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April 01, 2021 3 min read

April's Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge is Extra Large King Size Quilts.

 

YES! Legacy Quilter's let's really use up our stash and create HUGE quilts. 

The size of the quilt MUST BE LARGER than 180" x 180". However, here's the best news, you choose what type of fabric you wish. 

 

Here are some ideas on what to make:

  • Instead of using wallpaper, hang a wicked giant quilt
  • In place of a rug, use a colossal quilt 
  • On behalf of your neighbors, make a quilt so large that it not only covers your toes on the couch but also the quilt goes out the door into their living room and covers their toes while they're sitting on their couch too 
  • Make one so big that NASA say's, "WOW, now that's a quilt".

 

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APRIL FOOLS! I'm only kidding on the wicked huge quilt theme. 

The real Quilting your Legacy Challenge is... 

 

Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge for April is Bali & Batik Watercolor Projects!

 

You might be wondering what a Bali & Batik is?

Batik fabrics are a form of fabric artwork, and it's usually made on textiles, which relies heavily on patterns and masking dyes and inks.

 

The batik is a technique for decorating textiles, by which parts of the material that are not to be colored are covered in molten wax. The wax prevents the fabric from absorbing the dye during the decorating process, which is how there can be more than one vibrant color showing on the material. 

 

The word batik is of Indonesian origin and is related to a Malay word for dot or point, "titik" and the Javanese word "amba," meaning" to write."

 

 

Can you mix Bali fabrics with traditional cotton fabric prints? 

 

There is an interesting debate if you can mix the two different fabrics. My option is simple; sometimes, it works to combine the two different types, and sometimes it doesn't. It depends on the pattern and fabric print textures. 

 

Some people state it's hard, "no." Let's have a friendly debate on Facebook soon about the topic. 

  

Here are my projects ideas:

 

  • Couch Quilt using bright Bali fabrics
  • Autumn Color Table Runner (or I might make what Beckie recently made, the teal and pastels Bali table runner - ask me, and I'll show it to you) 
  • Boomerang Quilt Kit (It's insanely beautiful in the blue colorway!) 

 

When you walk into the Norton House, you'll quickly notice we have an entire room full of watercolor Bali fabrics. Beckie and I LOVE Bali fabrics! 

 

My favorite part about Bali fabrics is the natural movement the material makes. It comes in every color and style, plus no two bolts seem to be alike. 

 

 

What could you make for a loved one to enjoy colorful watercolor fabrics? 

  

The fine print: 

No purchase is necessary at Norton House Quilting.

 

Watercolor Bali & Batik Projects in April - Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge 

You must show your progress. Start with taking a photo of the fabric/ pattern with what you're going to create. 

 

1/2 points if you've started a project and are inspired or re-motivated to finish. But again, we must see where you're at this moment, then at the end of the month, the second photo of your finished project.

The project must have at least 75% of Batik fabrics in the project.  

Let's see the progress! Start, middle, and end of the project.

 

 

Weekly Plan: 

Day 1-10 Declare of the Facebook Group, "I'm In," if you're going to participate in month's challenge. 

 

Day 2-30 Take a photo or write text with your tentative idea (or ideas) of what you're going to create.

 

Day 31 (or sooner) - Show off what you created within the guidelines by posting a photo.

 

 

The process is everything this month. Let's see and be apart of your quilting adventure! 

Happy Quilting your Legacy!

 

What do to next:

Go to Facebook and state, "I'm in!". Perhaps add a photo of the pattern, fabrics are chosen, or just text is fine too. 

 

Set your intentions now. 

Let's encourage and support each other on our monthly sewing challenge. See you on the Facebook Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge page. 

 

Also, we have many new people to welcome into the group. Let's continue to show kindness and support. 

 

Here's the Facebook Group direct link: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltingyourLegacyMonthlyChallenge

Happy Quilting your Legacy! 


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