Monday, January 31, 2022

January Quilt - Island Batik - Step By Step Challenge - Little Blue Houses

Little Blue Houses
36" x 36" 
Sandra Starley, 2022

I am having sew much fun designing with the new step-by-step Gradations fabrics from Island Batik. They are available now in yardage in several different color ways (each goes from very light to dark).

 I got to work with the Brilliant Blues. Aren't they lovely!!!

I played with them and tried to figure out the best way to show off their beauty and recreate an antique quilt in my collection.

Here's a bit of the antique inspiration house quilt alongside the new quilt top.

Little Blue Houses
36" x 36"
Original Design
Houses Blocks and border, Brilliant Blue Gradations Batiks: (Brilliant Blues, Basics Collection)
Backing: White (Solids Collection)
Piecing Thread: Aurifil #50 weight
Quilting Thread: Aurifil #50 weight
Pieced and quilted by Sandra Starley

***Fabrics provided by Island Batik, batting by Hobbs, thread by Aurifil, and needles by Schmetz. ***

To see more amazing Step By Step Quilts showcasing the Gradations, visit my fellow 2022 Island Batik Brand Ambassadors:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris –

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

Friday, January 28, 2022

2022 Island Batik Brand Ambassador - Unboxing Video

 I'm sew excited to announce that I've been chosen as a 2022 Brand Ambassador for Island Batik Fabrics!

 The house block is a sneak peek at my 1st project - another antique repro quilt based on a quilt in the Starley Collection.

I've received 2 boxes brimming full of wonderful batik fabrics and much more!! Some of the other treasures included 4 queen-sized batts from Hobbs Batting and thread from Aurifil Thread. 

Here's my official unboxing video showcasing the beautiful fabrics I'll be using to create projects for the first half of 2022.

A big thank you to Island Batik and the other program sponsors. Thanks.

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