Stash management….Batiks

One blog I read pretty much every day is Exuberant Color. Wanda inspires me with the sheer volume of quilts she makes. Amazing! She is fearless with color and often uses batiks. I had a small stash of batiks but really haven’t used them much. She has inspired me to use up this portion of my stash. I mostly had fat quarters. So I pressed them and layered then and started cutting.

I started with this:

And now I am here:

My design wall is small so I hung up a flannel sheet. This will end up a twin size coverlet. I have some other bits and pieces to use but they are all cut into uniform sizes. I will probably buy a couple half yard pieces to use in a scrappy border as I only have small pieces left. I like that in some places there is high contrast and in other places everything blends together like a watercolor quilt.

My youngest daughter wants this when it is done…..we’ll see!

It does feel good to have cleared out a portion of my stash that has been sitting unused for a long time.

Until next time….

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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1 Response to Stash management….Batiks

  1. I love those bright colours. Have you considered binding it without adding a border? I think that might look just terrific with a single colour binding and no border. Will be interested to see what you come up with. Nice work and good on you for putting your stash to such good use.

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