Saturday, January 31, 2009

Batik Challenge Progress

Finished this homespun quilt I was working on.

When I started cutting the fabric for the sashing, I thought it looked way too dark.

But I like it now that it's done. It finished at 70 inches square, the individual blocks and sashing at 3 1/2 inches.

I've been working on the Batik Challenge that I am doing with Nicole, Lisa, and Kristin. Dug out my basket of Batiks (had more than I remembered, I do think they multiplied!).

I thought color sorting things might be called for. I wasted quite a bit of time oohhhing and aahhhing all the pretty ones.

After reviewing my inventory, I've decided to do this pattern. Mine will be using bright fabrics though.

These are the ones I chosen. I just love that fabric I am going to use for the border, the one with all the colors in it. They are all beach-themed and just so summery and cheery. I guess I will have to come up with a new name, Bright Pond in Florida?
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Unknown said...

I love how your homespun quilt turned out. You did a great job! Like you, I have now switched to a project with batiks. The sad part is that I didn't nearly have as many as you and had to go out and buy some more. What a shame! LOL! I love the the colors that you picked for your bright pond. I am sure it will be fantastic.

Nicole said...

Fabulous fabrics for the batik quilt! I have seen this quilt made up before and I don't think you can go wrong.
The homespun quilt turned out great!