Welcome to Day 10 of the Island Batik Ambassador Getaway Blog Hop. Today Jackie O' Brien aka If These Threads Could Talk and myself are bringing you wonderfully bright and gorgeous fabrics from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design Signature Collection "Twilight Chic." Jackie and I, are both Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors, so it was only fitting that both we received these fabrics for our Surprise fabrics in our Island Batik Ambassador box for this blog hop.
This was not the first time I played with the Gorgeous Collection, I was part of the "Evening Elegance" Blog Hop, which introduced the fabric collection to the public. In the blog hop, we added two new blockbuster blocks using this fabric collection each day over a week. I love the bright and bold colors that are featured in the collection.
For this blog hop, the theme is Getaway. Getaway means time to travel home to the West Coast to visit family, or we love to take long drives to get out of the Hustle and bustle of the busy Washington DC area.
Anyway, the project I designed for this blog hop reflects that flight of the great getaway. In this design, I used nine different 1/2 yard fabrics from the Twilight Chic collection. I also used the following Studio 180 Design tools; Split Rects®, Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star®, and the Square Squared® 6".
I started by making some mirrored split rectangles using the fun Split Rects® tool. Each of the split rectangles used the same light background color, but the other half of the rectangles were in 4 different blues and purples. I think the Split Rects tool is my favorite tool of all the Studio 180 design tools.
Next, I made some fun Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star for the corners of the blocks.
In these Lemoyne's I used to different background fabrics to add some interest to the blocks. Each of the points are done in blues and purples.
The last units I made were the Square Squared® units. You will notice from the picture about each of the triangles in the corners are the opposite the other.
Now, that all my units for the blocks were complete, It was time to assemble them into two different blocks.
Once my blocks were completed I assembled my quilt top. All I needed to do next was add borders and get it quilted.
I finished the quilt using the Hobbs Heirloom cotton batting.
Finally, I finished this gorgeous quilt, which I'm naming "Getaway." The butterflies in the quilt are taking a flight to get away from the busy world around us. This quilt measured 45" x 45" when finished. I'm currently working on developing this into a pattern, so please stay tuned for the official announcement, by following my newsletter and blog here, to find out the release date.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today, but before you go; be sure to check out the giveaway on the Island Batik blog page, they are giving away a Rainbow of 20 Fat Quarters.
GETAWAY BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
MONDAY, JANUARY 7 – CRYSTAL BALL
Maryellen McAuliffe –Mary Mack’s Blog
Sandra Walker- mmm! quilts
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 – DITTY
Stephanie Jacobson –Steph Jacobson Designs
Michelle Roberts- Creative Blonde
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 – ELK LODGE
Connie Kresin Campbell – Free Motion by the River
Anna Branch –Ark Angel Creations
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 – FELINE FINE
Bea Lee –Bea Quilter
Sharon Parcel- Yellow Cat Designs
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 – FLEA MARKET
Geraldine Wilkins – Living Water Quilter
Jessica Caldwell- Desert Bloom Quilting
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 – FORTUNE TELLER
Sarah Goer –Sarah Goer Quilts
Sherry Shish –Powered by Quilting
Jennifer Fulton –The Inquiring Quilter
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 – GYPSY ROSE
Jen Strauser –Dizzy Quilter <– That’s me!
Janet Yamamoto- Whispers of Yore
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 – PAISLEY PARK
Dione Gardner-Stephen- Clever Chameleon
Nancy Scott –Masterpiece Quilting
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 – SOUL SONG
Carole Lyles Shaw- Carol Lyles Shaw
Toby Lischko –Gateway Quilts & Stuff
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 – TWILIGHT CHIC (Today)
Jackie OBrien –If These Threads Could Talk
Tina Dillard- Quilting Affection (ME)
MONDAY, JANUARY 21 – WINTER PARK
Jennifer Thomas- Curlicue Creations
Anita Skjellanger- Quilt In a Not Shell
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 – BAZAAR
Karen Overton- The Quilt Rambler
Alison Vermilya- Little Bunny Quilts
Turid Bakken- Den syende himmel
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 – BLOSSOM
Karen Neary –Sew Karen-ly Created
Leanne Parsons –Devoted Quilter
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 – BOHO
Laura Piland- Slice of Pi Quilts
Suzy Webster- Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Myra Barnes- Busy Hands Quilts
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 – BROOKVIEW
Vicki Schlimmer –Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Amy Warner –Sew Incredibly Crazy
MONDAY, JANUARY 28 – FRENCH BLUE
Pamela Boatright –PamelaQuilts
Joyce Mullis –Hearts Creations
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 – MIDSUMMER NIGHT
Kathleen McCormick –Kathleen McMusing
Connie Kauffman – Kauffman Designs
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 – OH DEER
Jen Shaffer- Patterns by Jen
Jeanette Jones –Inchworm Fabrics
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 – SNOW BERRY
Sally Mannke –Sally Manke Fiber Artist
Joan Kawano –Moosestash Quilting
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 – CANDY CANE LANE AND ICICLE
Terri Vanden Bosch – Meanderings along Lizard Creek
Anne Wiens –Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Mania Hatziioannidi –Mania For Quilts
Barbara Gaddy –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Also if you love Quilt Alongs and Studio 180 Design Tools be sure to check my "Graceful Point" Quilt Along Starting February 1st. You can read more about this Quilt Along, right HERE!
"Designs to Inspire"