I made this quilt top several years ago. The fabrics were from a prize pack of batiks in colours that I would not normally choose. I have not boosted the saturation of the colours at all!
I used the batik fabrics as a learning exercise to create these blocks in the most efficient way without wasting a lot of fabric. I’d got my system worked out by about half-way through, but kept going until I had used up all the bright batiks. The finished top has languished on the top shelf of my cupboard until now.
As usual, I spray basted and pinned around the edges, then quilted using some wonderful rayon thread given to me to try by fellow Quirky Quilters Sheila Pye and Phil Thomas, both multi-award winners, teachers and quilt judges. Both these highly skilled quilters were loving the rayon thread and generously gave me a few spools to try out.
After a few small adjustments to tension, and a new needle, my quilting proceeded without tears. I too am now a convert.
This is the real quilt. I much prefer the colour scheme.