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Thread: Batik Mountains!

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    I love, love, love batiks so decided to use them for this 'Moon Over Mountain' quilt I am making for my brother - who is an avid moutain climber of the Oregon Cascades. The blocks are 12 x 14, and were supposed to be hand appliqued. But I used fusible web, and machine blanket stitched the edges. Only 20 more blocks to finish..for his birthday in April. Which Mountain would you like to climb?? :lol:
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    Very pretty. Those batiks sure are beautiful, aren't they!!!

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    Wow wow wow Pretty :) Can I ask, did you just layer them and fuse them together?

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    I also love all Batiks! I have quite a few of them, always collecting more. I find it hard to cut into them. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous what a wonderful pattern to make for your brother. I grew up in Oregon (Aloha) and love the mountains! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    thats pretty cool

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    Very beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie
    Wow wow wow Pretty :) Can I ask, did you just layer them and fuse them together?
    The moon is cutaway under the mountain, so you fuse that piece first.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Those are really pretty made with the batiks!!

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    I love it. It has an Asian feel. Real pretty work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnonie
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie
    Wow wow wow Pretty :) Can I ask, did you just layer them and fuse them together?
    The moon is cutaway under the mountain, so you fuse that piece first.
    Did you cut a circle out of the mountain fabric to show the moon? Could you explain this a little further...not sure I'm understanding this correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnonie
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie
    Wow wow wow Pretty :) Can I ask, did you just layer them and fuse them together?
    The moon is cutaway under the mountain, so you fuse that piece first.
    Did you cut a circle out of the mountain fabric to show the moon? Could you explain this a little further...not sure I'm understanding this correctly.
    No. First you cut out the moon. The bottom center of the moon piece has "pie wedge" cut out. You fuse the moon to the background square first. Then you fuse the mountain piece over the top of that, placing the top half of mountain right over the wedge that has been cutaway from the moon. Hope that helps...I could draw it easier than explaining it, I think!

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    Thanks, I got it now...that way you only have two layers of fabric.
    This pattern was to be in my first sampler quilt. the quilt was to be put together by hand...I substituted another block for the moon over the mountain, so have never made this block.

    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.

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    Neat, I've never seen this pattern before.

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    This is really gorgeous, he is going to love it! I do fused applique too. I didn't know it was an applique pattern, I thought it was pieced. Your way makes more sense.

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    I love it! It's so different!

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    We went to the Cascade Mountains on part of our honeymoon trip ages ago. I would love to go back.
    My favorite one is the black one with the golden moon.
    This is going to be a real beauty!
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    Great quilt. My DH climbs mountains and I have seen this pattern before, but never thought of making him a quilt out of it. Thanks for the idea!

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    What a great idea for your brother's quilt - and the fabrics are beautiful - it is going to be a fantastic quilt!

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    I love it. I just started applique and embroidery also. Machine edging as I see you didnt turn the fabric.. are you using a blanket stitch or a tight zig zag? does this hold up for washing or is this a wall quilt. I use fuseable but its so stiff I figured it was good for a wall quilt but not a bed. Am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    I love it. I just started applique and embroidery also. Machine edging as I see you didnt turn the fabric.. are you using a blanket stitch or a tight zig zag? does this hold up for washing or is this a wall quilt. I use fuseable but its so stiff I figured it was good for a wall quilt but not a bed. Am I wrong?
    When you are fusing a large shape, cut out the middle of the fusible before you iron it to the fabric. The edges will adhere and the center will be nice and soft! And use a stabilizer under it all when you stitch. I like to use tear away stabilizer. It keeps the stitches nice and even on the front - no puckering. I like the blanket stitch myself, but do zigzag on occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    I love it. I just started applique and embroidery also. Machine edging as I see you didnt turn the fabric.. are you using a blanket stitch or a tight zig zag? does this hold up for washing or is this a wall quilt. I use fuseable but its so stiff I figured it was good for a wall quilt but not a bed. Am I wrong?
    Well, I guess I've never used fusible web for this large of a quilt, so we shall see how well it holds up. I am using blanket stitch with Sulky's translucent 'smoky' thread. A lot of quilting will also help the durability.

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    very pretty

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    Stunning.

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    I haven't seen nor heard of this pattern before. It looks very good.

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