(nice little wind going)
I had actually picked out the theme of my quilt several months ago.
I searched my mind and the internet for an idea for a house for my Bejeweled Sewing room.
Then one day it hit me. My idea of retirement, happiness, freedom is on a beach, living in a hut.
Sometimes a gal has just gotta dream!
One of my most happy times was the three years we spent in Amerika Samoa and three years on the island of Oahu.
I have said this a thousand times "I am an island girl!"
So this month's challenge is to create a project using three different weights of Aurifil threads.
Aurifil 50 wt. threads
Accuquilt Go circle die.
What inspires me?
Color, beauty of this world, friends, and having the right tools.
"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy forever" John Keats
Aurifil 40 wt. thread.
I love this quote and when I think of the Islands, the joy still lives in my heart.
As I think of quilts, the beauty just lives on forever and if we care for them they will live long after we are gone.
I decided to use Hobbs batting logos for my clouds.
Aurifil 50 wt.
I should have picked a darker thread for my Bejeweled Quilts but in person it is darker.
Aurifil 50 wt. thread
Isn't it amazing that Island Batik can find you anywhere?
Even on a small island out in the pacific!
So if you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you most want to have besides food?
What about a sewing machine (the machine had to go in front of the window)? A package from Island Batik? Aurifil Threads? Notice the Accuquilt Go cutter? Hobbs batting?
If you look close enough at the top shelf, that is a picture of my last Island Batik box....ummm ummmm good.
Here are seven Island Batik challenges and projects that I have done in the 4 1/2 years I have been an Ambassador.
Aurifil 28 wt. thread
I have to tell ya, I am in love with the 28 wt. thread, it is great for machine applique. I see a collection coming on.
I used Hobbs 80/20 cotton batting. Notice how the wrapping is all messed up (that was me cutting out the logos for my clouds).
I used Avery Fabric Transfers, which was a breeze compared to what I had originally.
Here are just a few of the pictures around the quilt.
I have enjoyed being an Ambassador, as I was trying to find some of my favorite quilts to put on this quilt, I was amazed at how many projects I have completed in the past 4 1/2 years.
Many of the quilts I still have, a few I have sold (but not many), gave some to friends and family. and charities.
I look forward to putting this quilt on my sewing room wall.
It is fun to create when you have such wonderful tools to work with.
The Accuquilt Go is an amazing tool that makes life less complicated and the cutting process to go a lot faster.
Hobbs batting is just a dream in the clouds.
As most of you know, all of the items have been given to me through Island Batik and I have enjoyed every minute of it and just want to take a moment to thank Island Batik, Aurifil Threads, Hobbs batting, and Accuquilt.