Deb Tucker-Studio 180 Designs
What a fun challenge this was for May, with Island Batik and industry partner Deb Tucker Studio 180 Designs you are going to see a lot of different designs in this hop. The Split Rects Ruler that I received in Island Batik Ambassador box 1 took all the fuss out of cutting and squaring up the half rectangle triangles, with one ruler. Studio 180 Designs offer great instructional videos too for all their rulers, the Split Rects video can be found here . Each ruler comes with printed directions for cutting but being an visual learner I watched the video.
The layout design on the ruler above is very interesting and I thought I would make a quilt with that layout. In the end I went with something much different but I will definitely go back to it as time allows.
Island Batik-Make a Wish
Make a Wish was designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik, it is shipping to shops soon. Here are just a few…
Jackman’s Fabric St Louis– Very nice store with quality customer service!
There are 20 different fabrics in the collection with various designs. My favorite is the fiery orange/yellow tear drop design that is in the top row on the right in the photo below.
The blue fabrics in this collection are lovely too.
The red, orange and yellow fabrics are so bright.
A single quilt block
For the body of the quilt this is the quilt block I chose.
Progress. The block would look great standing vertically or laying horizontally, with sashing between the rows, or not.
For a 20+ year old machine this longarm still produces lovely stitches, the only errors are operator errors. The quilt was pieced using Aurifil Thread 50wt with Schmetz Super Non Stick Needles and for quilting Aurifil forty3 that I purchase from MaryMackMadeMine.
Batting was of course Heirloom® Bleached 100% Cotton. I love the feel of it and it quilts up real nice.
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Put your foot down
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