Created by: Emily J.
Project

Color my World, Batik Style

After making the kit, I couldn’t wait to make the quilt again. This time, I used 20 batiks to make the pattern in a completely different light! It’s not quilted yet, but I love it nonetheless! With careful cutting, I had enough left from my strap sets to put a piano key style panel in the back. I will post an updated picture once it’s quilted! UPDATE - i added a couple of pictures, as the piece is now quilted and bound. I quilted it with a spiral, spaced at 1/2”, and I’m so pleased with the result. It’s really just one really long line of stitching. The quilting enhances the watercolor effect of this quilt. It’s a little time consuming, but spiral quilting this piece was worth the effort. Zoom in to see the full effect. I used a pale yellow thread, which I started pretty much my go-to thread color for multi-color Quilts.

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Emily J. made Color my World, Batik Style with:

Color My World Quilt Kit

Kit

Color My World Quilt Kit

by Nancy Smith featuring Boundless Blenders Ombre

Project Description

After making the kit, I couldn’t wait to make the quilt again. This time, I used 20 batiks to make the pattern in a completely different light! It’s not quilted yet, but I love it nonetheless! With careful cutting, I had enough left from my strap sets to put a piano key style panel in the back. I will post an updated picture once it’s quilted! UPDATE - i added a couple of pictures, as the piece is now quilted and bound. I quilted it with a spiral, spaced at 1/2”, and I’m so pleased with the result. It’s really just one really long line of stitching. The quilting enhances the watercolor effect of this quilt. It’s a little time consuming, but spiral quilting this piece was worth the effort. Zoom in to see the full effect. I used a pale yellow thread, which I started pretty much my go-to thread color for multi-color Quilts.

Q&A with Emily J.

teesjodi asked:
Did you use precuts/jelly roll or pick all your own and cut strips? Also, I just wanted to say I love your quilt and the fabrics and colors you've chosen!
Emily J. answered:
I used two rolls of strips for this. I had been on the lookout for a roll that would give me the look of a watercolor quilt, and boy did I get the right fab. The only thing you really need to do is to find a roll of 40 strips that has two of every fabric. This was a little tricky and I had to look carefully, but they’re out there. (You need two in order to achieve the symmetry of this quilt.) the best part was that there was no waste at all - I put the leftovers from one strip set into the back, and the only other fabric I had to add was the binding. Hope this helps, and thanks so much for commenting on my quilt. I’m so flattered! PS I added a couple of pictures of the quilt, now spiral quilted and bound. Hope this new info is helpful!
Sparkle74 asked:
Hello. I just wanted to say that this is a gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous, quilt!!! Well done! I also like your other version, shown in the review. And thanks for mentioning the color of the thread you use for quilting. I did want to ask about that after I saw your other quilt. That was really helpful. And, I have to say, that I am really surprised or yellow thread would blend in with teals and purples. Good to know and thanks for taking the time and effort to share.
Emily J. answered:
Thanks! I use pale yellow most of the time, with great results. You can find much more of my work on Instagram - look for me as @lemonyquilts. Thanks again!
Angel_kl62109895 asked:
Love, Love, Love Your Batik version! I havent begun my kit yet but I am so tempted to try making a Batik version like Yours first, I like yours better than the color my world version! May I ask what collection You used? The spiral quilting was a great choice! It made me think of a large pool or fountain with an intricate mosaic tile at the bottom. Outstanding work!
Emily J. answered:
I can’t remember what collection I used in this quilt, but I’m making another right now with some Island Batiks (from Missouri Quilt Co) that are quite similar. I’d recommend either “Blue Moon”or “Eclectic Garden” (the new quilt I’m making is the latter and it’s gorgeous). There are a couple of additional current collections on Missouri Star that would make great choices, too. They seem to have the best selection of batik strips, and all of the island batiks have 2 strips of each print in the package, which means 2 packages makes a quilt just like this one. Thanks for asking about my quilt. You can check out more of my work (and ask me any further questions) - I’m @lemonyquilts on instagram. Thanks again!
lorraine.cooper1960 asked:
this is stunning. I have been looking for the right fabric and these colours are perfect thank you for sharing. the only question is the finished size? thank you again it is gorgeous
Emily J. answered:
This quilt finished at 62 x 80 and used (2) forty-strip sets of 2-1/2” strips. BTW, I made this a third time, in substantially similar colors, and those strips are still available on Missouri Quilt Co.!

Skill Level

Intermediate