An Island Batik Adventure
July Ambassador assignment – a secondary pattern. I found myself scouring patterns to find a secondary pattern I wanted to try. Then I found one that started out as a nine patch – really? You can’t even see the nine patch anymore! This was the original nine patch pieced with Aurifil thread:
This is how the nine patch was then cut:
I got the block pattern from Beyond Sock Monkeys. She used the blocks she created for two different quilts. I decided to combine the two blocks and used one for the border. And I love the border! Can you see the secondary patterns? A four patch, a cross?
Honestly, it took me a while to embrace this quilt. What really helped was when my daughter visited, saw the quilt on the design board and declared “I love that quilt!” Now that it’s done, it is hers – Yeah!
I had several blocks leftover, as the only way the border was going to work was if the quilt was square. So, I took some of the leftovers and made a table runner. Now, the table runner I really like and am using it. I’m also pleased with the quilting motif I used on the larger quilt.
Now on to our August challenge, Blog Hop and Giveaways! Thank you Island Batik for this opportunity of fun and sharing!