Friday, June 17, 2016

Modern Batik Challenge with Island Batik

Modern Batik Challenge

I finished a project with Island Batik as my take on a modern theme.

I used scraps of Sea salt batiks from Island Batik, then the 8” Accuquilt QUBE.

I used the diamond shape


and the large triangle (used some other blue batik scraps)


I cut out 16 each of green and yellow diamonds and arranged them like this


Then sewed them together but paid attention that it overlapped 1/4”.

A trick is to start with the needle DOWN and then when the pieces are overlaid, they match up perfectly with the needle!


Here I made the 4 x 3 matching sets


Then I added the blue large triangles and sewed the large segments together like triangles, now the top is 16 1/2”


I then quilted it onto some other scrap batik with batting in between and turned it into a pillow


The back of the pillow I folded over 1/4” edges twice and the pieces are about 3-4” bigger and overlapped when I sewed it together, then turned right side out.


Island Batik fabrics are just great to work with to create awesome results!



Vicki in MN said...

And it is awesome I agree!

patchworkbreeze said...

I really like this. Great job.

patchworkbreeze said...

I really like this. Great job.

Quilts for Sale said...

What a lovely pillow! Island Batik Fabrics make it extra special!

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhh, I do love those colors. What a fun pillow!

margaret said...

a teat block I still think the sea salt batiks are the best batiks ever still hoping someone in the UK will start to stock them, maybe I need a trip to the USA!! Shame do not ven have a passport never mind the money for the trip.

Barb said...

Fantastic....and can't tell you how much I just love love the fabrics.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful pillow Bea!

Sharon Joyner Griffith said...

It's beautiful

Sharon Joyner Griffith said...

It's beautiful

Tami C said...

Great pillow Bea! I really like how it turned out and the quilting adds a lot of interest to it!

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