Our gorgeous central Oregon sunshine is in abundance during the day, but now that the Autumnal Equinox has occurred, our nights are longer and down right chilly. It's perfect for getting in some quilting time, and cuddling up under the results.
October's Alchemy of Fabric collection of Indah Batiks nicely walks the line between summer and winter, light and dark, and batik and modern. Equinox signifies both balance and transition, and this collection is an embodiment of both.
Our project this month is a table topper, made by Kim. The table topper is based on the pattern Sidewalk Chalk, by ThenCameJune's Meghan Buchanan. Kim used the baby quilt block size, and constructed four rows for a finished size of 20" x 40".
The pattern calls for five fabrics, but Kim's version uses fat quarters from this month's collection and companion fabrics, with some extra bits from her stash.
I would not have put this collection together myself, but I think the results are stunning. Sometimes having a set starting point (fabrics & colors in this case) can really spark creativity and push you to try something new.
All Equinox fabrics are Indah Batiks by You + Me for Hoffman Fabrics. In order from left to right:
- Lines - Fire
- Chevrons - Honeysuckle
- Buildings - Lagoon
- Mosaic - Chalk
- Crystals - Zebra
- Lines - Sunset
- Mosaic - Wade
Our companion fabrics are mix of styles and fabrics lines chosen to coordinate with the Equinox collection.
From top left they are:
- Designer Solid Solar - Free Spirit
- Outer Space Navy - Alexander Henry Fabrics
- Quilter's Linen in Delft - Robert Kaufman
- Add It Up Mustard - Cotton + Steel
- Bali Batik Cherry - Hoffman
- Cyan - Kona Cotton
- Natural Kitten Lines Gingiber Catnip - Moda
- You + Me Chalk Ts - Hoffman
- You + Me Moons Black - Hoffman
Let us know what you make with your Equinox fabrics! Tag us on Instagram #stitchinpost, share on our Facebook page, or email photos to social at stitchinpost.com. We'd love to see your work and share it with others.