For the month of May, as you can tell by my title, is Making it Modern using Hobbs Batting for the Island Batik Challenge.
This quilt was made by using a very large clam shell that I enlarged. Using Island Batik Flea Market fabric and their White (neutral) solid to construct the top and 2 1/2" strips for the middle.
As I was making this quilt, the next quilt was in my head and wouldn't leave me alone. So...I made most of this top while constructing the first quilt.
I used the Accuquilt Go 8" Companion Set (Angles), the kite die to make the flowers.
Once again Island Batik Flea Market fabric and white solid as well.
Now for the fun part. As most of you know we were given various batting types from Hobbs Batting.
I have found it very educational in using their battings, we were given a nice little booklet on the different uses and functions of their battings.
The first quilt I used Tuscany and I truly loved this batting but as I learned for this project I should have used a heavier or even the black batting they gave us. I hear the black hides a lot of the shadowing. My project in August I plan to use the black and I do see more black batting in my future.
So back to the Tuscany, it is light weight, doesn't have the bulkness or heaviness of a lot of battings. Great for a spring project.
I did enjoy using it.
The next project, I went scrappy on the batting, I just used a piece of hobbs batting that was left over from a previous project.
Also both quilts were quilted using Aurifil 50wt. white thread, I even sewed the tops with the same thread...call me lazy for not changing threads but it works...and I am ok with being called lazy... (well maybe not to my face).
I have a lot of visitors but very few comments, I am thinking either everyone is too busy to comment, or my blog post are lacking. Either way, if you comment, I will visit your blog and comment as well...even trade right?
I also know it is so much easier on Facebook and Instragram to comment. You can find me on instragram at fivesons4barb.
The Christmas Rapping blog hop is still going on...wonderful book, wonderful projects, would be well worth your while to visit, just click on the picture.
Barb, I love both of these quilts. My favorite- if I had to pick - is the clamshell quilt.It has a very artistic quality that just appeals to me. Your quilting on it looks amazing.
Looks great!! When I think of "modern" whites and grays are the first thing that pop into my brain. You did a wonderful job!
Amazing quilts , you have a great designing mind!
They look great!
I LOVE that first design, Barb. Are you saying that you would use black batting even in a light colored quilt like that? That is interesting. Your second quilt is also really cool. That's another fun design.
I've noticed blogging comments really low too. I was blaming it on being a busy season and more people using the other sites which allow faster posting.
I'm with Gene....love that clamshell quilt. Thank you for telling about the process, especially your feedback on the battings. I'm always on the lookout to learn more and use different options.
Love both your quilts, but especially the clamshell!
I get very few comments on my blog, but folks often email comments to me privately. I guess many are shy! :)
Really beautiful. Fun modern design with clean, crisp lines. Love those bright batiks.
I love your quilts and the colors in them! Even though I haven't made a modern quilt yet, I like them very much. It's time for me to get one made... Thanks for sharing your lovelies!
And P.S., I agree with Gene. I like your clamshell one best, if I were to choose. Just sayin... they are both really neat.
Hi Barb wow your quilts are awesome you always choose the perfect colours and fabric,well done my friend xx
Barb, I’m loving that first quilt! You nailed it! I love dresdens, and it’s always such fun to see them in a different setting. Well done. So, question.....would one use black batting on a quilt with white background fabric? Have a wonderful, funderful day! XO
Love your quilts! Really admire how you did those clam shells. I have such trouble with curves. You did a great job. I love modern quilts.
The clam shell quilt is oh so modern. I the random strips in clam shells. I see cotton ball clouds about a farm landscape.
The clam shell quilt is my favorite, looks really modern!
I don't know how I missed your IB post. Glad you left me a comment today and promted me to get to your blog!! Anyway I love both of your quilts, so very creative!!
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