I have a confession to make: I am a Batik addict. I’m absolutely in love with the colors and designs of the fabrics and I’m drooling every time someone brings in a batik quilt for me. Arlene’s latest had me ecstatic the moment she started unfolding.
This batik beauty was made from a pattern called Strippy Double Diamond by Carol Morrissey. You can pick it up at her website here. The way Arlene faded through the colors reminds me of a bright, fiery sunrise. With that in mind, I went straight to Jessica Schick’s Swirls pantograph. This panto has a great design that can be interpreted in many ways. For this quilt it reminds me of licking flames or solar flares. I could also see it as wind blowing or even waves or water currents. Gotta love those multifaceted panto designs!
Arlene wanted Hobbs 80/20 batting, which is my personal favorite and one I use for all my personal quilts. The top thread is a very bright orange from Glide, think safety vest orange here, with an orange Magna Glide for the bobbin. And look at how beautifully the quilting shows on the back of this quilt! I think I might need to “borrow” this one for a while just so I can stare and admire.