All of the projects shown below were stitched with product supplied by the above sponsors, and there is still lots on hand for many more quilts to come...
Over the Christmas break last year, I worked like crazy to get my quilt finished up in time for January's blog hop. I was sent the most gorgeous collection ever to work with, one called "Blossom". The result was Grandmother's Flower Blossom. Of all the quilts I've made, this is one of my favourites.
Quilting Beauties, quilted with Aurifil 80 weight thread.
"Into The Blue" was made with many, many half square triangles that were cut and sewn in record time. The Go! cutter has changed the way I design, as from now on all my HST's will be sized to match my dies. No more trimming for me!
Holly Jolly tabletopper which has adorned my kitchen table over this holiday season. I like it a lot. The quilting in the open space around the centre allows the Hobbs wool batting to really stand out. Using good quality batting makes all the difference in the finished appearance of your project, and Hobbs is tops in the field.
December was a 3-D challenge, and this optical illusion ended the year off on a high point for me. I am pondering a simplified version for an upcoming workshop, so please watch this page if you are interested in learning how to draft this. More later, as I take the time to think this through.
In addition to the required challenges, I made a few extra projects using Island Batik. Mrs Pugsley's Emporium started carrying the line, and I made this quilt called "Welcome Aboard", which the shop kitted, and quickly sold out.
This "10 Carrot" runner popped into my head late one night, and I couldn't wait to get making! Island Batik makes the most gorgeous orange shades.
This scrappy red and white string quilt was another Christmas gift, this time for my nephew. It used up a lot of little ends of red and white. I have a few more of these scrappy ones started which will get finished in the new year.
I also designed quilts for the new Island Batik collections introduced at spring and fall quilt market. "Pearls" was in the spring catalogue, displayed in the booth at Kansas City, and is still travelling in trunk shows to shops carrying the "Black Pearl"collection. The pattern is available here.current catalogue. The pattern is available for purchase here.
The new Ambassadors for Island Batik will be announced soon, and I can't wait to see what everyone will be up to this year. I will share the list here. Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy 2020!