Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Scrappy Batik Staircase Quilt

Audrey pieced this lovely quilt called Scrappy Batik Staircase which is a pattern she enlarged from the May 2017 Quilters Connection Newsletter.  She started piecing it right away and had the top finished that summer so it has be 'marinading' as she put it for 2 1/2 years. But in quilting terms that is not long at all is it?  :)

She also pieced the backing with a strip of the batik pieces and inserted it into a white Fireside backing.  Since this can be a challenge to roll on a longarm frame vertically I rolled it on horizontally so to keep the stretch and tension on the backing even. Worked wonderfully.

We picked Tickle for the pantograph design, used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

I was nice to see the blue sky for half a day and now it is back to cloudy skies and more snow flurries.

I received my copy of my Blog Book for 2019.  This is something I do every year with my blog post so I have a permanent record of all the quilting I have done.  I used a company called Blog2Print for this service.

I now have eleven of these books on my shelf!  


  1. There is nothing like your own book, printed on beautiful paper, in colour, a wonderful way to have all those quilts recorded. Love those colours in the blocks, and on snow, perfect setting once again.

  2. Wonderful magic, Kathy. I can't wait to put the binding on this quilt. Thank you.