Monday, June 1, 2020

Wild Goose Chase

 For June, the Island Batik Ambassadors were given the ultimate creative freedom!  A project entirely of our choice, any size, any fabrics, any day in June!  I chose to make this Wild Goose Chase table runner.

 I used the beautiful 10" square pack I received of the Whispering Feathers by Kathy Engle collection. These fabrics are amazing!  The colors and designs are incredibly rich and vibrant.  This must be one of my favorite Island Batik collections of all time.

 I also used a variety of thread colors by Aurifil, including the new Verona Mauve collection for both the piecing and quilting of this project.

 I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton batting.  Always trouble free to quilt through.

 Especially with the Schmetz Microtex Sharp Needles.  These are excellent for sewing through tightly woven batik fabrics.

 I cut the strips for my project with the Accuquilt Go 2" Strip Die.

 This is one of the four Wild Goose Chase blocks after quilting.  It was fun to quilt straight lines in contrasting thread over the black and gray stripes.  

 It looks so beautiful in folds.

 Pretty folds close up.

 I'm not sure where it's going to be used.  I had intended to put it on my living room coffee table, but it's too big.  Here it is on the front porch church pew.

 I also really love the way it looks draped over this rustic black rocking chair.  What do you think?

 The backing fabric is gorgeous, too.  This berry colored blender came with the Whispering Feathers 10" square pack as a fabric coordinate.

 Binding in solid black Island Batik.  

 I really enjoyed making this project.  It was fun, and I love the way it came out.

Yes, we are out in the sticks!  This is the side of my husband's shed.  

Wild Goose Chase
Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  14-1/2" x 49-1/2"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Whispering Feathers, by Kathy Engle, for Island Batik
Thread:  Aurifil
Batting:  Hobbs Premium Cotton
Needles:  Schmetz Microtex Sharp
Cutting Die:  Accuquilt 2" Strip

Be sure to check out what my fellow Ambassadors are making by visiting their blogs, too:
Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Megan Best ~ Best Quilter
PamelaBoatright ~ PamelaQuilts
JenniferFulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi~ Mania for Quilts
CarlaHenton ~ Create in the Sticks
ConnieKauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
EmilyLeachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
DeniseLooney ~For the Love of Geese
LeahMalasky~Quilted Delights
SallyManke ~Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick~Kathleen McMusing
CarolMoellers ~Carol Moellers Designs
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs
MichelleRoberts ~Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~Quilting Gail
Jennifer Strauser~Dizzy Quilter
JenniferThomas ~Curlicue Creations
AlisonVermilya ~Little Bunny Quilts
SandraWalker ~mmm! quilts
JanetYamamoto ~Whispers of Yore

Be Creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. It looks great with the black background and contrasting threads for quilting. Perhaps you could use it on a picnic table or dress up your counter top with fruits on top.

  2. Lovely! Whispering Feathers is such a beautiful collection! Love your photos on the shed and the rocking chair!

  3. Really beautiful project. I love all the photos, and think the design would be a great barn quilt on the shed, too.

  4. Love your rocking chair photo!! Your table runner looks fantastic and inviting! :-)

  5. Love the log cabin with geese flying about! It is stunning.

  6. This is just beautiful Jennifer! I love b&w quilts with pops of colour and this one is spectacular! What a lovely line too, and quilting it with the different colours of threads was the icing on the cake. Looks terrific on the black rocker in front of your black doors! Kinda cool on your husband's shed too gotta say ;-)