Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Christine's Blue Kitchen {Finished Quilt}

This weekend, I was able to quilt my blue Island Batik version of our Christine's Kitchen patternAs an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!

For the quilting, I briefly considered using multiple thread colors but ultimately decided to use the same thread throughout. I used Connecting Threads 50 wt. in Silver.

Like my original Christine's Kitchen quilt, I did meanders in the background. In my original quilt, I did loops inside of all of the dishes, but this time around, I used a variety of simple free motion quilting motifs in the cups, vases, and pots. I did a lot of loops, swirls, and squiggles, but I tried to mix it up a little bit.

Working with the small spaces was a little limiting but other than the sugar and creamer pair on the bottom shelf, the rest of the dishes are all quilted differently.

The backing fabric is the larger floral print (used in the teapot above!) and the binding fabric is the speckle print (used in the coffee pot below!). I also used the floral print for the hanging sleeve. Because this quilt finishes at 36" x 39", you only need a single width of fabric for the backing!

I didn't do any quilting in the applique sections to help it stand out. For the border, I used a larger swirly flower filler.

I used one of my decorative stitches to stitch down the binding so it will be extra secure!

Originally I had planned to give this as a gift, but now I'm feeling a little selfish and might want to keep it. 

Don't forget to check out the Island Batik Facebook page to see what all of the other Ambassadors are working on this month!

Project Stats:
Name: Christine's Blue Kitchen
Pattern: Christine's Kitchen by HBD
Size: 36" x 39"
Fabrics: London Fog by Island Batik and grey solid
Quilting: Various motifs in grey thread from Connecting Threads
Future: Might be a gift, might not!

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  1. I can't say I blame you for wanting to keep it for yourself! It's a beautiful quilt! I love it with all those blues!

  2. This is a beautiful finish! Love all the pretty blues and tea time supplies.

  3. I can certainly see why you are thinking of keeping this soft and pretty quilt. It reminds me of the Dutch blue and white kitchen items from years ago.

  4. What a sweet quilt!!! I understand how you would want to keep it! Great job, great finish!!!!

  5. This quilt is so darling, Alison! Congrats on such a sweet finish :)

  6. This is so pretty in all the blues! I especially love the vases and their flowers!

  7. Very cute! I'll be making my project this weekend.

  8. It's very cute. I love the flowers.

  9. Beautiful! I think your quilting plan was spot-on, too. My favorite part of the post, though, is that you want to keep this loveliness for yourself. You're a woman after my own heart. It's hard to let all my finished quilts go to other homes. : )

  10. What a nice quilt. There isn't anything lovelier than something made with blue batiks. Yes, this is a keeper.

  11. This is the week for blue & white kitchen themed finishes:-) So beautiful... definitely a keeper!

  12. It's gorgeous, Alison! I love how serene it feels with all those beautiful blues and I would want to keep it for myself, too :)

  13. Fabulous finish, Alison. Love the flowers - make it kinda romantic.


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