Saturday, May 11, 2024

Reflections Blog Hop

Welcome to my day on the Reflections Blog Tour hosted by Jennifer of The Inquiring Quilter.

This blog tour showcases the Reflections fabric line, an Island Batik signature collection by Kathy Engle for Jennifer.

Jennifer sent me a lovely stack of fabrics to play with and I couldn't wait to cut into them. 

I wanted to make a quilt with fairly easy piecing yet still have it look very striking. I went with half rectangles and half square triangles.

The main block is a 5-inch square cut from Island Batik solid black. It is the sashing and cornerstones that do all the work to create the stars.

The sashing is the 2.5 in x 5in Half Rectangle blocks and the cornerstones are black and purple 2.5 inch squares.  The half square triangles finish out the corners.

I had the perfect variegated Aurifil thread in my stash for this project. It matched perfectly with the colors of the fabrics and I knew the heavier weight thread would look fantastic against the black fabric.

I love, love, love this thread! It's so fun!

The heavier thread didn't even break once in my machine.  I followed the needle and bobbin thread guidelines on the Aurifil website for sewing with 40 weight thread and didn't have any issues.

I used a 90/14 Schmetz microtex needle and it worked fantastic. 

Be sure to head over to Jennifer's blog if you haven't already, she is giving away a fat quarter bundle of the Reflections fabric line. 

And if you are on Instagram, check out my post on May 15th for even more goodies to win during the Reflections Instagram Loop. There will be several of us having giveaways from May 15th-17th.

Later this month, Jennifer is also hosting the Broken Road Quilt along to make the quilt below.
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Below is a list of all the blogs participating in the Tour.  Make sure to check them all out!

Happy Sewing!



  1. What a lovely quilt! It's genius to let the sashings and cornerstones define the design. Your quilting is perfection, especially with that choice of thread! Thank you so much for participating in the hop. I really appreciate it.

  2. Pretty quilt and the variegated thread just enhances all the colors.

  3. Absolutely stunning!!!! What a great showcase for these fabrics! And I absolutely love the variegated thread quilting! (I'm having trouble logging in; this is Emily/Darling Dogwood)

  4. What a stunningly beautiful quilt! I love your use of that variegated thread!

  5. Very striking & vibrant. Well done!

  6. Great quilt, love the colors and the design.