Sunday, September 25, 2011

Batik Star Quilt

Quilt Batik scrap quilt by Jeanne Selep Imaging
Batik Quilt Top
Today I am sharing a scrap quilt top I made with batik fabric I have collected over the years.  I finished this quilt top more then a year ago.  One of my goals for 2011 (with 2012 as a fall-back) is to actually put a back on this top and quilt it.  Quilting the quilt tops, and binding the quilt together is something I am not good at, and actually dread.  I try hard to piece really well, get seams to line-up, and then when I quilt it - Ugh!  everything goes down badly and there are puckers and messes everywhere.

The quilt top has a pieced sash framing squares of batik fabric.  The intersections of the sash form white stars.  If you squint your eyes a little bit, you can see four darker diamond stars in the pattern.  I put them there on purpose - since I have four children I decided there was one diamond for each of them.
batik fabric quilt detail
Closeup of Quilt top - can you see 4 dark diamonds?
Although this is not a new quilt pattern, I don't know the pattern's actual name.  When a similar star sash frames a log cabin quilt, I believe the name of the pattern would be a "Colorado Log Cabin".  I didn't include the log cabin blocks, I just wanted to frame and highlight the beautiful batik squares.

In Mar 2011 I shared another batik scrap quilt top I made, this is a different top, although both quilts share many of the same batik fabrics.

The star quilt's dimensions are approximately 36 by 48 inches. By the way, I am joining thrifty and vintage parties with my quilt becuase quilts were originally thrifty, and I consider quilts a vintage art form, or at least vintage inspired.

Click on the images to see them enlarged. 

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I am linking up to these memes:
Quilt story: Fabric Tuesday (Entry 50 of 53)
Trendy Treehouse: Creative Share Wed (Entry 27)
Sew Much Ado: We Did It Wed (Entry 7 of 404.)
Beach Cottage: Good Life Wed (Entry 37 of 43+)
Brambleberry Cottage: Time Travel Thur 64 (Entry 40)
Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home 34 (Entry 89)
French Inspiration (Entry 3 of 11)
Thrifty Grove: Thrifty Things Fri 27 (Entry 34)

Picket Fence: Inspiration Fri 34 (Entry 211)
Friday's Unfolded 35 (Entry 93)

Tatertots: Weekend Wrap Up (Entry 563 of 952.)
Addicted to Decorating 30 (Entry 65) 
Funky Junk: Sat Night Special 101 (Entry 63)


Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks stunning! Love the beautiful batik fabric. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

xinex said...

Wow! This is so colorful and beautiful!...Christine

Sara said...

So cute!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous! Love those beautiful batiks! :)

Tanya said...

Stunning quilt, and I love how you incorporated your children into the design.

Quiltstory said...

Wow beautiful quilt! Good work on finishing up those WIPs!

Ellen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I so envy the talent of someone that can sew.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love this quilt! It is *gorgeous* :D I am a batik fabric fan.
I am visiting from Mod Mix Monday.

Dixie said...

quilting absolutely amazes me! your's is just beautiful!!

LV said...

I love all quilts. Have several vintage and new. I have a lot of respect for those that can make them. I never would have the patience for that. The star quilt is gorgeous.

C. Joy said...

Saw this on VTT, when I got to your blog I thought - have I seen this before? Of course, I recently started following you and your work is so beautiful and inspiring and beautiful. I know, I listed beautiful twice. Love the quilt.

Snap said...

Your scrap quilt top is just gorgeous! What a lot of work. I love all the colors. Talented Lady!

Crafty Mischief said...

Wow! Your quilt is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing. I saw this on Under the Table and Dreaming.

The Tablescaper said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

Oh, batik is so perfect for this pattern. it looks simply dreamy! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

Diann said...

This is gorgeous! the colors are amazing! Thank you for joining TTF and I am so sorry I am so late in visiting this week!

Chris said...

Hi Jeanne, the quilt is gorgeous. You are so talented. Great job. I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and hope to visit often. Please drop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would like that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

Hi Jeanne! It was great talking to you yesterday! I found your business FB page but couldn't friend you on your personal page.

I poked around your blog and it's gorgeous!

Jeanne Selep said...

In April 2013, A qestion was posted on a quilt board, generating lots of view of this blog post. This is the board.

The question then became, how do you create the sahing that forms the star. The link below shows the method I used to create the sashing.