Saturday, January 25, 2020

Let's Get Scrappy ~ Featuring the Flea Market Quilt

 The Flea Market quilt is complete!

Disclaimer:  The product used to create this project was provided to me by Island Batik and industry partners at no cost to me.

Let's Get Scrappy is the January challenge for the Island Batik Ambassador program.  
I dug into my Island Batik stash and really had fun choosing the rainbow of color for this quilt.

 I was excited to use this older Accuquilt die to cut out the triangle units for this project.
It made them quick to cut and easy to piece, with the corners automatically trimmed off, it was easy to match the pieces together while sewing them.

 This is the basic block for the quilt.  I made 24 blocks.

 I used Hobbs Tuscany Collection Cotton Wool Blend batting.  This quilts so wonderfully.

 I quilted straight lines in all the gray patches, and practiced my free motion quilting with swirls and circles over the rainbow part of the quilt.

I used my new Schmetz needles to quilt.  They work so well with the tightly woven Island Batik fabric.

 This quilt is awash in a rainbow of Island Batik color.

 Trail Mix helped with the quilting.  

 You can see all of the colors in this folded side view.  Rainbow!πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’š

 Flea Market quilt lookin' pretty, folded on a patio chair.  Come on over for some lemonade and a chat.

I used Aurifil thread in matching colors to quilt Flea Market.  This is what I have left.  See that empty spool on the left?  That's yellow 5015.  Over the past year I've used up two spools of this color, and I don't fancy myself that much of a yellow lover.  Hmmmm....I better get some more of that.

 The back of the quilt features a pretty Island Batik mushroom print.

 I used the same blue fabric for the binding as I used in the outer border.

 The Flea Market quilt with some toasty firewood on my front porch.  I'm ready for a sunset or a warm fire.  

 Pretty folds.

Flea Market Quilt
Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt size:  38" x 47"
Block size:  9" x 9"
Fabric:  Island Batik scraps from my stash
Batting:  Hobbs Cotton Wool Blend
Thread:  Aurifil 50wt various colors

Read more about the Flea Market quilt here:

Connect with the other Island Batik Ambassadors to see their Let's Get Scrappy projects here:
Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Megan Best ~ Best Quilter
PamelaBoatright ~ PamelaQuilts
JenniferFulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi~ Mania for Quilts
CarlaHenton ~ Create in the Sticks
ConnieKauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
EmilyLeachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
DeniseLooney ~For the Love of Geese
LeahMalasky~Quilted Delights
SallyManke ~Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick~Kathleen McMusing
CarolMoellers ~Carol Moellers Designs
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs
MichelleRoberts ~Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~Quilting Gail
Jennifer Strauser~Dizzy Quilter
JenniferThomas ~Curlicue Creations
AlisonVermilya ~Little Bunny Quilts
SandraWalker ~mmm! quilts
JanetYamamoto ~Whispers of Yore

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. So pretty! And I love your quilting on this, what a great scrappy quilt!

  2. It's absolutely beautiful! I love the color effect you were able to achieve. Looks fresh and ready to snuggle with!