Sunday, February 8, 2009
I've been busily sewing away here on my Batik Challenge started by Nicole.
I dutifully went through my stash choosing, what I thought, were just the right batiks. If you remember I chose "Murky Pond In The Berkshires" from the book Batiks and Beyond. The author really walks you through the block- making making everything so easy with simple and straightforward directions. And the batiks were a real pleasure to work with. There is just something about the way they turn out when pressed. I think 'crisp' says it all.
I finished putting the borders on this morning, and I hate it.
Oh, I like the fact that those outer borders are 7 inches wide and I used several fat quarters that I've had in my stash for years.
I really can't put my finger on what I don't like about it which I find rather annoying. Maybe it's the limited number of fabrics I had to use. Or those really dark pinks, a bit much?
Regardless it's done. It finished at 55 by 47 inches. I have made the binding and backing but plan on putting it aside for a bit.
I caught this view with the light coming from the rear, reminds me of a stained glass window.