Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Modern Batik with Island Batik

Welcome to the June challenge from Island Batik, Modern Batik.

The Blue Moon fabrics I used for this challenge were given to me by Island Batik as part of the Ambassador program.

I am not a modern quilter, in any way shape or form so I reached out to Carole Lyles Shaw. She gave me a few tips and even drew up a couple of layouts for me after she saw what I had pieced. I really appreciate that she took the time to try and help me. I don't know that I did her justice in any way, but I tried. Sigh. I am not a modern quilter. If you are a modern quilter, or want to become one, definitely check out her website.

Here is what she had to work with, I call it Mod^2.

After she gave me a few suggestions I ripped a few seams and changed the layout. I focused more on creating asymmetrical lines, because I didn't feel there was much I could change at this point. Plus, this is really as modern as I get. I'm a traditional girl at heart, in pretty much all areas of my life, breaking out of that is/was hard!

I used the yardage with the birds and more of the branches for the back. I've sent this quilt to the photographer and I know she will grab much prettier photographs for you to enjoy.

Mod^2 will be released as a digital pattern in a few weeks, so if you like this one, stick around. *grin*

Happy Stitching!

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  1. I love that you used a striped type fabric, and played with that layout. It's very different, and I think you did a good job making it modern.

  2. The blues are wonderful, and that pop of purple brings modern life into the quilt!

  3. That's a gorgeous quilt. I'm no modern quilter either. LOL!! You nailed it, in my books!

  4. You quilt came out just beautifully. I love that you stretched yourself to do something outside your comfort zone with the modern challenge. You did a great job!

  5. This is a great job. I am more in the middle camp, not entirely traditional not entirely modern. It is a stretch but fun to do something new. I love what you did.


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