Blue Sapphire is my newest pattern that is now available here.The pattern includes plenty of color diagrams and also directions to make just one block. (My testers really liked having this step included)
If you go to the International Quilt Show in Minneapolis, MN this week you will see my Blue Sapphire quilt in the Island Batik booth. The pattern and fabrics will be available for stores to kit.
I won’t be there but would love to see photos!
Notice the ice and snow……I took the photos in January before shipping off my quilt to Island Batik.
The batiks that I used are from the Meadow Collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. I always print a label on my ink jet printer and attach it to the back of my quilt before it goes to market.
I have found a great place for photos…..my neighbor has a metal building and I put a couple magnets inside the quilt sleeve and was able to hang the quilt for photos. I remember it was cold that day….hopefully it will be warmer when I take photos of three more quilts next week.
I used Aurifil thread for the free-motion quilting that I did on my 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
I even had a little help when I was taking photos……notice the feet….
Builder Bob stood close to the river edge and held on tight to the quilt.
I always like to share a photo showing the difference that quilting makes.
Here is a closeup of the block. I had some wonderful testers make up the pattern and fortunately….they all loved it. There are Triangle in a Square blocks in my pattern and once you have them made the rest is a breeze.
I have included info on several ways to make them.
- I have included templates that can be traced and cut out with clear plastic
- Use the AccuQuilt die #554410
- Use the Tri-Rec rulers
- I also included a foundation paper piece template
Here is a peek at the cover and back of Blue Sapphire.