Island Batik Vintage Reimagined

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and Aurifil.

This month we were asked to use a vintage quilt block as inspiration for our Island Batik Ambassador projects. I considered this challenge an opportunity to use Modern Traditionalism in my design, using a traditional block with some twist to modernize the look of it.

I chose the Antique Tile quilt block to work from. I shared my design process in a previous post, but these digital images show the block I started with and the mockup for the quilt that I made.

 

My fabrics are all Island Batik Foundations: Bermuda Cherio, Turquoise Small Pointed Floral, Lemon Round Petal Floral, and Cherry Bubbles.

It's nice when my thread collection contains just the right colors for a project. The project was pieced with Aurifil 50wt White (#2024) and quilted with Aurifil 50wt Jade (#4093), Light Lemon (#2110), and Red (#2250). (Ironically, I used Light Lemon to quilt my Modern Traditional Island Batik quilt last year.)

I used a walking foot for the teal lines of quilting and used free motion quilting for my flowers and jagged stipple.

The 36" x 36" quilt was finished with a faced binding. I chose this option so that the lines from my design would extend all the way to the edge.

I used the remnants of my four fabrics to make a color block backing for the quilt.

 

Please visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors to see their Vintage Reimagined projects from this month.

I'm linking up to Cheryl's first Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup for March. This is my favorite March Finish because I love the colors, the design, and the quilting. I'm also linking up to Brag About Your Beauties and Needle and Thread Thursday. :-)

12 thoughts on “Island Batik Vintage Reimagined

    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Alison. I initially thought I'd just skip quilting those little squares, but I'm glad I added the flowers. :-)

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  1. I love that you were able to combine the design for The Quilter's Negative Space Handbook design you created with the Island Batik challenge for the month. Allowing the lines to extend to the edge of the quilt with the faced binding really makes the quilt expansive. Congratulations on another lovely finish!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Yvonne! Whenever possible, a two-fer is necessary in my busy schedule. I'm really happy with how this one came out. ;-)

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  2. Kathleen McCormick

    The antique tile block is perfect for this challenge. I love the way you used the fabric - it is gorgeous.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kathleen. I looked at a lot of options before I had an idea of how I wanted to edit the block for my design, but this block ended up being great for extending the lines.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Susan. I had fun with this one and look forward to designing more quilts with a similar technique.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Anja! These colors were fun to work with. Unfortunately I had to edit out the orange because I didn't have enough of any of my initial four colors to be the background.

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