Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Batik Gems - Part 7

I've been working on the flower quilting on the Orange Batik Gems quilt.  I have half of the flowers quilted.  Each flower takes up the width of two batik columns.  In the length of two of these columns there are 7 flowers alternating between cone flowers and day lilies.  Since there are 9 columns in total, I will have 4 columns of flowers, 2 on either side of the quilt. 

Here is a close up of what the two flowers look like.

And a shot from the back.

For the middle column I'm going to quilt some butterflies.  When I first went looking for butterfly patterns I didn't find anything very interesting on any of the quilting sites, pretty basic designs.  I then decided to do a Google search on butterflies and I discovered that the Tattoo world has some very interesting designs.  I was just looking for some unique outlines so I took some of the interesting tattoo designs and modified them into butterfly outlines.  Below are some examples of the original tattoo designs and then the modified outlines. I think they will make for some interesting quilting.


Quilt Inspiration said...

Your batik quilt is absolutely beautiful ! The butterflies you found are wonderful, what an ingenious idea. As an aside, Quilting Creations also has dozens of birds and butterfly stencils in case you want to take a look: http://www.quiltingcreations.com/index.php?cPath=43

Sand and Sunshine said...

Those flowers really pop on the orange and all those butterflies that you turned into outlines are really pretty.

Marianne said...

It is so refreshing to see something different to feathers quilted all over a quilt! Your flowers are fabulous and I can't wait to see how you tackle the butterflies. Thank you so much for sharing!

hetty said...

Beautiful! Never thought to use tattoo art as inspiration for quilting. Great idea!