a little show and tell

This quilt was sewn late last Spring, it is now quilted and bound.  It was made with fabrics from Madison Manor and Dovetails 1 batiks.

I used the 1″ x 2″ Bloc_Loc ruler to square up the Flying Geese.  I do not plan to pattern this quilt, just showing how beautiful the Jo prints go with the Jo Dovetails 1 batiks.  Ok, it sort of surprised me too, but then I should know it would work, right?  I felt it would work, and was so happy when it did work out even better than I thought.  Are you laughing with me?

Wild Goose Chase quilt - Madison Manor and Dovetails 1 batiks

Wild Goose Chase quilt – Madison Manor and Dovetails 1 batiks

And a closer look:

Wild Goose Chase - Madison Manor and Dovetails 1 batiks - close up

Wild Goose Chase – Madison Manor and Dovetails 1 batiks – close up

I love what the stripe does for the quilt plus the beautiful paisley border.  The batiks add a softness that is beautiful and I find interesting to be sewing outside my normal box and liking what I see.

Don’t be thinking old dog, new tricks, OK?

We should all try something new from time to time.  Are you ready?   !!!!

FYI – I did pre-wash the batiks with the Shout color catchers – was advised to do it by my friend Candy in KC.  The batiks are soft before washing and divine after.

 

 


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a little show and tell — 18 Comments

  1. Beautiful! I’ve always loved combining batiks with prints and now we have more that work with our repros.
    I pre-wash all of my fabric purchases and always throw in a color-catcher. I think many quilters would be amazed to see how much color is released from some fabrics ~ and not always the ones you’d suspect!

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