Sunday 29 April 2018

Looking Back with Island Batik

The challenge we got as Island Batik Ambassadors this month was "Looking Back" to vintage quilts, and let us be inspired to make something new. As I live in Norway, we have few old quilts to look at. I happened to have the only book made here with registrated old quilts, and found that most of them came from the US, either sent back to Norway from emigrants, or brought back when they returned to Norway on holiday or permanently.

All the materials used here is given me by Island Batik and partners, Hobbs and Aurifil.

I first found this beautiful friendship quilt, found in a garage in California, and taken to Germany, and later to Norway.

Too much work to do this, so I had to dig for another one. 

I made a test block, and the rest was pure fun.

Hobbs batting made it soft, perfect for a baby quilt.

I used Aurifil dark brown for the quilting.

The finished size is 40" x 40".

Hop over to the other ambassadors to see what they made this month:

Barbara at Bejeweled Quilts
Bea at BeaQuilter
Carole at Carole Lyles Shaw
Connie at Kauffman Designs
Dione at Clever Chameleon
Geraldine at Living Water Quilter
Janet at Whispers of Yore
Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations
Jennifer at Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
Joyce at heARTs Creations
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Mania at Mania for Quilts
Maryellen at Mary Mack Made Mine
Michelle at Creative Blonde
Pamela at PamelaQuilts
Sally at Sally Manke
Sandra at MMM Quilts
Sherry at Powered by Quilting  
Stephanie at Steph Jacobson

Linked up to
Slow Sunday Stitching
Modern  Patch Monday
Show and Tell Monday with Bambi


  1. Such a beautiful quilt! The colors are so soft and serene!

  2. Lovely! I love the fabrics you chose, and your test block is pretty, too.

  3. For ein nydeleg kvilt! Gratulerer.

  4. So beautiful! I love the fabrics you selected for your quilt, and the photo of you working on it is lovely.

  5. Lovely quilt, the colors are so rich and warm.

  6. This is a beautiful quilt. I love the more subtle look compared to the original in the fantastic fabrics you have chosen. Beautiful photography as well/ :)

  7. A wonderful quilt - love the colors you used. Sweet to see you working on it!

  8. Thank you very much for your inspiration this week at the Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi

  9. Great quilt. Wish you could do more epp!


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