Friday, August 6, 2010

Batik Star Quilt Top with Silk Ribbon is Finished

Its done! The batik star quilt top is finished! After sitting around for years until I thought of using silk ribbon flowers to create the trail between the pieced stars and the hand appliqued rosettes, I am very happy. I am planning on not letting sit around long until it's quilted...this fall I will quilt it!

I'm very happy with the piano key border. I had to add a lot of new batiks because the original ones were mostly finished but I think it looks good. The silk ribbon has helped tie the border batiks and the star/rosettes fabrics together too...the silk ribbon picks up a lot of the brighter colors in the border.
Here are some close-ups of the silk ribbon vine and you can see that the background is a white on white...
I was lucky to find a dark purple silk ribbon that exactly matched one of the original batiks.
Here's part of the border with one original fabric and several new ones...
and here again, there are just two of the originals.
I'm linking to Finished for Friday at Lit and Laundry and Sew and Tell at Amylouwho. Be sure to stop by both and see the wonderful things finished this week.

27 comments:

Ulla said...

The quilt top is beautiful. Will you quult it by hand or by machine?

Joy Beadworks said...

Wow..This is beautiful! Did you make your own batik? It's something I've been wanting to try!
I'm new here.
www.joybeadworks.blogspot.com

Lee said...

Wow the piece is a jaw dropper. I have never seen
Anything like it before. Fabric are amazing as are the ribbons, so unique

farmlady said...

This is beautiful Miri, I'm always amazed by the detail of quilting. Those of you who do this probably get use to it but I, not having ever done any quilting,I'm always in awe of what you do.
This is one of those quilts that astounds me with it's detail.
Beautiful...

Oddbjørg said...

What a beautiful quilt! You have done a great job!

Kristen said...

Beautiful applique and handwork. WOW! It looks amazing!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Very beautiful work that you did!! Is this a keeper or a gift? I am thinking it would be hard to part from this one.

Bebesboutique said...

I just thing this is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. I love the embroidery work and silk ribbon flowers.

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Miri, it is GORGEOUS! What a masterpiece.

Cecily said...

Oh my gosh, it's BEAUTIFUL! That is such a stunning quilt top. Did you come up with the design or was it from a pattern? Simply gorgeous!

Miri said...

Cecily-I came up with the design myself...in fact I drafted the rosettes-they're an adaptation on an antique quilting pattern I saw in an old book from the 1920s.

Catherine said...

Your batik guilt top has turned out beautiful and the silk ribbon embroidery is a pretty touch that really does tie it all together.

lisa said...

Holy Cow! Your quilt is AWESOME!
Beautiful work.

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

Really beautiful. I have the same question as Ulla...hand or machine quilt?

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Jackie said...

The top is just gorgeous! All that work with the silk ribbon is beautiful! Wonderful top!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Oh, gosh, Miri, it's beautiful! The silk roses are stunning! I'm envious of your handwork. :o) Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh wow, this sturned out so pretty! I just loved the vibrant colors in all those lovely Batiks! I really like how you tied the stars together too with that amazing rose embroidery! I never would have thought of that...guess that's why I can't be the teacher:)
I made Batik jacket that I get so many compliments on because people love the colors.
Terry

Lappedamen said...

Wow, it's gorgeous. The piano key border looks great.

Roslyn said...

Smashing beautiful quilt Miri, the embroidery is lovely-my Mum did silk ribbon embroidery, I have two items she embroidered for me. Too time consuming for me!
This encourages me to use some of my large batik stash...........

Susan said...

This is really beautiful. I love your flowers and stars. What an unusual and original setting!
And your piano key border is also different from the usual. Will have to try this sometime.

Micki said...

I love batiks, and your top is just beautiful!
Micki

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

absolutely gorgeous. your quilts are really wonderful!

Ivory Spring said...

Lovely - the silk ribbon adds such a special touch.

jan said...

Really pretty! I love the piano key border. The roses are gorgeous!

Barbi Bamberger said...

The quilt is beautiful! And I love the idea of the silk ribbon trail. Can't wait to see it quilted. Would love to see it in real life.