Water & Sun Quilt

Last weekend I finished quilting and binding my water & sun quilt.  Orange is not a color I usually am drawn to, but when I choose these beautiful batik fabrics in the gray days of early April the bright oranges and yellows felt like summer to me.The quilt is made with 6 different warm batik fabrics and 5 different blue/green batik fabrics in string style blocks.
The quilt measures 61″ wide by 72″ tall and is a great size for a lap quilt.  I called it Water & Sun for the way the blues and oranges feel like the sun on a hot summer’s day by the water. quilt over arm
I especially loved the lily pad print that is featured on the back of the quilt.quilt back I also like how the white border gives your eye a place to rest and sets off all the movement of the blocks throughout the quilt.  cornerI quilted each blue string with double lines, and each orange string with single lines which provide a little variety in the texture.  The white border has a line of blue stitching and a line of orange stitching.
I knew from the beginning that this quilt wasn’t meant to stay with me.  I loved working with the strong bright contrasts, but it doesn’t fit our style.   I’ve listed it here in my etsy store.
Linking up to Finish it Up Friday and Link a Finish Friday.

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4 Responses to Water & Sun Quilt

  1. Marcia says:

    That is one lovely quilt. Is it the one for the fair?

    I sent a link to Marie because it reminds me of her color scheme.

  2. Love these string quilt blocks. They are so fun to make. And yours is beautiful.

  3. Shauna says:

    Great name for this quilt and I do love those colours together.

  4. Judyk2310 says:

    Love your quilt and the colors!! Batiks are such a favorite of mine!!

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