Thursday, May 23, 2024

Island Batik Ambassador Paper Pieced Celebrations Blog Hop ~ featuring the Gifted Quilt

This is the quilt I made for this month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge, Gifted.  Isn't it cute?  I loved making this quilt.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and Industry Sponsors.

Our challenge was to make a quilt using the "surprise" fabric collection we received in our January boxes. I used all 20 of the fabrics in my quilt. Requirements were paper piecing, lap size, and a holiday celebration theme.  Many of the ambassadors got creative with their holiday celebration theme.  It's been fun.  I even learned about a new holiday, Frog Jumping Day.

The fabric collection I received is Woodland Holiday.  It's red, green and gold.  It features reindeer, snowflakes, and holly.  It is a beautiful collection.  I felt compelled to make a Christmas themed quilt.  I searched EQ8 for paper pieced block ideas.  I was excited and inspired when I saw how many different present blocks EQ8 has.  I chose 12 different blocks for my quilt and also used an EQ8 layout for the top.  I love the way the tilted blocks came out!  They are so much fun.

I pressed all my fabrics with my new Oliso iron.  It was super for pressing everything flat while I worked on paper piecing the blocks.

Schmetz needles and Aurifil thread sewed through everything perfectly.  I was able to use one needle for the paper piecing of all 12 blocks.

Here is one of the first blocks I pieced.  I love the way the pieces are large enough to show the beautiful designs in the Woodland Holiday fabric collection.

Look at how pretty this fabric is!!! 

Here are six of the blocks up on my design wall.

When I finished putting the top together, I chose Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton for the batting because the quilt top has so much white in the background. This will help keep it bright.

I chose Aurifil thread, color #4653 for the quilting and did my usual all over loopy meander.

A quilted present.  I wonder what is inside?  Probably a quilt ~ LOL!

Presents on parade!

While this quilt was in the binding stage, my three sons and my daughter-in-law spent Mother's Day with me.  It was so nice to have them all together.  I showed them my quilt, and my oldest son quickly laid claim to it.  I told him he can have it for Christmas!

Loopy meander quilting in the border.

I used a variety of the red fabrics to make the binding and backed my quilt with two different light gray Island Batik fabrics from my stash.

Binding close up!  I used nearly every bit of the red fabrics from the Woodland Holiday collection in this quilt.


Quilt Stats:
Quilt size:  62" x 77"
Block size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Woodland Holiday
Thread:  Aurifil 4653
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton
Needles:  Schmetz
Iron:  Oliso
Designed in EQ8

As part of the Island Batik Ambassador Paper Pieced Celebrations Blog Hop, Island Batik is giving away two fabric bundles this week, The Grove, and Prisms.  Visit their blog for a chance to win one of these fabulous bundles!  Click here to visit the Island Batik blog.

This is the last day of the blog hop.  Thank you so much for stopping by to see my quilt.  If you missed any of the quilts, you can still visit the Ambassador's blogs to see what they made with the new Island Batik fabric collections.  Here's the list:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs

Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting

Megan Best ~ BestQuilter

Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts

Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts Studio

Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting

Kim Jamieson-Hirst ~ Chatterbox Quilts

Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kresin Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ A Quiltery

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique

Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Julia Schweri ~ Inflorescence Designs

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Carol Stanek ~ Stitch with Color

Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas

Curlicue Creations

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