Here's what under the needle of my sewing machine. I'm quilting the Batik Jewels. Sunny Bec of Living the Dream is doing the same pattern by Moda and it's called Sunkissed Jewel Box.
I purchased this at the Road to California show a few years ago, from Sew Batiks. They are the nicest people (can you guess where they are located - yep, North Dakota!) The gal working the booth was so very nice even though she was busy beyond belief! There were so many customers she couldn't even eat a bit of her lunch. I purchased a queen size quilt which they didn't have on hand so they shipped it to me. There was a bit of confusion with the order. And when I called, the gals at the shop were so very helpful and we quickly came to an agreement. Top rate service!
The quality and colors of the fabrics are wonderful! I loved every moment of working with these fabrics. The instructions for the kit were very easy to follow. I'm very pleased with the shop and highly recommend them.
So, as I do with every kit I buy, I traded out the background fabric and added a few more batiks and made it more into "my own" quilt.
I decided to quilt with light pink on the back - the quilt will have a pink batik binding.
Isn't this the prettiest pink thread? I don't have anything pink. This is embroidery thread and it has a pretty sheen to it.
I'm so excited about getting this quilt done. I wanted to get 1/4 of the foundation quilting finished by last night. (I don't think I quite accomplished that - but almost!!) I'm doing a stitch in the ditch on the Irish Chain part of the quilt. It's so busy with those little white circles, I feel it needs a calm design. I'll do something different to the jewel boxes.