Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Batik Popsicle Sticks Quilt

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This is Phyl’s Popsicle Sticks quilt, the third one I have quilted for her so you know this is one of her favorite patterns for using Bali Pops.   I quilted it with the panto Curlz and used Dream Blend batting.

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She asked me to dye a backing for it and I knew that it had to be a soft teal as the top reminds me of the color of the ocean and sand.    I was so happy with the results as dyeing a large backing a very light color can be tricky. The color came out even across the whole back with a subtle texture from the crumple in the dye bath.

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I had a little fun with a new location for taking pictures.  I’m sure a few local ladies will recognize this room …

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…and this view! 

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Thought it would be nice to show view of Schist Lake other than the one I show from my little bay all the time!   I think the 'B' stand for batik ;)

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I’m slowly learning how to use the manual setting on my camera and want to stop relying on my automatic setting.   I had to delete a lot of ‘whoops’ pictures today but that is part of the learning curve.  

11 comments:

  1. Nice to see a different view of your beautiful surrounds. The colours of the quilt fit in beautifully.

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  2. Definitely recognize that room and view! Wonder if the owner will!!!! Quilt looks great! The colours go so well with the surroundings! The two of you have excelled once again!

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  3. Beautiful work Kathy - the quilting and the backing.

    Looks like the perfect spot for a hockey game - bet that net gets good use :)

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  4. Such a beautiful quilt. I like the idea that you dyed the backing. What kind of material do you use when you dye?

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  5. Peg I buy my white cotton fabric from Sew Batik.

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  6. What size of a container do you dye your backs in Kathy, and how do you get them so evenly dyed? The color is w onderful, and so is the quilting job, Congrats to you and Phyl.

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  7. Lovely snow and a lovely quilt. Teal & brown are so nice together!

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  8. LOVE!! And your view - just beautiful.

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  9. Love your way. Love your batik
    http://www.blossombatik.com

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  10. Such a beautiful quilt. Is there someway to purchase a pattern for this quilt?

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