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Thread: New Project: Deni's "Tsunami" Quilt (questions and updated Tsunami quilt layout included)

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    I figured out what quilt I want to do for my very artistic, future tattoo artist friend, Deni. For those of you who haven't read the other post, she's pregnat and her due date is a week before her birthday. She's kind of worried that she's just going to get baby stuff for her birthday. So I want to do something extra special for her birthday in the form of a quilt.

    I finally decided that I want to do the Tsunami quilt in black and dark red.


    I want to do the red in batik and the black in true solid---I think it'll give it kind of an artsy, stained glass appeal to it. And I got this quilt down to a science now so I got all my homework for it done and there's not a whole lot of pre-planning to do. But I still have a few questions.

    1. What is a good website that sells batik fabric?

    2. My information on batik is limited so any tips or suggestions on it would help.

    3. Do you think I should add a thick, solid black border? If I decide to add one should I go with a red binding like I have in the picture or a black binding to blend in with the border?

    4. I'm not sure how big to make this. I want to make it big enough so if she wanted to put it on her bed she could, but I don't know how big her bed is. I'm almost positive its not a Queen. I know its big enough to fit two people, shoulder to shoulder. Got any idea on how big her bed is?

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    Oh, here's an updated layout of the quilt plus a key for anyone who was interested in this quilt. I changed about 14 blocks, eliminating 56 unnessicary pieces. Doesn't change the design at all, just makes less work. :) And I purposely made the blocks in the key grey so you could see the layuot of the blocks in case anyone was going "Hey, I thought she was going for black, not grey".




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    Fabric Depot is having a big sale on batiks right now

    https://www.fabricdepot.com/index.php?page=CatalogPage&pageid=16

    They also have Kona fabric pretty reasonably priced if you get it in 6 yard pieces. I have bought this before and it is good quality.

    https://www.fabricdepot.com/index.php?page=ProductPage&pageid=105218

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    Girl, you are a basket full of talent. I could never in a million years do soemthing like this! Sounds like they have a doulble bed. Most magazines and lots of websites can give you the size you want--I don't ave it in my head, but its not hard to find out. Re: border--do it just like your sketch--I love it!

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    I copied this from a web site
    http://www.sylviasquiltdepot.com/sch...e.htm#mattress
    GOT IT COVERED?
    Don't know how big to make your quilt?
    Remember to add 12-14" on each side (and the foot) for the drop and 14" at
    the head if you want it to tuck under a pillow.

    Mattress Size Quilt Size (These are all measurements for a 16" drop)
    Receiving N/A 36" X 45" or 45" X 45"
    Crib 23" X 46"
    Lap Quilt N/A Between 52" and 68" wide. 52" to 78" in length.
    Twin 39" X 75" Between 64" and 72" wide. 86" to 96" in length.
    Full 54" X 75" Between 70" and 88 wide. 86" to 100" in length.
    Queen 60" X 80" Between 88" and 99" wide. 94" to 108" in length.
    King 76" X 80" Between 94" and 108" wide. 94" to 108" in length.

    Measurements are approximate.

    Quilt Size Amount of Backing Needed
    Twin 71" x 101" 6 yards
    Full 86" x 101" 7.5 yards
    Queen 92" x 106" 8.25 yards
    King 108" x 106" 9.25 yards

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    IMHO on the size-If you want it to go on a bed (possibly) I would go with a queen. Even if she has a double bed now, if they ever up-size to a queen it would still fit nicely. I have a queen/king size quilt on a king bed and it is a bit small. Wish the quilt was larger. Our guest bed is a queen and it fits 2 people shoulder to shoulder. Seems pretty tight after having a king! :wink:

    Love the plan you have! Hope you will post pictures! :lol:

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    Thanks for posting the chart and pattern. I really like it. I look forward to seeing your finished product. You do such nice work on everything!

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    your plan is beautiful just as you show it! I can't wait to see it finished.

