At the beginning of June I packed up my sewing machine and a collection of Island Batik fabrics and went to Blue Bar Quilts. My good friend and fellow pattern designer, Sam Hunter, was in town to teach her “Big Star Braid” pattern. I had remembered at the last moment that the Island Batik Challenge for August was “Star Light Star Bright” and figured this pattern would be perfect!
As you can see in the photo above – I was right. The Island Batik fabrics worked beautifully and I used the black solid Island Batik fabric for the background.
The class itself was a blast. It was great to see what fabrics everyone was using for their stars and we even got a picture of a bunch of different fabrics all together to make the center. The possibilities for this pattern are truly endless.
Hobbs Batting had provided the Island Batik ambassadors with black 80/20 Heirloom batting and this was the perfect quilt to use it on. Kim Van Etten did the quilting on this for me (isn’t it amazing!?) and said the Hobbs was great to work with. The Big Star Braid quilt went together really fast and I’m thrilled with the lap size quilt I have now.
This month Island Batik has two different challenges going on – one is the Star Light Star Bright Challenge and the second is the Beat the Heat Blog Round up! The Beat the Heat Blog Round up features fabrics from the 2019 Spring line of Island Batiks and you’re not going to want to miss a thing … or the giveaways happening with the blog hop!
Love this quilt Where can I get the pattern? Thx. Pennie. Pmaclean@wisc.edu
On Hunter’s Design Studio’s website – https://huntersdesignstudio.com/product/big-star-braid/
judy smith says
i would go sit on and island and sew my heart away
Your Big Star Braid quilt is gorgeous! Love the colors and the quilting!
I have made a couple of Sam’s patterns before, and she does a great job with them. The last one I made was Churning Fourteen for the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop in January this year.
Sally Manke says
Love that solid black to showcase the pretty fabrics and giant star!
love this quilt!!