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Savannah Collection Starburst Pillow

Savannah Blog Hop cover imageOh, the joy of new fabric! I was thrilled to get a preview of the Savannah collection by Tamarinis for Island Batik. This is a great range of light to dark fabrics that includes my favorite shades of teal mixed with yellows and purples.

Savannah by Tamarinis for Island Batik

Use the store locator to find a shop near you and ask for Island Batik!

Savannah Starburst

I’ve been itching to make another sample of my Teal Universe pattern and the Savannah collection is perfect. I concentrated on the center starburst morif and made a throw pillow.

Savannah Starburst pillow

Here are the prints I chose as my light, medium and dark colors.

savannah by tamarinis for island batik

The pixelated design of the Teal Universe pattern comes together easily with 2-1/2″ strips. I used my AccuQuilt GO! cutter to get started. (If you purchase from my affiliate link, I earn a small commission. Read my full Disclosure policy here.)

island batik savannah strips

Once I had my pieces sorted by size, I followed the pattern diagram to piece each section.

savannah starburst pieces

There are very few seams to match so this was a fun project to work on during one of my YouTube Live broadcasts. You can catch the replay here.

The center starburst finishes at 28 inches square, which is not a standard pillow size.  I did a quick online search and found a pillow form at my local craft store.

batting pillow

But, I did not want to drive anywhere, so I made my own pillow insert from scraps of batting and the remaining fiber fill from my recent soft toy project. You can read about the adventure of toy-making in this blog post.

Ta-da! The Savannah Starburst coordinates beautifully with my blue couch. And it is kitty-tested and approved!

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A Universe of Color

While I enjoy working with a monochromatic color palette, my mind always wanders to alternate colorways. With my EQ8 design software, it is easy to audition these variations.

Here is the full Teal Universe pattern with my Savannah Starburst colors.

teal universe in savannah fabrics

Purchase the digital pattern here.

Another option is a dark background with bright accents.

savannah dark universe

And a third choice is a lighter background and the full rainbow of colors, with each element of the quilt in a different fabric.

savannah rainbow universe

Which do you like best – teal, dark or bright? Let me know in the comments below!

When you comment, you are entered to win a print copy of the Teal Universe pattern plus these bundles of Island Batik fabrics, precut as 5″ Stash Buidler strips.

Savannah Collection Blog Hop

Don’t miss the other gorgeous designs featuring the Savannah collection by Tamarinis for Island Batik.

June 27, 2022:

Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis
Swan Sheridan of Swan Amity
Jen Frost of Faith and Fabric

June 28, 2022:

Andi Stanfield of True Blue Quilts – you are here!
Sarah Vanderburgh of Sew Joy Creations
Anne Boundy of Said With Love

June 29, 2022:

Rebecca Lidstrom of Studio R Quilts
Kathryn LeBlanc
Lisa Ruble of Quilty Zest

June 30, 2022:

Kate Colloran of Kate Colleran Designs
Deb Messina of Quilt Blox
Raylee of Sunflower Quilting

July 1, 2022:

Laura Piland of Slice of Pi
Nancy Scott of Master Piece Quilting
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  1. I really like your pillow design. The one you made is my favorite, but it would be fun to make all three and use them together. Your kitty did a beautiful pose for the photo. Oh kitty! Have a great day!

  2. I love these fabric. They are so rich and luscious and I think the teal Universe design is my favourite of the three. Thanks for sharing

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