Island Batik Ambassador

My September Island Batik Challenge

September’s Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make a quilt for a child, using our new BOB (Block on Board) die for AccuQuilt Go!

With a BOB die, you can cut all the pieces for a quilt block in one run through the cutter. The die I received was for the Spider Web block.

Inspired by the Spider Web block, I decided to create a kid-friendly spider quilt with a Halloween color palette of purple, green, orange and black.

The block pieces you cut with a BOB die all have notches on them. To sew up the block, you arrange the pieces so the notches are all on the same side. The pieces are cut so they align perfectly, with no dog ears. I love that!

To sew the two triangle halves of the block together, you align the notches. I also pressed my seams in different directions so they’d lock when sewing.

I quilted the quilt before adding the spider applique because it was easier. I quilted straight lines out from the center. I didn’t start in the exact center for each line because I knew the spider would cover it up and I didn’t want to crowd the center with quilting.

After quilting, I added the spider applique and stitched down the edge. Batiks don’t really fray but I always coat the edges of my applique with Fabric Modge Podge to prevent fraying. Then I can just straight stitch along the edges instead of having to blanket or satin stitch.

For the backing, I chose a lovely green batik. For the binding, I used a Black Solid batik. Did you know Island Batiks makes solids? They are wonderful, even mixed with cottons. They are easy to sew, hold a nice crisp edge when pressed and are vibrant (and not see through) when used in a quilt.

Click here to view more solids from Island Batik.

Here are the quilt details:

"Boo!"
24” x 24"
Original Design
Fabrics: Island Batik scraps, including Background: Black Solid, Web: #121822280 Mini Dots Copper (Flea Market), BE22-C2 (Blenders), 821706250 (Elementz), 121612250 Round Petal Floral Poppy (Pressed Petals), Leprechaun (Blenders), 111708615 (Vineyard), Spider: Purple (Basics), 111925485 Cherries Blackberry (Petal), 121721495 Branches Eggplant (Blue Moon), 11924475 Garden Tools Grape Juice, 121714120 (Morning Sunshine)
Batting: Hobbs Batting 80/20
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2692 (Black)
Quilting Thread: Madiera Polyneon 40 wt. 1950 (Green) and Aurifil 50 wt. 6737 (Shamrock Green)
Applique Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2130 (Medium Butter), #1243 (Dusty Lavender), #2545 (Medium Purple)
Pieced and quilted by Jennifer Fulton

Thanks for stopping by!

While you’re here, why not take a moment and share what you’ve been working on in my weekly show-and-tell linkup, Wednesday Wait Loss? Click here to read all about it and to link up a photo.

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and AccuQuilt GO!

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My August Island Batik Challenge

August flew past, but just under the wire I’ve finished my August challenge quilt for Island Batik Ambassadors. The challenge for August was to make a star quilt. Here is Starburst, my answer to this challenge.

Immediately, I knew I wanted to use a Sawtooth block in my quilt because it’s one of my favorites.

One day, the idea of using an alternate block with a lot of negative space came to mind, and I knew that was what I wanted.

That’s how Starburst came to be.

When I started choosing colors during the design process, I knew I want to play with background fabrics—moving from light to dark, from the center out.

In addition, I decided I wanted the colors to change too—moving from light to dark.

I made Starburst using scraps from my Island Batik stash. With the basic design in mind, I let my daughter choose the colors to use. She choose teal, purple, and deep red. I love it!

To compliment the design, I chose a simple quilting motif that illustrated the starburst theme.

For the back, I chose a solid color batik called Raisin.

Here are the quilt details:

"Wintertide"
30” x 30"
Original Design
Fabrics: Island Batik scraps, including Backgrounds: 121622035 Bubble Hole Honey, BE22-F1 Dandelion Crumbs, and Custard; Teals: 21819561 Paisley Outlining Teal (Flea Market collection), Parakeet, 11190551 Mini Bubbles Aquamarine, 121823855 Swirl Cool Waters (Paisley Park collection); Purples: 121723485 Pinecone Blackberry (Blue Moon collection), Turtle Shell Blurple (City Culture 2 Uptown collection), 111924475 Garden Tools Grape Juice; Red: 721703390 Turtle Shell Cranberry (City Culture 2 Marketplace collection); Backing: Raisin; Binding:121622035 Bubble Hole Honey
Batting: Hobbs Batting 80/20
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2610 (Light Blue Grey)
Quilting Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2314 (Beige)
Pieced and quilted by Jennifer Fulton

Thanks for stopping by!

