Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Batik Quilt in Rectangles

Hello Colorful People! Thanks Joan from Moosestash Quilting for hosting this blog hop. 

When I heard the title of this blog hop, it reminded me of Walt Disney's television program of the same name, The Wonderful World of Color (which ran from 1961-1969) and then the name was later changed to The Wonderful World of Disney. I was a child way back then during the Wonderful World of Color show, but I remember how much I loved that show! It was amazing too that the show was in color! In fact, that was one reason for the name of the show, since most television back then had been in black & white! Gosh, so many things have been discovered or invented during my lifetime, it's amazing when you think about that.

I went to Disneyland a lot as a child. It was back then you bought ticket books and each ride had a certain letter ticket you could use to ride it. The "E" tickets were the best and most expensive tickets for the best rides, like Space Mountain or the Matterhorn Bobsled ride, while the "A" ticket you could ride the Horseless Carriage on Main Street. You could buy more tickets once inside the park and they ranged from 10 cents for the A ticket to a whopping 75 cents (for a child) for an E ticket! Later as a teenager, I worked at Disneyland. Now you could go broke taking a family of four to the Magic Kingdom, as well as the California Adventure Park, etc. Depending on the park and days you go it can cost from $240-$440 per person (child or adult) for one day! Geesh!


Okay, sorry I got carried away on my trip down memory lane, lol!

For this blog hop I used mostly batik and some hand dyed fabric scraps to create my quilt. I used the Rectangle die cut from Crafter's Edge and the 1.5" strip cutter too from Crafter's Edge, so it made quick work cutting out what I needed. I used flannel on the back of this lap quilt that I made for myself, just in time for the weather to warm up, lol!

I quilted it in wavy lines all over the quilt.  

Patchouli Moon Studio~ Batik Quilt in Rectangles

This quilt measures 47 wide" x 60.5" high

The idea that sparked this quilt I saw on another blog that I follow, Rebecca Grace Quilting. She is a long arm quilter that quilted a quilt last year using such a great quilting pattern. I don't have a long arm and I wanted to quilt it myself on my domestic machine, so I did the best I could in trying to achieve a similar quilted look. She made a graduation quilt for her nephew that I just loved! I didn't need a pattern to make it as it was just 2 rectangles, so I chose the rectangle that worked best from the Crafter's Edge rectangle die cut and the 1.5" strip die cut and cut the strips to the length needed to fit the rectangle size I used, which was 3.5" x 6.5". You can see the quilt Rebecca made here. I chose to use batik fabric, but I love the Grunge fabrics that she used too.

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30 comments:

  1. Interesting Disney info. Your quilt is so bright and colorful.

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  2. Love all the colour, your quilt looks amazing!

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  3. Good morning Daryl. What a fun quilt you have shared. Absolutely perfect for my kind of scrappy. Thank you for sharing it, and recording the rectangle size. It is now on my "to do "list

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  4. Hi, Daryl. That's a neat quilt! I like the easy design and the scrappy look. Using the CE dies on it is an extra perk. I think you'll enjoy using your new quilt.

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  5. I have some of the same fond memories of The Wonderful World of Disney. Your quilt is a great exercise in the WW of color!

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  6. How fun to have been able to go to Disneyland often. And boy!...who can believe the cost to go there now! A friend and I were just discussing having black and white TVs and the wonder of then having a color TV! It IS amazing how technology has advanced in our lifetime. Your quilt looks great. That would be a fun scrap buster for those who call large fabric pieces scraps. My scrap bin has no pieces in it that large. Ha! I could make the narrow strips from my scrap bin though. Batiks have such interesting designs.

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  7. Definitely a fun quilt and a super way to quilt it too. Love all that scrappy goodness!

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  8. My brother and his new wife took me to Disneyland when they got married(I was their flower girl). I was scared of the Madderhorn for sure. Great way to use up those scraps. I have a bunch of hand dyes that I found last night, which I forgot about. Perhaps I should do something like that with them. They are darker jewel tones. Ooooh maybe I could do a runner with them too!

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  9. Beautiful quilt! I thought about doing something just like this with my scraps. Thanks for the visual inspiration.

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  10. I remember that show, and was one we watched all the time. I graduated from Vista High School and we spent our graduation night at Disneyland! Love your gorgeous quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. This is a beautiful quilt that is perfect for this blog hop. I love the variety of colors and quilting! Lots of memories came back about those trips to Disneyland and those books of tickets. Fun times! Thanks for sharing your colors with us, Daryl.

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  12. Gorgeous quilt and after checking out the inspiration quilt, both quilts and the quilting are WOW!

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  13. I never knew Disneyland once used ticket books. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the wavy quilting

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  14. A very fun quilt! I quilt on my home machine, also. Wavy lines are good choice for quilting.

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  15. Such a pretty quilt, Daryl, and you did a great job on the quilting!

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  16. My crazy computer wouldn't let me get to the comments today...Sorry I'm so late. It was a fun trip down memory lane with Disney. I love going there, but the costs are really crazy anymore. Love Love Love your scrappy quilt. Love those Crafter's Edge dies!

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  17. It was fun to read about your Disneyland memories!
    Love your colourful quilt! Perfect for the blog hop!

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  18. Your quilt is just lovely as well as colorful. You do the best work. Thank you for ALL you do, Daryl.

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  19. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I, too, enjoyed both the tv show with its movies and programs as well as Disneyworld with its book of tickets. And I totally agree that it is too expensive. We are contemplating what ages to take the grandkids and whether it is worth the expense??? But digression aside. I love your quilt. The simple blocks show the wonderful fabrics you used. What a great finish!

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  20. Love this quilt and your quilting is perfect. Those die cutters make fast work of the scraps and it is fun to see a different version from Rebecca's! Lovely job!

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  21. The last time we were at Disney World, I was stunned at the cost. Yikes! I loved watching the Wonderful World of Disney as a kid; had forgotten that it was called the Wonderful World of Color until you mentioned that. Memories! Those fabrics in your quilt are so vibrant and lovely, and work great for that design!

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  22. The batiks and hand dyes work SEW well together. Enjoy your new colorful quilt!! I really like to way you off-set the rows to avoid matching up the seams. Smart thinking!

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  23. Gorgeous quilt and how lucky that you got to work at Disneyland. We visited the US and Disneyland/CA a couple of times before the pandemic. Looking forward to travelling again soon.

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  24. Lots of lovely colour in your quilt.

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  25. Thanks for sharing! We went to Disneylad once, back in the early '80's when we visited CA to attend a wedding. It really is the happiest place on Earth. And, speaking of happy, your colorful quilt makes me happy to look at it. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. love this quilt what a great use of batiks and it looks like a great beginner quilt that you can do with a variety of fabrics, I might make one out of 30's fabric. great job as always.
    Tara

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  27. love your Disney history. I do remember visiting Disneyland as a kid and the E ticket. I currently live just over an hour from Disney World and their latest changes to price structure is crazy. Anyway the point of this comment is to let you know how cool your Wonderful World of Color quilt is. Love it and your quilting.

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  28. Lovely quilt Daryl. Thank you for sharing it and your memories

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