Many times, my tutorials come about because I want to experiment with the fabrics. Last month, I bought this beautiful stack sampler of batiks from Connecting Threads. I wanted to get an idea of how I wanted to use the colors before the fat quarter sampler bundle came. A stack is 10-inch squares of 24 different batiks.
I can never decide if I like batiks better with black or with white! Do you have a preference?
Depending on how you turn the pillow….you get a different look!
I’m just going to put a quick tutorial up for now on the way I made it with the fabrics on hand.
Choose 6 different colors and 3 shades of each (I used 18 – 10-inch squares)
- Cut as follows for each color group:
- 1.5 x 2.5 of the lightest batik – 3 each
- 2 x 2.5 of the medium batik – 3 each
- 2.5 x 2.5 of the darkest batik – 3 each
- 1-inch strip by WOF of the black (3)
- 2-inch strip by WOF of the green batik (2)
I was able to make all the blocks out of the stack and then added a black print for the sashing and a border of a batik I already had.
Here you can see the pieces that I have cut for my pillow.
After you sew the groups together add a 1 x 2.5 inch strip of black stashing between the blocks.
I added a 1-inch strip of black around the blocks and then added a 2-inch border of green batik. I then quilted the top.
Here is a diagram that I made in EQ7 after I had made the pillow so you can see how I arrange the blocks.
This is an 18 x 18-inch pillow and for the back, I just used the black print and did a lapped opening.
Here is the quilt that I made with the fat quarter bundle. I never finished the tutorial but it has been added to my bucket list.
I do have a tutorial for the Rainbow Rail Fence quilt that I think you will like. It isn’t exactly the same but very similar.
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