Friday, July 12, 2019

Quilting in Progress {Artsy Fartsy}

I need to come up with a better name for this project than "The July Island Batik Ambassador project using Aurifil thread to make a tree with traces of my and my husband's hands." Suggestions?

This project, whatever I might decide to call it, is now in the quilting stage. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil threads to use and share with you!

I used an emerald green 50 wt. thread to quilt swirls and echos in the leaves; I used the same emerald green thread to quilt scallops in the grass. I used the same tan-gold thread that I used to do the blanket stitching on my tree trunk to quilt squiggles on the tree trunk.

Here's the back of the piece, taken at the same time I took the above photo. I picked a darker teal fabric for the backing and for all of the quilting that I have done so far, I used the same color in the bobbin as in the spool.

Next up will be quilting the sky areas, trimming it, and binding it.


  1. What a neat project! I love the name "Artsie Fartsie" - heard that phrase all my life!

  2. The first thing that came to mind when I saw your quilt was "Family Tree" or "Tree of Love". Great quilt!


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