Be ready. Beach weather ahead.
What do beach towels and batiks have to do with modern quilting? We’re always on the lookout for trends, and we’ve noticed an increasing number of batiks appearing in many modern quilts. It’s no wonder, really. Batiks are beautiful, blend wonderfully with many modern prints, and offer a hand-touched texture that can’t be beat. And while it’s true that many batiks are made in island nations with beautiful beaches, it’s also true that after a long dreary winter, we’re simply looking forward to sitting in the sun.
Download this free pattern to learn how to turn a handful of beautiful batik strips and coordinating terry cloth into one terrific beach towel.
You’ll find more modern quilt patterns incorporating batiks (check out Setting Sail by Denise Russell on page 40, and Sunshine by Connie Campbell on page 72), plus an overview of batiks and look-alikes in Swatch, in Issue #19 of Modern Quilts Unlimited. Preview Issue #19 now.