Welcome along to the ‘Beat The Heat BLOG HOP’ a whole month packed full of all the new Island Batik Collections… plus there are prizes to be won along the way too.
click the link below to win a pre-cut bundle of Garden Party by Kathy Engle.
In Box 1 I received ‘GEARED UP’ a stunning collection of Autumnal colours; golds, browns, rusts, blacks and yellows. All with the most amazing prints of chains, cogs and gears
The idea I has for the quilt was obvious, it just had to be a quilt with gears…
I began by cutting lots of 8″ squares from the lighter fabrics, and after sewing them together in a random order, I started making my gears from the black prints…
I had such fun making the gears, and they were so simple to make, each gear is drawn onto the paper side of Vlieseline Bondaweb, then fused to the chosen fabric, and cut out. Once happy with the placement, peel away the backing paper, fuse using a dry heat to the top quilt and free motion quilt round each one.
I used the beautiful super strong No.50 Gutermann threads, from the denim professional jeans thread pack. I changed my machine needle to a Hemline ‘Top Stitch’ needle.
I was super pleased with the look of the stitches. The quilt is made using Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting.
My Finished Quilt
Another Chance To Win…
I have Ten 10″ squares of my favourite prints from this range to give away to one lucky winner, to enter – simply leave me a comment here on my blog, telling me your favourite thing to do to ‘Beat the Heat’
Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me
Here is the 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 5th – Blueberry Patch
Friday, August 23rd – Blog Round Up Week 3 and Giveaway Winner Announcement!
Be sure to come back for this special post.
Monday, August 26th – Steam Engine
Here is a round up from the first week – there is some amazing eye candy!!
‘Do what makes your heart smile’