    Batik will be very pretty. I did an Irish Chain for my daughter with a batik red, batik gray and black. It was very rich looking. She loved it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Doods
    IMHO on the size-If you want it to go on a bed (possibly) I would go with a queen. Even if she has a double bed now, if they ever up-size to a queen it would still fit nicely. I have a queen/king size quilt on a king bed and it is a bit small. Wish the quilt was larger. Our guest bed is a queen and it fits 2 people shoulder to shoulder. Seems pretty tight after having a king! :wink:

    Love the plan you have! Hope you will post pictures! :lol:
    I was kind of thinking that too (to make it queen sized). I'm just wondering if I should add that black border for a drop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nina
    Thanks for posting the chart and pattern. I really like it. I look forward to seeing your finished product. You do such nice work on everything!
    I had to update the chart. Last night I noticed there are two different pinwheels going in two different directions. Good thing I caught it because I'd hate to make it and then have to fix half a dozen or a dozen blocks (depending on what pinwheel I made).

    Here's the updated chart

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    I've been looking at the website amma gave me and I really like a batik that I found on there. It the closest to the deep red/blood/garnet color that Deni likes. A "watercolor batik" (I'm assuming that's a type of batik---I'm not an expert on this type of fabric). I think it would work well.

    https://www.fabricdepot.com/index.php?page=ProductPage&pageid=19133

    I wish I had EQ so I could input this fabric into the design and see what it would look like (and see if it matches the image in my head). The Paint program only goes so far. *sigh*

    They're having a sale on watercolor batiks right now (I think they're like $5 per yard), but I'm not sure if I'll be able to buy some within this sale---for once I have money and I have to save it for something else. Otherwise they're like $10.99 a yard! Is there a cheaper alternative?

    Now that I think about it, with what I have in mind the quilt will end up looking similar to a batik I saw on thousandsofbolts.com
    http://thousandsofbolts.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6806

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    I'm having trouble coming up with a size. When I get something for the width I get something ridiculous for the length, or so it seems. Like if I go for 12" blocks, I get 84" x 108". If I'm going by the approx. quilt sizes ccbear66 posted, that means I haven't even hit the minimum width and hit the maximum length. And this is without the 12" drop I want to add.

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    The top of a queen mattress is 60 by 80. I usually do a queen 84inches square, then the top of the quilt comes to the bottom of the pillows, and hangs over the foot of the bed the same amount as the sides. You would do it 108 long, if you want it to be the style that goes right over and tuckes under the pillows.

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    I like the idea of the black border as the drop. That puts the focus on the bed top where all your pretty work will be. It will also cut down on the red which is the batik. Maybe the black will be a bit less expensive. Wish I had EQ too. Saw it in action for the first time at a friends house. Red binding. Just my 2 cents worth. I know there are many quilters more experienced with this than I am. It will be beautiful whatever you decide. :!:

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    How about 87"x93", included with a 12" border on the sides and a 6" border on top and bottom? I believe that would require 9" blocks.

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    You might want to check out the Moda Marbles too - a bit less expensive than the batiks, but they are similar to the "watercolor" one you linked too. I found some here: http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypID=114&Viewby=Types&Page=1
    for a really good price!

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    I would definately use the red border. Sounds like she has a standard size double bed.

    I like my quilts big enough to hang down to the top of the dust ruffle, and tuck over the pillows. About 80x100 would be generous. I would love to get a quilt like that as a gift!!!

    happy quilting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    You might want to check out the Moda Marbles too - a bit less expensive than the batiks, but they are similar to the "watercolor" one you linked too. I found some here: http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypID=114&Viewby=Types&Page=1
    for a really good price!
    I really want to get batik, but I'll keep this in mind in case I can't. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    I would definately use the red border. Sounds like she has a standard size double bed.

    I like my quilts big enough to hang down to the top of the dust ruffle, and tuck over the pillows. About 80x100 would be generous. I would love to get a quilt like that as a gift!!!

    happy quilting!
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    Red border? I was going to go with a black one...the thin red border in the picture is supposed to be the binding. I'm not sure if I want the red binidng now if I use batik...looks kind of weird (at least in my head, anyways).

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    Well, all I need now is to figure out how big my pieces have to be to make 9" blocks. ...I really suck at this part.

