High Tide in Calm Lagoon

Friday, December 10, 2021

Welcome to my stop on the Calm Lagoon blog tour!

Sherry of Powered by Quilting has another signature line from Island Batik releasing, and I couldn't wait to sew with it! The collection is called Calm Lagoon, and I knew it would be perfect for a High Tide quilt!

High Tide bias tape applique quilt in Calm Lagoon batik fabrics

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Calm Lagoon blog tour

The Calm Lagoon collection is a mix of blue and green batiks. (You can find some HERE!) They matched perfectly with Aurifil 50wt threads #2810 Turquoise and #5017 Shining Green.

Calm Lagoon fabrics from Island Batik

Did you know Island Batik makes solid fabrics too?!? They are amazing. They have a higher thread count than other brands of solids, meaning they don't fray much at all. They really are wonderful to sew with! I got their lime green solid to use for the bias tape in the High Tide quilt. And after making all the bias tape, I had to have some fun with googly eyes!

Bias tape

The High Tide quilt is a fantastic pattern if you want to try bias tape applique. There is NO curved piecing! AND it's quilt-as-you-go! It's a clever, quick, and easy quilt to make! (Get the pattern HERE!)

High Tide bias tape applique quilt in Calm Lagoon batik fabrics

Bias tape applique is pure magic to me. A little heat from the iron and the bias tape curves into any shape you want! The Oliso mini iron is perfect for this job!

Pressing bias tape for bias tape applique

After pressing, I just put a few pins in it to roughly hold it in place, then take it to the sewing machine. The heat gives the bias tape a memory so it will remember where you want it to go!

Bias tape applique

A quick sew down both sides of the bias tape, and it's ready for the next one!

Bias tape applique

I machine sewed the binding on like usual. (Tutorial for that HERE.)

Machine sewing binding

I even remembered to sew in one of my quilt labels!

Custom quilt label

In the photo above, you can see how sewing down the bias tape quilted it too!

High Tide bias tape applique quilt in Calm Lagoon batik fabrics

This is such a great pattern for fabric that you don't want to cut up into tiny pieces too! (I *know* I'm not the only one who has a collection of fabric like that!)

High Tide bias tape applique quilt in Calm Lagoon batik fabrics

We even had a calm and sunny day at our local lake so I could get some great photos of it! Isn't the reflection amazing?!

High Tide bias tape applique quilt in Calm Lagoon batik fabrics

I've made the High Tide quilt several times. You can look back at those HERE (two versions of it on that post!) and HERE

If you want to make your own High Tide quilt, you can get the pattern HERE.

High Tide bias tape applique quilt in Calm Lagoon batik fabrics

Now hop to the other bloggers that are showing off the Calm Lagoon fabrics to see what they've created! I love seeing how the same fabric inspires different people!

December 10 - Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts <--- That's me!
December 13 - Anja at Anja Quilts


  1. Pretty quilt and I love your sea creature.

  2. It's a fantastic quilt and I love this bias tape method which you've used. Such fun!1

  3. Wow!I hadn't seen that technique of the applique with bias tape before - it looks great with those fabrics!

  4. You never let me down, another beautiful quilt and a new technique to try. Thank you for showing us how easy this can be.

  5. So pretty!!!! Calm Lagoon is perfect for this pattern!

  6. Well done! This is a great pattern and perfect for this fabric collection. Love the lime green.


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