Batik Finish

I have had this batik quilt top languishing in my stash for far too long. So long, in fact, that I cannot remember when I started working on it. We are having rain again today, but I was able to sneak out between showers and quickly get a few photos. Let me tell you a bit about it.

Batik Finish - A baby or crib size quilt made using the stack and whack method - piecefulthoughts.com

There is no pattern for this quilt. I just picked batiks that I liked and started sewing them together, using the stack and whack method, if I recall correctly. There was no plan, other than just playing with my batik fabrics. It started out with the idea that it would be at least a lap size quilt or larger, but then I got to a point where the rest of my batiks didn’t work as well with it. So I added the inner dark blue border and left it. I added the additional border a little later.

The quilt is 38″ x 50″, so a large baby quilt or crib quilt size. I had some left over yellow flannel, and I pieced that for the backing. That sat and languished almost as long as the top!

Batik Finish - Backing Detail View - piecefulthoughts.com

I brought it to Connie for quilting and then forgot I had brought it to her. This poor quilt! Anyway, here’s a close up of Connie’s lovely quilting with swirls and a leafy vine in the border.

Batik Finish - Front Detail view - piecefulthoughts.com

The binding is in a deep rose batik from my stash. I’m not sure what I will do with this quilt now that it’s done, but it’s my batik finish for this Friday.

Linking up today with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Wendy

15 thoughts on “Batik Finish”

  1. Well I like it!! I imagine you will tuck it away for the next new baby that comes along…and you will be ahead of the game!

    1. Yes, I should! I can’t believe it took me that long to finish. I think I tucked it away thinking I would keep adding to it. Haha. Glad it’s done and ready to give to someone.

  2. Oh, it’s really pretty! I love those bright batiks and the “crazy quilt” type of piecing from the stack and whack. Lots of movement and zest! Congrats on getting it finished (finally!!)

  3. A lovely finish, Wendy. It seems like it was a fun way to work through a stash! Not one that I keep in my “stash hat”, but now I am adding it!

  4. It’s ready for a new baby, but don’t do as I would and tuck it away where you completely forget about it. 🙂 Those batiks are lovely and the blue border is perfect for bringing it all together. You have a fabulous winner here!

  5. The Finally, Finished, Forgotten, Flannel-Backed Quilt, say that five times fast. Ha ha, I couldn’t resist. It’s nice to finish a project that’s probably was quilt guilt and now is making you happy. Shop and Sew on Sister!

  6. I’m sure you’re delighted it’s finished and very pretty it is too! It will not be hard to find it a home! I have loads of batiks that my daughter talked me into buying. I never quite know what to do with them even though they’re so pretty!

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