Friday, August 28, 2020

Split Stars Quilt Top {Try A Tool with Island Batik}

 Finally an update for my August Island Batik project!

I finished up all of my blocks and turned them into a top! I'm not sure what kind of border this one will have. Maybe light blue?

While it was a bit of a learning curve to use the V-block ruler, it did work out well for these blocks. I liked that I could also use the V-block ruler to trim my HSTs too instead of needing to switch between rulers.

This might be as far as this project gets this month; I have two blog hop projects to work on that are scheduled for early September that will be my main focus for the next two weekends. But this will go back to the top of the to do list once those to the blog hop projects are done!

Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Up in the Air {New Applique Pattern!}

 We've added another applique add-on to our Etsy and Payhip shops for use with our Ready Set Soar and Boot Scootin' Baby patterns!

Our "Up In the Air" hot air balloon appliques are another perfect baby quilt option!

Inspired by the hot air balloon fabric she used in this quilt, Amanda made this baby quilt for a good friend last year! The PDF includes applique templates for three different sizes of balloons and two different sizes of clouds.

Don't forget our other add-on applique options! Both Whales on Parade and Slow and Steady are perfect for little boy quilts!

All of these appliques are interchangable with our Ready Set Soar and Boot Scootin' Baby patterns! And of course, the options for the quilt bases are only limited by your own imagination!

As always, thank your for your support of our Etsy and Payhip shops! 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Aztec Lagoon (Pattern Now Available!)

 Another new pattern to share today!

Aztec Lagoon is an easy quilt for strips with multiple size options! The wall hanging (or baby) sized version uses 2.5" strips. The cover quilt and the rainbow alternate both shown below are the wall hanging sized version. I quilted the rainbow version a long while ago when my sister was originally testing the pattern!

The larger versions of the quilt -- the throw and twin sized options -- use 3.5" strips in the same arrangement to make larger quilts! 

Here's a mock up of the quilt with the colorway reversed. The pattern also includes a coloring sheet for you to design your own colorway!

Aztec Lagoon is available on Etsy and on Payhip! Make sure to use the hashtags #HBDpatterns #AztecLagoon #AztecRainbow on Instagram when you make your versions of this quilt! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and join our Facebook group as well!

Friday, August 14, 2020

Try a Tool with Studio 180 Design {August IBA Challenge}

 This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to "try a tool" with Studio 180 Design!

I've never used any of these rulers so this was a new adventure for me! I received the V Block ruler and trimmer. To start I watched the very helpful introductory video featuring designer Deb Tucker using this ruler. You can see that video here.

For my project I decided to use my V block ruler with the Venetian Tiles precut and yardage I received in my most recent IB Ambassador box.

I pulled in a little extra fabric and will use the two yardage cuts above in two blocks, but my plan is to make nine 12" blocks for a baby quilt.

Here are the untrimmed units for my first block:

...and here they are trimmed.

And finally here's the block all together:

My plan is to pair up the blue fabrics and the neutral fabrics to make eight more split star blocks that finish at 12". Nine of them together will make a good sized baby quilt and once they are complete I'll decide if the quilt needs sashing and/or a border. I have some light grey thread that I think will be perfect to quilt this quilt once it is finished.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Daisy Chain {Pattern Now Available!}

Hip hip hooray! The full pattern of our previous QAL quilt, Daisy Chain, is now available! This pattern is now available in our Etsy and Payhip shops.

I have now made three different Daisy Chain Quilts!

To see the full quilt top parade from the quilt along last year, CLICK HERE.

The pattern includes four different size options: baby, throw, twin, and queen. The pattern is perfect for confident beginners. The main techniques used in this quilt are strip piecing and making QST units.

This quilt also can use some of those 2.5" strips you have hanging around! The quilt is written to be easily adaptable to yardage, scraps, or a combination of the two.

Interested in using this pattern for your guild or quilt shop? This pattern would be a great choice for a six session class or quilt along. Contact us for quilt shop and guild pricing at if you are interested!

As always, make sure to tag us in your finishes made from our patterns with #hbdpatterns and #hbdquilts!