Hi Makers! It’s Lisa Jo of Neverlandstitches back to share with you an elegant and interesting twist on my quilt pattern, Jo’s Pumpkin Farm. I have made the quilt using various prints from Riley Blake’s Expression Batiks collections. I have to be completely honest, it just didn’t seem to be my style and I have never made an entire quilt using batiks. After having made this quilt, I might very strongly consider using this beautiful line of fabric again (and maybe yet again).
For those who are unfamiliar with batiks. Batiks are created using an ancient Indonesian type of resist printing process in which wax is applied to the fabric in various areas. When the wax hardens, the fabric is submerged in dye. The wax prevents the dye from reaching the fibers. The fabric is then boiled to remove the wax. I found it interesting that there is no right or wrong side as both sides are the same and that essentially is no salvage either.
I selected a soft color palette from the various Expressions Batiks collections that Riley Blake offers to make Jo’s Pumpkin Farm. I also selected Lori Holt’s Latte Shabby as the background fabric to create a linen illusion.
The quilt was backed using Expressions Elementals in Chocolate Milk and quilted with a panto of feathers and swirls to coordinate with some of the prints used in the quilt.
If you have not tried Riley Blake’s batiks, I would highly recommend you give them a try and you may find yourself hooked as well.
If you’d like to make your own version of Jo’s Pumpkin Farm quilt, pick up your favorite prints from the Expression Batiks collections from your favorite quilt shops and the pattern from my Etsy Shop.
Until next time…I hope you always find something around you that inspires your creativity…
Lisa Jo Girodat