October’s Island Batik challenge is called ‘Top it off’.
The challenge is to create a holiday runner or table topper, using a applique technique…
I instantly thought of Christmas, my late Nan’s favourite flower at this time of year was the poinsettia, I chose these beautiful fabrics; Plum, Storm and Sky from my Island Batik stash…
Free motion applique is such a beautiful and simple technique, I love how you can literally take any shape, and create it from fabric, by fusing your chosen fabrics to some lightweight interfacing – I used Vlieseline interfacing.
I appliqued leaf details on each piece, using the beautiful variegated threads from Gutermann. Colour number 4022,4030,4127.
I used Thermore batting from Hobbs – Thin and easy to quilt, excellent for wall hangings, miniature quilts, and other small quilting projects.
I chose to leave the centre of the table runner plainer, as this is where the table decorations tend to be placed.
I love the slightly non traditional colours used for this table runner…
‘Do what makes your heart smile’