Create for a Cause Island Batik Blog Hop

I donate a LOT of quilts through the guild (Boundary Bay Quilt Guild): Baby Quilts, Comfort Quilts for Cancer patients and Quilts of Valour. The quilt that I made for this blog hop is going to be a comfort quilt. There’s not a scrap of red in this beautiful collection … and I’ve already got several baby quilts ready to donate. So a Comfort Quilt it is. This has double meaning for me as I lost a friend of 48 years to cancer last week.

Aren’t these fabrics wonderful? So rich!!! I love the purples and greens with a touch of blue! This collection will be shipping to your favourite quilt store this month.

I started out by making a design in EQ. I absolutely LOVE using the Island Batik fabrics in EQ as I plan my design.

I really like using quarter square triangles. I used the same technique (although MUCH smaller) and using the Accuquilt GO!Me when I made the Christmas tree wall hangings last year. You can read about them HERE.

Once I had decided on my design, I cut 9″ squares, using my ShapeCut Ruler.

Marked the centre line and sewed a ¼”seam on each side of the line.

After that, the squares were cut in half and with right sides together, nesting the seams. they sewn together with another set of half-square triangles. Again, a centre line was marked. Seams were sewn on each side of the centre line.

The centre line was cut, resulting in quarter square triangles. These were then trimmed to 8″ square. On the design wall, they were rearranged until their final position was decided upon.

Custard is the lovely neutral that was used for the background.

The squares were webbed together (you can see how to web a quilt HERE.

Once the quilt was a flimsy and sandwiched together … I started quilting, using the 3″, 4″ and 5″ Silly Moon Cupid rulers (the 5/3 and the 6/3). After I finished one of the hearts, I back-tracked along the ruler and made a heart of a different size, going in all different directions.

I used the Hobbs Poly-Down batting. I’m in LOVE!!!! This batting is awesome!!! It’s light. It’s easy, easy to quilt and it has a fantastic loft!!! You must give it a try!!!

This was quilted with Aurifil #5003 – wine on top and #2000 – light stand in the bobbin.

The binding is “Square Circle Mardig” from the Mystery collection. I love how it changes colour from purple to blue to green. The binding was sewn on with Aurifil #2370 … sandstone that blends in nicely!!!

Make sure you visit Michelle @ Creative Blonde today. She is my blog hop partner and is using the same fabrics! I’m eager to see her Create for a Cause quilt!

There are 2 Give-aways!

Island Batik is offering a 10″stack or a 2.5″ strip set of Mystery. There are 20 different fabric designs.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’m offering Ten 10″ squares of Mystery to a blog follower that lives in Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The fabrics, thread, batting and needles were generously supplied by Island Batik and the following companies:

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

58 thoughts on “Create for a Cause Island Batik Blog Hop

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  3. I take pride in making perfect points. You chose great colors, your quilt is beautiful. I LOVE quilts with hearts on them, my maiden name was Valentine.

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  6. I love heart quilt, and this one is a real beauty Gail! That fabric–!! is singing my name! My all-time favourite colour combo. You may have thrown me a squirrel… I am so sorry for your loss. Losing anyone is awful, but during this pandemic when we are all so alone is just debilitating, isn’t it. You know I live in Canada, so pick me! πŸ˜‰

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  7. Love your new quilt!

    On Wed., Feb. 10, 2021, 10:29 p.m. Quilting Gail, wrote:

    > quiltinggail posted: ” I donate a LOT of quilts through the guild > (Boundary Bay Quilt Guild): Baby Quilts, Comfort Quilts for Cancer patients > and Quilts of Valour. The quilt that I made for this blog hop is going to > be a comfort quilt. There’s not a scrap of red in thi” >

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  8. Hi Gail. I live in the US but wanted to let you know that your quilt is lovely and it is kind of you to share the size blocks to cut and the simple sewing requirements. Your donations are gratefully received by the charities that receive them. I know since I do this with my quilt group and the feedback is very rewarding. Keep up the great quilting.

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  9. I am sorry for your loss.
    What a lovely quilt. Thank you for the tips on half square triangles and assembly. I love Island Batiks. Ad thank you for the chance to win.

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  10. Sooooo pretty, Gail! I love the heart quilting–it’s perfect!!!! And the loft on this looks incredible. A really beautiful finish. I am sure it will bring comfort to someone. I’m so very sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs to you.

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  11. I love your heart quilt, Gail, and I especially love this line of Island Batiks! But then I love ALL Island Batiks. They are a dream to use for piecing and quilt nicely! My brain is still asleep so I forgot what the question for the Rafflecopter was?? Something about skills??

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  12. OOh, I love these colours and your quilt turned out gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. and I am proud to say I am a fellow Canadian , although the wind chill says -52c this morning, so I will say it very quietly.. lol

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  13. Those fabrics are gorgeous! There is something about the combination of colours and design that make this collection stand out.
    I am sorry for your loss; in time I hope the happy memories you have will be the first ones that come to mind when you think of your friend.
    God bless

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  14. Oh Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. A friend of 48 years – I cannot even begin to fathom how that feels. Your beautiful quilt is not just a quilt for a worthy cause, it also honors your friendship. I am sure that your friend would’ve been very proud of you. Sending warm hugs and healing wishes.

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