Saturday, November 30, 2019

Island Batik--Tool Time


Once again, I'm clocking in as the sand almost runs out on this challenge, but this quilt was worth it.  For our November challenge, we were to use a quilting tool that we might have lying around to create a quilt.  



I decided on the Creative Grids Trapezoid Ruler and this yummy strip set of the newly released Black Pearl line from Island Batik.  I used the book Jelly Roll Quilts (not an affiliate link)by Pam Lintott as a guild to put this quilt together.



From the moment I pulled this strip set from the ambassador box, I was in love with those purples and blue grays.





The Trapezoid ruler made cutting all those units a breeze.  It actually serves two purposes; to cut 2.5" strips and templates to cut the trapezoids.




It even has small circular cutouts so that your rotary cutter can cut down past the fabric with ease when cutting out your shapes.



The French Braid quilt pattern came in very handy for making sure that I got all my pieces laid out correctly and enough trapezoids cut to complete the rows.




A little pinning...


a little trimming and we have a finished quilt top.


I chose to use Aurifil 50wt #2510 Light Lilac to do a large stippling design all over the quilt top and Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Cotton for the batting.

I couldn't be happier with the out come of this quilt!






This little lap quilt will be traveling with my daughter to school.  There is a thousand quilty hugs for her within this quilt.  A huge thank you to Island Batik for allowing me to play with these fabrics!  Now it's time to get to work on December's 3D challenge.  I hope to make something that takes you to another dimension.





14 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

loved the colors that you used!

piecefulwendy said...

Boy, you sure found a way to make those pretty fabrics sing! What a neat quilt. Way to go, Tish!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! I saw a few photos on IG and wondered where this project was going. It sure looks great and I just adore these fabrics. I don't often see purple with these shades of blue - more often they're with teal or aqua. Gorgeous all around. Your daughter is certainly going to feel all the love you sewed into each seam. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Are you an IBA for 2020, too? Just curious if you are continuing on with these lovely fabrics. ~smile~ Roseanne

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty quilt, great fabric combination.

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish!

Laura said...

That ruler is new to me. Sure is great for the braid quilt. Your colour choice is lovely and I'm sure your daughter will snuggle in it for "mom love".

Kathleen said...

I am loving this - the ruler and the pattern are perfect. I'm adding it to my list, as it really does a nice job!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great colors for sure, and they look great "braided" together. Lovely finish! :)

Barb said...

Those fabrics are totally awesome, love them. I also love what you did with them. I don't think I have heard of the ruler but it turned out great!

Julie said...

Tish, did I ever learn something neat here! You know, I never saw the potential of that ruler until you showed it. I was busy looking at the fabric--love it, btw, and then a dumb look of how were you going to use that ruler?? thank you for schooling me in a great way. I am on my way to dig it out this morning. What a gorgeous quilt! Thanks a million!!

Vicki in MN said...

That is a pretty cool ruler. And you nailed the challenge perfectly. I too have those fabrics and think they are gorgeous. Haven't decided what I want to make with them yet.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great fabric collection. I love your design. Well done.

Emily said...

Soooo pretty! Love this, Tish! The precuts have 2 different fabrics in them from yardage, so it's fun to see two prints I don't recognize even after months of working with Black Pearl. (I believe the big-scale creature prints aren't in the precuts, presumably because they won't contain a full creature. I figured this out when I saw Anja's Islander blog hop project--I used the strip pack in August and didn't have her spectacular octopus. Black Pearl had an octopus and a sea turtle.)

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Marvellous gorgeous colours you worked with here. Wonderful finish!

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