Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Secondary play with Island Batik

Island Batik qube muted baby quilt

This month’s challenge was “secondary play”

Of course I often think Accuquilt QUBE sets!

and this challenge had to be 36” x 36” or bigger, well I have a 9” QUBE so a 4x4 grid would be perfect!

I first sketched this out in EQ and in other colors at first, but after looking at the yardage, once required 1 yd I think and another over 3/4yd , and because we’re near the end of this Island Batik box I had to search for a piece of batik that was big enough and found this beige “neutral” then after that was the white I think or maybe it was the brown, which then started to look very neutral and beige but I kind of liked it! so I added this green too! Then put those into EQ to see what it would look like!

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Here’s the fabrics

1yd Cream

3/4yd brown

1/2yd white

and 1/4yd green

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Then I cut strips and got out my 9” QUBE and companion sets

I used shapes #2, #3, #5 and #16 (from the companion set)

In Cream I cut out (3) 5 3/4” WOF strips and cut out (32) of shape #3 triangles

Then also in cream I cut out (5-6) 2 1/2” WOF strips and cut out (32) trapezoid shapes of shape #16

In Brown I also cut (5-6) 2 1/2” WOF strips and used die #16 to cut out (32) trapezoids

And also in brown I cut (3) 3 1/4” WOF strips and cut out (64) #5 triangles

Then in White I cut (3) 3 1/4” WOF strips and cut out (32) of #2 squares and also in white I cut (2) more 3 1/4” strips and used leftover strips and cut out (32) of #5 triangles

Lastly in green I cut (2) 3 1/4” WOF strips and cut out (32) of #5 triangles

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Then I started sewing as much together as possible in one sitting, the #5 triangles to the trapezoids and triangles to the #2 squares

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and added triangles to the other side too, always ironing the seams open!

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Then adding the large triangles and trapezoid units together like this

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and sew them into blocks like this

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and here’s the top done!

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I had enough of the beige to both make binding and backing out of it!

Island Batik qube muted baby quilt

I just quilted pointy swirls all over it in a beige thread color, took no time at all

Island Batik qube muted baby quilt

A fun way to get a secondary pattern from two pretty basic blocks! and it got me out of my comfort zone to make a quilt in neutrals/beige colors!

7 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Very Nice you speed demon you!

Anne Gerken said...

I love it unfortunately I have to put into my todo bucket behind other hopeful projects. I have the 8 cube. Can I it be done with that one?
Love your designs , help and challenges.

Karen said...

Nicely done, Bea; I love the pattern that emerged when the blocks were set together!

Michele said...

It looks good. Sometimes doing something different than you're used to can be a catalyst for other experiences.

Kathleen said...

What a lovely quilt! I am impressed with your speed on this one! Hope to be working on mine by the weekend. It is hard, sometime, using those colors we aren’t in love with. You did a fabulous job with them.

Jen Shaffer said...

Great use of your fabrics! I love the secondary pattern. I had to trace out the original blocks to find them. Well done!

Anita said...

A great secondary pattern, it is beautiful, well done!