In my last post, I had indicated I couldn't remember the name of the batik pattern or book it came from. Well, right away my friend Maria e-mailed me. She remembered that I had completed the top at a quilting retreat that we were on and actually posted about it previously here
! I guess as I get older, my memory is not as sharp. I digress... Anyway, she also told me the book was Twisted Classics
and the pattern name is Diamond Twist
!! Yay, thank you Maria.
Yes, I do own the book. But if you would like to you can find it here on Amazon
. The quilt is actually the cover quilt done in different colors than mine. What do you think of the different fabrics?
On to the hand dyed inspiration...
This quilt is another one that I made with Cherrywood fabrics.
I had made it as a shop sample for the LQS at the time. The pattern was in, I think, McCall's quilting. I don't know which issue but it is at least from 2005. I believe that you could also, at the time, get it as a kit from Cherrywood.
I love the Trip Around the World pattern. In the hand dyes, it just was beautiful. This one is hanging in our house and I just love it!
I wanted to keep the quilting simple. Kind of Amish like simple yet beautiful. Well, at least I think so. I loved doing the feathered heart and the wreaths. In the borders, I kept it simple with radiating lines.
This close up shows the feathered wreath and the radiating lines. There was also some stitch in the ditch. The center part, the Trip Around the World, I did a simple cross hatch. This worked well for the design.
Hopefully you enjoyed this installment of hand dyed inspiration. You can see that the Cherrywood Fabrics
really do lend themselves nicely to Amish designs. If you have never tried hand dyed fabrics, definitely give them a try.
Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway by clicking here
. It is open until April 30th!
Until Next Time...