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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Framed - Island Batik Ambassador October Challenge

 The August Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is

Thread Painting with Aurifl
today I am excited to share

As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we received Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread in our second ambassador box
to use in this month's challenge.

My decision on what to use was made easy because the threads I received matched
the fabrics from the Island Batik Spring 2020 collection,
William's Garden, designed by Kathy Engle.

These fabrics should be in your favorite local quilt shop now
and the 50 weight Aurifil threads are (left to right)
#2021, #2545, #2692, #1148, and #2890.

The blocks are Hawaiian applique designs from Electric Quilt 7
that I printed and cut out with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite. (no tracing!)

Next, I framed the blocks with Island Batik Foundations Solid in White
and "painted" thread "frames" with black (#2692) Aurifl thread.

Once the frames were finished, I stitched them together and added a pieced border.
The top was spray basted and pinned with Hobbs Premium Heirloom Wool batting in the middle
I chose wool batting to show off the stitching of the frames a bit more
the quilting went super smooth with a

I stitched the frames one more time and free motion quilted all the blocks with my Aurifil threads

This direct sunlight picture really shows the quilting.

Framed is a 24" x 24" wall hanging and takes me back to vacation time
 and visiting quilt shops in Hawaii.

This month's Ambassador challenge was a lot of fun.
I always enjoy creatin' with thread and Aurifil makes it easy with all the colors and weights.

Check out the 
2020 Island Batik Ambassadors


Creativeblonde66 said...

Absolutely brilliant, love this idea

Carol S. said...

This is totally stunning and gorgeous! I've wanted to do some thread painting, so I may have to try this. Love it, Carla!

Kathleen said...

Wow! I just love this idea of a thread frame!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Sharon said...

Very cool!

Needled Mom said...

That looks amazing. Beautiful work.

sue s said...

Good thread painting! This is a very good looking quilt.

Kathleen said...

What a great idea for thread painting and such a lovely result! Congratulations.

Emily said...

Using the Hawaiian blocks was really clever, and so was stitching a thread frame around the blocks!!!! Fun!