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).
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