Friday, April 3, 2020

Creative Borders and Binding {April Island Batik Ambassador Project}

For April, our project theme for our Island Batik Ambassador projects is "Creative Borders and Binding!"

For my project this month, I am planning a quilt with simple piecing that will be framed by a fanciful border. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, Accuquilt products, and Hobbs Batting to use and share with you!

I pulled ten different 5" stash builder strips for my piecing. One stash builder set I got in my most recent Island Batik Ambassador box was nearly entirely shades of teal, aqua, and blue-greens so I had plenty of fabrics in these colors.

I cut each of these strips into 4.5" squares and these will make up the pieced portion of my quilt.

Next up will be arranging these squares for the pieced part of my quilt. I have about 80 squares cut (and fabric to cut more, if necessary!) and I'll be using most of of them in the first "stage" of piecing for this quilt! What do you think I have up my cozy sweater sleeves?

I hope that you are finding things to keep your minds and hands busy! Don't forget that all of our PDF patterns are 20% off until April 16th!


  1. I don't know what is up your sleeves (sweater? It's about 80 here today) but I can't wait to see it! I'd love to see some creative borders that I can try.

  2. Pretty colors! Not going to try to guess, that would take the fun out of it! No sweaters here today; it's sunny and warm.


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