Island Batik

Silverado Canyon Tool Talk Quilt

Some of the items that Island Batik ambassadors get each year are 4 half yard bundles of some of their new fabric lines. With those bundles we are asked to make a special project and participate in that months’ blog hop. We all anxiously await that fabric goodness. This month we received our fabric plus we received a tool from Deb Tucker Studio 180 Designs that we were asked to create our quilt with. What fun! Join me as I show you my Silverado Canyon Tool Talk quilt I call “River Bed”.

About the Quilt

I always like to incorporate all 20 of the various fabrics in the new line that I receive in my projects for the blog hop. In addition, I like to show them off in a unique way. This fabric immediately took me to the earth. With the various designs and colors (especially the blues) I was reminded of water and stones. Hence the name of my quilt “River Bed”.

Using the Deb Tucker Studio 180 tools and the fabric I like to think that I achieved the look of a river bed deep in a canyon.

You can see more about this quilt and check out what I did with the scraps left over from trimming my quilt blocks in this video.

The Fabric

The fabric bundle I received for this blog hop was called Silverado Canyon and it was designed by Kathy Engle. It is a gorgeous bundle filled with grays, blues, whites, and even some grays bordering on taupes. I love the earthy feel of the colors and some of the designs are definitely reminiscent of the West.

This line is now available in stores.

Not only did I receive the bundle of half yard cuts of all of the fabrics in the line, I also got 2 yards each of two of the fabrics in the line: Gray Tin and Plains Animal in Blue Ocean.

To finish off my design I needed another neutral and luckily I had a couple of yards of Whip Cream from Island Batik’s Foundations – Neutrals line. With its white background and swirls of gray and blue it worked perfectly with the Silverado Canyon line.

The Corner Pop Tool

We were asked to design our quilt using one of the Deb Tucker Studio 180 tools and I was given the Corner Pop. I was excited to watch their video tutorial for it and designs started coming to me. I decided it would be fun to combine it with the tool I received from them in last year’s ambassador box. It was the Corner Beam tool.

After playing around with the tools and figuring out which measurements worked together I came up with a quilt block that was made up of four blocks made with the Corner Beam and Corner Pop tools.

I made blocks using the Corner Beam tool and then trimmed them with the Corner Pop tool.

Then I used the Corner Pop tool to make some separate blocks. I definitely had to plan out the colors so everything would match up. 2 of the Corner Pop blocks and 2 of the Corner Beam blocks made up one block for the quilt. The center oval-like shape of each large block in the quilt features one of the 20 fabrics from the line.

These Deb Tucker Studio 180 tools are great to add to your quilting notions and you can purchase them in my Amazon store here. As an Amazon Affiliate I Earn From Qualifying Purchases (at no extra charge to you).

Items Used to Make My Quilt

To design my quilt I used my Electric Quilt 8 software. Pretty close I would say!

The Island Batik ambassador program has many generous industry partners as well. I used Hobbs Thermore for the batting. It gave the quilt a wonderful lightness and drape. In my machine I used Schmetz needles. To piece my blocks I used Aurifil Dark Grey.

It was beautifully machine quilted by Melinda Keppler of ScottieBelle Designs using a gentle Southwest design.

Thank you to all of the sponsors.

Bonus Project Made with Crumbs from Cutting

I have wanted to do some crumb quilting for a while and because of the way the Studio 180 Corner Pop tool cuts, I had a number of scraps to work with. I decided to make this fun and easy Crumb Quilted Throw Pillow. You can see how to make it here. It’s perfect for all of your left over scraps!


  1. Jennifer Thomas

    September 21, 2022 at 8:09 AM

    Beautiful quilt. I love the design and the main photo you took of the quilt. I also like the way you combined the two tools together to make your blocks. Have a lovely day.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      September 21, 2022 at 8:44 AM

      Thanks so much Jennifer! I appreciate it.

  2. Gail Renna

    September 21, 2022 at 9:09 AM

    So creative! I love what you did!

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      September 21, 2022 at 10:21 AM

      Thank you Gail. I appreciate that! I am loving these Studio 180 Design tools. they are fun to play with.

  3. lee

    September 21, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Lovely quilt! I have loved this hop seeing how the tools are all used! Amazing design and fabric!

  4. Maryellen McAuliffe

    September 21, 2022 at 10:22 PM

    Great design for the fabrics, and the tools make it look easy, but I know you had a bit of math to do. Great job.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      September 23, 2022 at 8:22 AM

      Hi Maryellen – Thanks – This was a fun one, but yep..lots of math!

  5. Christi

    September 22, 2022 at 1:12 AM

    Great quilt I love the design and the fabric placement.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      September 23, 2022 at 8:22 AM

      Thanks Christi. I appreciate it!

  6. Lou Heron

    October 1, 2022 at 4:33 PM

    I love your quilt, what a great design and a lovely way to showcase the beautiful batiks.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      October 2, 2022 at 8:26 AM

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate that!

  7. Robyn Wilson

    October 18, 2022 at 11:12 AM

    Beautiful quilt! Are you selling the pattern??

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      October 20, 2022 at 7:37 AM

      I am not. I have had a really good response so I will be working on it. Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

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