Rainbow Ketupat in FONS & PORTER’S SCRAP QUILTS (Fall 2011)

Months ago I had shown you sneak peeks of my Rainbow Ketupat quilt. I am now able to show you the quilt in its entirety!


It is featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts.


The naming of he quilt paid tribute to where I am from.  Ketupat is a kind of Malay rice cake packed in woven palm leaves – a rather traditional dish from Southeast Asia.

Image from http://www.thestar.com.my — Decorative delicacy: Jessie (right) with her staff Suriani Ali, 33, weaving the decorative ketupat as customer Safiah Khalid, 44, (left) inspects the decoration at the shop in Ipoh yesterday.

The fabrics are from RJR‘s Handspray Collection. If you haven’t seen the fabrics, you just simply have to. I have used these fabrics here and there in my various quilt projects. They are great for stand-alone’s as in this quilt, or as blenders.


Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs Bonded Fibers Tuscany Silk Batting.  Here are a few close-up shots of the quilting:


The border is quilted with a variegated thread in a twice-quilted method, much like a twice-baked potato.  The motif is echoed after the first pass to create a slightly more elaborate look by adding curly vines in the second pass:


Short lengths of fabrics used in the quilt center were pieced together to make a long continuous scrappy binding strip:


This was a most fun quilt to make, and I am not even that crazy about piecing!  Now, surely you have scraps languishing in your stash to make your own version of Ketupat’s — please tell me you do!! ;)


Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a stupendous day!

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28 thoughts on “Rainbow Ketupat in FONS & PORTER’S SCRAP QUILTS (Fall 2011)

  1. How pretty & imaginative!! I love how the dark blue really sets off and frames all the other colors, and that quilting is reallly, really pretty! Makes me green with envy~

  2. Your quilt and it’s quilting is beautiful! What a wonderful design you picked to reflect your heritage. One more time, you’ve created another winner. Love the pictures of it hanging from the tree. So pretty!

  3. The quilt is beautiful. FONS & PORTER’S says:SCRAP QUILTS . Is it really a Scrapquilt or buy the stuff you test on a running yard?
    I never have to sew so much remains to such a fabulous quilt.
    I wrote with a translater and hope you can understand it.

    Greeting Guilitta

  4. That is beautiful, and I love the saching and the 9 patch, I am gonna find the mag. so that I can use them I have star block ready to put together and that would look beautilful with those saching and 9 patch in it, I have never used aurlifil,,but would love to put it in my quilt also,thanks for sharing,

  5. How cute — twice-baked potato quilting! Comfort quilting meets comfort food; I love it! I really like the contrast of the strong geometric piecing lines with the flowing lines of the floral quilting motifs and scrolling vines.

    Here’s wishing a stupendous day right back at you, Wendy!

  6. Wow! I love this quilt! I’ll have to make this quilt and dedicate it to my dad who used to weave palm fronds for me when I was a child. Your quilting on this beautiful work of art puts the frosting on the cake. I am awed.

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