Friday, May 31, 2019

Make it Modern with Hobbs

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and Hobbs Batting

Welcome back!  I can't believe how fast time is flying this year!  Our spring here in the Pacific Northwest has been really nice, but I'm really looking forward to the summer months -- My favorite time of year! 

And it's the last day of May, so it must be time (just in time!) to share my Island Batik project with you!  

This month's sponsor for the Island Batik ambassador challenge is Hobbs batting.  The theme is Make it Modern.
Hobbs provided us with SO much batting to use for our monthly projects (Thank you, Hobbs!), and this month I chose the Tuscany Silk batting, which is lightweight, 90% very fine imported silk filaments and 10% fine polyester. If you're looking for a drapey batting, this is it!

For my modern quilt, I decided to use some bright colors (not in ๐ŸŒˆ order๐Ÿ˜œ), some negative space using a solid gray fabric, a modern font/text pattern, and walking foot quilting.    
 The bright colors are from the 5"x40" stashbuilder strips; the gray background fabric is one of the solids available from Island Batik (**Island Batik solids are amazing and do not fray!); and the pattern I chose is a new font/text pattern called Curfont from Jen Carlton Bailly

I used the book Walk by Jacquie Gering to get some ideas for quilting.  I quilted two 18" square blocks using the "shattered quilting" technique and made a smaller strip between those two blocks using just straight line quilting.  I then did some outlining and straight line quilting on the text panel.  All of the piecing and quilting was done using Aurifil 50 wt thread, #2600 using my Baby Lock Jazz sewing machine that I recently purchased. 

I used Leah Day's technique for joining pre-quilted blocks together.  If the thought of quilting a big quilt on your domestic sewing machine is overwhelming, this is a great way to start! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm planning on getting a headstart on next month's challenge using a new technique.  I have a few ideas I just need to decide which one! 

Don't forget to take a peek at the modern quilts made by the other Island Batik Ambassadors! 

Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamela Quilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornharts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ KathleenMcCormick
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger , Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia "Tish" Stemple ~ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
(Debora) Anne Weins ~ Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore