Friday, November 29, 2019

Almost A Lone Star and Island Batik

It's 'Tool Time' for this months Island Batik Ambassador Challenge.  We could choose any tool we wanted to use and make a lap size quilt.  Yes that white background is snow, we got about 8" this past week.







I chose to use the strip tube ruler by Cozy Quilt Designs.  They were kind enough to donate this Almost A Lone Star pattern.  Thank you Daniela!   And thank you to Island Batik for supplying fabric for this challenge.  I chose to use the strip pack Lavendula.  Oh my what gorgeous colors, I love them!

I love to use Batiks when you know you are going to have bias edges, and especially Island Batiks as they don't have a lot of stretch.  

It's always fun to see a quilt in it's different stages.  Here is a piece of one quadrant.

And all four quadrants.

And all done.


I was going to use the aqua batik for the border, but after piecing the center I decided I wanted the darker purple which is an Island Batik Basic.  The background fabric is Raindrops Rain Dot Oatmeal.


I enjoyed using a version of hook swirl freehand quilting on the center of this 62" x 62" quilt.   Instead of one hook I did three and sometimes there were only two, whatever fit the space.  Thank you to Hobbs batting for supplying the cotton batting used in this quilt.  Also thank you to Aurifil thread for supplying a large cone of white that I have used in the piecing. 



Thank you for visiting my blog and for letting me share my November Tool Time quilt with you. 








22 comments:

  1. Vicki, that is such a pretty design! That looks like a handy ruler, and I really love the purple border. Great quilt for your IB challenge!

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  2. Oh this quilt is so pretty! I'm not a purple person, but I really like the purple border fabric. It makes the other fabric colors shine. Great finish!

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  3. That looks perfect for your wintery conditions. The colors are beautiful!

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  4. This is beautiful, Vicki!!! Love it! Great job! The snow fell just in time for a beautiful photo shoot, too!

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  5. Oh, so beautiful!! Love those icy aquas and purples against the snow. And that's a great star pattern, super choice for this quilt. Congrats on a great finish, Vicki! Will you keep it, or put it in your shop? Maybe a gift for a special family member? :)

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  6. Oh my, is that ever pretty, especially with that backdrop of all that lovely (?) snow. More coming today -- I hope you are tucked in and sewing away!

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  7. This is beautiful! I love the dark purple border--great choice!

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  8. Hi Vicki! What a pretty quilt. I love all the different colors and tones of the IB pack. Those teals and purples look SO nice together. I have to say this would have been a favorite of my mom's - she adored this color combination. It looks like that ruler came in handy! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. That beautiful. I like the purple on the edges, pulling out the purple in the middle part. Your quilting choices enhanced the design, and it looks wonderful in Island Batiks!

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  10. This is just gorgeous, Vicki! I hadn't realized what the background was when I saw it earlier..and I love it even more. This looks like a great tool...one to note for a fun project someday.

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  11. What a lovely quilt in beautiful jewel like colours.

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. Congrats on the finish!

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  13. Thank you for linking up to TGIFF!

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  14. Lavendula is a line meant for me! This is a gorgeous quilt; what a great pattern! Lucky you for scoring it free. Beautiful quilt; I still have mine to finish up but family visiting from Alberta has happily got in the way of that.

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  15. Beautiful work...love the colours!

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  16. Hello Vicki,

    What a gorgeous quilt, and such beautiful colours! The purple and little splashes of pink put a hint of warmth into the colour scheme, which I really love.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Your quilt is this week's featured project.

    Love, Muv.

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