This summer in the Washington DC area, we had some hot and humid days. If you are like me, your trying to find ways to keep cool. To help distract you a bit, many of your Island Batik Ambassador's are participating in the "Beat the Heat" Blog Hop showing off some gorgeous and stunning quilts made from Island Batik Fabrics Collections coming to a quilt store near you soon.
Today, Bea Lee @ Bea Quilter and I are showing off the Kaleidoscope Collection. Once I received my collection in my Island Batik Box #1, I went to designing a quilt that shows off the beautiful and bright colors of this collection.
I designed the project in Electic Quilt 8 and it uses the Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design Corner Beam®, Wing Clipper® I, and the Square Squared® 6" tools. Additionally, I used 12 of the fabrics in the "Kaleidoscope" Collection
Plus, I add three Island Batik "Solid" fabrics, White, Black, and Grey. I just love these solids because they are so versatile. Did you know that Island Batik just announced that they will be adding new colors to this collection and you can start pre-ordering them now? Check out the new colors HERE.
My project, called "Lucy's Star" measures 55" x 55".
Is based on 9" blocks that are set on point. Setting your quilt designs on point gives a quilt a new look and feel. When piecing my projects, I love using Auriful #50 thread.
Organization Tip: to keep yourself organized buy cheap paper plates, labeling each with the unit name, fabric color, and the sizes of the pieces. By doing this, you keep all your pieces together and organized. So if you have to put the project away for a couple weeks or it becomes a UFO, when you finally come back to it, you can start back exactly where you left off.
The pantograph I chose for this project was called "Caspian," and the batting I chose for this project was from the Hobbs Tuscany Collection, Silk Blend. Between the panto and the batting, I have a very soft look and feel to this quilt.
Thank you for stopping in and check out "Lucy's Star." By the way, you're probably wondering why the name "Lucy's Star. The quilt is named after one of my quilting helper's "Lucy" (Pictured), and she has sister Anna (Schnoodles). I love them both!
Giveaway #1 - Before you go, please remember to enter to when this week's Fabric Giveaway at the Island Batik's Beat The Heat Blog Hop.
Giveaway #2 - I'm giving away a package of Stashbuilder to one lucky winner. Stashbuilders includes5 Rolls Per Package, 4 Pieces of Fabric Per Roll, which is approximately 3 Yards of Fabric Per Pack. Fun to play with!!
Quilting Affection Designs Guidelines and Rules for this give away.
No purchase necessary. Fabric Giveaway is only open to US residents only, due to shipping costs.
While we hope you will leave a comment on the post of the day because we love comments, we want no reply bloggers to have a chance at winning also. Rafflecopter will collect your name, country, and email.
The Winners picked at random via Rafflecopter at the midnight, August 28th. Winner will be drawing be on August 29th, and the winner will be notified via email, and in a blog post that day.
Winner will have approximately five days to claim their gift, if five days pass, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winner must provide name, address, city, state.
Only US Address, please!
Winner will be announced on this blog and in the Rafflecopter window here on this page. Winner agrees to allow their name, city, state to be publicized.
Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of Rafflecopter entries.
You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win where applicable. Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies. This sweepstake is void where prohibited by law.
Be sure to check out the other Island Batik "Beat the Heat" Blogs showing more of the fabulous Island Batik Fabrics collections and quilts that the ambassadors are showing off during this blog hop.
Monday, August 5th - Blueberry Patch
Tuesday, August 6th - Clockworks
Wednesday, August 7th - Electric Desert
Thursday, August 8th - Enchanted Forest
Friday, August 9th -
Blog Round Up Week1 and Giveaway Winner Announcement!
Blog Round Up Week1 and Giveaway Winner Announcement!
Monday, August 12th - Garden Party
Tuesday, August 13th - Geared Up
Wednesday, August 14th - Graphic Gems
Thursday, August 15th - Kaleidoscope
Monday, August 19th - Petal Pushers
Tuesday, August 20th - Quiet Shades
Wednesday, August 21st - Seedlings
Thursday, August 22nd - Soil & Seeds
Monday, August 26th - Steam Engine
Tuesday, August 27th - Sunny Side Up
I am only starting to learn how to use the tools so I will let you know. I see great potential. I love the color placement and the design.ReplyDelete
Lucy's Star is beautiful! I haven't used any of the Studio 180 tools yet but after seeing your quilt, they're on my list of things to try.ReplyDelete
I love your Lucy's star block. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is really beautiful.ReplyDelete
No, I haven't used the Studio 180 tools. Thank you for your giveaway.
