilt today!

Suzy

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