As you know, I’m an Island Batik Ambassador. That means I get periodic shipments of the latest batiks to use in a monthly challenge quilt. I also get access to images of upcoming fabric collections so I can create new quilt patterns with them. If I’m lucky, one or more of my patterns are selected for inclusion in the next Island Batik catalog, and sold nationwide to quilt stores. They also appear in the Island Batik Market booth!
Last fall, I created several designs, and two of them were selected for inclusion in the Fall Winter catalog, and displayed at the Houston Quilt Market last October. The fabrics are just now arriving in stores, and I thought I’d share one of my new patterns with you! The pattern is called Belfast Market, and it features the Flea Market fabric collection from Island Batik.
Belfast Market finishes at 92" x 108". I love the colors of these fabrics and had such fun working with them!
For the backing, I used Baja, an Island Batik Basic. Basics are available all the time so you should be able to easily find it at your local quilt store.
We don’t get a lot of time to make our quilts, get them quilted and bound and shipped to Island Batik for photographing for the catalog, so for the quilting I chose an all-over pattern. I really love how it compliments the shimmer that’s created by the glowing center.
You can click here to view the catalog online. Here are a couple of the pages from it. Belfast Market was featured at the beginning of the Fall fabric collections section!
I’m so excited to share that the pattern was chosen as the Opportunity quilt for my guild’s upcoming Quilt Show! Every show, we make a quilt and raffle it off to make money for the guild.and this time, my pattern was chosen. I’m a former President of the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, and the past presidents all got together to make the blocks and to sew the quilt together. Isn’t that cool?
Last year’s President Cathy Franks quilted it and it’s so lovely! Her quilting is impeccable and I’m honored that she quilted my design. So gorgeous!
If you’re interested in Belfast Market, you can purchase it online in my store. The guild is also selling my pattern at it’s show. It’s the first time they’ve offered the pattern for the Opportunity quilt for sale at the show, and I’m honored to have been chosen. If you use the code QGI2019 when purchasing the pattern from my online shop, I’ll donate the same profits to the guild that they would get for selling it themselves.
If you make Belfast Market or any other quilt pattern of mine, I'd love to see it!
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