Star in Double Irish Chain Queen Quilt in Batik Blues and Greens
An Almost Amish Quilt Exclusive with 100% labor from Amish artisans. The stars here are the center of the Irish chain and center of the folded star. These beautiful Batik prints are handmade-- both the green and blue have square-like blocks in them. The blue with green blocks just pops when paired with the double green chain fabric with gold blocks. Both of these fabrics are snuggled by a gorgeous Batik background: an eggshell background with gold circular scrolls. A fourth fabric, a green batik with gold dots arranged in scrolls, serves as the wide border.
A true knock-out! We estimate that there are over 78,000 individual hand stitches in this one-of-a-kind quilt. More on the batik process and all quilt specs are below the additional photographs, complete with detailed descriptions.
- Width: 93 ½"
- Length: 112 ½"
Stitching: Excellent to superior average of 7-8 stitches per inch.
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton fabrics; batting is 100% polyester fiberfill.
Piecing: Very good.
Description of photos:
- Featured photo of entire bed
- Close-up of overall design
- Close-up of star
- Three of four fabric designs shown in detailed view
- 1st view of stitching shows excellent 7 to superior 8 stitches per inch
- 2nd view of stitching shows excellent 7 to superior 8 stitches per inch
- Close-up of Sash and Wide Border Fabric. Binding is the original blue used in the center of the Star and the center in the Irish Chain.
- Back of quilt is 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.