Each participant has featured their choice of Island Batiks new fabric collections in a Classic Block.
To make my project, I had the pleasure of using these new batiks from the Cry Me A River collection from Island Batik. Aren't they dreamy?
This collection has a beautiful variety of colours and prints.
I love the tear drops. And these sea turtles? Adorable!!
Once I had settled on the Stepping Stones quilt block as my choice for a classic block, I used my EQ7 to design a quilt. Then I changed things up and made a negative setting too.
I asked my son Russell for his opinion. He favoured the one on the left in the positive setting. But I really liked the one on the right in the negative setting! It was just too hard to chose one over the other. So I worked out a plan, managing to make both quilts from the half yard cuts that were provided.
The completed quilt tops were shared in this post. And a tutorial for the Stepping Stones quilt block can be found here. For my tutorial post, I shared my experiences using both an inaccurate and an accurate 1/4" seam and the results. I know you have probably heard it a thousand times before. But some of us have to learn the hard way.
I wanted the quilting to continue the Cry Me A River theme. Organic wavy line quilting brings to mind the ebb and flow of a lazy river.
Both were backed using a whole cloth with no seam lines. And they match!
There was just enough fabric left from those half yard cuts for binding. I love the look of a scrappy binding!
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These twin baby quilts finished at approximately 40" x 50" each and are now listed with my Quilts for Sale in my Etsy shop. And the Stepping Stones twin quilts pattern, which includes instructions for making both quilts is available for $4.00 for a limited time in my Payhip Pattern shop here.
Thank you for joining me on the Island Batik - Sock Hop Blog Hop! If you missed any of the previous stops, the full schedule is as follows:
Date Participant, Blog & Block Project
January 12 Katie @ Island Batik - Introduction to the Sock Hop Blog Hop
January 13 Susan @ Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts - Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
January 14 Connie @ Freemotion by the River - 54-40 or Fight
January 15 Bea Lee @ Beaquilter - Hunter Star
January 16 Linda @ One Quilting Circle - Flying Geese
January 17 Maryellen @ Mary Mack's Blog - Sister's Choice
January 18 Jocelyn @ Happy Cottage Quilter - Nine Patch
January 19 Connie @ Kauffman Designs - Drunkard's Path
January 20 Tammy @ Tamarinis - Pinwheel
January 21 Barbara @ Bejeweled Quilts - Maple Leaf
January 22 Barbara @ Six Gables Designs - Friendship Star
January 23 Nan @ Purrfect Spots - Duck and Ducklings
January 24 Jeanette @ Inchworm Fabrics - Solstice Star
January 25 Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts - Stepping Stones
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Love your fabric choice and prefer the negative version also. Great job!
You did an awesome job of using up all of the fabric provided you. I am blown away with how far you were able to get those half yard cuts!
I'm with you I really like the one on the right. The white just makes it pop!. Great job. The colors are fabulous.
Both of your quilts are beautiful Lorna......can't decide which is my favorite! I'm so happy you took part in the Island Batik blog hop!
These turned out fabulous Lorna! I love them and the organic lines ..perfect!
Thank you for the great giveaway! I think a quilt combining positive/negative would also be beaurtiful.
Great job! Love them both.
these are just lovely!
Your Quilts are both Awesome!!! Gorgeous colors & Pattern!! :)
both turned out fantastic Lorna! I love seeing different versions of the same quilt...love it!
I really like how the quilts turned out and I like the quilting you did on them.
Both of them are so beautifully pieced Lorna. So fresh and crisp looking.
I love both versions, I don't know which is my favorite.
I've been watching these beauties on your blog, Lorna. Thanks for the closeup of the quilting. Really helps to see how different quilting options work on a specific quilt.
Such lovely quilts! Great color!
I love those fabrics and getting 2 quilt out of them is icing on the cake! Great job!
Those are two sweet quilts!!!
Love your quilts. It is hard to decide if I like the positive or negative! But I do know I want to make one!!
Both of your quilts are absolutely beautiful, Lorna, but I think I love the negative one the best. I love the quilting, too. Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing.
these are both gorgeous. I am like you, I think the one with all the white background is wonderful. It makes the stars pop. The other is great also, it just makes the white stars pop. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
I love your fabric choice and pattern and thank you for the label link. I just popped over and order myself some for my quilts. I can see me making one these in the near future.
I like the way you used these fabrics, can't decide if I like one better or both equally. Clever idea either way!
Both are just gorgeous.
These are both so pretty and your choice of quilting fits them so well! I love blue and green together.
Really awesome, thank you for sharing your talents.
I wonder how the positive/negative would have worked in 1 quilt? Love the fabric line, love your two quilts!
Very nice too, I positively love the negative design and your choice of fabrics makes it all so fresh and new. Well done!!
I do not know if there is any comment that can do justice for your selection of fabrics and colors... nothing I would have picked out to create such a stunning color variation, yet you always seem to pull it off.
You have made some beauties, dear Lorna! Both of them are gorgeous and wavy quilting is perfect! Hard to pick just one :)
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