Sunday, August 31, 2014

‘Blooming Bug’ Popsicle Sticks


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.

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  1. What a pretty quilt! Leaving the teal does give the quilt little pops of more intense color that draw the eye. This quilt just invites you to cuddle under it.

  2. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful quilt! I have been thinking about getting that panto, and it looks great! It's so nice to actually see it quilted. I think I'll get it :-)

  3. I love the subtle colours of the quilt, and the quilting suits it perfectly!

  4. It looks great and I'm glad you left in that pop of color too.

  5. Oooo...I'm so glad you left that dark teal in, too! I'm not one to use batiks much but this one definitely tugs at me! The panto is certainly in keeping with its soft organic feel. "Urban Elementz" seems to have so much available along these lines. My friend Valorie, Pumpkin Patch Quilter, has designed several of their pantos.....all lovely. A beautiful 'finish'!!!!

    1. Yes, this panto is one of Valerie's!