Pamela in her cozy studio, working on a quilt for the 2020 Willamette Valley Quilt Fest. The quilt is a smaller version of Pamela’s May Roses pattern, featured in the Spring/Summer 2019 Island Batik catalog, and uses the fabrics from Island Batik Sunny Side Up line, designed by Kathy Engle.
For Pamela, when it is time to choose colors for her new quilt, everything depends on the project. As she likes to do scrappy quilts, she enjoys working with precuts because you simply know that those fabrics will work well together perfectly! Sometimes, she has a certain color scheme in mind, like a blue and yellow quilt. However, in most cases, she just goes by her eye, and if she likes it, she uses it – it’s always fun to see what happens as you put colors together!
Quilt, made for the 2019 Island Batik Beat The Heat Blog Hop. Pamela used the fabric from Island Batik Enchanted Forest collection by Kathy Engle and batting by Hobbs. To see the full post, please visit: https://www.pamelaquilts.com/2019/08/beat-heat-blog-hop-enchanted-forest.html.
Quilting is both a hobby and business for Pamela, and she is really glad that something she loves doing can be her job! She was about 16 when she pieced her first quilt – it was a simple Stacked Bricks pattern using scraps. 10 years later a friend got her seriously hooked, she learned how to hand quilt and hasn’t stopped making new quilts and learning new techniques since then. Being a traditional quilter, Pamela loves adding a modern touch to her quilts and we were over the moon for her CityScape project, that she made for last year’s Make It Modern challenge!
CityScape quilt, made for the 2019 May Island Batik Ambassador challenge – Make It Modern. Pamela used a mix of Batik Foundations fabrics, batting by Hobbs, and Aurifil thread. To see the full post, please visit: https://www.pamelaquilts.com/2019/05/cityscape-quilt-in-island-batik-make-it.html.
Pamela loves strip piecing and making half square triangles, which she incorporates into many of her wonderful designs. She also enjoys miniatures and anything that requires precision.
Nanette’s Fractured Bargello Jacket by Pamela Boatright, made for the 2019 June Island Batik Ambassador challenge – Try It! To make the jacket, Pamela used Island Batik Paisley Dot and Eclectic Garden fabrics by Kathy Engle, AccuQuilt GO! die and thread by Aurifil. To see the full post, please visit: https://www.pamelaquilts.com/2019/06/try-it-challenge-for-island-batik.html
Be sure to follow Pamela on social media, so that you don’t miss any of the gorgeous quilts and decor items that she will be making this year with new Island Batik collections and goodies from our generous industry partners, Aurifil, AccuQuilt, Hobbs and Schmetz Needles: