Friday, January 9, 2015

Batty for Batiks

Special Fabrics from Indonesian and Beyond!  I am having a blast working with gorgeous color and print on these one-of-a-kind luscious fabrics.  The biggest problem I'm facing is actually cutting them apart.  I gathered an assortment to use in some masculine holiday throw quilts gifts, and I just couldn't do it.  I just couldn't cut them up...

So instead, I devised a great way to keep most of the fabric integral, by just adding some solid fabric stripes.

I ended up making several versions and a .pdf tutorial (available at my Etsy store).  And I may even get up the nerve to actually cut the remnants into blocks for the original project...

There are some aspects to working with these gorgeous fabrics that require a little extra care (see my quick tips in a short video on my YouTube Channel) but they are just so beautiful and fun to work with, please don't hesitate to jump in.  I'll follow up with my finished project if I ever get up the nerve to make small bits out of this gorgeous stuff.  Meantime, let's quilt!!!

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