Ikat Quilt in Aura
Take a look at my new lap quilt!
I really love Mister Domestic’s new line Aura, available from Art Gallery Fabrics. It’s got all the colors of a tropical garden, mixed with geometric patterns, mandalas, and sea life. It’s tropical but blends well with fall colors and is just all around really pleasing. I’m super into it.
For this quilt, I mixed Aura with AGF Denim in sage and AGF Linen in charcoal.
I saw my friend Jeana (@coveredthread on Instagram) making a stunning amazing quilt at a retreat called the Ikat Quilt. I decided it would work perfectly for Aura. The pattern is available from Stitched In Color in PDF form. I’d say this pattern is written for a confident intermediate quilter who is patient and doesn’t avoid math. You have to multiply the cutting instructions for one block to solve for how many pieces you’ll need for the size you want. Keeping the pieces organized and laying out the quilt can be daunting if you’re a newb. One amazing and wonderful thing about this design (besides how cool it looks) is that there aren’t many seams to match up, so it’s easy to sew.
Heather of Blue Turtle Quilting worked her longarm magic on this quilt for me and did a great job! Many thanks to my husband Donald for being my quilt handler at Olbrich’s Indoor Tropical Gardens, and also many thanks to Mathew of Mister Domestic for the beautiful fabrics.
You can check out the absolutely overflowing virtual village of folks participating in the blog tour to end all blog tours here:
MISTER DOMESTIC’S AURA BLOG PARTY
Monday February 11: Amanda Woodruff of A Crafty Fox
Tuesday February 12: Kylie Gersekowski of Little Moo Designs
Wednesday February 13: Sharon Holland of Sharon Holland Designs
Thursday February 14: Kim Niedzwiecki of Go Go Kim
Saturday February 16: Sarah Maxwell of Fearless with Fabric
Monday February 18: Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore
Tuesday February 19: Isabelle Selak of South Bay Bella Studio
Wednesday February 20: Elizabeth Chappell of Quilters’ Candy
February 21-24: Intermission
Monday February 25: Tara Curtis of Wefty Needle
Tuesday February 26: Monica Tetteh of That’s Sew Monica
Wednesday February 27: Nicholas Ball of Quilts from the Attic
Thursday February 28: Lucy Brennan of Charm About You
Friday March 1: Robbin Flockhart of Sew Farm Quilter
Saturday March 2: Evie Jespersen of EV Quilts
Sunday March 3: Kelly Liddle of Jeliquilts
Monday March 4: Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Tuesday March 5: HollyAnne Knight of String and Story
Wednesday March 6: Mimi Goodwin of Mimi G Style
Thursday March 7: Angela Wolf of Fashion Sewing with Angela Wolf
Friday March 8: Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter
Saturday March 9: Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations
Sunday March 10: Emily Dennis of Quilty Love
Monday March 11: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio
Tuesday March 12: Elina Temmes of Elina Temmes
Wednesday March 13: Jennifer Strauser of Dizzy Quilter
Thursday March 14: Saija Kiiskinen of Saija Kiiskinen
Friday March 15: Brittany Jones of Brittany J Jones
Saturday March 16: Jodi Godfrey of Tales of Cloth
Sunday March 17: Kim Niedzwiecki of Go Go Kim
Monday March 18: Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts
Thanks for reading! I hope whatever you’re working on right now is rewarding for you.
-Tara of WEFTY