Monday, September 14, 2009

Busy sewing day

Batik fabrics are so amazing. This picture shows more of a grayish color, but the fabric is actually a sage green with darker green branches. I have a small collection of sage green and gold batik fat quarters. There are not enough to make a large quilt but I really wanted to use them, so I decided to make a lap quilt using my favorite easy pattern - the crazy nine-patch.
In addition to the batiks, I added some golds and greens from my stash and got started on the blocks. I have a surprise fabric that I hope to use either in the borders or as straight blocks that will add something unexpected to this quilt.
Between sewing and ironing sessions, I started the process of putting borders on this very scrappy quilt. The first border is this black stripe and I'm thinking the next border will be a happy polka dot fabric.
It was nice to have a whole day to play in my Quilt Studio.

1 comment:

MB said...

It actually is delightfully green on my screen and just a luscious fabric and feel. Love all the other fabrics chosen ... that is a favorite palette of mine!