Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Batik Inspiration Vol. IV

Hello Everyone,

Are you up for a little more Batik Inspiration?? First, don't forget to enter my giveaway here, today is the last day!! Hurry!!

This next quilt I am going to show you was a kit that was given to me years ago by a friend. It was a laser cut kit from John Flynn Quilt Company. I had always admired the Wheel of Mystery pattern and this was a great opportunity to give it a try. Plus, I didn't have to cut these shapes. It was all ready to sew.


A great combination of light and dark batiks really make this particular pattern really show off the circular motion.


With the batiks being laser cut they went together relatively smoothly and with the points matching well to complete the curves.


This photo really does capture the batik circles really well. Although this quilt was done with tone on tone batiks, there is no reason that you can not use printed batiks or any other printed fabric you might like. Just remember to get a good enough mix of light and dark fabrics to show off those circles.

New Brandon Mably fabrics just into the shop, click here to see!

Giveaway results on Friday!!

Until Next Time...

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26 comments:

Stephanie said...

Is that called a Water Wheel? You really see the circular motion. Beautiful.

Jen said...

I've always wanted to make one of those quilts. Maybe I'll have to look for a laser cut kit like this. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I made this quilt too. It is beautiful... but be aware that the dyes will run- I was disappointed that when removing a quilt mark that was water soluble I got run off that was SO disappointing!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Jackie! I love seeing those circles pop out!

julieQ said...

I have one of those kits too!! Now...just where is it in my closet? Hmmmm...yours is so pretty!

karenfae said...

I have a pattern (heavy Marti Michell templates) to make this quilt but have yet to do it - one day! love the colors on this.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nancy said...

my sister-in-law started that same kit... i wonder if she ever finished it?

Very pretty

KG said...

I could put a very small person on that quilt . . .

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous and I love the movement that it shows.

Laura said...

I've always loved that pattern and having it all cut out would be an extra bonus. Great quilt!

free indeed said...

I have always wanted to do that quilt as well, but couldn't see spending the $$$ they ask for the kit...it's so small! But I do love the movement! One of these days I'll own or win the template and make my own with my scrap bin....boy, that scrap bin would be empty with all the projects slated from there...if only I would move on them, it would be empty!!!

Jean said...

It's very nice and I can see the circles perfectly. This is one quilt that would be nice to have precut, cutting all those templates would take forever.

Betweens said...

Hi Jackie..we made this quilt and it still sits in a drawer waiting for a quilting design to hit me in the forehead...I know with your talent and ingenuity you can come up with any idea to compliment this beauty...any ideas??? I thought I put it in my blog but didn't yet will take a picture this weekend and post...if it's not raining..LOL

Carol Skinner said...

This quilt is way up there on my "quilts I MUST make" list - Inklingo of course! I just LOVE the secondary circles that are formed by alternating light/dark and dark/light. I want to see how you end up quilting it. Are you adding a border?

Cathi said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! Makes me want to print some pieces and start one RIGHT now!! LOL

FrancisMoore said...

Beautiful colors in this quilt. Love it.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, that is a stunning quilt! Love the colors!

Sherri said...

Every quilt you share is absolutely stunning! I love this design!

Angie said...

Great use of batiks -- very pretty!

GailM. said...

The circles are stunning. When you look at this piece, you see many many secondary patterns. Love it!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

jill said...

Love it - always wanted to make one.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I have that kit too! Although it might be different colors? I can't remember. I got it back before I discovered my love of curved piecing...

pratima said...

The pattern is visually entertaining and the colors are wonderful!

Sandra Henderson said...

This is so beautiful! Looks like a stained glass window!
I'm having a giveaway for a signed copy of CITY QUILTS!!!! XO

Julie Bagamary said...

I started making a miniature quilt using this pattern but abandoned it maybe due to using the tiniest pieced for hand piecing.

amandajean said...

that is a gorgeous quilt, jackie! i love the circles.

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