Thank you for following the Tranquility Blog Hop this week spotlighting our latest signature collection from Island Batik. Did you enjoy the projects that our Certified Instructors came up with? Hopefully their gorgeous new quilts and remakes of some of our cherished favorites will inspire you to use Tranquility in your projects. We have loved working with this soft line featuring soothing colors inspired by nature.
For our last day we have another beloved favorite redone in Tranquility. Sugar and Spice uses the Lemoyne Star tool and the Tucker Trimmer. This quilt looks stunning in earth tones and natural prints. It finishes at 45” x 62”, making this lap size project easy to complete.
Let’s recap some of the projects we’ve seen this week. We started with Lonesome Star on Monday. From the book Hidden Treasures, it uses the Petite Hunter’s Star tool. It’s amazing how unique a quilt can be when done in different fabrics.
On Tuesday, Tina Dillard of Quilting Affection Designs shared Asterisk Star from her book Poppin’ With Wings. Tina’s innovative use of the Wing Clipper tool and the Corner Pop II tool made a truly unique quilt. This project looks complex, but Tina has a way of making complex looking quilts easy to accomplish using the tools and elegant instructions. You can find Poppin’ With Wings and more of Tina’s one of a kind patterns on her website.
On Wednesday, Raija Salomaa of Quilters’ Treasure Chest shared her original quilt Gives Me Butterflies. Raija used the V Block tool to create the gorgeous butterflies that pair perfectly with Tranquility’s pinks, purples, and mauves. With lovely wide borders and clever placement of the V Block units, this quilt shines in its straightforward beauty. You can find this pattern and many of Raija’s other stunning patterns on her website.
On Thursday Diana Mann of Murgaboo Quilts shared two projects she made featuring BlockBusters from our website. She chose the latest BlockBuster #71 Illusion as her new piece to make with Tranquility. It uses the Tucker Trimmer and the Square Squared tools. In sticking with the theme of remaking old favorites, she also made BlockBuster #26 Cactus Blossom. This block uses Wing Clipper, Corner Beam, and Corner Pop tools. Both projects show how diverse Tranquility can be. Diana loves to take the BlockBusters and make them her own and you can see more of them on her website.
Now that you’ve seen some beautiful quilts in Tranquility, maybe you’ll be inspired to make a project or two of your own. And what better way to get started than with some free fabric! You can enter to win a fat quarter bundle, a scrap bag of Tranquility fabric, or a pattern and tool bundle here. Just fill out the form by either clicking on the link below or scrolling down to the bottom of the page and filling out the form and submitting it.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the Blog Hop this week as much as we have loved working with our latest original fabric collection. Tranquility is in shops now, so make sure to ask for it at your local quilt shop, or you can get the collection at our Certified Instructors’ shops listed below.