Saturday, December 30, 2017

Table Scraps with Island Batik

Hi!  I hope you've had a wonderful December, and are ready for the new year.  This is the last Island Batik Ambassador challenge for 2017!  Hopefully not my last.  January is the Blog Hop with the new collections, and I hope I'm accepted again as an Ambassador for 2018.  I'll let you know as soon as I do.  

So, December is #TableScraps.  I had ideas floating in my head all month about what I could make, using some of the scraps from any of the multiple collections I've received over my 5 +years as an Ambassador.  I've even pieced scraps together to make table runners before.  My Zen Basket pattern has a runner from scraps.  So, I looked through my scraps.  I looked through patterns.  Then last week, I purchased some of the new patterns from Quilt In A Day, one of my favorite designers.  So, Friday, I get a package.  It's the order, with 3 new patterns, including Table Scraps.  Yes, the pattern and challenge have the same name.  How can I ignore that??  Kismet!  Fate!  Easy, decision finally made.  So, which scraps to use?  I have sections of the Cherry Berry Collection, pieces left from my Apple Core top. (Yes, still need to finish quilting that, it's on the UFO list for 2018).  
I have enough pieces left from Lake Life, and also from Paisley Dot, the fabric in my newest pattern, Stack Tiles.  
But going back to Table Scraps, I think I need to use lemons, cherries, grapes and that leaves Cherry Berry.  I decided to stick with the theme, lol.  Table Scraps using the Table Scraps pattern made with scraps with food designs.  Yes, corny and goofy, I know, but a girl's gotta find the laughs somewhere. 

So, here's my project!  
Blocks are assembled.
I can't believe how quickly this went together.  I had spent time cutting the squares and background last night, and hoped to get the blocks done tonight.  I ended up spending about 2 hours sewing, and TADA, the table topper is done!  I couldn't believe I had it done that quickly, and that Mom was actually fairly cooperative during that time.  (Before then, not so much, which is why I went up to sew earlier than normal, she was driving me crazy.)
 I do love these colors together, and the background, Moo Milk, offers a great chance for pretty quilting.  I also love the split border look, the blocks go into the border area.  I think I'll use either the other dark purple or one of the multi-color fabrics for binding, when it's done.  I'm thrilled I got this much done before the end of the month.  That was a challenge in itself.  

 Pieced with Aurifil 50wt, the large cone that I was provided as an Aurifil Artisan. I love that it's just always there!  I can thread my machine and not worry about running out.  Not for a long time.

Now, to decide on the quilting design for the pieced block, and find backing.  Which Aurifil thread should I use for the pieced blocks?  Any suggestions?  
 Remember to visit in January for the Four Seasons Blog Hop. 

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors for more inspiration.  Enjoy!  And check back for more finishes from me, including this one.

Here's a list of possible links.

Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seams to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts  Linda from Inspired Layers
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore

1 comment:

Barb Neiwert said...

Very fun table runner, and it was nice to have those couple of hours to yourself to quilt away! Your other quilts are lovely, too, and I look forward to your Ambassadorship again!