6/30/2016

Quilt Finished for Island Batik Challenge


My June Modern Batik Challenge is finally finished. I made the deadline! 

I have always enjoyed Julie Hirt's paper piecing pattern titled Icky Thump
I have used her free pattern to make a few table runners with various fabrics.

It is so versitile. I emailed Julie and asked if I could use her pattern for a challenge quilt. 
Her response was "Absolutely" use it. 

I worked in EQ with a number of layouts, some of which are pictured below.





Because of time constraints for me, I chose to create an elongated design using 
Island Batik fabrics from the Wind and Sea collection. 
The background is Kona white.
This sofa throw is a gift for friends who recently bought a lake cottage. 
It measures 46" x 71".


I quilted the layers on my domestic sewing machine outlining the batik shapes first. I added a straight line between those rows and finished with curved lines using a wavy fleece ruler to mark the curves. 

The binding is done in my usual way, sewing it to the back and wrapping it to the front. 
I top-stitched it from the quilt front using my walking foot.




5 comments:

  1. I like all your different design options! It would be hard to pick just one!

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  2. Fun!!! I loved seeing the different choices for layout.

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