In the world of fabric, there is a special category that inspires love, awe, and stash lust like no other. Yes, we’re talking about batik designs! Batik fabrics add such richness and depth of color and texture to quilts. But not just any quilt pattern looks its best made in batiks. Quilt designers working with these fabrics take advantage of their crisp hand, natural textures, and vivid colors to make the most of batik quilt patterns.
If beautiful batik fabrics are taking up a lot of room in your stash, or if you’re looking for an opportunity to build your batik collection, the new Winter 2016 issue of Batik Quilts magazine is here to help! With 19 fabulous batik projects inside, you’re sure to be inspired to cut into those lovely fabrics and turn them into memorable quilts.
Surely one of the stars of this special issue is Spice Islands Compass (below) by Brenda Henning. This is not an easy quilt. But every minute spent creating your own version will be well worth it, both in building your quilting skills and in the heirloom quality quilt you’ll create. This batik design finishes at 81″ square.
Looking for something a bit easier for your next batik quilt? How about something as Easy As 1-2-3? This fun all-triangles quilt pattern gives you at least 7 different design options that all use the same number of quilt blocks. You get to decide how to lay them out, with our helpful photos and diagrams!
If you have a wedding coming up this year, why not make it a batik celebration? The Double Wedding Ring pattern in this magazine is a true classic. And if you want to save a huge amount of time, check out our precut quilt kit. All the cutting is done for you, all 2003 patches! You just sit down and start to sew.
With a copy of Batik Quilts Winter 2016 at the ready, you and your batik fabric stash can spend the coming weeks or months turning out awesome quilts everyone will love. Visit us on the Fons & Porter Facebook page and post photos of your quilts – we love to see your work!
The Fons & Porter Staff