Thursday, November 14, 2019

Island Batik Steam Engine Collection Quilt Part 1

That moment when you are almost done with a quilt and have to decide on a border....and you get stuck.  I made this quilt with a gorgeous stack of fat quarters from Island Batik's Steam Engine collection.  I had a blast playing with color placement.  But did it need a border?

Here is the quilt without a border.

Here is a light gray border.

And a bluey purple gray border.

I decided to skip the border and get right to quilting!  I picked out the perfect shades of Aurifil to quilt my project with.  

Ready to start quilting!  It's layered with my favorite Hobbs 80/20 batting of course.  The prints in this collection are very graphic so I decided to use them as inspiration for my quilting patterns.

I started with this gray and white fabric that looks like spiky branches.  What did I quilt?  Spikes of course!

For this dotted fabric I decided on large arches towards the inside blue fabric.

More to come soon!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. This is going to be so cool! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Lovely quilt, and I agree that it didn't need a separate border. As it is, it seems to kind of have a border already that bits of the blocks are "invading," if that makes sense. Anyway, I really like it the way it is and can't wait to see how you quilt it up!