Swirly Quilt in Cherry Berry

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I had fun making this quilt using the new Cherry Berry batik fabric collection from Island Batik. I received the whole collection in my ambassador box and I’m using it this month for my Modern Batik Challenge project.

Cherry Berry Swirly Quilt
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Swirly Quilt in Cherry Berry

For my Modern Batik challenge, I decided to use a new pattern I am working on for a quilt that won’t be shown until FALL Quilt Market called Swirly. I am having so much fun with the pattern and thought it would be fun to see it in this collection of batiks. The actual pattern will be for a much bigger quilt.

Update: Here is my Swirly quilt pattern.

Swirly quilt blocks

I started out making blocks in all of the different batiks in the collection but decided it was a little too busy for what I was doing.

So I sewed up some more blocks in just a few of the colors. Now to decide how I wanted to arrange the blocks for this smaller quilt project.

Cherry Berry Batik quilt testing

I finally chose this design and added some borders to it using more prints from the Cherry Berry collection.

Cherry Berry Batik quilt before applique

The design looked a little plain and needed a little applique to bring it to life. I used my AccuQuilt GO! Orange Peel die to cut out some Orange Peels that I could raw-edge applique to my quilt.

Cherry Berry Orange Peel applique

That really added a lot to the quilt. I sewed several of the fabric strips together and then added Heat n Bond Lite to the back before running the fabric through my AccuQuilt GO! Electric Cutter.

Cherry Berry Swirly freemotion-closeup

Next month I’ll be sharing another project made with the Orange Peel die and the Cherry Berry Island Batik collection on AccuQuilt’s blog.

Cherry Berry Swirly Orange Peels

I used a white Aurifil thread for the stipple quilting on the cream batik background and a light tan Aurifil thread for the little bit larger quilting on the other batiks.

Swirly Quilt

My Modern Batik Challenge is approximately 40″ x 40″

Cherry Berry Batiks Swiggly


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  1. Gorgeous Island Batik fabrics you have used to create this quilt. I love seeing your design process of making blocks and then auditioning them for placement and style. The end result is Stunning! Very cheerful and pretty!!! <3

  2. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! It even looks like an easy, and quick quilt to make and one that almost anyone could do themselves. Looks great Connie.

  3. Cute design! I really like the punch the fabric strips Orange Peel appliqués adds in the center of your Swirly Quilt!

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie! I just adore your new wall hanging/table topper! It truly turned out beautiful and especially after you added the applique. It can be so mind boggling to watch a quilt go from great to WOW just from adding that extra embellishment; whatever it may be. Thank you for sharing and inspiring! I always look forward to seeing your posts and seeing your amazing projects! Have a great day!

  5. Those colors are wonderful. And the pieced applique just makes the design come alive.

  6. Very nice and I love the colors in those fabrics. They do remind me of a bowl of berries.

  7. Beautiful quilt, love the colors