Evening Star Queen Quilt in Burgundy, Light Blue, Salmon, & Flax Batiks
an almost amish exclusive with 100% amish craftsmanship. a one-of-a-kind piece of art.The Evening Star quilt design is not well known in Pennsylvania Amish Country where we make our home, and that's a pity. What a beautiful design! It's a rare find, and we're proud to offer it in Pennsylvania and worldwide- to you.
I'll let you in on a little secret: one of us liked these fabrics and one of us did not. But I usually choose the fabrics and had to compromise. The owner of the dry goods store assured me that the featured fabric was actually a very popular one. I was shocked, but not as shocked as I was when we got the expertly made quilt back from Ella. I could not believe my eyes! I think this is one of the prettiest quilts I have seen in a while. It just goes to show- don't judge a book by its cover, or a quilt by its fabric bolt!
we have more information regarding this quilt, such as dimensions, descriptions of additional photographs, and the batik process lower on this page- just scroll down
- Size: Queen
- Approximate Dimensions: 103" wide by 110" long.
- Fiber content: Fabrics, 100% cotton. Batting, 100% polyester fiberfill.
- Piecing: Excellent.
- Stitching: Excellent to Superior quality with average of 7-8 stitches per inch.
- Back: off-white
description of additional photographs
- Close-up of Evening Star design and fabrics used
- Quilting shows excellent to superior average of 7-8 stitches per inch
- 2nd example of quilting shows excellent to superior average of 7-8 stitches per inch
- 3rd example of quilting shows excellent to superior average of 7-8 stitches per inch
- Photo illustrates sash of burgundy, white and cobalt blue before meeting a horizontally quilted burgundy wide border. The quilt is then bound with the contrasting burgundy batik fabric. Dynamite!
- Back is solid off-white and shows quilting very nicely.
about batik fabrics
Batiks have been with us for over 2,000 years. They are believed to have migrated from the Asian continent to the Malay Archipelago. That region has made them the most famous, particularly the islands forming Indonesia, although batik is also found in Polynesia, India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Wax is applied to the area of the fabric that the artisan does not want to dye. After the first dye is applied, the artisan boils the fabric to rid it of the wax. Then the process is repeated again with a new design and color. The use of batiks in quilting is relatively new to the Amish, but they have been long used in Hawaiian and other quilting.