I worked with the Crystal Cove collection of batiks and designed this fun bargello wall hanging that has appliqued cars and trailers.
All week long there has been a great blog hop going on called Planes, Trains & Automobiles featuring Island Batik Ambassadors and Island Batik’s new collections. Each day a different collection is shown and today I will share Crystal Cove which is available in stores now. This is a beautiful collection!
When I first heard what the theme was for the blog hop I was really stumped as to what I wanted to make. Sometimes……I just like to let the fabrics decide for me. Here is the bundle I received, lots of beautiful fabrics.
I started laying the fabrics out and here is what I decided to use for my quilt. All of a sudden I could see grass and a skyline. I cut strips and then sewed them together.
Once I had them all pieced I cut them into different size strips for a bargello effect. Unfortunately I got excited and forgot to take pictures. Guess that means I’ll be making another one!
When I had the background done I had an idea of cars and campers going on a trip so I went searching for the perfect little cars for my applique at Vecteezy.com where I am a premium member. I thought silhouettes in black would be perfect and I free motion appliqued them.
For the road I just stitched a couple lines in black. The first line I stitch free hand and then realized my lines would look a lot better if I put my regular foot one and the feed dogs up. Much better.
The finished size is 24 x 32.
Taking photos on the deck on a day without wind means including Iggy! I wonder what the real eagles think when they see him!
Did you know that Island Batik has a store locator on their site? You can click here and put in your zip code and a distance (I put in 100 miles) and it will show you quilt stores that carry Island Batik fabrics. You can also find online stores that carry Island Batik fabrics.
I have several other projects made with Crystal Cove that I’ll be sharing soon.
Be sure and enter this great giveaway from Island Batik if you haven’t already done so. Many of the ambassadors will also be having giveaways.