Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop


Welcome! It's day three of the wonderful World of Color Blog Hop and today I'm showing off some colorful Wonky Hearts.

This wonky heart die from Accuquilt is perfect for 10 inch squares and my Island Batik Ambassador box came with the perfect stack of Island Batik Contempo - by Kathy Engle for Kate Colleran Designs LLC.

These hearts sewed up super quick.  
The longest part was deciding which colors to pair with each other.

I really like the look of all the hearts together without sashing, but then quilt would have been super small.  The blocks come out to 6 inch finished.

So I fiddled with some sashing.  I used the Island Batik foundation print called Heavenly.  At first I cut a 2.5 inch strip, but I wasn't quite feeling it...

So I took off an inch and made it smaller... much better.

For the outer border I used the Island Batik Foundation called Twilight.

For the back I used another Island Batik foundation print called Ivy in Tourmaline with a strip of left over Island Batik Butterfly print running down the middle.

This quilt is loaded with color from front to back.

I quilted it with yellow thread.  It popped just right on everything.

Be sure to hop on over to the other blogs check out all the other creations today!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

A Herd of Mini Mooses

It's a herd of mini Mooses!  

This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to use one of the patterns by Funky Friends Factory.

I chose the Mickey Moose Pattern.

I knew right away I wanted to make four for a mini herd.

But when I was finished with the four I started stacking them and thought to myself, "If I a make two more I can have a moose pyramid."  So I made two more.

I pulled out some of the Island Batik foundations that came in some of my Ambassador boxes. The first moose used the basic foundation called Tourmaline and I added some purple antlers and blue feet.  For moose two and three I used the foundation basics blue bubbles and green netting.  I had some left over fabric from the Mandala Magic fabric line and I choose the pink and green splat print for moose number four.

This pink one was the 5th one I made and I used another older Island Batik line called Sweet Hearts,  you might can still find some of this in shops.

These were all sewn together with Schemtz chrome Microtex needles.  
I really love these needles for the Island Batik fabrics.  Everything sews together so smooth.

We found the perfect field for them to graze.

I made the brown one last.  I found a perfect left over piece of brown in my Island Batik scrap pile and added some different Island Batik Blenders for his nose, belly, hooves, and Antlers.

These moose were fun to put together.  The pattern is nicely written and it even has link addresses for visual photos and more tips on how to put everything together. Those helped out a lot. 

It was fun going through the different Island Batik fabrics coming up with different color combos.

Be sure to check out the Funky Friends Factory and see all the fun patterns they have.  There are so many cute animals to make.

Happy Sewing!