Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Quilt Full Of Kisses

July is baby month for us Island Batik Ambassadors. Somehow I procrastinate and end up finishing the challenge towards the end of the month.  I have good intentions  as soon as I finish the last month's challenge.  But again, I am teetering against the deadline.  This month I am 3 days early!  I'm hoping next month I'll be more punctual.

I chose to use a layer cake that has 10" squares from the Sweet Nectar line.

 The colors were bright and cheery, just right for a modern baby quilt. 

 I paired them with the lightest Island Batik background fabric that I could find, cut into 10" squares.

From the Island Batik layer cake fabrics, I cut 2 Curvalicious strips, backed with fusible web.

  I played with the layout a bit and I think I came up with ideas for future quilts.

But the quilt I had in mind from the beginning was Curvalicious Kisses.  What a great baby quilt it makes.  It's so sweet and filled with kisses!

After stitching down the fusible strips with a polyester variegated thread called Fantastico, I sewed together the 9 blocks

and added my favorite border using Curvalicious.  Here's a link to a video that shows how to do this.

I still need to quilt this quilt.  I have a longarm that has been sitting in my living room for almost 1 year.  I've quilted 2 quilts when it first arrived and since then, it has become  the most expensive horizontal storage shelf I have ever had!  I finally have a few unscheduled weeks and my plan is to clean it off, refresh my memory and quilt this baby quilt and a few more.

My new box filled with Island Batik fabrics arrived today.  I view it as my reward for finishing my July assignment.  I'm going to shoot a short video when I open it and share all the goodies.  I'll share it on FB, IG and my August newsletter.  

Think about it.  What would you do if you received a box filled with free fabric???


  1. I'd probably do a little Happy Dance then I'd find a wonderful pattern and quilt away with a big smile on my face.

  2. I think I would have to give up sleeping!

  3. Would probably sit and "pet" the fabrics for a while and then search for a pattern to use them in. Love this baby quilt kisses idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a cute baby quilt. And I'm jealous of your long arm. I so want one! I got my box, too, and can't wait to play.

  5. Laughing here! Horizontal storage shelf! You'll get on a roll-- yeah, bad pun!


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