The Island Batik Ambassadors are back working on a new challenge for December and Preparing for a nice Blog hop for January. Let's start with December challenge which was to design a scrappy table topper.
|My Island Batik scrap bin|
Since I have been designing as an Island Batik Ambassador, I have been keeping all my scraps and fabrics in one location in my studio so I can find them easily. My scrap cube was packed full of Island Batik fabrics just waiting for a project like this.
Now with the design done, I dumped the scraps on my cutting table and began sorting through all of the Island Batik fabrics. Looking for pieces that measure 2 1/2" or larger.
Once I had enough squares, I start to make six patch units. I needed four - six patch units per block. I would sew the neutral strip on top of the six patch units, then I would assemble the four units together like in the diagram above.
|Tabletop mockup design|
I made six blocks and assemble them together to get the above design to get a quilt topper that measures 36" x 24". I decided that this table topper did not need a border, so I did not to add one.
|Scrappy Backing and Binding|
|Scrappy Table Topper Finished|
It's hard to believe that my second year as Island Batik Ambassador is coming to close in January. I really hope that Island Batik will let me return for my third year. So be sure to come back for January Challenge reveal in the Island Batik Ambassadors Four Season Blog hop starting the week of January 8th and going throughout the month.
Also, Be sure to check out the other Island Batik Ambassador's table toppers.
Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
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
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore