Batiks Gone Modern Progress…

Modern Batik ChallengeI know that I have not given a lot of hints about what my Modern Batik Challenge using Island Batik Fabrics will look like. So today I thought I’d give you a little more information. The quilt that I am working on is made up of 2 different 6 1/2″ blocks. The finished quilt is 36″ x 36″. Below I will provide very general directions to make the two blocks, this is not intended to be a true pattern, just a guideline.

IMG_4975The first block is made up of  one batik strip that is 2 1/” x 6 1/2″ and 2 background strips that also measure 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

IMG_4980The first step is to sew a background strip to a batik strip. and press to the background strip.

IMG_4981The second and last step is to sew the other background strip to the other side of the batik strip and press to the background strip. That’s all it takes to make the first block for the Modern Batik quilt that I am working on.

IMG_4977The other block for my Modern Batik quilt is a half square triangle. I love half square triangles and I love making them. For this quilt I cut one 6 7/8″ square from the batik fabric and from the back ground fabric. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the batik fabric with your favorite marking tool. You’ll sew 1/4″ from either side of the drawn line. Of course I failed to take a picture of what this looks like.

IMG_4983Once you’ve sewn on either side of the diagonal line you cut the blocks apart by cutting on the drawn line. You’ll have two wonderful 6 1/2″ half square triangles!

Next week I will show you the finished Modern Batik Quilt. Right now I have one quadrant left to quilt and then I have to bind the quilt. When I reveal the finished quilt I will also share the inspiration for this quilt!

 

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