Row by Row Quilt with Island Batik’s New Line Interurban
My second year as an Island Batik ambassador means it’s time for my fifth blog hop for them! I love these blog hops. Each one is an opportunity to highlight one of Island Batik‘s new fabric lines. This time around I was given a line filled with beautiful browns. Here is my row by row quilt made with Island Batik’s new line called Interurban. I called it “Modern Browns”,
As soon as I saw this fabric, I fell in love with it. The array of browns, golds and cinnamons is beautiful and so opulent looking. Designed by Kathy Engle and in store in February 2022, the line is also filled with all sorts of lovely patterns.
In total, there are 20 different fabrics in the line. I’m not sure which one is my favorite and I used them all in my quilt.
Disclosure: The products in this post were generously provided by Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil thread and Schmetz Needles.
We picked the snowiest day of the year to take a drive and take photos of the finished quilt. Check out how those various browns glow in my “Modern Browns” quilt.
A Show & Tell of the Quilt Plus a Tutorial for One of the Blocks
Do you want see a little bit more about the quilt? I made this video highlighting the quilt plus I added a tutorial for one of the blocks.
About the Row by Row Quilt
To design my quilt I first sketched out the blocks on graph paper. After that I headed over to my computer and drafted the in my Electric Quilt 8 software. Lastly designed the quilt in EQ8 using the blocks. The only change I had to make was in the checkerboard row. I had to delete two rows because I ran out of background fabric.
I made each row individually and then pieced the whole quilt together.
I then handed it off to have it quilted by Melinda Keppler of ScottieBelle Designs. Check out the geometric quilting that mimics some of the fabric patterns! It was a perfect fit for the quilt.
About the Fabric
Filled with all hues of browns and some blacks…the fabrics in the Interurban line practically glow. To offset them, I used the gorgeous “Jute” from Island Batik’s Foundations-Breathtaking Browns line.
I’ve mentioned it before in a number of my ambassador posts, but I will mention it again. Their golds are stunning and the colors are so saturated.
Other Items Used to Make the Quilt
Thank you to the generous Island Batik ambassador sponsors.
Bonus Block Tutorial
I enjoyed designing the blocks for this row by row quilt so much that I decided to do a tutorial for one of them. I started with the one I call the Double Arrow. It is a very easy block to make and you can get the directions in this blog post. Keep your eye out for more block tutorials from this quilt.
Island Batik is having a giveaway each week to go along with their row by row quilt blog hop. Check out what you can win. Wow! You can enter here (below the photo) or on their blog.
In addition, I am giving away twenty 5″ charm squares (one from each fabric in the Interurban line). Head over to my Instagram account, look for the post with this photo in it and get all the details on how to enter.
The Other Ambassadors
Make sure to check out all of the other Ambassador’s blog hop posts. They have been making beautiful quilts and a number of them are having giveaways!
Megan Best, Bestquilter
Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts
Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia