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Beachy Waves

For a quilt that mimics ocean waves, select dozens of batiks in sea glass colors and combine them in a bargello design. Fabrics are from the Cracked Ice collection by Anthology Fabrics.


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Inspired by Paint By Number from designer Mabeth Oxenreider

Quilt tester: Lisa Schumacher



•    12—1⁄2-yard pieces assorted batiks (quilt center)

•    1⁄2 yard teal batik (border)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    2-7⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    84×51" batting


Finished quilt: 75-1⁄2×43"


Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the order that follows.


From each of the 12 assorted batiks, cut:

•    8—2×32" strips

From teal batik, cut:

•    6—2 ×42" border strips

From binding fabric, cut:

•    6—2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips