- Size: King
- Approximate Dimensions: 110 ½" wide by 112" 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 Giant Dahlia design
- Extreme close-up, from center and inner petals- quilted star design on solid eggplant and quilted floral design on dogwood batik print
- Extreme close up, outer petals. Batik Pink and Purple leaf design with quilted looped X and Batik Purple and Black design with quilted sunflower quilted design
- Quilting showing superior average of 8 stitches per inch
- Quilting is hard to see, but shows superior average of 8 stitches per inch. We include this to illustrate circular quilting on sash, and better detail of white star-on-star background fabric.
- Border is of a solid shade called eggplant, which is topped by a sash of two different batiks used as different petals above. One is the dogwood batik, which is also used as the binding fabric at the very bottom.
- Back is solid off-white
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.