Victoriana Quilt + GIVEAWAY


Welcome to my stop on the Tool Talk blog hop, hosted by Island Batik. Today, I'm sharing my newest quilt called Victoriana. I've been looking forward to sharing my project with you this month, as I am quite pleased with how it turned out. Our Island Batik ambassador challenge this month was to showcase a gorgeous new range of fabric while using a Studio 180 Design tool which we received in our second shipment (a few months ago).

The fabric which I received for this blog hop is called Victorian and is a signature collection by Kathy Engle for Carol Moellers or Carol Moellers Designs.


It's quite a regal range featuring shades of purple, green and cream. I received a half yard bundle of the Victorian range along with two x 2-yard cuts of a couple of the fabrics within the range.


I also used a neutral fabric called Eggshell for my block background - it's a light cream/green print and it worked nicely with the colours in these Victorian fabrics.

Now, I'll say right here that I'm not a fan of making HST's. Not so much the making, but the trimming. Gosh I find trimming of HST's very tedious. 

I received the Tucker Trimmer ruler and started by watching some of the YouTube videos available.


With a new understanding of how this tool would work, I sat down at EQ8 and designed a quilt. I ended up going with a quilt design that requires 12 HST's per block. 

With my block measurements printed out, I was ready to sew (and trim). I cut my fabrics into 8.5" squares and made magic 8 HST units. For someone who hates trimming, this ruler made the process so much easier than it ever has been. 




I ended up making 300 HST units in this quilt. And guess what - I don't hate making (and trimming) them so much any more.

Along with thanks to Island Batik and Studio 180 Designs, a big thanks to industry partners who provided product which was used in this quilt. 

Firstly a thank you to Hobbs Batting who have so generously supplied the ambassadors with lots of beautiful batting to use in our projects. In Victoriana, I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton Batting. It's lovely, light and basting + quilting was a dream.


I used Aurifil 50wt thread #6722 for all of the piecing and quilting. I also used a medium purple #5003 which worked nicely for the binding.

Schmetz Microtex needles for piecing the quilt. These are super sharp and great for working with batiks.





Visit all of the Island Batik Ambassadors to see the projects which they have created with their Studio 180 Design tool and Island Batik fabrics. There have been some absolutely beautiful projects designed by the ambassadors.

And now for the fun part, check out the fabric giveaway from Island Batik. You have the opportunity to win some gorgeous fabrics and entering is easy! Just enter through the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!



25 comments

Raewyn said...

A busy month for you with two bloghops and holiday preparation (and all the rest!). I love the design you came up with - it showcases the fabrics beautifully. The trimmer tool sounds like it makes HST making a quicker/easer process. I hope you are having a Fabulous Holiday!

teachpany said...

That's really pretty, and I love the wine/burgundy border. The colors are gorgeous.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love the colours & the pattern.

Hannah said...

Your quilt turned out great. Like you, I do not like the trimming step of HST's, I do like the crisp results from well-trimmed blocks. When I have a pile to work through, that is what I focus on while I trim. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I would love to win a bundle of fabric, you know I've never worked with Batiks? It would be fun to try something new:)_

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

well I would love to win the fabric of course - there are always more quilts to make

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Your quilt came out beautifully! I am also not a fan of trimming. The Studio 180 Tools do make it less of a chore. This time I also used a rotating cutting mat, which made it quick and easy to turn the units and trim. Have a lovely day!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your pattern. It showcases the luscious IB fabrics so well. Thanks for sharing

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty quilt and you found an easier way of trimming 1/2 square triangles.

Darlene S said...

I absolutely love, love, love your quilt and would like to make one just like it. Absolutely gorgeous design and fabrics.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What a Super fun project! Your quilt is gorgeous!!!!

Patti said...

Anorina, your quilt is beautiful! And I'm curious about your HST trimming tool, guess I'll have to look into getting one. I'd like to win Midnight Glow because winter is coming and it would be perfect to make a new bed quilt for my husband and I!

carol said...

I have trouble with HSTs and the trimmer sounds like a tool that could be a game changer. You have mastered HSTs for this quilt. Gorgeous design, quilt, and fabrics, plus quilting.

loulee said...

I'm not a fan of triangles either, making them that is. Yours look stunning all together like that. Such a pretty quilt.
I went off to your rafflecopter thing, but I'm not sure I managed to enter. LOL

Lianne makes stuff said...

Your quilt looks so pretty, the fabrics sing in that design

Sewgirl said...

You did a lovely job with this bundle. The color gradation really makes the quilt glow! Well done.

GranChris said...

Love this quilt. Great colors.

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous creation.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a beautiful quilt! If i won the giveaway, I would definitely make a star quilt too!

Janice said...

So you should be proud of this quilt. You have showcased the fabrics so well. I’m glad you are more comfortable with HST blocks, as they are so versatile.

Unknown said...

I'm loving all the colours that you used in the quilt, they go really well together.
Awesome quilt and thanks for the tip about the ruler too.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Anorina!

Lee said...

Gorgeous quilt!!

Gail said...

I love the colors in this bundle. They are very bright and cherry and look lovely in your quilt.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love the colors in this collection. Your design is great!

Ondrea said...

Woohoo! Such a clever gal you are! It looks beautiful. Gadgets and computers seem to be your thing and you certainly put them to good use with wonderful results.