Flower Child Hippie Van Art Quilt

Flower Child Hippie Van Art Quilt Pattern  featured in Island Batik Canterbury Manor Fabrics

Flower Child Hippie Van Art Quilt Pattern featured in Island Batik Canterbury Manor Fabrics

Hold on to your hats...we are off on the Great Outdoors Blog Hop and introduction of my newest pattern, Flower Child Hippie Van. This is my first Blog Hop as an Island Batik Ambassador and my first blog giveaway. See below to enter for a Flower Child Hippie Van Art Quilt free pattern.

Challenge Requirements

• Create a quilt at least 36" X 36" - This art quilt is 36" X 44"

• Use as many fabrics from collection as possible - All 18 from Canterbury Manor line are used

Use existing pattern or design of your own - my original design in my Etsy Shop

• Share your progress - follow all the steps on my Sally Manke, Fiber Artist FB page

Pattern Creation

The van is hand drawn on with construction notes before details are added. Smaller van parts are moved to 8-1/2" X 11" sheets for easier use. Each part is labeled for placement on the quilt. (First photo is intentionally distorted.)

Fabric Selection

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Fabrics from the Canterbury Manor Collection provided by Island Batiks.

Van Construction

Working on a silicone surface to protect iron and ironing surface, Misty Fuse fusible web is applied to the wrong side of selected fabric. Freezer paper pattern is pressed to the right side of fabrics. Following pattern directions, the van is assembled removing freezer paper after each step.

Background Fabrics

Background is constructed of 2-1/2" strips of Island Batik fabrics. The base represents a sandy beach, the center lake or ocean blues while the top blends soft sunset colors into a blue and cloudy sky.

Preparing Flowers

What flower child hippie van would be complete without flowers? Misty Fuse fusible web is  applied to the wrong side of remaining fabrics. Leaves, flowers and dragon flies are fussy cut from these fabrics. They are fused on the sandy background, water and sky portions of the quilt.


This quilt has a lot going on visually. The bright colors, floral designs and small details could use a calming influence. Modern vertical and horizontal straight line quilting with cream colored 100 weight silk thread works perfectly.


Available for purchase in my  Etsy Shop .

Available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

One lucky winner will get a FREE Flower Child Hippie Van Art Quilt Pattern. Winner will be picked in a random drawing on September 3, 2018! Contest open to U.S. residents 18 years and older.  TO ENTER: Leave a comment below stating who you'd make the FLOWER CHILD HIPPIE VAN ART QUILT for if you win.

Schedule of Blog Hop

Hop on over and visit each blog and register for the giveaways. Also stop by the Island Batik Blog to enter for their giveaways.


Monday, August 6 – All A Flutter
Yellow Cat Quilts, Creative Blonde

Tuesday, August 7 – Birds N’ Bees
Ark Angel Creations, Patterns by Jen

Wednesday, August 8 – Canterbury Manor
Sally Manke, Powered by Quilting

Thursday, August 9 – Eclectic Garden
Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created

Friday, August 10 – Vintage Morris
MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter


Monday, August 13 – Safari
Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs

Tuesday, August 14 – Spring Blossoms
Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk

Wednesday, August 15 – Victoria and Albert
Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon

Thursday, August 16 – Wild Things
Freemotion by the River, Kauffman Designs

Friday, August 17 – Petting Zoo
Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts


Monday, August 20 – Ocean Odyssey
Toby Lischko, Karen Overton

Tuesday, August 21 – British Rose
Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts

Wednesday, August 22 – Dear William
The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter

Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly Dreams
Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter

Friday, August 24 – Fur-ocious Friends
Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter


Monday, August 27 – Globetrotter
Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations

Tuesday, August 28 – Jungle Cruise
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts

Wednesday, August 29 – Lavendula
Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, August 30 – London Calling
Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting

Friday, August 31 – Spirit Rhythm
Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore


Monday, September 3 – Sweet Tweets
Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Appliqué and Quilting

Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot
heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts