Jen Shafer from Patterns by Jen ran this wonderful block of the month last year. I was an Island Batik Ambassador in 2019 for the second year and had plenty of scraps. So, I thought this would be a great way to make a benefit quilt.
When I last left you I had this plan. The fun thing was I posted this right about my machine and assembled the blocks with this in front of me. I don’t believe I took out one row of stitches. How awesome is that.
Here’s a shot of the assembled top. Honestly I wasn’t sure I was in love with it, but the magic happened!
I loaded the quilt on Tabitha, my Handiquilter Simply 16 with Prostitcher and worked on a couple of patterns. In the end I picked Heatwave and I love it. I was a little worried about the height of the design but it worked perfectly. I really think it brings the quilt to another dimension.
Here’s a close up of two blocks. I think the purple is one of my favorites in the quilt. Not sure if it is the fabric or the block, but it is the one I love to look at.
And the back. This is a piece of fabric I saved for many years (14 apparently) as it was a 2006 fabric designed by Alex Anderson. I think it is time it is used.
I am so pleased with it and pleased that is wil lbe a comfort quilt for someone. As it was an Ambassador project, I am grateful to Island Batik, Aurifil 50 wt. in white for piecing and Hobbs Batting Premium Cotton Batting – all of which were used in the project. I also used a Superior So Fine #408 Silver.
I am not sure where this is going but I know it will be well loved. It is also my One Monthly Goal for the month and part of my PhD in 2020. Next blog entry will be tomorrow – my whale for Awesome Ocean along with a great co-host, Rose from Something Rose Made.
Upcoming on the Blog:
Awesome Ocean #7 2/1, 2/15 & 2/29
Barn Quilt BOM 2/5
Swap Mob Bag
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd – 2/22