Yes, I've got the Wing Clipper...wonderful ruler!ReplyDelete
This is a gorgeous quilt! I love the use of the white/black and grey - it really is fun to see how different folks use them in the challenge quilts!ReplyDelete
Love your quilt design! And I’m going to be looking for the solid batiks you’ve shown. ThanksReplyDelete
Your quilt is amazing! I have not used studio 180 items! Thank you for sharing, SusanReplyDelete
Oh my gosh Tina, that is just awesome! I love the design. You rocked this!ReplyDelete
Precuts are great for giving you a variety of fabrics in small amounts. I have not used and studio 180 items yet.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt - absolutely fabulous!!!!ReplyDelete
Haven't tried those tools yet!ReplyDelete
I don’t own those tools!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful. I've never tried any of Deb Tucker's tool.s Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot comReplyDelete
I have not tried any of the tools from her line, but admire the beautiful quilts made with them!ReplyDelete
Love your quilt and the wonderful fabrics.ReplyDelete
Wow but your quilt is stunning. I love that you named it after Lucy your dog. So sweet. Thanks for sharing and inspiring today. No I dont use Studio 180 Design Tools. Sounds like maybe I should invest and see what I can find.ReplyDelete
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net
No, I have not used Studio 180 Design Tools. I'd love to try them out. Your quilt is outstanding!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilt! Batiks are my favorite. I have never tried the Studio 180 tools.ReplyDelete
I have never tried the Studio 180 design tools.
Beautiful design! I have never tried the Studio 180 design tools.ReplyDelete
I haven't used any Studio 180 rulers yet, but I think I will have to give them a try. Your quilt is lovely.ReplyDelete
I haven't tried any of the Studio 180 tools, but they look interesting. I love your quilt - the colors are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt and doggie!ReplyDelete
I haven't used any of their
Carla from Utah
Stunning design to showcase those lovely bright fabric. It's a really beautiful quilt.ReplyDelete
I haven't tried these tools yet but am going to look for them now!ReplyDelete
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I haven't used any of these tools. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I have not used the tools - will check them all out though!ReplyDelete
Great quilt and love the colors...No i haven't tryed them yet....email@example.comReplyDelete
Tina, I love this quilt!!!!ReplyDelete
I haven't used any of the Studio tools...haven't even heard of them! I guess I need to get out of my sewing room more. You've used the Island Batiks perfectly once again! duchick at gmail dot comReplyDelete
Loooove your quilt! I have not tried these tools.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. I've never tried these tools, but I'm intrigued now! Thanks for the informative post.ReplyDelete
I haven't used this brand before. I love your quilt, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love your quilt!ReplyDelete
Pre-cuts are a wonderful way to have lots of variety in a quilt with out it being to expensive.
I have not tried the Studio 180 tools, they look really neat, though!ReplyDelete
I haven't used the Studio 180 tools... Love your Lucy Quilt (& model). Thank you for the great paper plate tip!! You are so creative! :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :DReplyDelete
Love the fabrics and the quilt and will definitely check out the tools!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful and really shows off the fabrics!ReplyDelete
Forgot to say that I have not tried the Studio 180 tools.ReplyDelete
I use the wing clipper, it is the only one I have. it works really wellReplyDelete
I don't have any Studio 180 tools.ReplyDelete
I haven't used the Studio 180 tools but I think the wing clipper would be the one I'd most like to have. I really love this fabric and your quilt is stunning!ReplyDelete
I don't use the Studio 180 design tools. Thanks for telling me about the new colors of Island Batik solids--I love the ones that are currently available and can't wait to quilt with the new ones.ReplyDelete
I have never heard of studio 180 design tools until now. Sounds interestingReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful. I haven’t tried any Studio 180 design tools.ReplyDelete
Awesome design. Well done!ReplyDelete
I haven't used those tools, don't have many quilting tools beyond a rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat and sewing machine!ReplyDelete
I have not used studio 180 tools. your quilt is gorgeous. thanks for the plate tip!!ReplyDelete
I have never used 180 tools before. Your quilt design is awesome.ReplyDelete