Friday, April 24, 2020

Blocked Borders {April IBA Challenge}

I've taken my cut squares for my April Island Batik Ambassador project from squares...

... to a quilt center...

... to a finished quilt top!

My first border is black Island Batik Solid. I used my remaining cut squares for my final border. I am so excited about this quilt top because it is a fun, simple quilt (no triangles!) that has a fun *pop* of black that kind of gives it a three-dimensional look.

For the quilting, I am planning to use a teal varigated thread that will blend with my batiks but will contrast with my solid black inner border. My binding and backing will be the same black solid for even more contrast! This will be a fun picnic quilt for us this summer.

What are you working on this weekend? I'll be quilting this quilt and hopefully starting a new baby quilt!


  1. The pop of black adds such great depth, and I love all the shades of green. Have fun quilting this weekend!

  2. A simple yet striking pattern. The black border makes everything pop.

  3. Amazing how that simple black border really brings the quilt to life!

  4. Those colors just make me want to dive into it, like a pool or a lake! Lovely. Teal thread against the black will be striking.


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