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Lately, I’ve been hand quilting this batik orange and blue string quilt, I’m calling Water & Sun. I hand quilt with a hoop.
I’m doing a simple pattern to emphasize the graphic nature of the blocks. However I wanted a variety in the texture, so in the orange blocks I’m doing one line through the middle of each strip with orange thread
In the blue blocks, I’m doing two lines with blue thread.
I hope that this will provide some depth and movement in the quilting.
My quilting style is a mixture of traditional and modern. I love working with the deep colors and textures of batik fabrics. But I also love exploring the traditional patterns and hand quilting. This sampler quilt from last year, combines both! I did sampler blocks in batiks, then did a detailed feathered border in all the sashing and borders.
The quilt I’m most proud of this year, is my very first quilt started that I finally finished 11 years later. We’re enjoying having this one on our bed. More photos of it are here.
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