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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Falling Rock - Island Batik August Challenge

The August Challenge for the
Island Batik Ambassadors is
Try a Tool with Studio 180
and
today I am excited to share
Falling Rock.


As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we received a new ruler in our second ambassador box
to use in this month's challenge.


I received the Corner Pop III which is used to add
3 to 1 sized triangular pops of color in the corners of any block.


I chose the Island Batik American Frontier collection designed by Kathy Engle


and the Island Batik foundation solid Grey for the background.


I started with simple 4 patch blocks and sashed them to make 8" blocks.
Next, I used the Corner Pop III ruler to add triangles to the top and bottom of the blocks.
The ruler is designed to make 3:1 triangles on the corners on about any sized block.
It comes with very detailed instructions to make it super easy to use.
The "barbed wire" border was made with 2" squares and the Corner Pop III tool.


The blocks are oversized with the Coner Pop III tool and the trimming side
of the ruler makes it super easy to be accurate.


I did the quilting with my Handi Quilter Avante long arm pro-stitcher
using Glide Trilobal Polyester 40 wt grey thread. 


This quilt is the perfect throw size at 56" x 64"
but look how small it looks with our Hilltop Cowboy 
(metalwork by hubby)


I had a very enthusiastic helper on the photoshoot 
which makes this part of the challenge so much better.





She napped under the quilt on the way home.
I think I'll keep Falling Rock here in the Sticks
because we've already broken it in properly.

Check out the 
2020 Island Batik Ambassadors
HERE.

13 comments:

Quilting Gail said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Carla!!! And your photoshoot helper is a darling!

Emily said...

Love the rainbow! And it's stunning with your husband's metal work.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great quilt design and fabulous photo shoot. What fun!

Carol said...

I love the design and colors of this quilt! Your little helper steals the show, though. She's precious! There is nothing like grandchildren.

Carol S. said...

This is so pretty! I love that cowboy and horse, too.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love the photo shoot with the enthusiastic helper! So sweet to think of her sleeping under the quilt!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Beautiful rainbow of a quilt, and I loved the photo shoot ~ so creative! Have a great day!

teachpany said...

Great quilt and photos. I love the metal work, and the barbed wire border is perfect.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh that is a gorgeous fun modern quilt. Your helper is adorable also!

Needled Mom said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Carla. The metal sculpture was the perfect place for a photoshoot and I love the pic of the quilt peeker!

Kat Scribner said...

Awesome quilt design!!

eileen said...

Love the design of the quilt, wonderful!!

Susan said...

Oh, I like that! The fabrics are great in it.