At our guild’s quilt show in April I bought a Batik Gemstones package called Blooming Bugs. I used the Popsicle Sticks pattern and made a small lap quilt, 48” x64” using the whole package of 40 – 2 1/2” strips. I liked the soft colors of these batiks and was tempted to pull out the dark teal but then changed my mind and left it on to add a pop of color! I’m glad I left it in.
I found a 4m cut of batik in my stash that worked for a backing and was happy that it behaved well and had good thread tension on the back.
The pantograph that I used is called “Deja Vu” from Urban Elementz and this is my first time quilting it. I really enjoyed quilting it out and love how it looks. It’s had a nice balance of feathers and swirls, my two favourite designs! I used a soft blue So Fine thread on top, a pink Bottom Line on the back and Quilters Dream Cotton Deluxe batting.