Thursday, December 26, 2019

TGIFF - Island Batik Ambassador 3D Challenge

Note:  All products in this post were given to me by Island Batik as part of their Ambassador program.

This is my final project as an Island Batik 2019 Ambassador.  It has been a great year working with Island Batik fabrics and the products of their sponsors, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil, and Accuquilt.

The theme of this month's challenge is:
Explore the world of 3D using your creative talents for this month’s challenge. Bring your inner artist out by using optical illusions, textures, trapunto, or whatever else will make your quilt pop into life!

I decided to use Island Batik solids in white and black.  I used an optical illusion pattern by Debby Kratovil QuiltsModern Vortex.  It is easily made with a Dresden ruler.

I used Sprinkles neutral fabric for the setting triangles.  It didn't have as much contrast as I thought it would, but I still think it makes the centre pop.

I used my favourite Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting.

Piecing and quilting was done with Aurifil #2024 White.  I didn't have a full plan in mind when I started quilting.  I quilted one section and then made a decision on the next section.  And then it was finally done.  I always struggle with how to quilt projects.  I used a combination of free-motion quilting and straight line quilting with a walking foot.

Being an Island Batik Ambassador this year has been a great experience, and I encourage you to look for the fabulous projects to be created by the 2020 Ambassadors.  I still have some Island Batik fabrics, so stay tuned in 2020 for some projects showcasing them.

I am hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday for the final link up of 2019.   If you have a finish from this week, please link up your blog/Instagram post showing your finish by using the linkup below.  Don't forget to visit a few blogs to spread some quilty love and encouragement.  Please include the TGIFF button or a link to the TGIFF blog in your blog post so your followers can also view all the great finishes.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
Here are some other link ups to showcase your finish:

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty 
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting


  1. Congratulations on finishing out your year as an Island Batik Ambassador with such a lovely project!

  2. This design is really awesome, it definitely has a 3D look to it. Congrats on your year of projects with Island Batik.

  3. I love this design and really love the way you quilted it. I won't have a finish tomorrow, but I will be watching what you do and others do!

  4. A great finish for 2019! The quilting looks good, sometimes the best plan is no plan just let it happen.

  5. Your make-it-up-as-I-go quilting plan worked out wonderfully! It looks fantastic!

  6. You did an awesome job with this challenge Anja. It is a very impressive quilt.

  7. That's a pretty one Anja - well done!!

  8. Such a striking piece of art, 😍. Thanks for providing me a year of great quilt projects.

  9. I think you met the brief Anja! Your quilt is dazzling!


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