Starch works nicely on this thin fabric, as does a #10 needle and Aurifil 50 wt. thread. A light blue grey Aurifil 50wt. #5007 looks good with all the colors, even the warmer tones.
Scraps for the edging were cut at 1.5" wide. I then sewed 2 pieces together and cut them 6 inches long (3" on one side of the seam line, 3" on the other). That gave me a bunch of 6" x 1.5" units to sew together to make one long piece.
There are a total of 88 squares - 8 across and 11 down. 1.5" white strip of Kona was sewn to the batik scraps and pressed. Lastly, a 2.5" white border added all around.
It was necessary to use a #14 needle to prevent thread breaks when quilting. A new needle and slower speed worked just fine and didn't punch holes in the batiks - yay!
When I gifted my Kaleidoscope Quilt in May to a retiring teacher from my daughter's high school - a fellow teacher wrote her farewell speech using that quilt as inspiration. I was so touched when she was telling me this story I could only think ... 'this sweet lady needs her own quilt!" She was wearing a jacket in jewel tones and I knew right then her quilt had to be in Latitude Batiks.
Latitude Batiks / Kate Spain (#LatitudeBatiks)
Aurifil 50wt. #5007 & white
Warm & White batting
Size: 60" x 75.5"