The December Island Batik Challenge was to make a medallion quilt of any size using any IB fabric. I really like the Sunset Plumes Collection designed by Kathy Engle and I knew I had enough of each fabric to make a lap to a full sized quilt. These are the fabrics I pulled from the collection.
The medallion and delectable mountains are paper pieced and I used the 2″ finished hst die from AccuQuilt for the sawtooth border. I was also able to play with my new AccuQuilt GO! Big.
Designed by me with no curved piecing and no Y seams. Finished size is 51″.
I couldn’t decide on what block to add for another round on the quilt so I settled on a 1 1/2″ border and loaded it on the frame with Hobbs Batting. Oh, the background fabric is Island Batik Custard which is from the foundations collection (always available).
For quilting I used Aurifil thread (yellow cone) purchased from fellow IBA MaryMackMadeMine along with a bolt of the Custard.
This was my favorite challenge as an IBA because I love to make medallion quilts and I love to make them with flying geese. The center medallion is distorted flying geese.
A huge thank you
Thank you Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, AccuQuilt, byAnnie, Schmetz Needles and Aurifil for your support throughout the year. Also a thank you to Schmetz who’s needles I’ve been using all year in my Juki.