|Trellis Crossroads in Batiks|
This quilt started out because I'd seen other people making Trellis Crossroads blocks for hive challenges and I thought they looked interesting. I just wanted to try one of these blocks so I got hold of the book Modern Bee by Lindsay Connor. Of course, once I started I wanted to keep to going and ended up making more.
I had a charm pack of bright batiks that I'd had for a while and some navy batik to go with them, so I worked out how many blocks I could make, and just kept going until I had used up all the charm squares. You can read more about my process in my earlier post here.
|Machine and Hand quilting combined|
At first I intended to straight line machine quilt this quilt with a walking foot. But then I realised that the points didn't meet perfectly on all the blocks, and I thought I could work around that better with hand quilting. I like to hand quilt with a thick thread and a large needle, but I had great difficulty getting the needle through these batiks.
That caused me to rethink the machine quilting option and this quilt has ended up a combination of both methods. I used two different types of bright pink thread for the quilting. The hand quilting thread was a Rayon called "Razzle" by Wonderfil. The machine quilting thread was "Polyneon" by Madeira.
|The back with sleeves at the top and bottom.|
I put two sleeves on the back so I can insert some 8mm dowling into the top and bottom and hang it on the wall. I like to put dowling in the bottom too because it keeps the quilt hanging nicely.
|This is why I had so many ends to darn in on the machine quilting|
Pattern: Trellis Crossroads from the book Modern Bee by Lindsay Connor
Fabrics: all batiks
Size: 38" x 38"