Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Challenge

Nicole issued a challenge to make a quilt by April 24 using batiks and a pattern from either the Batiks and Beyond or Batik Beauties books by Laurie Shifrin. I've decided to play along! I have quite a number of batik fat quarters in my stash and about a year ago decided to make a quilt using them. I say about a year ago because my quilt is finished but I neglected to put a label on it. {sigh} I liked working with the batiks. They have a different feel, crisp, smooth and tightly woven. And the colors are just so wonderful.

I am going to use the Batiks and Beyond book and am leaning toward either this pattern. Don't you love the name? Suits me, I think!

Or the cover quilt.

A few people asked about the pattern for the sewing wallet. It is in this magazine that was on the newsstand around Thanksgiving, Fall 2008 issue. The pattern was designed by Penny Sturges and it finishes at 5 1/2" by 9".


Robin C said...

Hi Marianne,

I'm lurking around every now and then checking my blog reader. You've been busy. Me too only at work. No fun for Robin this week. Got some neat things for the mail to Australia. Need to get them in the mail.

Like batiks too. Don't have many but they look so good in quilts. Also wanted to comment on your little wallet. It turned out perfect. Love the color combo of fabrics. Great job!

Unknown said...

You will definitely love working with batiks. I have all her books and took a class from her. Great teacher, if you ever get the opportunity. I knew I had that pattern! Thanks for posting about where you got it!

Ann said...

Batiks are fun to work with - hope you enjoy your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nicole said...

I have actually made the Mixed Up But Not Crazy quilt in green batiks for my son! I had a great time assembling fabrics for it. I added in a black and a gold metallic (sounds weird but it was amazing). I have got to get my son to take a photo of it so I can share. I was so proud of that quilt. It will be a pleasure to have you join us in the Challenge!

Lisa D. said...

I don't think you can go wrong with either of those batik patterns. Can't wait to see your color palette.