Saturday, December 28, 2019

Positively 3D--Island Batik Challenge


This month's Island Batik challenge had me virtually smiling almost every day.  For the month of December the ambassadors were to create a 3D project and they totally left the definition of 3D up to the creator.  I've seen all kinds of amazing projects, from quilts to actual 3D objects like purses and bags.


I tend to think of creating quilts as a 2D process, much like drawing or painting, even though you can hold a quilt.  So I chose to use the fabrics in my wall-hanging to give the illusion that the pattern on my quilt was popping off the surface.  After doing a little research, I decided to base my wall hanging off of a graphic design I found while surfing.


Digging into my Island Batik box, I knew that the solid black and white batiks would be perfect for allowing highlights and shading to the quilt.  Design wise, the quilt was created by using lots of squares, rectangles and half square triangles.


It didn't take long for the design to come to life.


As I pieced this one, I knew immediately how it would be quilted...lots of straight lines that would hopefully guide the eye adding to the illusion.


The wall hanging was basted together with a gray solid batik for the back and Hobb's Heirloom cotton batting.


The quilting lines were stitched using Aurifil 50wt threads that matched each of the fabrics; 2783 Medium Delft Blue, 2715 Robins Egg, 2692 Black and 2024 White.


To finish things off, I chose to do a flange binding using the dark blue batik and solid gray.  I absolutely love when a project comes together just like I imagined in my head.







I was a bit sad to finish this challenge.  This will wrap up my ambassador term for Island Batik.  I hope that in the future I will be able to team up with them again.  I absolutely enjoyed spending a year creating with their beautiful fabrics.  A huge thanks to Island Batik and their affiliates Aurifil Thread, Hobbs Batting and AccuQuilt for allowing us to create using their amazing products!



25 comments:

Quilting Gail said...

Hi Tish,
This is a perfectly awesome 3D challenge quilt! I think you should write up the pattern!
Happy Quilting! :-)
quiltinggail@yahoo.ca

Pamela said...

Very neat quilt! This is a great variation on a plus quilt, and the quilting is just perfect for it.

Sharon said...

Wow! This is fabulous!

Quilting Tangent said...

Never seen 3D cross cubes, great job.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a stunning 3D illusion, Tish! What a great way to wrap up your year with them.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! Wow, this is a stunning 3D project. I keep studying it - it's not just a little 3D. It's 3D this way and that way and that way. LOVE it. Your color choices work so well. Sometimes it's the navy that stands out, and then you look again and the light blue cubes are in your face. Terrific graphic design, Tish. And your quilting just enhances it so nicely. {{Hugs}} Great job! ~smile~ Roseanne

Vasudha said...

It is positively awesome! I like everything about it - the design, the fabric choices and the perfectly chosen quilting.

Karen said...

This is awesome, Tish!!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness! It’s positive eye catching! Well done, Tish!

Laura said...

Wow. Beautiful work. Colours are very dramatic and I love the flanged binding.

Kathleen said...

What a perfect finish! I love the blue/black and grey and the flanged binding. Lets conspire soon!

Lisa J. said...

This is a stunning quilt Tish. It's just awesome.

Havplenty said...

Very stunning quilt and effective illision.

Vicki in MN said...

This turned out just perfect for this challenge, I love studying it!

Quilthaventhreads said...

Stunning. What a great 3D quilt. I love how you took pictures in different settings. The quilting is great too!

Nancy J said...

Wow!!!!! This is absolutely stunning and I hope it is on the wall for you and all who walk in the doorway to admire every day. Supert choice for the colours and the the quilting finishes it off to the utmost degree. PURPLE rosettes all over.

Debbie Miller said...

Absolutely awesome in both color and design!

piecefulwendy said...

That design really pops with those colors. What a great finish for your IB ambassadorship. I'm sorry to hear you'll not be on for next year.

Emily said...

This is absolutely stunning, Tish! I can't even wrap my head around putting that design together--it's amazing!

Barbara W. said...

I have tried many times without much success to make a 3D quilt. Yours is out of this world. Please Please do a tutorial on it.I would love to try my luck at one.

Unknown said...

Nailed It! You created a wonderful 3D quilt. Even the black and white photo showed off your great work!
Connie

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Amazing!! So very creative. And the quilting definitely adds to the design. Well done.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Mind. BLOWN!!!

Kate said...

Very effective use of color and design, you really captured the 3-D effect. Congrats on a very fun finish.

canuckquilter said...

Wow! You absolutely rose to the challenge. I love this quilt!

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