Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: batik quilt
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Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern

Hi friends!

Today is my second day on the Island Batik Four Seasons quilt pattern blog hop.

If you missed the first post, click here to read and enter that giveaway.

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

 

For my second quilt this month, I thought about what I wanted to share. And what I wanted to share is a quick Four Seasons quilt pattern you could make using scraps; hopefully using some beautiful Island Batik scraps!

For many of us, time is precious. It is hard to get a quilt top done, no less get it quilted and ready to use or to give away. Now that I have this puppy, (isn’t she adorable?) I have found I must be flexible about time. It is like having a new baby or a toddler. If I stress that I did not get the all the laundry done or a quilt top completed today, I miss out on that time with the puppy. 

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: puppy
Kira

 

If I stress about what is not getting done, I will miss being in the moment and the fun a new puppy can bring. 

So while I have deadlines that must be met, I am learning to slow down and just enjoy playing fetch with the pup!

So this quilt is for the times when you need to make something but you need quick and easy. And quick and easy does not have to mean blah. It still can be beautiful!

I started with bits of Island Batik’s new line, Paisley Dot. I cut the fabric into 40 pieces 4 ½” x 22″. Basically a Fat Sixteenth. Hmmm, is there really such a thing? Well there is now!

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: Island Batik fabrics
Paisley Dots

 

From each Fat 16th, I cut 5 squares 4″ x 4″. Then I laid them out in a pleasing design. I had a few leftover squares.

This quilt reminds me of one I did earlier in the year with some other IB fabrics. 

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: Batik quilt

 

And while the blog posts this week are about summer fabric lines, I realized this quilt is about all four seasons. Winter is up in the left hand corner, the dark and stormy skies.

 

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Winter fabrics

 

Then the colors move into the soft, pastel shades of spring when the first pale green leaves start to pop and the early flowers poke their heads up out of the ground.

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: Island batik Paisley Dots
Spring fabrics

 

Then is is onto summer- the bright vibrant colors of the leaves, the flowers, the blue sky and the bright blues of warm water. And then it is fall, when the leaves start to lose their luster, become a muted shade a green as they turn into their last gasp of rich autumn colors and fall to the ground. A time to gather up those close to us and get ready to hunker down for the coming winter.

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Summer fabrics!

 

Can a quilt really say all of that? Why not? A quilt is a way to express what we feel; how we feel about the fabric or a time in our life or even how we feel about the intended recipient.

And this quilt is one where you can make the quilt your way- balance the colors of the fabrics you are using in a way that makes you happy. 

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: Batik quilt with borders on
Pieced borders on the quilt

 

Once I had the blocks all sewn together, I added borders, piecing them so the dark border was surrounding the darker squares and the lighter border by the lighter squares.

Once the quilt was quilted, I cut the binding to match the border.

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: batik quilt
Quilt is done!

 

Click here to get the free pattern.

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: batik quilt
Square Set quilt

 

And how about the quilting? I had this quilted by my uber talented long arm quilter friend, Crystal Zagnoli. She always makes what I do look so much better! 

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Quilting close up

 

And I love this variegated thread she used- while you might worry that the bright colors in the thread would not look good in all areas of the quilt, I think it is brilliant! 

Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: swirly quilting design
Quilting close up

 

 

If you want to visit all the blogs in the Four Seasons Quilt pattern blog hop, the complete schedule is below.

 

happy quilting!

Kate

 

WINTER

January 8Blue Moon
Inquiring QuilterCheryl Lynch Quilts

January 9Mountain’s Majesty
FunThreads DesignsLittle Bunny QuiltsQuilting Affection Designs

January 10Alpine Ice
Freemotion by the RiverSlice of Pi Quilts
Seams Like a DreamKISSed Quilts

January 11Alpine Jingle
Purrfect Spots DesignsBejeweled Quilts

SPRING

January 15Elementz
Den syende himmelInspired Layers

January 16Southern Blooms
Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsQuiltologist Treasures

