Sunday, December 31, 2023

Majestic Mountains Quilt and Pattern

 Check out my newest Bargello quilt made using Island Batik Playful Purples!   I made one earlier this year using some Island Batik blue fabrics and thought it would be fun to try other colors.  

I am calling this one Majestic Mountains and this time around I wrote down all the instructions on how to make it. The pattern is now available for purchase in my pattern shop.

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This is a strip set-friendly pattern.  The main purples come from one 2.5-inch strip set.  Just need to add a little yardage for the neutrals and skinny border and you are good to go.

One of the things I like best about this pattern is that it uses up the entire strip pack with minimal scraps left over, just crumbs really.   Those don't hurt nearly as bad when I toss them out.  

Okay, I will admit I did save some of the 1.5 inch pieces, but that is my limit.

If you want to make your own this pattern will be on sale for the rest of the month!

Here is the same pattern using Island Batik blues.

Happy Sewing!


Thursday, December 21, 2023

Faux Cathedral Christmas Pillows


December is all about Celebrations for the Island Batik Ambassadors.  This month's challenge was to create something for a holiday that is special to us.  I picked Christmas.  It is one of my favorite holidays and I just had to make more faux cathedral window pillows, this time with Christmas colors.

These only take a few scraps to put together.  I gathered various greens from different Island Batik projects over the years.

And some lovely Island Batik Scrappy reds.

For the white, I had just enough yardage leftover of this Island Batik pinecone holiday print.

I like to make pillows in pairs.

One for each side of the couch.

Both pillows were pieced with an 80/12 Schmetz Microtex needle.
This needle had no trouble going through several layers of fabric when sewing down the white curves.

I found this fun Island Batik Christmas Print on my shelf for the backs.

Be sure to check out all the other special holiday projects made by my fellow Ambassadors.  They have been posting some great things! and Merry Christmas!

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts
Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany
Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You
Randi Jones ~ Randi’s Roost
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ Quiltery – For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris ~
Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts
Elita Sharpe ~ Busy Needle
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

Happy Sewing!