Island Batik sent me the gorgeous collection of fabric called Abalone. I was so excited to see it in my box of fabrics as it was my absolute favorite in the 2017 lineup of fabrics. The pastel hues are so soft and beautiful...perfect for a baby quilt! I chose a simple pattern to show off the fabric against an off white background. Time was my enemy, so I had to choose something simple. I have another quilt designed to use this luscious fabric in soon!
The pattern is called Come Together, and it is free when you sign up for Gudrun's mailing list.
For quilting, I used my quilting foot on my Janome 7700....super easy! To get ready for machine quilting, I like to spray baste with 505. Usually I will iron the quilt back and front to hold it together better. NO Pinning...yay!
First I stitched in the ditch down the rows. Then I went back between the rows with a modern zig-zag. No measuring or marking required!
Please go visit the other fabulous bloggers, I know you will be inspired! And of course you want to win a prize, right????
Island Batik has a wonderful give away here....Giveaway details
Island Batik GIVEAWAY DETAILS
We will be giving away three gorgeous fat quarter bundles at the end of the hop! Three different winners will be randomly selected to win bundles from the Captain’s Anchor, Batiks Go Retro, and Abalone collections. Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget . There are many ways to enter! Follow the link above to enter.
Most of the bloggers will have their own giveaway, so check those out as well. Today another ambassador is showing her Abalone creation at Pamela Quilts.
And last of all, I do have a give away for you as well! If you will follow me on Instagram @punkydoodle53, your name will be added to the drawing. I would love it if you would follow me on Bloglovin' too! I will draw a winner and you will receive a digital pattern (PDF) of my quilt, Carnival....and one other of your choice. Also, I would love to send you some fat-eighths of Island Batik's Abalone collection.
Have a great week and I hope you are able to enjoy some quilting time!
grace and peace....Sharon