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June Island Batik Challenge

Hi friends!

The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for June was to create a curved pieced quilt. 


Island Batik


Have you done a lot of curves? Do you like to do curves? I love how curves look in a quilt but I have not done a lot of them. So definitely a challenge!

I started with this charm pack of lovely IB fabrics. 

Charm pack


There were lots of purples, some pinks, greens, blues… a really nice variety. And I had some white Sprinkles fabric. So I had fabric.

batik fabrics

Now I needed a design. I remembered I had a couple of templates for a nice New York Beauty block. I paired a purple with a green, made 4 pairs and then got started sewing.

Have you heard the phrase- quilting makes the quilt? In this case, boy is that true! The small runner looked OK- I had to scale it to match the amount of white fabric I had- and it looked a little sparse. Though I really like quilts with white and space in them.

So I grabbed some pretty green Aurifil thread and did some curved quilting.

Aurifil thread
thread choice


So much better! Now I love it!

quilting with aurifil thread
Quilted curves


What do you think?


Quilting in the center


Does the quilting make this little quilt?

Close up of quilting


Don’t forget- this Saturday July 1 starts Fiesta De Azucar! I can’t wait to see our first skull block.  

sugar skull quilt blocks
Fiesta de Azucar

July 1st – Block 1 – Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs

July 8th – Block 2 – Joanne Hillestad, Fat Quarter Gypsy

July 15th – Block 3 – Vicki Hansen, Cranberry Pie Designs

July 22nd – Block 4 – Cheryl Sleboda, Muppin

July 29th – Block 5 – Penni Domikis, Cabin In The Woods Quilters

August 5th – Block 6 – Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis

August 12th – Block 7 – Kate Colleran, Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs

August 19th – Block 8 – Susan Emory, Swirly Girls Design

August 26th – Block 9 – Trish Frankland, Persimon Dreams

September 2nd – Border Option #1 – Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis

September 9th – Border Option #2 – Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs

October 30th – Prize winner announcements

happy quilting!





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