The April Island Batik Challenge was to create a 36″ or larger quilt with a “Creative Border”. I like flying geese borders and that is where I was leaning but I took the opportunity to try something new, to me. I had this great Crazy Quilt die from AccuQuilt...
and still a great selection of fabrics from the Mesa Verde Collection. The collection was designed by Kathy Engle and is available now.
I started by cutting 10″ squares.
Stacked them on the die
Using 6 different Aurifil threads I tried out some decorative stitching on my machine.
Because I didn’t use a stabilizer I did have to do some squaring .
I decided to add sashing and I wish I had gone narrower (hind sight) but it was just too easy to load the yardage on the 2 1/2″ AccuQuilt strip die.
It does remind me of looking out the window to the ground in the fall.
For my creative border I decided to add Prairie Points, I can’t believe I have never tried them before. They were so much easier than I had convinced myself they would be.
The sun plays with the colors
For batting I used
If you have reached this point you deserve a gift. Where you live in the world will determine what I send you. In order to enter the giveaway leave a comment telling me what your favorite “Creative Border” is and what country you live in. If you do not wish to enter you can still leave a comment just exclude the county name and you will not be entered.
- US residents- A stack of 10″ squares from the Mesa Verde Collection. I’ll even run them through the Crazy Quilt die if you like.
- Non US residents-Your choice of one pdf pattern from my Etsy Shop.
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm central time Friday April 24th. Winner will be notified by email and announced on April 27th.
Giveaway has ended.
Winners are Wehaf and Gene Black