Island Batik Quilting

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.

Just look at how those browns glow!
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

To piece my quilt I used Aurifil thread #6010 (Toast). For the batting I used Hobbs Batting Heirloom Premium Cotton. Lastly, I used Schmetz needles in my machine.

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.


  1. Quilting Tangent

    February 15, 2022 at 8:14 AM

    Pretty modern quilt.

  2. Jennifer Thomas

    February 15, 2022 at 8:38 AM

    Love it! Your quilt is beautiful and modern. The last row looks like a city to me. Have a great day!

  3. Lori Smanski

    February 15, 2022 at 9:18 AM

    Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  4. Becky Turner

    February 15, 2022 at 10:41 AM

    My favorite collection is the next one…..the last one…..maybe a couple from a couple of years ago!!!
    don’t make me choose!

  5. Jennifer Pendergast

    February 15, 2022 at 1:56 PM

    Would never personally have chosen brown fabric but you have showed me what an absolutely stunning quilt and colour choice.Well done

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 16, 2022 at 5:55 AM

      That is so nice of you to say. I don’t always work with a lot of browns, but I really enjoyed it and am now in love with the colors.

  6. Gail S

    February 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    Evergreen and Pine is my favorite

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 16, 2022 at 5:54 AM

      That is a beautiful line too!

  7. Kim

    February 15, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    I haven’t seen a collection that I didn’t like, so my favorite collection is the one in front of me. Your quilt is wonderful with the browns and yellows.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 16, 2022 at 5:54 AM

      I know the feeling. Thanks for watching!

  8. Cris

    February 15, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Thanks for the tutorial. Gorgeous quilt. Looks warm.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 16, 2022 at 5:53 AM

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it!

  9. ShirleyC

    February 15, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    You did a great job showing off those pretty batiks! The snow pics are awesome!

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 16, 2022 at 5:53 AM

      Thank you so much. It was a fun quilt to make. I’m glad my husband was driving in that snow!

  10. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    February 17, 2022 at 4:04 PM

    You know, Claudia, these aren’t colors usually in my wheelhouse/stash, but the way you’ve assembled them, the pattern, and everything really makes me appreciate and love this line! Thank you!! I really love how it pops in the snow too! Can you send a LITTLE bit of that south?! LOL

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 20, 2022 at 6:25 AM

      Hi Brenda – Thanks so much. I don’t always use browns either, but enjoyed this process. I like a challenge and I love these browns. I’m over the snow now. I’m ready for spring! LOL

  11. Jean McKinstry

    February 18, 2022 at 10:24 PM

    They6 are all stunning but ” Mountain Gems’ with my favourite greens is my choice. What a perfetc setting in the snow for your row by row photo. It shows the browns and golds so beautifully

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      February 20, 2022 at 6:23 AM

      Thank you so much. It was such a pretty snowfall that I couldn’t resist. I love that Mountain Gems too!

  12. Lori Reckler

    March 21, 2022 at 1:55 PM

    I LOVE this quilt and I want to make it with this fabric collection, but I am having a hard time finding it. Where can I purchase it?

  13. Lori Reckler

    March 21, 2022 at 1:57 PM

    I LOVE this quilt and would like to make it with the same fabric collection, but I am unable to find it. Any idea where I can purchase it? TIA

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      March 22, 2022 at 7:06 AM

      Hi Lori – I checked with Island Batik and because of supply issues it won’t be shipping to stores until April. It’s a gorgeous line so I hope you’ll be able to find it. Thanks!

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