Swirly Quilt in Cherry Berry
I had fun making this quilt using the new Cherry Berry collection from Island Batik. I received the whole collection in my ambassador box and I’m using it this month for my Modern Batik Challenge project.
I am using the Cherry Berry collection. Look at some of the beautiful fabrics I’m using, check with your local quilt store to see if they are carrying this collection.
For my Modern Batik challenge I decided to use a new pattern I am working on for a quilt that won’t be shown until FALL Quilt Market. I am having so much fun with the pattern and thought it would be fun to see it in this collection of batiks. The actual pattern will be for a much bigger quilt.
I started out making blocks in all of the different batiks in the collection but decided it was a little too busy for what I was doing.
So I sewed up a few more blocks in just a few of the colors. Now to decide how I wanted to arrange the blocks for this smaller quilt project.
I finally chose this design and added some borders to it using more prints from the Cherry Berry collection.The design looked a little plain and needed a little applique to bring it to life. I used my AccuQuilt GO! Orange Peel die to cut out some Orange Peels that I could raw-edge applique to my quilt.That really added a lot to the quilt. I sewed several of the fabric strips together and then added Heat n Bond Lite to the back before running the fabric through my AccuQuilt GO! Electric Cutter. Next month I’ll be sharing another project made with the Orange Peel die and the Cherry Berry Island Batik collection on AccuQuilt’s blog.I used a white Aurifil thread for the stipple quilting on the cream batik background and a light tan Aurifil thread for the little bit larger quilting on the other batiks.
Swirly Quilt in the Cherry Berry Island Batik collection.
My Modern Batik Challenge is approximately 40″ x 40″ and I think I will add this to my Swirly pattern as a wall hanging or large table topper and include the option and instructions for the orange peel applique.
Here are a few modern quilts made with Island Batik fabrics
If you’re looking for more inspiration from the Island Batik Ambassadors, check below.
Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River (you are here)
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seams to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
Linda from Inspired Layers
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore
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