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I finished up a small quilt that I had pieced in November and blogged about here. The blocks are 3 ½ inch Drunkard’s Path blocks and the fabric is Lovely by Debbie Beaves. It is always handy to have a “few” unfinished projects around……..especially when you want to try something new. I bought a bolt of Hobbs Heirloom batting and have been anxious to try it out. I have a 30 yard bolt and when I took it out of the plastic…..it expanded. Right now I have it sitting in my small laundry room. One more room taken over by quilting!
Anyway, I had a batik quilt ready to be quilted and wasn’t sure if I wanted to use Warm & Natural or the Hobbs Heirloom so I cut off a piece of the Hobbs batting and quilted this lap quilt.
About a fourth of the way through quilting I realized a couple things……I wasn’t using batiks, I was trying out a new thread that wouldn’t be the same and……I was doing a much bigger free-motion stitch than I would on the batik. So my experiment didn’t work but……I finished another small quilt!
The Hobbs Heirloom is definitely a lighter weight than the Warm & Natural and a little loftier. I still want to try Quilter’s Dream and a wool batting.
I did go ahead and use the Hobbs batting and Aurifil thread for the quilt for Island Batik and I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I can only show you a little peek.
Jinny Beyer is one of my favorite quilt designers and it was really exciting to see that she is teaching the 2015 Craftsy Block of the Month. The quilt behind her is the BOM for 2015 and will teach you many different types of quilting. Did I mention that this class is FREE! If you sign up for the class you can purchase the beautiful kit at a reduced price. All the fabrics have been designed by Jinny Beyer.