October is... Island Batik Ambassadors and industry partner's challenge! Can you guess with whom?
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It's a thread painting month with Aurifil, the most loved cotton threads from the quilting industry! Don't forget to visit their website and check all the wonderful weights of thread and the download the amazing Color Chart with 270 colors for all your project needs!
For this project I decided to work with a very beautiful Island Batik collection from last fall (2019) named Jewel Box and designed for Linda and Carl Sullivan of Colourwerx by Kathy Engle.
Every time that I think about thread painting the inspiration always guides me to flowers, animals and nature. So I was already working with floral compositions ideas for a possible quilting class panel next year and I decided to "borrow" one of my panels for this challenge!
For this "collage style" panel I decided to bond the back side of all the batiks with Mistyfuse before cutting all the flower and leaves design. It was really fun to play with the different layouts! When I was happy with the result I started to press all the design elements to the background fabric, I used a 26" square of Island Batik Foundations in Doughnut.
My quilt sandwich "recipe" for this project is top batting layer with Hobbs 100% Tuscany Wool Batting and bottom layer of Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton/Poly blend batting. Exactly, 2 layers of batting will give the perfect texture and dimension to the quilting!
For the quilting I decided to use different designs and colors to sketch and thread painting. Here is the color list of threads all in 50wt: 2535, 2545, 2810, 2884, 5023 and the variegated 4060.
One of my favorite details about this quilt is how you can alternate the light perception on the background by using variegated thread.
I also love to play with the quilting and the fabric design!
And finally the Overall view!
And before I go... Time for some GIVEAWAY! Visit my Instagram account and tag as many friends you can in comments on my post THERE for a chance to win the 10 fat quarter bundle that I just curated specially for you ;) with some of the beautiful batiks of the Jewel Box Collection plus a 50wt coordinating Aurifil Thread spool! See you there and good luck! Giveaway closes on Sunday 10pm, NYC time.