Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador Challenge: Cozy Cabins, Log Cabin Challenge

This month's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge takes the Log Cabin and puts a new twist on them.  I was excited to make my first log cabin quilt, and I knew exactly what kind of cabin blocks I wanted to make. All I had to do was come up with a unique design.

 Since I'm also a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, It was a no-brainer that I would make my quilt using the tools.  The Studio 180 Design tools I used in this project were the Tucker Trimmer I and the Wing Clipper I tools along with the Geese on the Edge Technique Sheet. 

The Island Batik Fabric the I choose was from the Vintage Morris Collection,  I would be using yardage and the Island Strips for this quilt.  I would also use an Island Batik Neutral "Vanilla" fabric for the background. 

The first thing I started with was sorting my Island Strips out and into three stacks, light, medium, and dark.  An easy way to do this is to take a picture of the fabric and turn them into black and white images as shown above. 

Now, that I have them sorted it was time to make my 6" Geese on the Edge blocks.  Starting with a center square, sew strips of the neutral fabric on each. 

 and continue on the other side and using the Wing Clipper you trim off the corner to add a different color.

And once the new triangle is stitch on you trim using your Tucker Trimmer tool.  

Then, I add another round of strips, this time I used the strips that came from the Island Strip package.  I continued working sewing the corners and strips around alternating the colors.

Once I had all my block completed, the next step was to add strips and combination units between the blocks. 

And filled in the blank spots with the Island Batik Neutral fabrics.  

And here is the final product.  The quilt ended up being 60" x 60", I used Hobbs Tuscany Wool and quilted it with a nice pantograph to finish the quilt off.  The picture is from a beautiful beach Fort Denton, Florida area.  Making this quilt was so much fun, I love the Geese on the Edge block and can't wait to teach this in a class.

Make sure you check Island Batik Ambassador made this month. See you next December for Whimsical and Wacky Projects.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Evening Elegance Blog Hop- Day Four

Welcome to Day Four of the Evening Elegance Blog Hop!  My name is Tina Dillard, Quilting Affection Designs.  I'm one of the newest Studio 180 Design Certified Instruction.  I'm also an Island Batik Ambassador, Pattern Designer, and Teacher.

As an Island Batik Ambassador and Pattern Designer for Island Batik, I just fell in love with the Deb Tucker Twilight Chic signature fabric collection, so I was honored to be asked to join in this Blog Hop.

Today will be showing you off some more of the fabulous colors in the Twilight Chic fabric collection through some of the fun Blockbuster Blocks.

#20 Stellar Collision, is the first Blockbuster block I would like to show off.  This block measures 12", but you can make it into 6", and 9" blocks as well.  The block highlights the Studio 180 Design Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star, Tucker Trimmer® 1, and Square Squared® tools.

When I was making the Lemoyne Star Quarters, I just fell love with the Blue and Purples in these Quarter Squares, due to the richness in the colors.  I may have to make a Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star quilt out of this fabric collection.

The second block I would like to show you is #26, Cactus Blossom, it made with the Studio 180 Design Corner Beam®, Corner Pop®, and the Wing Clipper® 1 tool. This block can be made into 6", 12" and 18" blocks.  The 18" block would make a great center Medallion for a quilt. For this block, I made a 12" block.

The corners and the center of this block are Corner Beam Units and trimmed to size using the Corner Beam® tool.

The center of this block is made up of 4 Corner Beam units, stitch together.

With the large Corner Beam units, I need to add a triangle piece to the beam end of the unit using the Corner Pop® tool. 

The last of the units are two different Flying Geese units stitched together.  Once all the units were made, you can stitch the block together to complete Block #26 Cactus Blossom.

Do you like these blocks? You can download these and many more Blockbuster Blocks from the Studio 180 Design webpage, found HERE.  

Also, check out the other participates in this Evening Elegance Blog Hop with more of the fabrics using in the Blockbuster Blocks.

Day 1
Monday, November 5th, 

Day 2
Tuesday, November 6th

Day 3
Wednesday, November 7th

Day 4 (Today)
Thursday, November 8th 

Day 5 (Final Day)
Friday, November 9th 
Studio 180 Design 

Thank you for joining me today!  Be sure to check out all my Studio 180 Design companion patterns on my website, and while you are there sign up for my Newsletter, and Blog posts HERE.  


"Designing to Inspire"