Tree of Life with AccuQuilt
Island Batik this month had the Ambassadors create a quilt with the Accuquilt die: tree of life.
I, of course, did a bit unusual tree. Who doesn't love orange and purple with a bit of lemon?
I designed the quilt in Electric quilt.
I love playing with the colors and fabrics until I get something fun and striking.
I used the Accuquilt die to cut out the block.
It really creates accurate piecing in a complex block.
I started with some great fabrics.
I keep a printout of my block so I don't get confused as I piece it.
I piece my Janome M7 most of the time. It is super accurate, and just a plain joy to run.
The blocks are pretty quick to piece once you get going.
I set the blocks on point and added a small yellow border followed by a larger orange border.
I then loaded the runner on my longarm quilting machine. I quilt on a HandiQuilter Forte. I used a short piece of my favorite batting, Hobbs Heirloom.
I made this quilt as a table runner, so I quilted it pretty densely. This will allow it to lay really flat when a vase is placed upon it.
I repeated the bright lemon batik for the binding.
I machine stitch my bindings down on my straight stitch Juki sewing machine. If I were to hand stitch my bindings, the quilts would never be finished.
I love a great finish.
Accuquilt suggested we give our quilt to someone who really needs a bit of "Christmas in July" pick me up.
I unfortunately couldn't take pics of the gifting because of a bit of a Covid outbreak. I hope to get pics soon when they are up for a visit.
Next month we make a Miniature!
Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Accuquilt, and Hobbs heirloom Batting.
Visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors for inspiration.
Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com
Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt