What???!! Cat head biscuits?? More on that later! But first, welcome to day two of the Island Batik All Puffed Up Blog Hop! For February, Island Batik challenged the ambassadors to make puff quilts. I had seen them, but had never made one. There are other names for puff quilts, such as bubble quilts and biscuit quilts. I have had so much fun with this challenge! Today I am pleased to share my puff quilt with y’all!
There are several ways to make puff quilts. After reading tutorials and watching a lot of videos, I chose to make mine by the instructions provided in this video. I had so much fun deciding which fabrics would go where!! And, since February is my birthday month and Valentine’s Day (which happens to be my birthday!), I chose to make a puffy heart baby quilt. I can foresee this being a tummy time quilt with all the great textured puffiness!
The collection I was given to work with for this blog hop is called Broken Glass. It is a signature collection designed by Kathy Engle for Swan Sheridan of Swan Amity Studios! Each of the fabrics in this collection (20 different fabrics!) is absolutely gorgeous!
To get started, I used my AccuQuilt GO!Big cutter and my 5″ square die. In hindsight, I think I would probably use a larger die next time, to make stuffing a bit easier. At any rate, once I got everything cut I laid it out in EQ8! I love working in EQ8 and being able to add the exact fabrics I am using for my project.
I used all 20 fabric SKUs from this collection in this project. Most are used more than once. I also used the gorgeous pink foundation fabric called Shell. The foundation fabrics are available year round from your favorite quilt store carrying Island Batik fabric. The Broken Glass collection is Fall/Winter 2022 collection and should be shipping to quilt shops this month. So, be on the look out for these new lines you will be introduced to during this blog hop.
Before I show you my quilt, I’ll tell you why I named it Cat Head Biscuits. I grew up on a farm and we always had fresh and canned veggies and raised our own cows and pigs for food as well. My sweet Mama and Granny made biscuits every.single.day. They were just a staple at our house and my grandparents’ house. My grandparents had a little country store, where we would buy things like like four, cornmeal, etc. In the winter we would kill the hogs and dress them and Mama and Granny would make lard from the fat. None of the animal was wasted. Believe me, some of it still turns my stomach! LOL Most of the meat was cured and/or smoked. But, back to the lard…and biscuits! Mama made regular sized biscuits, but Granny made cat head biscuits. Honestly, they made them exactly the same, but Granny’s were so much bigger, thus the name cat head biscuits! They really were about the size of a cat’s head!! Mama and Granny had what I called a “biscuit pan.” Just a small dish pan that was specifically used for making biscuits. They were never rolled and cut. They just threw in the flour, some lard and some buttermilk and mixed everything up with their hands. Then they pinched them out and put them in the pan to cook. I guess Granny just pinched bigger than Mama! LOL I’m making myself hungry, so I’d better get on to the quilting part! Without further ado, I present Cat Head Biscuits! If you would like to know how to make some good ole’ southern cat head biscuits, here is a great recipe, and made just like Granny and Mama did!!
I would like to thank Island Batik for providing this gorgeous collection of fabrics for this blog hop. Island Batik fabrics are the BEST! I pieced this with my favorite thread Aurifil #50 weight in gray using a Schmetz 80/12 needle provided by Schmetz Needles. Here is the schedule for this week. I will post next week’s schedule over the weekend!
Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood
Sarah Pitcher, Pitcher’s Boutique
Elita Sharpe, Busy Needle Quilting
Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway: Island Batik is giving away two fat quarter bundles this week. This giveaway ends on February, 10 at 11:59 pm PST. Two random winners will be notified by email on February, 11 and announced on the Island Batik Facebook page on February, 14. Please check your spam folders! If the winners do not respond within the first two days after being notified, two new random winners will be chosen and notified. Enter via the Raffle Copter below!a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Here is a list of all the ambassadors who will be sharing throughout the month. They will be waiting for your visit!!
Renee Atkinson @ Pink Tulip Quilting
Pamela Boatright @ Pamelaquilts
Connie Kauffman @ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman @ Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney @ For the Love of Geese
Claudia Porter @ Create with Claudia
Susan Deshensky @ Lady Blue Quilt Studio
Brittany Fisher @ Bobbin with Brittany
Victoria Johnson @ Forever Quilting for You
Sandra Starley @ Textle Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas @ Curlicue Creations
Gail Sheppard @ Quilting Gail
Preeti Harris @ Sew Preeti Quilts
Randi Jones @ Randi’s Roost
Reed Johnson @ Blue Bear Quilts
Leah Malasky @ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack Made Mine
Lisa Pickering @ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Sarah Pitcher @ Pitcher’s Boutique LLC
Suzy Webster @ Webster Quilt
Lana Russel @ Lana Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi @ Mania for Quilts
Anorina Morris @ Samelia’s Mum
Elita Sharpe @ Busy Needle Quilting LLC
I hope you have enjoyed my tale of the cat head biscuits and my quilt! And I hope you will visit my fellow ambassadors throughout the month and see what fun projects they have created. Until next time…
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