Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Island Batik Tool Talk Blog Hop


It's time to talk tools with Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design tools and Island Batik

During the month of September Island Batik Ambassadors are showing off their projects using the new Island Batik fabric lines coming out now along with some fun rulers by Deb Tucker.

The fabric line I am showcasing is called Silverado Canyon by Kathy Engle, hitting stores now, and the ruler I got to play with is the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star.  

I love everything about this fabric line! From the different shades of blues, tans, and cremes, to the plants and animals in the prints. It makes me think of gray canyon walls on a nice summer afternoon.

Using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne ruler sure helped make perfect stars.  Cutting the pieces out big and trimming down makes perfect diamonds and triangles.  I usually end up with wonky shapes or triangles that are a wee bit too small when I try to cut these exact by myself.  I would usually paper pieced these types of units, but I can skip the paper now with this ruler.

The ruler also lets me make multiple sizes which is nice.  I used several different sizes for this quilt.  My smallest star finished at three inches.  The stars in the center of the big blocks are four inches and the star parts in the sashing would have made six inch stars if you put them together in a square 

The backing is made up of some a few different Island Batik Foundations prints.  

I also love my new wool pressing mat given to us from Prairie Spirit Alpacas.  I was zooming along and didn't get a photo of it in action this time, but you can check them out here.

Hobbs Batting is inside this one again.  It really is some good stuff.  This time I used the Hobbs Poly-Down Batting.  It sure makes it nice and fluffy.  Super nice to cuddle under.

And of course, sewn and quilted with Schmetz needles.  

Make sure you check out Claudia's blog to see what she created with this same collection.

And don't miss the Island Batik Blog to see all the new fabric lines and your chance to win one of these bundles of fabric!  

Happy Sewing!



  1. This was super fun to put together!

  2. This is absolutely stunning, Leah! I have that ruler, now I'm going to have to use it! LOL This collection is gorgeous too!

  3. Love your quilt. I just recently got the ruler. Cindy cshelkeyqbq (at) Gmail (dot) com