Maybe we have a couple of more weeks until spring time but when I got these pastel batiks in the mail I just had to do something light and springy.
I love to do things free form so I ended up sewing strips of colored batiks in sets of four then adding some white and another set of four. I had some Snow White Kona fabric in my stash and decided to do a light bright wall hanging quilt. Once I laid the strips out I decided to add a 2 inch strip of white in between. Too much white! So I cut and add another small strip of the batik pastel going in a different direction. I kept doing this until I liked what I had. This is what I call free form quilting.
With all these straight lines I wanted to add some quilted circles. I used different size round objects to make the circles and marked my quilt top with water soluble blue marker. I added some smaller round circles within the larger circles.
In the circles I decided to quilt a pebble design. Each one a different pastel color to match the pastel batik fabrics. This is why I collect thread, just to make sure I have a color that matches.
I didn’t get as far as I wanted to this week but it is coming along!
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