Have you been enjoying all of the beautiful quilts made by the Island Batik ambassadors as they take part in the Great Outdoors Blog Hop?
Today I get to finally share the beautiful group of batiks called Wild Things that I used to make my Stacks quilt.
The collection of Island Batik fabrics that I am working with is called Wild Things, if you like batiks with animal designs you’ll really like this collection! This collection was available at Hancock’s of Paducah.
Grab the Stacks pattern!
Our weather has been hot here in Iowa and I took this photo yesterday of little Sadie sitting on the quilt. The poor little girl looks hot!
When I received the first box from Island Batik this year, it included half-yard pieces of the Wild Things collection and also threads from Aurifil that coordinated with the fabrics. My first thought was…..”Wow is this a wild collection!” (before I read that the collection was called Wild Things).
I wasn’t sure what kind of quilt I would make but I had made a sample baby quilt with a new design I was making and decided it would be fun to see how it turned out using these batiks.
I ended up using 18 of the Wild Things batiks in my quilt!
Last year I received this queen-size batting of Thermore from Hobbs Quilt Batting in my Island Batik ambassador box and decided to use it for my Stacks quilt. It is an ultra-thin polyester batting and it was wonderful to quilt. It makes a very thin quilt and I’ll be using the leftovers for some mugs rugs and wall hangings.
Look at how big the quilt is! I usually layout my backing, batting, and quilt top on my 4′ x 8′ cutting table and then pin it before quilting on my domestic vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
You can’t see it but I put weights on the backing fabric to keep it taut. Many times I use nylon clamps that I have “borrowed” from Builder Bob. I also use these when I want to hang a quilt over a tree branch or desk rail so the quilt won’t blow away.
A couple of weeks ago I did a post about my new quilt photography setup and I really like this photo!
The colors in this quilt would make it a great quilt for that special guy or as a throw for your den. I have it hanging on this neat white wood ladder against my fake brick wall. You can’t tell it is fake, can you?
Take a look at my Scattered quilt on the brick wall.
We were at the grocery store last week and believe it or not they had 5′ x 7′ rugs for only $40 and I grabbed a gray one to go with my brick wall. What do you think?
This quilt was too big to hang on my new brick wall so I took it to our neighbor’s house. Builder Bob is helping him build a new deck on the other side of his house. It will be in the shade and I have a feeling I’ll be sneaking over there to take pictures of my quilts!
For most of the spring and summer, I couldn’t show a quilt down by the river on our bell (which works great for displaying a quilt) because the river was over the wall but now the river is back to the level it should be.
Doesn’t the Mississippi river make a beautiful backdrop for the Stacks quilt? I am using a bell on a pole that my dad put down by the river. It is perfect for hanging a quilt over it.
The quilt is made up of rectangular blocks.
Here is a photo of the quilt that I took down by the river on the rocky shore.
It is possible to free-motion quilt a quilt this size on a domestic sewing machine, it builds up arm muscles!
I should have taken a picture of it while I was quilting. You really need to have additional tables to the left and behind your machine to keep the quilt from hanging over the sides.
The weight of the quilt hanging is what makes it hard to quilt. I just keep it all bunched up on the table. I guess I should do a post showing this, right?
Stacks is a fun quilt to make and very easy and I am so happy to have the pattern finished! There are 7 sizes in the pattern!
You can read more about the Stacks quilt pattern and see it in some colorful fabrics that would be perfect for a children’s room.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Stacks quilt pattern and the Great Outdoors Blog Hop!
Here is a list of all of the Island Batik ambassadors.
- Mary Mack’s Blog
- Steph Designs
- Creative Blonde
- Ark Angel Creations
- Bea Quilter
- Living Water Quilter
- Desert Bloom Quilting
- Sarah Goer Quilts
- Powered by Quilting
- The Inquiring Quilter
- Dizzy Quilter
- Whispers of Yore
- Clever Chameleon
- Masterpiece Quilting
- Carol Lyles Shaw
- If These Threads Could Talk
- Quilting Affection
- Curlicue Creations
- Quilt in a Not Shell
- The Quilt Rambler
- Little Bunny Quilts
- Den Syende Himmel
- Sew Karen-ly
- Devoted Quilter
- Slice of Pi Quilts
- Busy Hands Quilt
- Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
- Sew Incredibly Crazy
- Hearts Creations
- Kathleen McMusing
- Kauffman Designs
- Patterns by Jen
- Inch Worm Fabrics
- Sally Manke Fiber Artist
- MooseStash Quilting
- Meanderings along Lizard Creek
- Mania for Quilts
- Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
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