January 17Morning Sunshine
Quilt’n PartyDesert Bloom Quilting

January 18Season’s Shades
Inchworm FabricsKauffman Designs

SUMMER

January 22Paisley Dot
Pamela QuiltsSeams Like a Dream

January 23Sunflower Serenade
Kathys Kwilts and MoreWhispers of Yore

January 24City Culture 2
Mary Mack Made MineheARTs Creations

January 25City Culture 2
The Quilt RamblerLizard Creek QuiltsKISSed Quilts

FALL

January 29Autumn’s Grace
Seams to be SewKISSed QuiltsArk Angel CreationsBeaquilter

January 30Pumpkin Patch
KISSed QuiltsBeaquilter

January 31Plum Delicious
Masterpiece QuiltingAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting

February 1Northern Woods
Moosestash QuiltingVicki’s Crafts and Quilting

 

I am going to be an instructor at AQS Quilt Week in Lancaster PA this March! Click here to see my classes and sign up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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76 thoughts on “Island Batik Four Seasons Quilt Pattern”

  1. Thank you for the pattern for such a beautiful quilt. I can definitely see the different seasons in it. I like all the thought you put into border placement as well.
    Thank you for the chance to win as well.
    And, that puppy is absolutely adorable. He steals the show. 🙂

  2. i love the progression of colors in your quilt. thanks for the free pattern, now all i need is to win your giveaway 🙂

  3. Wow! What a striking quilt! I love that it represents and reflects all of the seasons. Thanks for the chance to win some of those lovely fabrics.

  4. Not sure which I like better the gorgeous quilt or the adorable puppy! Love those blue eyes. I really like the batik colors and your placement!

  5. Love the quilt, but love, love, love your puppy! I just want to pick him up and cuddle all day! Beautiful eyes! Great idea of showing the seasons in your quilt.

  6. I love your quilt. It may be simple by your standards but it’s exquisite. Your design eye is spot on. I love the way you clustered the squares as well as adding the border – the perfect touch. Thank you for the free pattern. I’ve added your blog to Feedly so I won’t miss any of your posts. 🙂

  7. Your quilt is beautiful and I particularly like the quilting that Crystal has done. Haye a good time in Lancaster! Maybe I’ll see you there.

  8. Love these fabrics, and they look so good in your quilt!
    Beautiful quilting too.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  9. your quilt is lovely. I love the gradient colors representing the different seasons. thanks for the pattern. so glad to hear your puppy is helping in your life. such an adorable little tyke

  10. This is a beautiful quilt. Love the placement of the fabrics to represent the four seasons and adding the borders the way you did.

  11. What a great quilt! Great job lining up the matching border and binding so well–that part seems pretty tricky. Your puppy is sooooooooo adorable!

  12. Awesome quick quilt! I can see me using it for baby quilts or even a couch cuddle quilt. It would be fun for either!

  13. Oh my gosh batiks! They are sooo beautiful. I love the movement in your quilt, Just lovely! Yes please put my name in the bucket!!!!!!

  14. I love your quilt and the quilting is marvelous!!! I like it when a quilter changes the binding to match what is going on in the quilt!!

  15. Love the layout of your quilt! Great colors and your pieced border is that extra detail. Great job! Thanks for sharing and the free pattern.

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  16. Kira is so sweet – puppies are a handful! Your quilt says it all – very nice – amazing fabric colors in this collection! Thank you for sharing, Susan

  17. Your simple pattern (which I love and appreciate) is perfect for the fabrics. Thank you for sharing it, the cute puppy pics, and for the chance to win.

  18. Your sweeeet puppy is adorable!! Kira is beautiful name too. Love Love Loooove your Quilt!! Love your explanation on layout & quilting with variegated thread! Totally Awesome!! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too!! 🙂

  19. Our winter is looking just like the fabric in the left corner. I’m glad you included the bright and cheery I really don’t like the gray winter. cute. I like it. Thanks.

  20. There is just something so cheerful about batiks. Love them all. Your quilt is cute and would work up fast. My kind of quilt. Thsnks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

  21. I love the layout you picked, it’s a great use of thee fabrics and colors. The quilting is perfect, too. Great job!

  22. Love the way you put the quilt together – and the borders and binding look awesome!! Thanks for an opportunity to win in your giveaway! I would love making my own version of your quilt – and thanks for the free pattern as well!

  23. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you arranged the colors. And thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric!

  24. I love quilting with variegated threads! I get a beautiful bright multi and hand quilt on a dark solid background. Stunning!

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