Friday, June 1, 2018

Island batik challenge–Modern quilts

This month’s challenge is MODERN

and we’re allowed to use ANY fabrics in box #1 including these SURPRISE fabrics, it’s a gorgeous bundle and I’ve already cut into them as we had to make kennel quilts for Island Batik, so I had these leftover strips and really, really wanted to use them


Modern quilts often have a lot of white or background fabrics, I didn’t have that much white batik, less than 1yd and with chunks cut out of it, but then I had an idea to use my 2 1/2” strip cutter die by accuquilt and just CUT away and trim edges. Then make a jelly roll quilt and see what happens.

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So I sewed all the strips together, the whites were different lengths but I think the colored fabrics were all the same, there was 17 of them and 18 whites.

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Then in true fashion like a jelly roll quilt I sewed the long strip together again

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and kept going

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Then I got to this point and it was really long- should have maybe sewed it into 3rds this last time but I wasn’t paying attention and having vertical strips looks “different” too.

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I decided to just whack at it and shorten the top, the width was 32 1/2” so I trimmed the length to around 40” or so, I just found a spot on each end that looked good to cut at, at around 40”

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Then I added a border to it.

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and to make it even more MODERN I quilted dense curves from side to side, not following 100% but letting it change “organically”…

The backing I used was a SQUEAKER so I actually goofed up on the last inch and bumped into my red snappers on the long arm, so instead of ripping out stitched I just trimmed the border down even more!

The top is about 37” x 44” I think

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Batting was warm and natural Smile

11 comments:

schimmy said...

love the quilting. like the quilt. too modern for me.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful Bea and very creative to trim it down when the back wasn't long enough!

Jackie OBrien said...

Nicely done!

Barb said...

I love how you quilted it

JJ said...

Looks great. The Quilting really made the quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

That turned out really cute-the quilting adds so much!

tubakk said...

You're so brave. And so fast. I just finished my May project yesterday. I'm always back, but of course I always get the fabrics three weeks after you. Have a nice weekend.

Quilting Tangent said...

Good job!

Anita said...

I love your design and the quilting is so modern, great job!

Kathleen said...

What a fun quilt. I love the dripping color effect - or stalactite and stalagmite effect! Or maybe I just needed to use those words this morning! I think it is terrific!

Michele said...

The organic quilting works well.