My Sherbet Hearts Pink Lemonade version quilt has arrived back home from Island Batik. This quilt showcases the Smooch fabric line. Aren't these fabrics divine? I loved working with them. I also sewed some chair cushions for my kitchen with the Smooch fabric collection. You can see my post about them here: Smooch Chair Cushions
The Sherbet Hearts quilt consists of two classic blocks. A Heart applique block,
And simple but always a favorite, the Nine Patch block.
It looks pretty hanging on the back of my country farmhouse. That's my kitchen.
Here it is resting on my front porch glider, one of my favorite spots to stitch and watch the sun go down.
The Flying Geese border gives this quilt a nice finish.
Here it is hanging on one side of my double front door. It's fun to find new places to take quilt photos.
Fat eighths in a variety of colors and patterns. Fun, fun, fun!
Bundles of Inspiration magazine. This month's issue includes an interview with Natalie Barnes, three quilt patterns, and the Subscriber Spotlight.
This Norma Rose Postcard has a recipe for Waldorf Salad on the flip side.
This is an interesting new take on the seam ripper. This one suctions to your table top so you can keep both hands on your fabric. I'll have to try it out.
A spool of Aurifil thread in pretty variegated brown and white. Lovely! I can't wait to go and sew.
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Are you following the Island Batik Inspired by Nature blog hop? Today's featured fabric and ambassadors are:
Hello and welcome to my day on the Island Batik Inspired by Nature blog hop. I'm so glad you've stopped by. For this month's challenge, I made the Aloha Flowers quilt
The challenge directive this month was to use as many fabrics as possible from Island Batik's new fabric collections to create a quilt "inspired by nature".
I received the Love and Kisses collection designed by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting. Island Batik is having a giveaway on their blog to win some of this fabric, and the Sweethearts collection too! You can enter by following this link: Island Batik Blog I'm giving away a charm pack of Love and Kisses at the end of this post as well.
To sew my quilt I used the blue fabrics as the flower backgrounds. I used the white batik for the inside of the flower petals. Then I cut the rest of the flower pieces from a random mix of the fabrics. I was able to use all of the fabrics from the Love and Kisses collection in my quilt. I used fusible applique and stitched around each piece with Aurifil thread in matching colors.
I used Hobbs silk batting for this quilt. You can see the beautiful definition in the quilting. I quilted around some of the shapes in the flowers to add some definition as well, with Schmetz Super Non Stick Needles. They work wonderfully for stitching through fusible web backed pieces and multiple layers of fabric.
I should also mention that I used my Accuquilt Go strip dies to cut the sashing and border pieces. I love my strip dies so much! They can cut much straighter strips across the width of fabric than I can. And they are so quick and easy to use.
I backed my quilt with this gorgeous purple Island Batik fabric I had in my stash.
I bound the edges of my quilt with this sweet pink heart fabric from the Love and Kisses collection.
Finished Quilt Size: 44" x 44"
Finished Block Size: 12" x 12"
Fabric: Love and Kisses by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting, Island Batik
Batting: Hobbs Silk
Needles: Schmetz Super Non Stick
Accuquilt Dies: 1-1/2" strip, 2-1/2" strip
Here's my giveaway! I've cut one 5" charm from each fabric in the new Love and Kisses fabric collection for you. Let's make this fun. Leave me a comment about your favorite place in nature, and I'll draw a winner by random at the end of this blog hop.
Be sure to visit my fellow ambassadors to see what they're making for the hop as well! Here's the list: