An Island Batik Adventure
This is the last Island Batik project for my first year as an Island Batik Ambassador – “The Four Seasons.” Lucky me – I got to use the new City Culture 2 collection. The colors and patterns of these fabrics are so rich – I just love them!
Talk about putting the cart before the horse – I made the quilt and then decided on a season. After putting them all together, I just couldn’t choose one of the four seasons – so instead I chose what was my favorite season as a child: “Indian Summer!” Having grown up on Long Island, NY, we experienced this wonderful time for a couple of weeks each year and I always cherished it. The colors in this collection remind me so much of the unseasonal warmth and pretty sunsets of Indian Summer.
I used the pattern “Tropical Patches” by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. The pattern had three main blocks but I chose to use two – I just thought it worked best for how I was putting it all together. The border is really my favorite. I think it ties it all together and makes it come alive.
I quilted this piece myself and can’t say I really enjoyed the process until I got to the border. I am pleased with the way those medallions turned out. Not a fan of heavy quilting, this worked perfectly for this quilt.
When the quilt was complete, I hung it outside to air out for a while. The sun was shining on it as I looked at the quilt from above on my deck. That’s when I realized I really liked it!
Ahh yes – the giveaway!
Two ways to win: (1) Tell me your favorite season, (2) let me know if you are a follower, and you may be the one randomly chosen to win two stash buster rolls of Island Batik! (US only) The winner will be announced February 4. Be sure to check out the other great Four Season projects by the Island Batik Ambassadors!
January 8 – Blue Moon
Inquiring Quilter • Cheryl Lynch Quilts
January 9 – Mountain’s Majesty
FunThreads Designs • Little Bunny Quilts • Quilting Affection Designs
January 10 – Alpine Ice
Freemotion by the River • Slice of Pi Quilts
Seams Like a Dream • KISSed Quilts
January 11 – Alpine Jingle
Purrfect Spots Designs • Bejeweled Quilts
January 15 – Elementz
Den syende himmel • Inspired Layers
January 16 – Southern Blooms
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs • Quiltologist Treasures
January 17 – Morning Sunshine
Quilt’n Party • Desert Bloom Quilting
January 18 – Season’s Shades
Inchworm Fabrics • Kauffman Designs
January 22 – Paisley Dot
Pamela Quilts • Seams Like a Dream • Mary Make Made Mine
January 23 – Sunflower Serenade
Kathys Kwilts and More • Whispers of Yore
January 24 – City Culture 2
Mary Mack Made Mine • heARTs Creations
January 25 – City Culture 2
The Quilt Rambler • Lizard Creek Quilts • KISSed Quilts
January 29 – Pumpkin Patch
Seams to be Sew • KISSed Quilts
Ark Angel Creations • Adventurous Appliqué and Quilting
January 30 – Autumn’s Grace
KISSed Quilts • Beaquilter
January 31 – Plum Delicious
Masterpiece Quilting • Adventurous Appliqué and Quilting
February 1 – Northern Woods
Moosestash Quilting • Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Linking up with: My Quilt Infatuation