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The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

Today is my stop on the Island Batik A Piece Of... Blog Hop. I'm sharing my Mermaid Cove lap quilt.

 

I took this opportunity to make an All About Angles quilt with wider starting units. I enjoy teaching this class and every time I teach it I have more ideas for variations. A giant thank you to my students for inspiring me!

The quilt is approximately 65" x 75" and it was quilting by Tami Levin of The Quilted Lemon with Hobbs 80/20 batting. I chose the Modern Pebbles pantograph because I liked the wavy pattern and the pebbles reminded me of bubbles.

My backing features the remnant of the peach spotted fabric with some Batter from the Batik Foundation Neutrals.

The binding is a combination of a 12-foot binding remnant from this quilt and the dark multi-color mermaid fabric. You can read all the details of my machine binding technique in Machine Mind Your Quilts Like a Pro.

 

 

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Thank you for visiting! Be sure to hop on over to this week's blog post by Island Batik to enter their giveaway for precuts of the beautiful Sand Bar collection. And visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors to see what they've made this month.

 

I've linked up to the Giveaway Party.

Welcome to the A Piece of Blog Hop with Island Batik. Here are the links you need to get you to 22 fabulous projects being shared this month with the latest Island Batik fabric collections. Bookmark this page so you can come back daily and view the new quilts that have been shared.

 

Friday, November 1:
Blog Hop Kick Off and Giveaway

Monday, November 4:
Janet Yamamoto
Emily Leachman


Tuesday, November 5:
Dione Gardner-Stephen
Laura Piland


Wednesday, November 6:
Anja Clyke
Lori Haase


Thursday, November 7:
Suzy Webster
Alison Vermilya

Friday, November 8
Blog Round-Up Week 1


Monday, November 11:
Jennifer Fulton
Barbara Gaddy


Tuesday, November 12:
Sarah Goer
Stephanie Jacobson


Wednesday, November 13:
Anita Skjellanger
Kim Lapacek


Thursday, November 14:
Becca Fenstermaker
Carolina Asmussen

Friday, November 15
Blog Hop Round Up Week 2


Monday, November 18:
Denise Looney
Geraldine Wilkins


Tuesday, November 19:
Jackie O’Brien
Sally Manke


Wednesday, November 20:
Jennifer Thomas
Leah Malasky

Friday, November 22:
Blog Hop roundup Week 3

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This weekend was full of blue!

On my way home from seeing Blue Man Group (and enjoying a tasty blue cocktail) I realized that I needed to start and finish this mini quilt to share with you today for the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Solid Remix. Thankfully I already had a plan and had pulled the fabric above to choose from.

 

A Brilliant Cut is a mini quilt pattern available from Fat Quarter Shop as part of their Sew Solids series. I opted for a sapphire on a silver band since my engagement ring has a sapphire. The free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop was easy to follow and this is a quick little project to sew up.  It took me less than two hours to cut and piece the quilt top. The facets on the bottom half of the gem are easily achieved with the Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler.

 

In the interest of a fast finish I chose walking foot quilting in a 2" crosshatch pattern. I marked the diagonal lines in one direction with masking tape and stitched with the edge of my presser foot along the edge of each piece of tape. Then I repeated in the other direction. You can see the first line of stitching in the photo below. I used Aurifil 50wt Silver Fox Variegated (#4670) for the quilting.

 

I take any chance I have to bind something in stripes. This dark blue, white, and grey stripe was the perfect choice for this project. I used Aurifil 50wt Medium Delft Blue (#2783) to hand stitch my binding on the back.

 

Visit The Jolly Jabber to see what others have created for this Sew Solid Remix.