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Friday, April 17, 2020

Creative Borders and Binding - The Other Side of April 2020

The April Challenge for the
Island Batik Ambassadors is
Creative Borders and Binding
today I'm excited to share
The Other Side of April 2020.

As Island Batik Ambassadors,

we've all done rectangular and square quilts.
Now it's time to try something different.

The fabrics are from the Island Batik Fall/Winter 2019
Kismet collection that was designed by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis,
background fabric from the Island Batik Neutrals collection (Yolk),
the large umbrella and inner border is Cat Scratch in Watermelon
from the Foundation collection.
The umbrella handles are in the Island Batik Solids collection in black.

I chose a quilt block from my Etsy store called

The quilt block was enlarged, appliqued with fusible HEATnBOND® LITE, and stitched with a blanket stitch in Aurifil 50 wt thread with a new Schmetz Super Nonstick 80/12 needle.

Next, I created a border of 
applique rainbows and umbrellas

I did the quilting with my Handi Quilter Avante long arm pro-stitcher
using Glide Trilobal Polyester 40 wt white thread (pattern: Broken Glass). 

Once the quilting was finished, I trimmed the edges away to make a scalloped border.

The Other Side of April 2020 was finished with a continuous bias binding in
Island Batik basic, Tourmaline (one of my favorites).

In looking beyond the month of April 2020, I named this quilt.
This quilt represents a lot of things after a storm
that is what I look forward to.

May there soon be rainbows...

Check out the 
2020 Island Batik Ambassadors


Emily said...

Wow, this is amazing!!!!! LOVE the umbrellas in the corners and the shapes and the colors and just everything about it! What a fabulous interpretation of interesting borders!!

Mel Beach said...

This is so fabulous! I love all the rainbow & umbrella border! Super fun and cheerful!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wonderful little quilt, Carla. Love the border AND the title! I think we are all looking forward to "after" April 2020!!

Pamela said...

So cute! I love the rainbow colors and fun border on this - well done!

Carol said...

What a neat quilt, Carla! That border is amazing! Yes, it's a wonderful way to look beyond and hope for better times ahead.

Carol S. said...

This is just gorgeous and that outside border is so cute! Some of the pics are missing, though. My blog did that too when Blogger had some kind of glitch.