While you’re here, why not take a moment and share what you’ve been working on in my weekly show-and-tell linkup, Wednesday Wait Loss? Click here to read all about it and to link up a photo.

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and AccuQuilt GO!

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Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop - Week 4

The month long Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop concludes this week, but you can still participate in the giveaways, view the gorgeous batiks, and oogle the lovely quilts. Just visit all the Ambassadors who are participating!

This week’s schedule is at the end of this post. If you missed the earlier weeks, click here for the full blog hop schedule.

My sale ends soon!

The blog hop features the Island Batik 2019 Spring collection. I designed two quilts for the Spring collection, and to celebrate the hop I’m having a sale on their patterns—20% off! Act quickly though—the sale ends August 31st. Click here to visit my online shop.

The first quilt I designed is Broken Road for the Petal Pushers collection, although you could reduce your stash by making this quilt in your favorite colors.

I designed Like Clockwork for the Clockworks collection. You could easily make this in your two favorite colors if brown and blue aren’t your thing. Click here to visit my shop and take advantage of my sale.

Don’t miss the giveaway!

You’ll find this week’s schedule for the hop at the end of this post. But first of all, let me tell you about Island Batik’s giveaway for Week 4!

This week Island Batik is giving away a precut bundle of Steam Engine, a new Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design. The giveaway ends August 30th at 12:00 AM PST. The winner will be announced September 2nd.

Wonder if you won last week’s giveaway? Click here to read last week’s post—scroll down to the giveaway to see if you’ve won.

Blog Hop Schedule

Here is this week’s blog hop schedule. Each day, a different Island Batik Spring 2019 collection is being featured. So be sure to visit the participating Ambassador’s blogs every day of the hop to see their gorgeous quilts and to enter their giveaways!

Monday, August 26th - Steam Engine

Maryellen @ Mary Mack’s Blog

Jennifer @ Dizzy Quilter

Tuesday, August 27th - Sunny Side Up

Connie @ Freemotion by the River

Joan @ Moosestash Quilting

Monday, September 2nd - Blog Hop Round Up Week 4 and Giveaway Announcement!

Be sure to come back for this special post.

Tell me…which is your favorite Island Batik collection from this week?

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Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop Week 3

The month long Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop continues with lots of giveaways, awesome batiks, and beautiful quilts. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors who are participating!

For Spring Market, I designed several quilts using the fabrics in the Spring collection. Today on the hop the Petal Pushers collection is being featured, and so I’m reintroducing my Broken Road pattern which was designed for Petal Pushers although frankly, it would look good with any two of your favorite colors.

I’m having a sale!

To celebrate the hop, I’m offering 20% off my Broken Road pattern. To read more about Broken Road, click here.

The Petal Pushers collection is in stores now. The sale will continue through the end of the month.

The Island Batik Clockworks collection was featured during Week 1 of the hop, and my Like Clockwork pattern was designed for it, so what the heck let’s put that on sale too through the end of the month. To read more about Like Clockwork, click here.

Don’t miss the giveaway!

You’ll find this week’s schedule for the hop at the end of this post. But first of all, let me tell you about Island Batik’s giveaway for Week 3!

This week Island Batik is giving away a precut bundle of Quiet Shades, a new Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs. The giveaway ends August 23rd at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be announced August 26th.

Wonder if you won last week’s giveaway? Click here to read last week’s post—scroll down to the giveaway to see if you’ve won.

Blog Hop Schedule

Here is this week’s blog hop schedule. Each day, a different Island Batik Spring 2019 collection is being featured. So be sure to visit the participating Ambassador’s blogs every day of the hop to see their gorgeous quilts and to enter their giveaways!

Monday, August 19th - Petal Pushers

Connie @ Kauffman Designs

Vasudha @ Storied Quilts

Wednesday, August 21st - Seedlings

Gail @ Quilting Gail

Friday, August 23rd - Blog Round Up Week 3 and Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Be sure to come back for this special post.

Tell me…which is your favorite Island Batik collection from this week?

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