Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Needle, Paper, Scissors - Oct. IB Challenge

The October challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is called Needle, Paper, Scissors.  We were given the instructions to make something from the fabrics sent to us with the Island Batik Ambassador program (we are given two boxes each year with fabrics to use and promote).  Our instructions were to make a project at least 36" x 36" using paper piecing.

I LOVE paper piecing!  The ideas were endless.....  The 36" x 36 size made me think of a baby quilt of some kind...

In last months blog challenge I enlarged a smaller block, so I thought I would do the same thing this month.  I took the  puppy pattern from my book 24 Kids' Quilt Blocks.  See the puppy on the cover?
(the book is available at

The patterns in the book are 7" x 7".  I enlarged the pattern pieces to make the dog 15" x 15", and added more background sky, and grass pieces.

I used a variety of Island Batik fabrics:
Puppy - Marble-Smoke, Basics Black, Basics Sterling
Background - Mini Dot Buttercup - Victoria & Albert
Paw Prints - Bubbles - Nutmeg
Border and food dish - Candy Corn - Sunflower Serenade

I used several Aurifil threads and Hobbs Premium Cotton Batting which were also sent to Island Batik Ambassadors in our two boxes.           

Isn't he a cutie!

I added an orange border to match the bowl, and floated dog bones all around - like the puppy is dreaming of what to eat.  I named the quilt "What's for supper?"  The quilt is 33" x 42 1/2".

I quilted an easy zig zag design in the green border using the Mini Zig Zag ruler from Sew Steady/Westalee.  Quick and easy!

 I just had to add the paw prints to the back to show the puppy walking towards his bowl on the opposite side.  It gives a little fun to the back of the quilt don't you think?