Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Geared Up---Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop



Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop!  




If this is your first time visiting, I hope you have time to stick around and check out some of the other projects I've made this year participating in the Island Batik Ambassador Program.  Today I am literally all Geared Up to share with you Kathy Engle's new line for Island Batik called Geared Up.





When I tore into my surprise bundle of fabrics this spring, I squealed with excitement.  Contained within where these beautiful black and gold fabrics covered in fun gear and chain prints!  





They even go with my favorite bracelet!


I couldn't wait to cut into these fabrics and start piecing.  After auditioning some original designs and bucket list patterns, I landed on Fat Quarter Shop's Jelly Roll Ripples pattern.  I love the way the blocks sort of resembled turning gears.




I flew through the cutting of the quilt using the AccuQuilt Go Cutter and 2 1/2" dye provided to the ambassadors by the good people at AccuQuilt.





I love how the solid white batik pops against those dark rich golds and blacks.


After the blocks were arranged and sewn together, it was time to layer the top and backing with some Heirloom 80/20 cotton blend batting provided to me by Hobbs Batting.


For the quilting I decided to keep things super simple and make sure this quilt was snug-a-ly.  I paired up a spool of Aurifil #5011 Cotton (50wt) from my thread stash with straight(ish) lines spaced an inch apart.


The result is quilting that leaves you wanting to stay curled up all day and doesn't compete with those beautiful prints.











A huge thank you to Island Batik and Kathy Engle for allowing me to play with these beautiful fabrics.  Make sure you hop over to visit Michelle at Creative Blonde today to see what she whipped up using the Geared Up line and to Island Batik to see the list of all the ambassadors and the lines they will be using.  Also, each week of the hop, Island Batik will be giving away fabric from one of the collections featured that week.  This week you can enter to win a pre cut bundle of Kathy Engle's Garden Party using the raffle copter below.



Now I will leave you with a few blooper pictures.


The resident brown house panther stalking her prey.  I want to eat it up too!


It's rough being the quilt holder.  Sometimes you just have to curl up and take a nap on site.

We totally did it again.  Quilty best friend and fellow Island Batik Ambassador Sandra at mmm!quilts and I have joked for years that we share a brain cell.  Often doing things darn near at the same time, even not quilting related.  Without sharing with each other (it's been a crazy summer), we both managed to create to very different quilts but name them the same thing!


You can check out Sandra's Ripples Quilt here.

I want to thank you again for stopping by and hope you will be back!

Linking up with Main Crush Monday

36 comments:

Nancy J said...

Held up by the ever helpful assistant, that photo by the dark tree trunks with shade and sunlight, a keeper.This is a wonderful quilt and those fabrics sing with the white.

Μοιρούλα said...

...are a wonderful way to save some time in piecing a quilt

Michele T said...

Ooooh! I love your quilt and these Batik fabrics are so rich and gorgeous!

Vicki in MN said...

A fabulous way to show the gorgeous IB fabrics Tish! I am using a FQS pattern for mine this month also.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt. These fabrics are perfect for a guy. Thank you for sharing.

Gene Black said...

You got some great photos - including the bloopers. The quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing the pattern source.

Roseanne said...

Hi Tish! What a beauty this quilt is, and it was awfully nice of your quilt holder to take a break and show us just how big the quilt is! I love seeing how you get such excellent shots of the fabric, too. Sweet. This fabric line is really a nice one, but I have to say I'm partial to the giveaway bundle - I love all of those bright colors. ~smile~ Roseanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a beautiful quilt! The design is perfect for the great fabric!

Cecilia said...

Your quilt and pictures are beautiful! I like how the white pops with the rich colors of black and gold. Thanks for sharing the pattern source with us, it’s definitely one I would like to make.
cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

piecefulwendy said...

Love those colors in the quilt, so warm and inviting. Great finish, Tish!

Barb said...

I just love this fabric, it is gorgeous and your quilt is just fabulous.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

A beautiful quilt which wonderful photos. I love the warm photo of the quilt with the tree.

cghundley said...

Fabulous quilting that
showcases the fabric!
Very pretty.
Carla from Utah

Lynda said...

make a quilt at the very last minute - for those of us who tend to put things off (smile)

For the love of geese said...

I really love that fabric. Hopefully a sales rep will contact my lqs so I can request the owner stock some of this.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Stunning, I absolutely love what you did with the fabrics 💕

Lori Smanski said...

Your quilt is stunning. I love that you did simple stitching on top.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Peggy said...

Beautiful quilt!
Thanks
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Sandyzoo said...

Precuts are a wonderful way to make more quilts by cutting, cutting time!

Kathleen said...

OMG how funny that you and Sandra both have Ripples! I love what you did with this line and especially love your outake photos. Great job!

Debbie said...

Precuts help make things go faster by already being a uniform usable size and also by co-ordinating with each other wonderfully such as in this gorgeous quilt!

Lisa J. said...

Pre cut fabrics cut down on the cutting time. It's an awesome quilt Tish.

Kathryn said...

Precuts get you to the finish line so much quicker.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great fabric collection. Your quilt looks great.

BarefootThunder said...

pre cuts are a wonderful way to give yourself a head start with a project.
I love this collection, your quilt is fabulous and you also have a very nice bracelet.

GranChris said...

Those colors are Aztec like. Wonderful pattern choice to show them off.

Pamela said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You showcased all the fabrics wonderfully.

Anita said...

Great fabrics and beautiful design!

Anna brown said...

Wow great fabrics and very cool quilt tyty for sharing with us... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Great quilt, and a super post! Love these fabrics!

Calicojoan said...

I love this fabric line and what a great way to use it. Your quilting is perfect for it!

Seacoast Quilter said...

Precuts are a great way to get a fast start on a project.

Jayne said...

This is a really unusual and interesting collection. Precuts save so much time

Kate said...

Great pattern to showcase those prints. Congrats on a very beautiful finish.

Cindy Shelley said...

Beautiful quilt.

Havplenty said...

I really love your quilt and the colors too.

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