Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop

The items used to make the quilt in this post were given to me by Island Batik as part of their 2021 Ambassador program.

Hey Guys,

Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop! For this challenge our brief was to make a modern quilt using a brand new fabric collection! The fabric i recieved is called Forecast designed by Ebony Love of Lovebug Studios, a super fun collection of weather inspired prints in colour and low volume including suns, rain, thunder and clouds. The fab collection is shipping to stores this month.

I absolutely love modern quilts so this was a super fun challenge for me! i decided to start with improv crosses, making one cross in each of the fabrics from the collection, with the idea of adding negative space with the low volume prints of the line.

Once i was happy with my placement and design i stitched each block together into 8 rows of 5, and finished with matchstick quilting which i think looks so great on a modern quilt. For the stitching and quilting i used Aurifil 50wt thread in colour 2024 and Schmetz micro tex chrome needles, For the batting i used Hobbs 100% Hierloom Cotton and backed the quilt with Forecast – Ligntning Teal.

Its been aother super fun challenge with a super fun fabric collection! and i cannot wait to see what my fellow Ambassadors make, please see the schedule below to see who is posting on what days and be sure to enter each weekly giveaway here.

Week 1:

May 3:

Preeti Harris Farm Fresh

Denise Looney Farm Fresh

Brianna Roberts Farm Fresh

May 4:

Joanne Hart Forecast

Leah Malasky Forecast

May 5:

Pamela Boatright Glacier Bay

Jane Hauprich Glacier Bay

May 6:

Andi Stanfield Harvest Blue

Suzy Webster Harvest Blue

Week 2:

May 10:

Jennifer Thomas Holly Holiday

Claudia Porter Holly Holiday

May 11:

Megan Best Jewel Quest

Maryellen McAuliffe Jewel Quest

Jennifer Eubank Jewel Quest

May 12:

Gail Sheppard Napa Valley

Emily Leachman Napa Valley

May 13:

Gail Renna Plum Pudding

Michelle Roberts Plum Pudding

Week 3:

May 17:

Sally Manke Poetic License

Elizabeth DeCroos Poetic License

May 18:

Connie Kauffman Pumpkin Delight

Jennifer Fulton Pumpkin Delight

May 19:

Janet Yamamoto Smokey Mountain

Mania Hatziioannidi Smokey Mountain

Thankyou so much for reading! Until next time…

Happy Sewing!

Jo xx

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