My June Modern Batik Challenge is finally finished. I made the deadline!
I have always enjoyed Julie Hirt's paper piecing pattern titled Icky Thump.
I have used her free pattern to make a few table runners with various fabrics.
It is so versitile. I emailed Julie and asked if I could use her pattern for a challenge quilt.
Her response was "Absolutely" use it.
I worked in EQ with a number of layouts, some of which are pictured below.
Because of time constraints for me, I chose to create an elongated design using
Island Batik fabrics from the Wind and Sea collection.
The background is Kona white.
This sofa throw is a gift for friends who recently bought a lake cottage.
It measures 46" x 71".
I quilted the layers on my domestic sewing machine outlining the batik shapes first. I added a straight line between those rows and finished with curved lines using a wavy fleece ruler to mark the curves.
The binding is done in my usual way, sewing it to the back and wrapping it to the front.
I top-stitched it from the quilt front using my walking foot.