Monday, November 8, 2021

Bellingham Bay

Bellingham Bay

The new Bellingham Bay fabrics by Island Batik for Studio 180 Design are beautiful and will be coming to quilt shops soon.  

Certified Instructors were challenged to design a quilt to use these beautiful fabrics.  As a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, I took the challenge.  We were asked to use the Rapid Fire Hunter Star tool and any of the Studio 180 Design basic tools.  I choose the V Block and the Four Patch Square Up tools.    

V Block Units (made using the V Block tool) use purple, green, and background fabrics to create this design.  They are put together with Four Patch Units (made using the Four Patch Square Up tool) to create the blocks.  These blocks are joined with Hunter Star blocks to create this quilt.  The blocks finish at 9 inches.

The Hunter Star Blocks are made with the background and green fabrics with four blocks using purple fabric on one end to create the Hunter Star that is in the middle of the quilt.  


Center of the quilt.  Four Hunter Star blocks come together to make the star in the middle.


Quilting this quilt was fun.  I quilted it with free motion quilting.


We took a trip to Branson, Missouri for some photos.  Visited many of my favorite spots around Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo, including College of the Ozarks. 

At College of the Ozarks in their new Scripture Garden.

In the new gazebo that is in the Scripture Garden at College of the Ozarks overlooking Lake Taneycomo.

On the steps going down to Point Lookout on the College of the Ozarks campus.

At Point Lookout on the College of the Ozarks campus, overlooking Lake Taneycomo.


Near College of the Ozarks, south of Branson, overlooking Table Rock Lake Dam and Lake Taneycomo.

The remaining photos are at various places around Table Rock Lake.

Thank you, Studio 180 Design, for the opportunity to make this quilt using the beautiful Bellingham Bay fabrics from Island Batik.  It has been an honor to work with these fabrics.  

Thank you for visiting my Blog.

Terrie Welch

Owner of Quilters Journey, Salem, Missouri

Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor

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  1. Beautiful design! I would have never thought of combining those tools. Very inspiring. The “quilt in the wild” photos were fabulous too!

  2. So creative! I love your design and your photos!

  3. I absolutely love this quilt you did using Bellingham Bay fabrics. Is the pattern available for purchase?

    Kathy Sears