Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I TRIED TO BE STRONG!!


I have had these fabrics sitting....taunting.....screaming at me from Island Batik 

Raindrops - you can find the line on their site



This is one of my favorite patterns.  I put batting behind the turtles and blanket stitched around them and then cut the batting away.  I can't wait to actually quilt this and see if the desired effect I want happens.





13 comments:

KaHolly said...

Clever idea! Such a striking combination of batiks. Can't wait to see the finished product!

beaquilter said...

Uhhh trapunto! I've tried that before and I loved the result, I didn't quilt anything inside the shape just outlined it when I quilted it and it got really puffy ( I think it was warn and natural batting btw) Now I did enter this quilt into a competition and got the feedback to quilt inside the shape, but that would make it less puffy..... sigh. I like MY way ;)

Barbara said...

If it doesn't, whatever happens will be great! How could it not, this is stunning. I'm starting to like turtles with your projects looking so good!

Missy Shay said...

I love the colors, they are perfect for this quilt!

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are a true quilter...no willpower when it comes to fabric! Love your colors and am anxious to see how you quilt it. I've never tried that method before.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cool!

Sheila said...

It is beautiful Barb !

suemac said...

Cute turtles crawling across the lovely batik ocean.

Wacky Woman said...

How cool; but, what happened to our mantra?

Wendy said...

Love this one Barb! The fabric and pattern are just awesome and make me giddy just looking at this fabulous top!

AnnieO said...

Very beautiful colors--love those turtles!

Rhonda said...

I love the ocean feel of this quilt!!

hetty said...

I love your turtles and they look great on all those wonderful batiks! It's going to be beautiful no matter how you quilt it.