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Monday, August 20, 2018

ISLAND BATIK AMBASSADOR AUGUST CHALLENGE PART 3


The Great Outdoors Blog hop

The great outdoors are what inspired the this hop’s theme. Throughout the month of August, our Ambassadors will be featuring Island Batik’s newest fabrics, appearing on shop shelves SOON! See something you like? Ask for it at your local quilt shop, or request it if you don’t yet see it. We have the most delicious collections to share with you!


Today is my day and as usual I was down to the wire. I put the binding on the quilt at 9:00 last night. I don't think I have ever put on a binding on as quick a time as I did this one. ****Be sure to read all the way to the end so you learn how you can be eligible to win a fat quarter batik bundle and my Cutting Corners template set and a strip pack from Island Batik.****

Before I reveal the quilt I want to show how I made the second part of the block. The patches that attaches to the flower have triangles on the ends of them. They are made with squares. You can draw a line on the backs of the squares and sew on the drawn line or you can do what I do and use my "Cutting Corners" template set.

Place the square on the right end of the smaller rectangle strip. Make sure that the edges are perfectly lined up.

Using the triangle in the set, line up the edge of the triangle on the left edge of the square with the top of the triangle even with the top of the square. The diagonal line should go through the bottom right corner.

Using your rotary cutter, trim off the corner and sew with a 1/4" seam.

You will repeat the process with the longer strip except place the strip vertically with the square at the top of the strip. 


You will end up with a left and right strip.


You piece the rest of the block like a log cabin.
                                             
I was working on this quilt during a quilt retreat called "Summer Breeze" so I asked the group what should I call the quilt and they said call it "Summer Breeze" after the retreat! I pieced many of the blocks at the retreat so I laid down the pieces to see what they would look like. ( I was still missing 4 blocks.)


I then thought, what would it look like with white sashing strips? I definitely liked this version better.


After I got home, I finished the blocks and put it on my design wall. I couldn't decide on whether I wanted to put on a border or not so I cut some strips to see what it would look like with a border. I also added four orange corner stones where the flowers came together.

Without borders

With borders

I decided to go ahead with the small border. Here it is on my quilting machine. I decided to quilt the background with small circles to match the border print (which is actually bubbles).


So.......here is the finished quilt! It is 57" square with an 8" block.


A close-up of the quilting


I really had fun making this one. I decided to make a pattern of it so I am offering a special discount if you preorder the pattern. (It will take me a couple weeks to write it.) The pattern will come with enough freezer paper sheets to make the 24 blocks. So for a limited time you can get the pattern for $12 (regular price will be $15 with the foundation papers). I will make the pattern available in pdf form after it is written. It will be $12 regular price.

You can preorder the pattern here: Summer Breeze Pattern.

I used 25 fabrics from the collection. 5 groups of 5 fabrics. It was my surprise bundle in my box from them. You can see the whole collection here:
Ocean Odyssey by Island Batik

ISLAND BATIK GIVEAWAY

Island Batik is giving away three strip packs in their Rafflecopter, just follow this link.



GATEWAY QUILTS GIVEAWAY

I will be having a drawing for a fat eighth bundle of the collection and my Cutting Corners template set. Just leave a comment to be in the drawing. I will draw a name a week from today (August 27). Be sure to leave your email so that I can contact you if you win. US only due to shipping charges.

As always: Do what you love and love what you do. Feel free to share my blog with your quilting friends. Thank you for reading. Toby

Be sure to check out the other blog posts especially Karen Overton's who also used Ocean Odyssey in her quilt.

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsCreative Blonde

Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel CreationsPatterns By Jen

Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally MankePowered By Quilting

Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom QuiltingSew Karen-ly Created

Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash QuiltingDevoted Quilter

Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly CrazySweetGrass Designs

Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made MineIf These Threads Could Talk

Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled QuiltsClever Chameleon

Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The RiverKauffman Designs

Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende HimmelSarah Goer Quilts

Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway QuiltsThe Quilt Rambler

Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands QuiltsMania for Quilts

Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quiltermmm! QuiltsLiving Water Quilter

Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm FabricsBeaQuilter

Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection DesignsDizzy Quilter

Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela QuiltsCurliecue Creations

Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and QuiltingLittle Bunny Quilts

Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles ShawMasterpiece Quilting

Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-ShellLizard Creek Quilting

Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph JacobsonWhispers of Yore

Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusingAdventurous Applique and Quilting

Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS CreationsSlice of Pi Quilts


61 comments:

Allison said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love how the colors make it pop.

Joyce Carter said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the way you used the brights in the quilt. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Kathy R. said...

Beautiful quilt. The blocks are great. The use of the corner tool is new to me and looks like a good tool to have.
petuniakr@aol.com

Deb B. said...

Your finished quilt is quite lovely. I like the cornerstones as they really pull the secondary flower together. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Such a nice quilt - and beautiful pattern! I've not tried paper piecing, but I really like your pattern and may give it a try! I am also going to check out your previous posts on how you did the piecing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful fabric creations!!

Lori Smanski said...

Your quilt is lovely. I love that you added the white strips and orange corner stones to the flowers and the border. So lovely. Thank you for sharing today. Thank you for sharing about the ruler. Looks like it makes cutting those corners more exact and gives more of a variety to the strips. Would love to try this out.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Pamela True said...

I like that all the steps in this design's evolution are clearly shown. A beautiful finish! The little orange cornerstones add the perfect detail in the final layout. Well done, Toby!

Toby, this needs to b edited out of the comment.From Peggy True guesting on daughter's computer so this is registering on her email

Unknown said...

