Board and Batten - Quilt Top

Board & Batten QAL {Quilt Top}

I might not have sewn my Board & Batten Quilt Blocks together the day after I got them pieced, but pretty quickly after I had the blocks created, I got the quilt top pieced. What I struggled with more was decent lighting to photograph the quilt, and then I spent a bit of time pondering my quilting plan.

Board and Batten - Quilt Top

Board and Batten – Quilt Top

I am really happy with the quilt top. I think it is fun, colorful, and I find the mirroring between print and solid to be very striking!

Board and Batten - Quilt Top

Board and Batten – Quilt Top

My pieced quilt top measures 40 1/2″ x 48 1/2″. I plan to use a solid pink for my backing, and since I’ll be quilting on my domestic machine, I will use the width of fabric (~42″) and call that enough overage for the width.

Board and Batten - Quilt Top

Board and Batten – Quilt Top

I got a bit stuck thinking about how I want to quilt Board & Batten because I do find the contrast between the prints and solid to be so striking. I wondered about treating each “section” individually, but the thought of all the different stops and starts and burying threads did not appeal to me. When considering a quilting plan, one of the first questions I like to ask is “what is this quilt for?” Well, this is a quilt that I will use for some future charity event or will gift. And as such, I hope it will be used and snuggled and loved.

Board and Batten - Quilting Plan

Board and Batten – Quilting Plan

With the end use of the quilt in mind, I opted for a quicker walking foot quilting plan that echoes the HST angles in the quilt. The lines will be spaced ~2″ apart. So, now that I have my plan (mocked up using Procreate), it’s time to use my Hera marker and mark out the lines!

Fingers crossed I still have enough of the Tula Pink purple and pink stripe print remaining to use to bind my Board & Batten quilt!

11 thoughts on “Board & Batten QAL {Quilt Top}

  1. Cindy Pieters says:

    I think the lines following the HST angles will look great, and a win for being able to use the width of fabric for the backing.

  2. Julie says:

    Ah, yes. For those of us who quilt our own quilts on our domestic, envisioning the quilting may seem to take longer than piecing the top. I let the top tell me what it wants & we work it out together.

  3. This quilt is really striking, Yvonne. I love the combination of fabrics. It will make someone very happy and comfy!

  4. patty says:

    Great colors! Straight lines is the perfect choice.

  5. Connie Enevold says:

    Are you planning a post on how you mark with the Hera marker? I love the idea of not using chalk, etc but don’t seem to get good definition with the Hera. Thanks.

  6. Love it! The rainbow chevron effect is striking. At first until you gave the dimensions, I saw it as a queen size bed quilt. Wow! I think your quilting plan works perfectly for it.

  7. This is gorgeous – the colors and prints are so vibrant.
    For some reason what really strikes me this morning however, is how crisp and well pressed it looks. Sounds silly but you must have some technique to get such a perfect pressing on a quilt with so many seams. Any ideas?

  8. It *is* striking, Yvonne! The contrast between the deep navy and all those super-saturated Tula colors makes for a beautiful quilt top!

  9. aquilterstable says:

    oh I can see your quilting lines much better here and I like! That will be fun to stitch and relatively quick, no?

  10. Melanie says:

    I love your quilting idea! It is the perfect choice in my opinion ;)

  11. Kate says:

    Love the colors in your version! I’m not sure I could part with it as a donation quilt, but it will definitely be well loved no matter where it goes.

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