Thursday, April 19, 2007

Scrappy Batik Quilts - all finished!

I have to admit that this scrappy quilt is one of my favorites - my daughter's Batik New York Beauty. It was my first foray into foundation piecing. I found that that isn’t my favorite method of piecing, but I sure love the way the quilt turned out, so I am pleased that I persevered. It was a gift for my daughter and she loved it, too. I used up a ton of scraps with that quilt, and it was very easy to piece (well, except of those foundation pieced New York Beauty points). I used the Foundation By The Yard fabric and then built the rest of the quilt around the center. I believe I had seen a similar quilt on the cover of Keepsake Quilting and modeled it after that one.

Another of my top three batik scrap quilts would have to be the Hibiscus Quilt. I made this for my wonderful niece, Katelyn. If you look closely, you will see my right index finger holding up the corner of the quilt. This quilt was made using Karen Stone’s Hibiscus quilt pattern. I wasn’t in a photogenic mood, so I did the only sane thing, and that was to duck!

Another of my top three scrappy batik quilts is the one I call my Key West Quilt. I used the Friendship Star pattern from The Quiltmaker’s Gift to make this one. It also used up a heap of batik scraps. I had purchased a great deal of batiks to make quilted tote bags for my store in New York and got tired of making the bags before I ran out of batik material. Funny how that happens, but look at the beautiful quilts this stash created! Serendipity, if you ask me.

6 comments:

swooze said...

Gorgeous quilts! I love them all. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Wagner said...

Beautiful quilts! My favorite is the first one, but what a great variety of techniques you have mastered!

Jeanne said...

Your quilts are all gorgeous! You have a great stash.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I LOVE your batik NYB!

Just found your blog and have marked you as a "favorite"!

Meredith said...

I like them all. I am sitting on a stash of batiks. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rhonda said...

Love the quilt. Welcome to the "ring".