Tool Talk with Studio 180 Designs

Studio 180 Designs

Welcome to Tool Talk with Studio 180 Designs and hosted by Island Batik! Box 2 that shipped in July included the V Block ruler from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 designs. It’s a strange looking thing but I soon discovered there was mothing to be worried about

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Some of the products featured on this site were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil , AccuQuilt, ByAnnie and Schmetz Needles.

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

The instructions provided in Studio 180 tools are clear but, for those of us who are visual learner’s you’ll appreciate there are also video’s. Quilting has come a long way from the library books I used to teach myself.

Studio 180 tool instruct you to piece larger block then trim them down to size. Even though I really dislike cutting fabric I find this whole process fun.

flourish fabric, island batik

This collection, Flourish designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik is gorgeous. The collection features orange, blue, gold-orange-mahongany as shown is this beautiful piece of fabric below. It is one of the collections that I did not want to cut into, I wanted to keep around to admire for a little while longer.

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

There is something for everyone in this collection, myself, I think I will go grab yardage of the orange fabrics.

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

Then I will need some yardage of the blues.

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

Prairie Spirit Pressing Mat

Ahh, the new pressing mat, if you like to keep it local it is 100% Canadian. Prairie Spirit Alpaca’s is a new industry partner for Island Batik this year. They sent all ambassador’s their 12″ x 18″ pressing mat that is 50/50 wool and alpaca. It did not emit any odor when applying heat and that was so welcome. You will need to run a lint brush or vaccum over it to remove any loose fibers before using it, otherwise, I wish I had one that was 18″ x 24″.

The below is my favorite orange in this collection.

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

And these two compliment each other very well, I would love to make a quilt using these two fabrics alone. .

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

This baby blue background with splashes of a medium blue and darker blue print is so pretty.

flourish island batik, patchwork quilt, batik fabric, star quilt

It was at this point that the camera on my cell phone decided to crap out which leaves a gap in my photo story.

Quilting

To quilt my flimsy I chose to use Heirloom® Premium 100% Natural Cotton with Scrim.

For piecing and quilting I used Aurifil Thread.

patchwork quilt made with batik fabric, stars, stars on point, for the love of geese
patchwork quilt made with batik fabric, stars, stars on point, for the love of geese

So you’ll get a few more quilt finish photos of these lovely stars.

patchwork quilt made with batik fabric, stars, stars on point, for the love of geese

For the borders I used the 2 1/2″ strip die from AccuQuilt. It is the quickest and most accurate way to cut strips.

patchwork quilt made with batik fabric, stars, stars on point, for the love of geese

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21 Comments

  1. Anne-Marie

    Pretty fabrics, beautiful quilt!

    • Denise

      Thank you so much. Hopefully I will be back on my normal schedule soon.

  2. Bonnie Larson

    Beautiful quilt!! Your design showcases that luscious fabric very nicely. Thanks for sharing

    • Denise

      Thank you. It is a great collection that I will be shopping for yardage of a few sku’s.

    • Denise

      Thank you Brenda, I try really hard with the quilting. There is something in this collection for everyone and I have multiple favorite.

  3. Susan

    I really like your quilt. Was this your pattern or was it provided to you?

    • Denise

      Thank you. No, I drew the pattern up and pieced it.

  4. Cindy Shelley

    Beautiful quilt

  5. I would have struggled with these fabrics but you knocked it out of the park, Denise. Congratulations on a fabulous finish!!!

    • Denise

      Thank you Preeti

  6. Awesome quilt, Denise! I love how you received the same fabric collection as me, yet our quilts are so very very different! Love it!

    • Denise

      That is always the interesting part of these hops. I loved this collection.

  7. Maryellen McAuliffe

    Great design, and the fabrics are so pretty.

    • Denise

      They are, thank you

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