I think I am on a roll! I was able to take many of my quilt tops or quilts out and take lots of photos. So in my quest to provide you with more fabric inspiration, this is my second installment of Batik Inspiration... Vol. II.
This next quilt that you will see, I immediately fell in love with when I spied it in a book. Right now the name of the book escapes me. It will be my quest to go through my quilting library and get back to you with the name of the pattern and book.
This quilt uses all batiks. They were a perfect choice for this quilt because they are crisp and wonderful. Batiks really aid in making those points on the stars more accurate.
This photo shows the particular fabric that was my inspiration piece for the entire quilt. When I saw this fabric, I just fell in love with it and had to have it. I think I purchased whatever was on the bolt. I know that you all have had this same feeling at some point or another.
With this fabric and pattern in hand, I set out to find batiks from within my stash and the LQS, at the time, for some batiks that would work well together. I believe that I achieved what I set out to do and am pleased with the results. It was a fun one to make. However, I must confess that I completed this top about 4 years ago. Another that is calling out for me to quilt soon!!
One of my favorite things about this quilt is the "wonkiness" of the stars. I just love how they twist and turn. The inspiration fabric worked well in the centers of each star as well as on the border. I still have plenty and think that I will use it for the backing.
I hope this second installment on batiks is convincing some of you that batiks are wonderful to work with. They truly are saturated through and through with color. Another blogging friend, Wanda, of Exuberant Color
also uses batiks. Please visit her for more affirmation about the use of batiks. Definitely give them a try, you will love them!
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Until Next Time...