Island Batik “Never Too Early” Challenge

christmas tree window hanging with title.

For July, the Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make a project that would be used at the end of the year. Makers often think of “Christmas in July”, but it was not limited to Christmas. Any holiday, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve and more were welcome as well as other things like winter projects.

I did go with the obvious, because this was a great chance to do one last test-make for a new pattern that I am in the process of releasing.

close up of green island batik fabric.

This Christmas tree window hanging looks great in the Island Batik Fabric. I used a green blender called “Bubble Hole Leaf” and the “Moo Milk” neutral. I also used some small scraps of other fabrics. These colours work well together, and like all Island Batik fabrics are wonderful to use.

reversible seams on the christmas tree window hanging.

The window hanging is done with reversible pojagi patchwork seams so it is finished on both sides. There is no batting or backing. This technique is different from regular patchwork, but it is easy to do once you see how it is done.

pieces in the christmas tree window hanging.

Sitting on the table, it doesn’t look too different from traditional quilting, but in a window, you can see the stained glass effect.

There is no black fabric used in this piece. The seams are thicker, so it blocks the light from coming through. That’s what gives it this look.

Christmas tree window hanging in a window.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Island Batik “Never Too Early” projects.

Thanks to Island Batik and Auriful for providing supplies used in this project.

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Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

5 thoughts on “Island Batik “Never Too Early” Challenge”

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    Kathleen Kingsbury

    I just love this! I have always wanted to try this technique. I know batik looks nice from both sides, but I don’t have much batik in my stash. Do you think regular quilting cotton would look nice too? I look forward to your pattern.

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      Regular quilting cotton looks nice too, you just have to be more careful if it has a clear right and wrong side.

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