Monday, September 14, 2009

Backyard Batiks

Last week Thursday when I went to Zook's (Lancaster, PA), I scored a nice pile of batik samples from the remnant basket.  They were basically two sizes -- 8 x 8 inch squares and 9 x 11 inch rectangles.  I made these two quilt tops using the squares.  One is warm colors and the other is cool colors.

I made a modified stacked coin quilt using the 9 x 11 inch rectangles.  I cut them into strips 2 3/4 inch wide x 9 inches long.  Again I arranged them by cools/warms and sewed them into columns.  There are 21 "coins" in each column.

I initially thought I would use one solid color (Kona Cotton) for the sashing but couldn't decide between brown, red, green, or blue.  So, I used all four and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the result!!!!

It looks just as pretty hanging this way, too:

Oooo, here is an artsy, close-up shot that makes me look like a polished professional photographer ...  NOT!  =D

I couldn't do it without my little side-kick and gal-pal.  =) 


Erin =)

PS -  I apologize for all the pictures but I just discovered this perfect little spot in our side yard to photograph my quilt tops.


Colleen said...

Your Batik quilt tops are beautiful. Tell your little helper she is the next "Vanna White"!!! What a wonderful talent you have, it is great to see someone so young quilting. Take a look at my blog, I recently made my first Batik quilt and really enjoyed working with the puzzle blocks.

Erin said...

Thank you, Colleen. =)

Colleen said...

Oh I am jealous! I don't live far from Zook's and have been talking about going for a while. Now I have to!!! Love your quilts!

-Another Colleen


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