Sunday, June 30, 2019

Try it! You'll like it!

The items mentioned in this post were provided to me by Island Batik, Hobbs batting, and Aurifil thread.  

I thought this month's Island Batik challenge was going to be easy - Just try a new technique!  Not too difficult, right?  Well, ideas kept popping in my head and I just couldn't make a decision.  You know how that goes! 

I finally started going through my Pinterest boards.  I've never gotten into Pinterest like so many of you have, but I've definitely created a few boards when I've spent some time browsing.  One of those boards was for 3-D quilts, so I decided it would be fun to make a mini (15.5" x 19.5") shadow quilt aka floating block quilt!  
How cool is this?  I used the Soul Song collection, which is probably my favorite of all of the fabric I received from Island Batik.  
All it took was a 2.5" square of each print to make this mini quilt! I used the tutorial from Studio Dragonfly Quilts.  She used a 3" square, but I was working with 2.5" strips so adjusted for that. 

I swear I couldn't see how in the world this was going to eventually look 3-D as I was piecing it.  

I even sent pics to friends & family asking if it looked 3-D to them.  Ha ha!  They assured me that it did.  
I used Hobbs Thermore batting.  As you can see, it can be used for quilted clothing, wall hangings, miniature quilts, and other small quilting projects.  This is a very thin batting which was perfect for this small project!  
I used Aurifil 2026 50-wt thread for piecing because it's what I have on my machine 99.9% of the time :) and Aurifil 2024 40-wt thread for quilting.  

Have you made a 3-D quilt?  I'd love to see it if you have! Just post your link in the comments so I can take a peek!  

Be sure to check out the projects from 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


  1. It looks great. Well done. Love the fabric collection.

  2. I loooove batiks (as you know :) ). I think this looks pretty fabulous, but man, those pieces are too small for me. I could do this with much bigger squares, though. ;)

    Also, how are you going to finish this quilt for hanging? I'm just finishing a mini quilt for hanging, and it's my first ever. I think we're going to hang it in the living room, because it's a pictorial appliqué quilt.

  3. I think it looks fabulous! I can absolutely see the 3-D. Great colors!


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