Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blue and Yellow Color Blast



I have finished today my favorite quilt.  While at the HMQS quilt show I bought a pile of batik fabric (you might remember the giveaway I did with them) out of all the batik's that I bought the Blue and Yellow ones were my favorite.  This quilt is made from a pattern I am putting together that I call Color Blast.  It is made using a disappearing 16 patch block.  My plan is to sooner than later post the pattern as a free giveaway.



I have been working on this quilt for some time now.  I finished the top just a month ago on June 23rd.  I have been waiting for the new machine to show up so that I could quilt it, with out fear of messing it up.  When I washed it I was afraid that I would get bleeding all over the place and put 5 color catchers in with it and they came out quite blue, I am glad I added those.  Any one have much experience with batik washing?



This is now my second quilt that I have made using this pattern my first was my Fire in the Sky ,it is my bright orange quilt.  As you can see I am keeping with the bright idea with this quilt being blue and yellow.  I have one more quilt that I am doing with much more down to earth colors, my wife calls it my 80's Fabric.  This quilt has 2 differences.  First that the corners have corner stones (Is that what they are called?) and second  its one row wider and one row longer so a bigger quilt.












9 comments:

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt, Richard and you did a great job making it.

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Very pretty quilt! I love the bright blue and yellow. And that pattern looks pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

quiltmania said...

Great job on the quilt. Congrats on the finish!

Carla said...

Good for you Richard. It looks great.

Diann said...

I love this quilt-probably because it is my two favorite colors. Nice job.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I usually wash my fabrics before sewing them, if possible (can't do that with precuts). Batiks bleed like crazy! There is a 'color setter' you can get from Rit. I used it for my son's batiks for his quilt. After using the setter, no more bleeding. Woohoo!

Cherie said...

Great looking quilt, those colours match well together. Awesome job on the quilting =D

Elizabeth said...

LOVE the quilt! You did a beautiful job with the quilting and the colors are fantastic. And I absolutely love the yellow cornerstones in the blue sashing!

Hey, is the swirl fabric your blog background?

I always pre-wash (use the delicates cycle or hand-wash cycle to keep the fraying to a minimum). If you're not into pre-washing, throw in a cup of vinegar (helps set the colors and keep them from bleeding on each other) and wash in cold water.

xo -E

Mary said...

Beautiful!

I always wash batiks before using. I am not so diligent about others but batiks always.

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