I enjoyed seeing the design progression. It's amazing the difference white strips between the blocks makes.

Vasudha said...

Beautiful design - it brings out colors in the fabric very well. Quilting is lovely too.

Jocelyn said...

Wow, what an amazing block!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the pops of orange in your flowers. You did a great job Quilting it too! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us.
cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

Anita said...

Your Summer Breeze is so bright and lovely, simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing your process.

Kathy E. said...

Summer Breeze is the perfect name for this piece! I'm so glad you added the white sashing as it really makes those awesome blocks pop! What a beauty! duchick at gmail dot com

KaHolly said...

Truly magnificent!

JANET said...

Love, love, love what you did to "improve" your quilt. I can't believe what a big difference it made to the appearance and design! ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

Dawn F said...

This quilt has a lot of beautiful detail. I love the quilting on it! dawn (dot) bulthuis (@) gmail (dot) com

tac73 said...

Such an intriguing pattern with a beautiful result! Thank you for sharing it.

Vicki H said...

I love the Summer Breeze quilt. Cutting the corners sure is a great effect.

@lutzcats said...

Wow! That is gorgeous, you sure showed off those luscious batiks!

Susan Stitch said...

Beautiful! It is amazing what a difference the white sashing made. And the orange setting blocks are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Susan.stitch(at)sbcglobal.net

GranChris said...

I love how it turned out. Very unique and the colors are wonderful. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Lisa Marie said...

I read the posts leading up to this finish and I liked the looks of each and every one. But somehow I couldn't envision what it would all look like together. So I was totally surprised and delighted when I saw the finished quilt. The whole is so much more than the sum of the parts! So, so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your project and your process. jklmengland at windstream dot net

Deb M said...

Your Summer Breeze quilt looks amazing with the white sashing!!

deb(dot)rick(at)live(dot)com

Dena@LivingWaterQuilter.com said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing so many great piecing techniques and tools!

Sewgirl said...

Wow! Your quilt is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing too!

Barb said...

Your quilt design and colors are beautiful! Thanks for the chance at a prize!!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Sharon Aurora said...

What a fantastic design! I couldn't stop looking at it. And the fabric is beautiful. I love your template set too. shades000 at gmail dot com

Barb said...

What a wonderful quilt, the colors are just so vibrant.

OhioLori said...

Oh my goodnees!!!! Your Quilt is soooo Beautiful!! Absolutely Gorgeous!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

Lee said...

Beautiful quilt - the quilting is awesome.

The Quilted Dog said...

Love the quilt, & thanks for the tutorial! I always appreciate site learning something new.

BarefootThunder said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance at a great prize.

Bec said...

I love your Summer Breeze quilt! I definitely like the sashing and the border. thanks for sharing!

Anna brown said...

Wow great idea love the colors you got too.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the colors of your quilt. Patches8@yahoo.com

teachpany said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Great design, and awesome quilting. This is a great use of the batiks.

Pamela said...

Your quilt is stunning! I love the design and color combination. And your ruler looks very helpful too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki in MN said...

Just gorgeous!!

Linda said...

I love batik fabrics, and your patterns are awesome!

Unknown said...

Hey Toby, I would like to be in your drawing.
Kathy Stack

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty design, a new look for log cabin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Barb Johnson said...

Such Beautiful fabrics and beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to the pattern.

mumbird3 said...

I just love the colors in the quilt - so bright!!! Great design! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Wow! Your design is Fabulous! The flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your work with us! Anita - quiltlovefordomesticfelicity@gmail.com

cjmont said...

gorgeous fabrics and your design shows them off perfectly.

Marie said...

wow, your pattern is impressing. and these colors... I am left without word.
(I am not in for the giveway as I live in Europe)

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I like each iteration .. without the sashing, with the sashing, with the borders. The colors are so beautiful and your quilting is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy Shelley said...

I love your quilt. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. cshelleyqbq(at)gmail(dot)com

Danette said...

You have done a fantastic job on this lovely quilt! I'm sure you felt good to get the binding completed! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

VA said...

At first glance, this quilt looked too hard for me, but after seeing how you made it, it's actually pretty easy! Beautiful work!

Kathleen said...

I love this way of making the corners! Great tool. I have a different way that I am showing on my ambassador project on Sept. 4. Fun to see all the differences among the ambassadors. This is a gorgeous quilt and pattern - hope you do well with it. (Ambassador)

Leanne Parsons said...

Gorgeous design! I love the addition of the sashing and the orange corner stones. Beautifully done :)

Havplenty said...

I love your quilt design. I would never think to make something like this. The colors work so well together. Batiks have come a long way in color and pattern. They are absolutely beautiful.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

jellybean said...

Love the quilt thank you for sharing

Robin said...

Your quilt block pattern is amazing. I have plenty of patterns but yours was so different I had to get it. Thanks for sharingg.

Robin said...

Your quilt block pattern is amazing. I have plenty of patterns but yours was so different I had to get it. Thanks for sharing. quiltyladyrr@gmail.com

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Finally making my rounds of the blog hop! This is a lovely quilt. I especially liked seeing it come together.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Wow, your quilt design is terrific and shows of your surprise fabrics wonderfully. Incidentally, it looks like you have completed your log cabin challenge as well in one go! :)

Sandra Walker said...

Gorgeous quilt Toby, and the quilting takes it over the top!

Sally said...

Beautiful peace of fiber art Toby! Love the pattern!

Unknown said...

No reason you can't draw your lines on the light fabric and do away with the paper. I do it all the time.