June 23, 2009

Sizzling Summer Twilt Tuesday

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , at 9:01 AM by Shelley Swanland

Summer SizzleThe sun batik and the Asian print at the bottom  were laying near each other in my stack of fabric, calling out to be used together. I pondered what to do with them for several days and decided that sometimes the fabric wants to be the star and you don’t want to cut them up. Still they needed some piecing to make them spark. I tracked down the feather and crane prints and then used the flower colors in all the fabric to pull batiks for the multi colored bands.Summer Sizzle Sun

The bands tie all the other pieces together. Add a little black to outline the bands and sections and it was ready to quilt. For the quilting I chose to leave my feed dogs up and use a straight stitch. In addition to background stitching and stitching in the ditch, I outlined the suns in the batik and the bamboo.


Summer Sizzle Bamboo


I think “Summer Sizzle” turned out quite nicely for a simple design.

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