spreading love and joy with my summer vibes lap quilt…

Welcome to June’s Island batik challenge, this month is all about using our Accuquilt ultimate cutting machine, and combining the 8” or 12” finished BOB dies, with the GO! Qube 8″ Mix & Match Block and create a whole new pattern by combining the two.

I decided to combine the Hattie Choice block with the Go! zero pattern block to make a 31″ square lap quilt. I’ve used some super bright orange and yellows from my stash buster collection, along with some gorgeous Marbles from the basics range and Almond from the neutrals collection

I wanted this lap quilt to give off some summer vibes

I used Hobbs cotton batting inside, along with a super bright yellow Auriful thread to quilt this blanket.

I added a really bright orange binding, to make this summer vibe quilt pop

I couldn’t resist taking this quilt on a little photo shoot around my garden in the beautiful sunshine…

Head over to Island Batik Facebook page to see all the other amazing quilts that have been designed by the other Ambassadors

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, and spread some love and joy today

Michelle x

Christmas in July – Island batik Ambassador challenge…

Welcome along to my Christmas in  July project, this months challenge was all about using the AccuQuilt GO! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set and the 2 dies included.  

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We have been asked to give away our project, along with the GO! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set (which we received in our ambassador boxes) to someone special,  or a quilting friend in my community who would benefit from the GO! Me, or someone i know that has expressed interest in beginning to quilt, but has yet to try AccuQuilt products… so I’m going to do a giveaway, as sadly I don’t know any other local quilter – Watch this space…

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‘AccuQuilt is re-releasing their GO! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set, a small version of their GO! Fabric Cutter that includes a GO! Half Square Triangle-3” Finished Square and GO! Quarter Square Triangle-3” Finished Square. The GO! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set is ideal for a quilter who is looking for a tool that provides fast, accurate and safe cuts in an ultra-portable and completely affordable package for quilts and applique. It is perfect for a quilter who is interested in trying out our product, the occasional quilter, quilters with small spaces or those who quilt while traveling.’

 

  • Ultra portable – allows quilters to take the GO! Me with them anywhere
  • New quilter gains confidence in their art form faster
  • Elevates workmanship of the quilter
  • Same cutting performance as the GO! – Fast, Accurate, Easy and Safe
  • Includes two GO! Dies, cutting mat and pattern book
  • A great gift for any quilter

My table runner is made using the Island batik collection ‘Seasons Splendor’ by Kathy Engle, along with some white and black solids.

I added a simple boarder to the smaller block, to make them all 6″ squares

Finished off with simple quilting, and hand binded using Island batik solid black

I can just imagine my table runner on the table this Christmas with candles and a plate of mince pies

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Christmas in July project, I decided to give my project away to my very special mum, she is into mixed media – take a look at her Instagram page here www.instagram.com/shirleyceramics/

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

Island Batik One Die Wonder challenge…

Hey, I really hope this post finds you safe and well…

March’s Island Batik challenge was called ‘One Die Wonder’, and was all about using the truly awesome AccuQuilt Ultimate cutting machine and one die from our first Ambassador box to make a quilt 45″ x 60″ or larger.

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I’m been bursting to using the pack of 10″ squares I have from the kaleidoscope collection, and here in the UK, people have been drawing rainbows and putting them up in their windows to show support for all the amazing NHS staff who put their own lives at risk every single day to help others during this Coronvirus outbreak, so these rainbow fabrics seemed just perfect to be working with during these times.

 

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The Die I chose was called ‘Chimney sweep’ and is part of the Accuquilt BOB dies collection, this set came with all the pieces I needed to make this block, and with the specialized dog-ears and 1/4” seam allowance for easy alignment and piecing, it made making this block really easy. I love the crisp finish I have on each and every seam.

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I made 12 blocks to create my quilt, and I just have to show you each and every one, I simple love Island Batik fabrics

I added strips of white sashings to emphasize each block, and found inspiration for the quilting from wallpaper. I used Aurifil threads and Hobbs cotton batting.

I used Aurifil thread and Island Batik strips of fabric to bind this quilt by hand

Head over and visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors on the Island Batik Facebook page to see which dies and Island Batik fabrics they used – full of inspiration and eye candy

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle