I’m always thinking two or three projects down the line. I think I have at least 15 quilts in mind at this time.
My latest project is this really fun scrappy batik star quilt. I’ve had this pattern for over a year. I saw it made up in beautiful bright batiks at one of my local quilt stores and just fell in love with it.
I had actually pulled some gorgeous batiks from my stash to make this quilt right after I bought the pattern. I got looking at it a couple weeks ago and decided that I’d use my collection of batik scraps left over from making pouch sets. Plus, my friend who just made this quilt was visiting and let me use the scraps she had left over from her quilt.
So I was able to cut all the bright pieces from scraps. I purchased the light background at the same time I bought the pattern.
This is all that was left over from my bright batik scraps:
That’s a really small pile!
I actually put all the pieces, nice and organized, into a bag thinking that I’d start sewing later. Ha! I couldn’t wait to get started!
GAH! I just love batiks. I should have taken these photos during the day rather than at 10 pm. they just don’t photograph as well at night. But each block is just amazing! Click on each one to see a close up. That first one gives me chills!
I’m making a throw size quilt, which takes 20 star blocks. I have all but four sewn together. I’m still figuring out how to proceed once they’re done. Should I arrange the stars on the design wall, and then add the colored borders before sewing it all together? Or should I just assemble blocks, and then toss them onto the design wall? Still thinking about it.
These blocks will end up being 15 inches square, so this will go together pretty quickly.
The colors are much more vibrant than the photo shows.
I heard from my long arm quilter today that the red and yellow algorithm quilt I sold is done! I will pick it up tomorrow night. Just can’t wait to see it.
3 Replies to “Scrappy Batik Stars”
I’m not a big fan of traditional quilts, but your ability to mix colors is extraordinary. I can’t wait to see how you complete this one. It’s looking great already!
I’m also not typically a fan of traditional quilts. But this one really spoke to me. The fabrics are so bright and happy… and a great way to use up some really beautiful batiks. It’s going to get a lot more colorful!