Saturday, April 28, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Looking Back, Vintage Challenge Complete!

For the month of April the Island Batik Ambassador's were challenged to create something new from a vintage quilt or quilt pattern.  I googled "Kansas City Star Patterns" as I knew the Kansas City Star Newspaper used to run quilting patterns in their paper.  I found a clipping that is in a Michigan Museum called The Circular Saw, which you can see below.  Here's what I adapted from the pattern using Island Batik's Plum Delicious line.

Here is the original Circular Saw Pattern from the Kansas City Star newspaper I believe in the 1920's or 1930's.

The Quilt Index

After piecing the top I layered it with my favorite Hobbs Batting.  This time I chose their Heirloom 80/20 Cotton/Poly Blend because I wanted my quilt to be relatively flat like many antique quilts are.  I then went digging through my Aurifil collection and found the perfect shades for quilting!

I decided that the quilting on this quilt would be all random flowers that came to me from the top of my head as I was sewing.  This was a blast and a challenge to create 16 unique flowers for this quilt!  I love to look over it and see all the different flowers.  It's fun for the eye to look at.

I really like the echoes on this one.

The curls in the petals of this flower are such fun.

This flower is made of all curls and the leaves coming off of it are some of my favorites.

A look at the work in progress.  You can see I quilted the outer flowers before the inner flowers.

I like how this flower spins.

This flower reminds me of a chrysanthemum. 

This daisy has some curly pistil's coming off of it!

Almost a compass rose kind of flower.

The final quilt!

This is the 6th post in a series on this quilt.  Check out the other posts below.

Part 1 - Making a drunkard's path block with applique
Part 2 - Making a curvy center with applique
Part 3 - Putting the New York Beauty pieces together
Part 4 - The top completed
Part 5 - The beginning of the quilting

Thank you to Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, and Aurifil Threads for providing material, batting, and thread for this project!  It was such fun and makes me want to dig back into more old Kansas City Star patterns and play.  

I hope you get to quilt today!