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Friday, July 24, 2020

Christmas in July - Sparkling Gold Table Mat

This month the Island Batik Ambassador Challenge
is a little different but such fun.

teamed with the
Island Batik Ambassadors
Christmas in July
to a lot of special someones.

Each Ambassador received a
to create a small project with Island Batik fabrics
then gift both the project made and the

Today, I'm thrilled to share my
Sparkling Gold Table Mat story.

My daughter, Trista, has always enjoyed sewing and has shared her time with me on
several occasions to have mother/daughter sewing days.
Right away, I knew she just had to be my "special someone" to receive the
Go! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set.

She has dabbled with quilting a little, but her time is limited to devote to it.
The Go! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set is perfect for a new quilter.
She can cut with accuracy and speed.
It's ultraportable, so she can bring it for our sewing days.
(that's a win for me too!)

With Trista's Christmas decor in mind,
I chose to use 2 gold fabrics from
the Island Batik Winter 2019 Collection
Season's Splendor by Kathy Engle

includes two Go!Dies and I chose the
GO! Half Square Triangle-3" Finished Square (55703)
and had the cutting done in minutes.

Each square was stitched with Aurifil 50 wt #2134 and a Schmetz Microtex (Sharp) Chrome 70/10 needle.  If you haven't tried these needles, they are perfect for the tight weave of the Island Batik fabrics.

It was so fast to stitch all the half square triangles together in a chain
which made the pressing super fast and easy too.

Seriously, I've never made accurate half-square triangles so fast.

All that was left was putting my design together.

I did the quilting with my Handi Quilter Avante long arm pro-stitcher
using Glide Trilobal Polyester 40 wt white thread. 
 Hobbs Heirloom Premium Wool batting is in the middle and
the binding is another fabric from the Island Batik Season's Splendor Collection.

Giving is such fun and what a treat to see the other
2020 Island Batik Ambassadors Christmas in July posts. You can find the links HERE.

Surprising Trista made for a fun day and we enjoyed taking photos.
Here is my favorite!

Maybe soon it will be sewing days for 3.

Leave a little sparkle where ever you go...


Emily said...

Love the gold fabrics! Fun project!

Quilting Gail said...

I'm sure your daughter will love the Go Me! and the beautiful table topper!

teachpany said...

So sweet that you can quilt with your daughter. I'm sure you'll all have fun, and the project is really pretty.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

It's great that you can sew with your daughter! I wish mine loved it as much as I do. I'm trying to train my granddaughter to love it, and so far, she's doing pretty well. They just aren't still long enough for me to get some good quality time with her!! Kids today...always on the go...gotta be doing something...ANYTHING!! LOL

Kathleen said...

What a fun little quilt and so fun to share with your daughter and maybe granddaughter too one day!

Susan said...

What a wonderful gift, both parts of it. I can see why that last photo is your favorite, too. She's a cutie, and I just know she'll grow up to be a quilter!

Unknown said...

Sew incredibly heartwarming to know a mother and daughter sewing together. Your project is beautiful!