Welcome to my stop on the Salt and Sand Blog Hop and Island Batik March Challenge finish.
Wow that was a mouthful, now you understand the short post title. Thank you Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for providing the inspiration behind this finish and the opportunity to share with a larger audience. Thank you Island Batik and Kathy Engle who designed Buttercup, I knew when I purchased the 5″ squares and fat quarter bundles they would be used for something special. Hobbs Batting, Aurifil Thread, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles, I cant forget them because they all played an important role in my finish.
My first grandchild Wesley was born on Feb. 23 and because other quilty commitments were backing up I couldn’t find the time to squeeze in a quilt for him. After finishing those commitments I started some relaxed sewing.
Imagine you are deep in the ocean swimming with fish and you look towards the surface. You see the suns rays sparkling in the water above while spreading its love and light on all the fishies below.
AccuQuilt quarter square triangle die made cutting and piecing all the patches a breeze. I wanted the quilt to be perfect and accurately cut pieces were a must.
Some seams were pressed open and some to one side, what ever worked best for the blocks placement. Oh there was a lot of snacking on Hershey bars too, no fabric was injured.
I also used the Snails Trail BOB die from AccuQuilt.
The Storm at Sea BOB die was also put to good use.
The sun block is paper pieced. There are 1′ finished squares and 1″ finished hst blocks in there.
Under Water Adventure aka Wesley’s Quilt is finished and was delivered about an hour later. I can’t say whether he liked it or not. He was crying because I don’t think he likes belly time.
For piecing I used 50 wt Aurifil Thread and Microtex needles from Schmetz. It was quilted with Aurifil quilting thread and Hobbs Poly Down batting. Have to give a shout out to fellow IBA Maryellen from MaryMackMadeMine. She has an Etsy Shop and I have been purchasing my Aurifil Thread from her. If she doesn’t have what you’re looking for ask, she may not have it listed yet.
Technically it was a scrap challenge and I did use like 18 different fabrics for Wesley’s quilt so I wondered if that qualified. Then I looked at the pile of Buttercup scraps and remembered I had a 3″ x 6″ flying geese die that was included in the GO! Big. Here is where I left off Sunday.
I’m still playing with placement and there is a pile of lighter and yellow blocks so perhaps I will have 2 more flying geese quilts.