Empire Place in Tonga Batiks January 09 2016, 0 Comments

We are 2/3rds of the way through our Empire Place quilts! I hope you are still excited to see the next two! Today we are sharing this jewel-toned beauty! Our good friend Gitte Hopkins made this quilt with Timeless Treasures' Tonga Java Blender batiks. I absolutely love this version, especially the little pop of lime that shows up in each block!

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

We chose a variety of jewel tones for the blocks and paired them with a light, medium and grey batiks for the accents. We also threw a (almost neon!) lime green batik in each block to create a fun pop! We chose a dark evergreen batik for the main accent and a light silver for the background. To see a list of the exact skus used, click here. Gradating the blocks in color order down the quilt creates a nice cascade that keeps the eye moving!

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Gitte Hopkins
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Horizontal serpentining lines and feather fills
    • Pattern: Empire Place
    • Fabric: Tonga B7900 batiks from Timeless Treasures
    • Finished Size: 72" x 90"
    • Techniques: Foundation paper-piecing

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

And you know me, I love to include a behind-the-scenes photo! Here is my Mom adjusting the corner of the quilt when we took photos for the back cover of the Empire Place book.

Empire Place in Tonga Batiks

The Empire Place book is available for purchase here! And don't forget an Empire Place Foundation Paper set! We just have one more version of this quilt to share! Stop by tomorrow to see it with rainbow solids and oodles of black and white prints!