Don’t you just love the colorful lights lighting up the driveways and houses this time of year. ‘Twinkly” was inspired by the wonderful lights hanging from the roof tops of brightly decorated house in our town.
“Twinkly” was created in EQ8 (Electric Quilt). It is a very simple 3-D quilt to make. It uses strips, HST (half square triangles), and rectangles. The HST were cut using the AccuQuilt GO! 2″ finished HST die # 55063. The rectangles were cut using the GO! Rectangle-2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (2″ x 4″ Finished) Die # 55159.
To create the effect of the night sky I selected the Black Island Batik solid for the background fabric. Island Batik solids are great to work with because there is little fraying since they have a very high thread count. I also decided to use black for the background to eliminate shadowing from occurring since this is a high contract quilt. I also select Island Batik Blenders and Basics primary colors to capture the 3-D cascading lantern light effect. There are so many wonderful colors to choose from and so the color combinations are endless.
“Twinkly” was constructed in vertical columns and the columns were then joined together to form the completed top.
I used Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Black Cotton/Poly Blend batting in the project. Using a black batting will eliminate bearding.
The quilt was then quilted with a vertical wavy line style of quilting to enhance the 3-D streaming effect. To add additional texture I used black Aurifil Cotton 50wt. thread for the sewing and the quilting of “Twinkly”. The Aurifil thread enhances and brings to the life the lantern shaped blocks.
The image above also shows how the vertical columns were sewn together using the HST, rectangles, and strips.
I hope you have been inspired to create a 3-D project. Also be sure to check out the other Island Batik Ambassador’s 3-D projects. The links below will direct you to their posts.
Enjoy a wonderful 2020 New Year!!
2019 Island Batik Ambassadors
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Anne Weins~ Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Barb Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Bea Lea ~ BeaQuilter
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Carla Henton ~ Creatin’ the Sticks
Suzy Webster ~ Adventerous Applique and Quilting
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Tina Dillard ~ Quilting Affection Designs
Tish Stimple~ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Sandra Walker mmm! quilts