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    I made a queen size years ago, before mattresses got so thick and it was 90 X 120. The 120 is still a good number because I like to put the pillow under it and use the quilt as a spread on top of the sheets, but since I have a much thicker mattress nowadays the 90 is kind of skimpy. If they do not have a queen, it would still look good on a double bed. Most people now a days opt for a queen size. But like I said, I would go with a little more than 90 for width. I agree with you that the wide border is the way to go and I love the link to thousands of bolts. I just spent a fortune there buying fabric for my DIL's quilt! Much cheaper than the fabric stores here in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    I made a queen size years ago, before mattresses got so thick and it was 90 X 120. The 120 is still a good number because I like to put the pillow under it and use the quilt as a spread on top of the sheets, but since I have a much thicker mattress nowadays the 90 is kind of skimpy. If they do not have a queen, it would still look good on a double bed. Most people now a days opt for a queen size. But like I said, I would go with a little more than 90 for width. I agree with you that the wide border is the way to go and I love the link to thousands of bolts. I just spent a fortune there buying fabric for my DIL's quilt! Much cheaper than the fabric stores here in town.
    I drew up something quick on graph paper with the wide borders and it frames the design really nicely. The uneven border almost frames it like a piece of artwork...I was taught that when you mat a picture you're supposed to have a little more on the bottom than on the sides and top. The quilt borders kind of have a same effect. And with the border I can get a decent quilt size that I can't get with the design alone...I get really low numbers with the width and real high numbers with the length...the borders even out these extreme numbers a little.

    From the sounds of it they have a double bed. But I'm assuming they'll move up to a queen...seems like when two people get used to one bed they end up wanting to move something bigger (I sure would of liked a double bed the other night sharing a single with Nick. lol.)

    I could make my blocks 10" with a 12" border on the sides and a 6" border on the top and bottom, making it 94"x114. Think that would be better suited for a Queen if she decides to get one?

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    You are really amazing. what a wonderful friend you are.
    I think batiks is the why to go. they are easy to work with. I have a quilt shop in my area that specializes in batiks, she carries alot of bolts and she might have some on clarance. I will check it out of you. I think between all of us on the board we can find what you want for the best price. I wish I had EQ also. Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    You are really amazing. what a wonderful friend you are.
    I think batiks is the why to go. they are easy to work with. I have a quilt shop in my area that specializes in batiks, she carries alot of bolts and she might have some on clarance. I will check it out of you. I think between all of us on the board we can find what you want for the best price. I wish I had EQ also. Donna
    If you could find any deep red/garnet/blood colored watercolor-like batiks, that would be awesome!

    I've kind of run into a problem with the batik. I asked how to handle them and Judy (I think it was Judy---just off the top of my head) told me about this stuff to keep it the batik from bleeding like crazy. Retayne I think its called. Sounds good except I'm wondering if fabric treated with this is safe around children. Don't want to give this quilt to Deni and then find her newborn child got sick being around a quilt with treated batik. Would you happen to know if this stuff is safe around children or have a great alternative solution?

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    I have used the watercolor batiks without treting them and notcied no problem. BUT, that was only the one washing that I did when done woth the quilt. So I am not much help but love to be included in your thoughts as far as the design. You ar very talented.

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    Vicki,
    Sounds like you have it all worked out. Now the fun part!!I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!
    Isn't it great to have like minds to brainstorm with?

    ditter43

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    I have used the watercolor batiks without treting them and notcied no problem. BUT, that was only the one washing that I did when done woth the quilt. So I am not much help but love to be included in your thoughts as far as the design. You ar very talented.
    *sigh* Having two opinions on washing batiks doesn't help. One person telling me they need to be treated cause they bleed like crazy (Judy) and another telling me she's had no problems washing them like cottons (ShadowDancer). On one hand I don't want to take the risk in washing batik normally and end up with the colors washed out, dulled, faded, etc. On the same note, I don't want to treat it with something that I don't know is safe for children. I'll contact the company of the stuff and see if fabric treated with this stuff is safe for small children. If not, well I'm......I can't think of a way to put it without offending some people.

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