Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Island Batik Ambassador Curvalicious Quilts.

June is the month of Curves for the Island Batik Ambassadors.  The goal for everyone was to make a Curve Piecing project of any size.  

Curves wow, there are lots of ways to make curves.  I have three different rulers that can make Curves and probably a few more if I looked around my sewing room.  I have the Leaves Galore rulers by Sue Pelland, Bloc_Loc® Drunkards Path rulers, and Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. 

I decided I wanted to play with something new, so I chose the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler.  Then I went to the Sew Wonderful website and watched a couple videos on how to use and sew the curves, which are great videos. Then I started playing with EQ7 and came up with an idea.

My project uses the remainder of the Pressed Petals strips used in the Modern Challenge the month before.  I also used the accent colors that came with the strip collection. So I went with a modified melon shape, by cutting the melon in half and adding another strip set in the middle. The quilt measured 35” x 30” when finished. 

Well here is the ending result of my first attempted using the Quick Curve Ruler. 

I found the ruler easy to use and the sewing was not difficult because there was no pinning or extra clipping needed.  Just make sure you go slow at first. 

Have you used the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful? What is your favorite curve ruler?  I would like to hear.

Also, make sure you check out the other Island Batik Ambassadors Projects:

Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seam to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
Linda from Inspired Layers
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore

See you next month for another great challenge.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Brick Breaker Now Available!

My May Modern Island Batik Challenge project "Brick Breaker" is Now Available for download.

This simple weekend project is made from 9" blocks made out of the strip sets. The pattern above was made from Island Batik " Pressed Petals" Strip Packages and a neutral background fabric.

Get your pattern HERE!