An Island Batik Adventure
The December Island Batik challenge is Whimsical & Wonky. This had me thinking, browsing the computer, looking through my quilting books and sketching ideas. I finally chose a nine-patch. You make two nine-patches, cut a diagonal curve, then sew together. I was going to do a green bottom going diagonally to the top then a blue on the other side. Hmmm. Plans change!
I decided to do it more as a landscape and then do fun and wonky appliqued wool felt and batik fabric flowers with embroidery and beads. See how it’s getting more complex? Even better – when the background was together, I quilted it before doing any applique. Something was wrong; something was missing. This quilt needed borders! Yes, that’s right, I added borders after quilting it. And as if this wasn’t complex enough, I wanted to match border colors to the background!
So very glad I did. It was very worth the effort. The flowers just sort of emerged as I went and adding embroidery and beads is always a fun time for me.
And yes, the binding matches in color also. No quick finish here. The result? I love my Whimsical Wonky Garden!
Thank you to Island Batik for providing the batik fabrics and Aurifil for the thread used for piecing and quilting.
One more Island Batik Adventure – a blog hop in January!
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