“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Batik Fever

My friend Norma created this beautiful quilt a few years ago and I've always admired it. Well don't you know that my daughter saw the same quilt at a Sun Valley, AZ shop and wanted me to make it. 
Luckily Norma was my next planned visit and she shared some her stash with my newly acquired batiks in order to collect the 30 squares we needed to start. She decided to make another quilt too.
 This is the fabric for Norma's new Jungle Fever.

Here is mine.  Today we start cutting.  Can't wait to see this come together. 
Batiks are just so beautifully textured. I don't think you can go wrong.


Louvregirl said...

Sounds fun! I remember a particularly fun art project in High School art class where we did our own batik project. Mine was of a bird (I think it was red) amidst crackled dark brown branches. The process itself (painting wax) and then the removal of it by ironing and re-waxing/redying is FUN! Show us your finished project if you would!

Deere Driver said...

LG- The good old days! Created that mess too! The fabrics in the past few years are so wonderful. Its hard to go wrong. Will post progress when I can.

Lois Evensen said...

What wonderful color combinations. I look forward to seeing progress and the finished quilts. :)

Linda Myers said...

Every time I read a post like this from you I remember our adventure on Bainbridge Island.

Deere Driver said...

Hey Linda! It was fun doing the selections with my daughter and the color prep with my friend.

My kind of adventure!

Kittie Howard said...

What a fun project! Love your colors. Looking forward to the finished product!