Life along the River batik quilt
There is no better “New Beginning” than a wedding!
I used the Lake Life collection from Island Batik to make this quilt that will be a gift for my niece who just got married this week in Jamaica. The reception will be here at the end of the month.
The quilt is 56′ x 64″
I put flannel on the back of the quilt and also used Hobbs 80/20 batting so it should be a warm and comfy quilt. Perfect for them to use while watching television or they can take it with them when they go boating.
I had to wait a couple of days after I finished the quilt for a day with no wind so I could take photos down by the river. The last thing I wanted was for my quilt to blow away and end up out in the river. The Mississippi is open with just a thin layer of ice along the shore.
The Lake Life batik quilt is Sadie approved which is a good thing……
You could use fat quarters to make this quilt.
A fat quarter is usually 18″ x 22″. I made it a little smaller in case you wash your fat quarter. Follow this diagram to get enough pieces for 4 blocks from each fat quarter. It will take 14 fat quarters to make this size of quilt.
Cutting the pieces:
Use the following diagram to cut your pieces.
Sewing the block together – use a 1/4″ seam allowance
After you have made your half square triangles, use the following diagram to piece the block.
Because this quilt is going to a home with 3 cute dogs! I am sure they will enjoy it.
I also used the Lake Life collection of batiks in my Starboard quilt.