Today we’re welcoming quilt designer Connie K. Campbell as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures!
Connie designed the Board Game quilt featured in our Sept/Oct ’16 issue. This striking wall quilt is made in purple, cream, green and gold batiks and features geometric shapes and striking angles.
My name is Connie Kresin Campbell and I blog at Freemotion by the River. I am an ambassador for Island Batik and really enjoy working with their beautiful fabrics. When I saw the Sea Canyon collection that came out this summer I knew I wanted to make a quilt that would use the neat leaf print batik for the large border. I like working with two different blocks in quilts and this layout made me think of board games from my childhood.
I also do a monthly blog post for AccuQuilt where I share tutorials using their dies. Many times I will do a quilt with a mix of regular quilt fabrics and also batiks.
Sometimes batiks have a tendency to bleed so you should either prewash your fabrics or add a Shout Color Catcher in the wash machine. I normally go with the Color Catcher and have never had a problem with dyes bleeding, I also take my quilt out of the washer as soon as it is done and then put it in the dryer on a low heat.
I have been quilting most of my life and a little over 20 years ago I bought a old Singer sewing machine at a estate sale and fell in love with old sewing machines. I continue using my 15-91 Singer sewing machine for all of my quilting. It is a single stitch machine so I use my darning foot for my free motion applique and quilting.
I am always sharing tutorials, patterns and other fun things on my blog. Please stop by for a visit! Freemotion by the River http://www.conniekresin.com/
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Thank you for joining us today, Connie!
If you’d like to make Board Game and don’t have a copy of our September/October ’16 issue, print and digital copies are available in our online store.
A digital pattern is also available for Board Game.