Island Batik Ambassador Puff Quilt Blog Hop and Giveaway!
I made a Puff Quilt! I've never made one of these before. That is one of the fun aspects of being an Island Batik Ambassador. The year is filled with challenges to stretch and grow your quilting skills.
Disclaimer: The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and Industry Partners.
To make my Puff Quilt, I received half yard cuts of the new Royal Crown fabric collection. This beautiful blue, green and purple collection should be in quilt shops now. Royal Crown is a signature collection by Kathy Engle for Heidi Pridemore of the Whimsical Workshop.
Here's a list of a few shops that currently have Royal Crown in stock:
Creekside Quilts (OR) Hancocks of Paducah (KY) Stitchin Heaven (TX) Castle Sewing Centre- CANADA BC JellyRollFabric.Net (IN)
I went with a random fabric placement for my Puff quilt. It's not the easiest quilt to get photos of. Here is my son modeling the Puff quilt.
There is a variety of ways to sew a puff quilt. I watched several videos online and then went to work. This is how I made my quilt. First, I cut 5" squares from each of the fabrics. I cut out 182 squares for my quilt. I also cut one extra square of each fabric for my giveaway. Learn how to enter to win at the end of my post.
I randomly sewed the squares together into a top. Then I resewed down each seam line and around the edges of the quilt, making a small tuck on all four edges of each square to create the "puff".
I sewed the coordinating Purple and White fabrics I received to go with the Royal Crown collection together to make the quilt backing.
Then I laid my quilt top right sides together with the backing and pinned all around. I sewed three of the edges together and trimmed the excess backing away, leaving one complete side of the quilt open for stuffing.
I then turned my quilt right sides out and topstitched 1/4" away from the edge on the three sewn sides. Then I proceeded to sew channels from the bottom edge of the quilt, up, two squares at a time.
I stuffed the first row of squares with about a handful of polyfil for each square. Once I stuffed the whole row, I sewed a seam all the way across to seal the puffs. I continued sewing channels, stuffing and sewing across the rows until I completed the entire quilt. It took a little more than two standard size bags of polyfil to stuff my quilt. Did I mention it is 13 rows by 14 rows?
I did not have time to take pictures the same day I finished, so I rolled it up with the top inside and the backing outside to keep it clean. I'm so glad I did because Sunrise wasted no time trying it out!
Here's another photo of the whole puff quilt. I used Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles to sew my project.
This is my son, Trent at the end of the photo session. He wrapped himself up in the Puff quilt, declared it to be his, and ran into the house with it. I'm glad he likes it.
Here's my giveaway! I'm giving away one 5" square cut from each of the fabrics in the new Royal Crown collection. To win, just leave me a comment at the end of this post. Have you ever made a puff quilt? Let me know in your comments. This giveaway is only open to residents of the USA due to shipping costs. I'll randomly draw a winner at the end of the blog hop. Please be sure I have a way to contact you, should you be the lucky winner.
Island Batik is also having a giveaway this week on their blog. You can enter there to win a bundle of the new fabric collections River Walk and Princess Rose. Click here to visit Island Batik Blog and enter to win.
Pretty quilt. I never made a puff quilt. Sunrise and your son will be sharing your quilt. 24Tangent@gamil.comReplyDelete
Thank you, both my son and his cat are really loving this quilt.Delete
I love it, Jennifer! This fabric line is so pretty! Love the fleur-de-lis patterns in it! Your son is a real cutie, too! I know he and Sunshine will enjoy this quilt!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Brenda!Delete
It is so pretty and a beautiful collection.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Denise!Delete
I really love the colors/fabrics in your puff quilt. I have never made one--they seem intimidating to me, a beginner quilter.ReplyDelete
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Hello Susan, Thank you so much. It was actually a pretty easy, fun, and forgiving project. The puffiness hides any imperfections. There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube that I found helpful for learning how to make one.Delete
Your quilt is really gorgeous Jennifer. I really love the colors in this collection.ReplyDelete
I have never made a Puff quilt, but it has been on my list for a long time. I have kinda been unsure about how to go about making one. I have really learned a lot from all of you so I hope to make one soon. Thank you for the giveaway.
Thank you, Joyce. I feel like we have learned 25 ways to make a puff quilt with this blog hop! Have a great day.Delete
your quilt is so pretty and fun and obviously warm. no wonder your son and sunrise have claimed it. quilting dash lady at comcast dot netReplyDelete
It is super warm and cuddly. Thank you so much!Delete
I made a doll bed sized puff quilt for my niece about 40 years ago. She still has it.ReplyDelete
That is amazing!Delete
I have not made a puff quilt but I believe one of my sisters has made one--they look cizy!ReplyDelete
It is very cozy! Thank you, Barb.Delete
I have not made a puff quilt but since seeing all the ways to make one I am going to try it. Love the colors in yours! It looks so cuddly.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Teri!Delete
I have never made a puff quilt! I do like your technique for making one. Everyone on the hop has had different methods. I actually think that making a doll quilt would be a great idea to start out! Julie in the comments mentioned that and I think its a great idea! Love the fabrics!ReplyDelete
Thank you. And yes, I agree, we have learned 25 ways to make a puff quilt on this blog hop. It has been fun!Delete
Wow very nice...No I have never made a puffed quilt. But my mother made a puffed cushion for my rocking chair and back too..ReplyDelete
Thank you. That sounds lovely. It would make a great chair cushion.Delete
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I have never tried a puff quilt...looks complicated! Love the photo with your son, and so glad he claimed it...nice to have it go to someone that appreciates it!ReplyDelete
I never made a puff quilt. They look so comfy that I would really love to make one. Yours is so pretty.ReplyDelete
I have made one years ago. It was difficult. Still looks hard. Yours turned out wonderful.ReplyDelete
I've never made a puff quilt. Yours is so pretty; I love the jewel tones!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is lovely! The random placement worked out. Sometimes when I try that it takes awhile to make sure I like where all of the fabrics ended up.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dawn. I love the scrappiness of a random layout.Delete
Love your puff quilt and so does your sweet Sunrise! I have learned so much about making puff quilts that now I want to make one for myself (or one of my pups!). I have not made one yet!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy! My cats do love this quilt a lot.Delete
I've never made a puff quilt, and didn't think I wanted to until this blog hop. Seeing how the dogs and cats have responded so enthusiastically has me changing my mind...Beth T. aka email@example.comReplyDelete
Thank you, Beth. Yes, the pets really love these puff quilts!Delete
I've never made a puff quilt before, and hadn't even heard of them before this blog hop. But your quilt is so pretty, I'm thinking about it now - at least a small one for my cat. Sunrise certainly seems to like yours! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Thank you Pamela. It was my first puff quilt, too. It was a lot of fun to make. You can find tutorials on You Tube.Delete