Island Batik Vintage Re-imagined Finish


A recap-view first post here.

The  Island Batik challenge for March is Vintage Reimagined, We could use any fabric with our choice of technique as long as the finish was 36″ or larger.

The quilt I chose to make is a pattern by Ladies Art Co called Solomon’s Temple. I love Solomon’s Temple because of its clean sharp design. Instead of traditional piecing I chose to recreate this quilt using the paper piecing method. Pattern download below.

If you missed last weeks post please click on the “view first post here” link above.

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What I started with and had some remaining.

3 y- Island Batik- gray solid, which by the way is gorgeous. I LOVE this gray.

1/2 y- Island Batik-Large Netting Sand BE

1/2 y-Island Batik-Twigs Desert BE

1/2 y-Island Batik-Peach Basics

Pieced using  Aurifil 40wt thread.


Add the upper and lower border sections

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For the upper and lower borders I used Island Batik Large Netting Sand. Instead of filling the triangles with color I chose to use the gray background (also Island Batik) fabric which I think adds a nice finish.

                                                                Hobbs Batting

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I’ve not used this particular batting before and was pleased with the results.  I prefer a low loft batting, which this is. However, I love the appearance of the higher loft batting.  This provided the happy medium I’ve been looking for.  No other quilt has inspired me as much as this one. Usually design options are a struggle but that was not the case with Solomon’s Temple. As I ran the basting stitch quilting designs flowed freely .

The outside quilting is half feathers. In the top and bottom rows i took advantage of the negative space and created baskets of sorts with crosshatching to form the basket bases. You can see the baskets in thumbnails below. There is no quilting inside the colored areas only outline stitches. I’d like to say “in the ditch” but due to my lack of experience with rulers (and quilting in general) most areas the stitching is outside the ditch. The remaining triangle areas are feathers, large feathers.

You can find product information and batting options by Hobbs here.  I’m looking forward to trying the other batting provided by Hobbs in my ambassador box. This particular batting was crib size 45″ x 60″ and is 80% cotton-20% polyester.

Quilting complete

Of course Enzo happily stepped onto the quit and I couldn’t resist sharing his photo. You can’t see it but his tail was wagging . He never misses a photo op and this quilt was no exception.  As soon as this quilt hit the floor he came running, literally. The  top photo was taken outside, I braved the single digits for this photo. The wind was blowing (there is always wind where I live) which gave us a windchill of -25.

At this point I was no longer fretting over my color placement.  I still feel the darkest fabric would have looked best in the center but I am happy with the finish.

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For cutting my binding I used the AccuQuilt GO! strip cutter die for perfect 2 1/2″ strips.

Would you like to paper piece one of these?

Pattern coming soon to my Etsy ship.


In other news

Last month I joined in Pamelas QAL called Seashore Splendor. You can find her here. 

Its not too late to join in.

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See what others are working on:

Would you like to see what other Island Batik Ambassadors are working on? View links to their sites here.

Moving it forward,  Oh Scrap,  Show and Tell Monday,  Design Wall Monday,  Cooking up quilts,  Monday Making,  Modern Patch Monday,

BOM’s Away

Colour Inspiration and Linky Party.

WIP, WOW, Wednesday Wait Loss, 

Midweek Makers,   Let’s Bee Social,   

Needle and thread Thursday


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    1. Me too. I have visited all but I haven’t added them all yet. A couple I followed twice and no time to sit down to see who I am missing, yet.

  1. It reminds me of a bear paw block or a delectable mountain block but yet it is it’s own block. Great job!

  2. Oh you were inspired by the quilting for sure and so am I! Lovely quilt. And such a gorgeous photo outside. I know it was cold but it was totally worth it. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss. We’re having a giveaway, so come back and link up any green quilts you have, old or new posts. This one has green in it I see, so you’re all ready for St. Patrick’s Day!

    1. Yay, I do have a couple green quilts. It was so cold and snowing. thank you for stopping by.

  3. Lovely Solomon’s Temple quilt! I think your Hobbs Heirloom batting is the one that Harriet Hargrave was involved with somehow. She likes it for exactly the reasons that you enjoyed it — a traditional quilt look but not totally limp like 100% cotton can be, and that 80/20 Heirloom blend was designed for ease of machine quilting. I remember reading about it in her book. 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing that, I’ll have to go visit google. It’s the little things that matter.

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