Friday, November 29, 2019

Island Batik Steam Engine Quilt - Part 3

I have had such fun quilting this project made with Island Batik's Steam Engine collection.

With this project I have decided to let the fabrics inspire my free motion quilting choices.  For this gray fabric I chose to do random squares.

 Here I did triangles to form a star and some simple continuous curve in the small squares that only measure 1 inch. 

This gray got a zigzag/chevron motif.

On this fabric I was trying to decide which color thread to use.  The funny thing is I chose neither of these colors.  I figure you want to see it, so I used blue instead.

The blue looks great, doesn't it?  

For this chain link fabric I made arches on the bottom.

And then when back and made them from the top too.  Super easy to do and a great texture was created.

 For this purple fans fabric I chose to do a few classic feathers.

And feathers in these two purple connected rectangles as well.

For this gear fabric I tried to make gears.  Three arches with a chunky arch in the middle.  It's hard to see, but it was fun to do.

This piece was so large I made three gear arches.

 I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Wow, that quilt is so beautiful, Suzy! Great use of the fabrics and I love your quilting, especially the feathers in those purple triangles. Congrats on a lovely finish and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a great quilt with great quilting. I have enjoyed seeing its evolution!