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“Never too Early” with Island Batik

Never too early to get started on those Christmas projects. If it’s for gift giving or decorating your home, July is always a great time to get those projects going. I hope you have been looking at the other Island Batik Ambassador’s pages to see what they have done. There are some awesome projects!

I decided to make pillows for my project. I was inspired by “Candy Dish” a pattern by little Jaybird Quilts. My first pillow I made in traditional colors, using reds and greens from my stash builder rolls, and combined them with my white, solid Island Batik fabric.

I started by cutting 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles using Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I. I folded my rectangles in half and then used the Star 60 tool to cut the hexagon shape. It was easy to cut two or three at once.

Arranging my hexagons

Next I used the Star 60 tool to cut out triangle to sew on the hexagons. This was similar to the quilt I did last June for our free theme.

I didn’t want to cut off my hexagons so I added a row and finished off the rows with half triangles.

Cutting end Half Triangles

Sewing the rows together was easy. I used a stiletto to guide my piecing; I often do this instead of pinning.

I added a row so I didn’t have to randomly chop off the hexagons, but then the pillow wasn’t perfectly square.

Next I quilted the pillow with Aurifil 40/2 variegated thread; it was perfect.

Well, I couldn’t stop there I decided to use my leftover Plum Pudding fabric from my Quilt Modern Blog Hop in May.

Disclosure: Products in this post were generously provided by Island Batik, Schmetz Needles, and Aurifil thread.

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