September 21, 2023

Waterfall II Quilt in Island Batik Basics Foundations

I am pleased to share with you the Waterfall II quilt pattern in brilliant blues!  Waterfall II is a multi-sized log cabin quilt pattern with unique setting triangles to finish the stunning design clear out to the edges of the quilt.  There are two sizes available in the pattern - Throw and Queen size.  This beautiful pattern is perfect for making quilts to share with your family!

The Waterfall II quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

The Waterfall II Pattern

Waterfall II includes two sizes - Throw and Queen with unique pieced setting triangles to make the design flow out to the edges of the quilt.  Clear instructions with both text and graphics are given for fabric placement at every step of the quilt-making process.

Island Batik Basics Foundations Fabrics

Waterfall II is made with five fabrics in a single colorway, ranging from light to dark, adding in a light neutral and a dark; in this case white and black.  Of course, there are no limits to the fabric colors you could choose, and they could be from multiple colorways such as a rainbow, or red, white, and blue.

The Basics Foundations line of fabrics from Island Batik are batik tonals that work perfectly as blenders for other fabrics, or on their own, as shown in this quilt.  Batik fabrics lend amazing depth to quilts with the subtle variations in the hues in a single fabric.  This quilt is made with the Brilliant Blues colorway from Basics Foundations collection.  This colorway ranges from icy blue to the darkest of night navy, with many hues of aquas and blues in between.

You can read more about the Island Batik Basics Foundations fabric collection on Pages 15-21 of the Spring / Summer 2023 Catalog.  The catalog also features Waterfall II in three other colorways, and these quilts are shown below.  This gives quilt shops (and you!) ideas for curating Waterfall II quilt kits in these amazing fabrics.

Island Batik Basics Foundations in the Bodacious Black Colorway

Island Batik Basics Foundations in the Glorious Greens Colorway

Island Batik Basics Foundations in the Precious Pinks Colorway

Longarm Quilting

This Waterfall II quilt is longarm quilted with Double Bubble II by Patricia Ritter.  It is a digital design in medium blue thread, completed on my Handi Quilter Fusion with Pro Stitcher.  It's a beautiful design that takes on the look of the quilt top - in this case - bubbly water.

This quilt top was made by Kare Ybarra and quilted and bound by me.

The binding is the deep gray/black batik used as the sashing around the log cabin quilt blocks.

The quilt in the background of the photo above is the original Waterfall II quilt, made with Moda Grunge fabrics.

The Waterfall II quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

Quilt Backing

This quilt is backed with a teal Island Batik fabric, a simple and very effective backing fabric that blends in with the quilt top perfectly.  

What is the difference between the Waterfall and Waterfall II quilt patterns?  

The original Waterfall quilt pattern includes two colorways, each with five fabrics each, plus a light and very dark accent as sashing.  The Waterfall II quilt pattern includes a single colorway, with five fabrics and a light and very dark accent as sashing.  You can view the original Waterfall quilt right here.

The Waterfall II quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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