Posts Tagged ‘batik fabrics’

I was very excited to see batik fabrics on Judy’s blog earlier this week because I have a batik project of my own to show for Design Wall Monday.

This is one of the Easter quilts I am working to finish for our family visit next month.   It’s a two-rail fence design, with 2.5 inch strips sewed together and then cut into 4.5 inch squares.

I  remember buying some of this fabric, but I’m not sure where the rest of it came from — possibly from a Fat Quarter club about 10 years ago?   Some of the colours are a bit dark and wouldn’t be my first choice to buy, but when they are paired with cheerful brights, I think they look very nice!

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Happy Quilting!

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This week I have been visiting the blogs of the participants in the “Too Good to Cut” Challenge.   This is an awesome group of very talented quilters, and I am so impressed with how organised everyone is, and how busy they have been!  I’m going to have to get really, really busy just to catch up!

Amy’s Passions has been making adorable Quilts4Kids, as well as scrappy log cabin blocks and finishing up a UFO project.  She’s also hosting a Block of the Month quilt-along, including complete patterns for all the blocks.  I love the drawings of quilt designs on graph paper with coloured pencil — still my favourite method, too!

Over at Beth’s Quilty World, she is super-organised with a detailed list of goals for February.   She is also working on a monthly UFO challenge and doing so well with her finishes — three already since the first of the year!  She’s using a gorgeous stack of Moda fat quarters for her “Too Good to Cut” quilt — can’t wait to see those all sewn up!

Our sweet friend Dakota City Quilter has been baking something yummy and sewing on a lovely Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt.  The red and white blocks are very striking and make the pattern stand out in a way I haven’t noticed with that pattern made in other colours.  Beautiful!  She’s using a “Japanese royalty” fabric for her “Too Good to Cut” quilt, and she’s found the most perfect pattern for it.

Katie’s Salt Marsh Path is also very organised, with a list of weekly goals.  She’s been making colourful String blocks and working on a Rail Fence quilt, and her batik fabrics for “Too Good to Cut” are so dreamy.  She also has some nice photos of tile floors that look like quilt blocks.  It’s so much fun to see “quilts” in other materials than just fabric!

Quilting Junkie also has some fabulous batik fabrics lined up for her “Too Good to Cut” project, and she has chosen such a lovely pattern to showcase them.  That is going to be a truly wonderful quilt!  She’s also been doing some serious stash busting!  Can you believe how much fabric she has already used this year?

For bird-watching quilters,  Spinning Star has a link to an eagle cam website and some very cool screen shots of the eagles with their nest.  She’s also working on a fantastic pinky-orange and black batik quilt, and her “Too Good to Cut” quilt is being made from a delicious collection of Cherrywood fabrics.

Well done, everyone!  🙂

Happy Quilting!

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