Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Looking Back, Vintage Challenge - The Quilting Part 1

The top is done!  So now for the quilting!  This Island Batik Ambassador Challenge has been so much fun.

I pulled out my favorite Aurifil threads of course!  I have so many it's usually easy to find a match, but burgundy can sometimes be a challenge.  I managed to find just the right color happily!  I layered it with a piece of my favorite Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly batting.

I did some ripples in the orange here.  It's kind of hard to see.  I wanted to do something simple to let the fabric pop.

However, in the white (it actually has fun gray dots on it) I wanted to do something that would be fun.  I decided upon a flower sampler.  Each area has a large flower, most have leaves too.  All of them are different!  Here are the flowers I have already quilted.

This first one looks like a dogwood bloom and I love the crazy leaves around it.

This almost looks like a blooming rose.  I really like it.

To go with the theme I had to do rosebuds.  I used to draw them like this when I was a kid.  It was fun to quilt it and I must admit I'm a bit surprised that I'd never though of it before.

This one is totally out there....but sort of fun.  Not my favorite, but I am NOT ripping it out!

I like that this flower has a triangle in the center.  And the bubbly leaves were fun too.

Come back Saturday for the full reveal!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Awesome quilting - love those rosebuds!!

  2. I love it when I have thread that matches in my stash. So many fun quilting designs. I really like the rosebuds!

  3. Love this quilt! And the flower you quilted that you say is not your favorite, reminds me of a court jester.