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I worked with the Crystal Cove collection of batiks and designed this fun bargello wall hanging that has appliqued cars and trailers.
All week long there has been a great blog hop going on called Planes, Trains & Automobiles featuring Island Batik Ambassadors and Island Batik’s new collections. Each day a different collection is shown and today I will share Crystal Cove which is available in stores now. This is a beautiful collection!
When I first heard what the theme was for the blog hop I was really stumped as to what I wanted to make. Sometimes……I just like to let the fabrics decide for me. Here is the bundle I received, lots of beautiful fabrics.
I started laying the fabrics out and here is what I decided to use for my quilt. All of a sudden I could see grass and a skyline. I cut strips and then sewed them together.
Once I had them all pieced I cut them into different size strips for a bargello effect. Unfortunately I got excited and forgot to take pictures. Guess that means I’ll be making another one!
When I had the background done I had an idea of cars and campers going on a trip so I went searching for the perfect little cars for my applique at Vecteezy.com where I am a premium member. I thought silhouettes in black would be perfect and I free motion appliqued them.
For the road I just stitched a couple lines in black. The first line I stitch free hand and then realized my lines would look a lot better if I put my regular foot one and the feed dogs up. Much better.
The finished size is 24 x 32.
Taking photos on the deck on a day without wind means including Iggy! I wonder what the real eagles think when they see him!
Did you know that Island Batik has a store locator on their site? You can click here and put in your zip code and a distance (I put in 100 miles) and it will show you quilt stores that carry Island Batik fabrics. You can also find online stores that carry Island Batik fabrics.
I have several other projects made with Crystal Cove that I’ll be sharing soon.