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    Log Cabin Island Batik Beach Balls

    Updated: Feb 21

    The challenge this month was two fold: use the Kismet collection and create a log cabin style quilt. The Kismet collection is a fun bright bold collection. I designed a quilt to really celebrate the bright bold fun colors in the collection.

    This is such a fun and bright quilt to make. I love the intense colors in the Kismet line from Island Batik.

    I started by choosing my fabrics. I used most of the fabrics!

    If you zoom in, you can see the # and names if you want to recreate this yummy color grouping. I used EQ8 to plan my piecing for this off center log cabin.

    Electric Quilt has Island Batik fabrics in the fabric libraries. How cool is that? I used a lot of 2 1/2" strips, so the Accuquilt Go cutter made fast work of that.

    Once I cut the fabrics, I chose my Aurifil threads.

    Once I cut the fabrics, I pieced easily on my Juki straight stitch machine.

    These needles are awesome.

    Chain piecing makes it pretty quick to piece.

    Piecing went really fast! I started planning my quilting. I LOVE the quilting part almost as much as the piecing.

    I plan my quilting using Pro Stitcher Designer. I can put a picture of the quilt into the software and draw and design my quilting right on the quilt.

    A bit of Stitching in the Ditch, and let the real quilting happen! I use Hobbs heirloom batting almost all the time and this was no different. I think it is the perfect batting.

    Love the background fabric!

    This was such a fun quilt to piece. It feels like a bit of summer beach time.....maybe this will have to live on my front porch in the summer. This finished at 56" by 56".

    I am not sure where I like the quilt best: Out in the grass ready for a picnic

    On the front porch:

    Or inside the living room on my favorite chair:

    Thanks to the sponsors:

    Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt GO! and Schmetz

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