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This month the Island Batik ambassadors were given the challenge to use batiks in a modern design. I wasn’t sure what I would create, I think of myself as more of a traditional quilter most of the time although I have made many things that are….different.
I found some blocks that I had made last fall and never used and all of a sudden I had a idea for a modern quilt design! I’ll share those blocks with you in the near future.
I needed to make a quilt project using one of the collections of batiks that just came out so I pulled out some fabrics from the Tradewinds collection from Island Batik.
It is no secret that I love using batiks in my quilting…….I actually think anymore that I seem to do 90% of my quilting with batiks!
It is so much fun to get a spontaneous idea and then go with it! Once I had the idea it didn’t take any time at all to piece and quilt it.
This will make a beautiful table runner and is about 20 x 34.
I figured since it was a Modern Batik Challenge I had better change my quilting a little and make it look a little
wild modern. Of course I used my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine and the quilting is free motion lines that are VERY, VERY organic…..or wiggly.
It is always fun to see the back of a quilt and for this one I used muslin.
It was a little to bright on the deck when I took this photo but I wanted a pic with my flowers.
The Tradewinds collection is beautiful and includes fabrics with sea shells and fish. I also used this collection for my Star Crossed quilt. The pattern is coming soon.
Many of the ambassadors have already posted their Modern Batik Challenge projects and here are some links to them. Have fun visiting!