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.
I especially loved the lily pad print that is featured on the back of the quilt. 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. I 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.
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