This month’s challenge was to use at least one of Deb Tucker’s tools and a new fabric collection to make a fun quilt.
I was sent the Midnight Dazzle collection in my July Island Batik Ambassador box. This BEAUTIFUL fabric collection spoke to me immediately—I love some bright jewel tones!
I was also lucky enough to get the Split Rects tool. I own some of the Deb Tucker quilt patterns and have been meaning to do a few of her patterns for a while. (Don’t we all have one or two!?)
My sew sister, Tina, just happened to have several of Deb Tucker’s tools and a couple patterns. As I was rummaging through her ruler organizer, I decided to borrow her Deb Tucker’s Corner Pop tool and make a baby sized Fiesta quilt. The fabric seemed to be a perfect match for this project.
Deb also had a really GREAT video about how to use the Split Rects tool where she demonstrates how to use if you’re right handed or left handed. The video really helped me see the potential of this great tool. I can’t wait to create more quilts using it!
This quilt started off fairly fast and easy. I love “spinning” the lumps out by pressing the blocks in the same direction. It makes everything lay down so nicely.
And I worked quickly through the pattern using all the fabrics for this project. I was given two coordinating blues from Island Batik that I decided to incorporate into the quilt.
I used the lighter fabric, Rain, as the background and I elected to set off the border on the quilt by using the darker coordinating blue, Waterfall.
I felt an urgency to complete this quilt ASAP and I wasn’t sure why.
While I was working on this project a tragedy struck. In Canada in a tiny town named Lytton, there was a wildfire that raced through their town leveling it in about 15 minutes. I knew why I was working so hard to complete this baby quilt!
A call went out from Katja Marek in Kamloops, BC, Canada over Instagram, they were asking for quilt donations for the homeless residents of Lytton. I went to the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters guild and urged them to donate to our Canadian neighbors. When it was all said and done the guild donated over 15 quilts to them. I was so happy to include the baby sized Fiesta quilt in one of the donation boxes!
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