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:
24” x 24"
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
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