Today I wanted to sit at my machine for a while. I had a stack of 12 18" batik blocks that I wanted to get sewn up. I hung them on the design wall yesterday and today I sat down and sewed them up. In just a few minutes, I had a quilt top. Why did I wait so long to do this!!! This photo is from my original post-July 20, 2009. I bet I have a whole new crop of ugliness to make another top. Not that they are all ugly--a few of them, yes!!--but beauty is in the eye......
The top is 54 x 72. I think I am going to just quilt it up as is. It will make a nice cuddle quilt for a teen. Although...I do have some black batik left from this quilt that will make a great border. I wonder if there is enough for a 6" border and then some fun, scrappy binding.......Would you look at that! A new plan as I write.
The batik strips came from strip swaps. I don't even know how many swaps I have participated in over the years. Lots! Each swap always has a couple of strips that make me go HUH??? but I take them and keep them and used quite a few of them here. I added a few of my favorites strips too. Now my collection is 5 years larger. It's time to pull our a strips book or 2 and find something fun to make with them.
Here is a fun picture from retreat. I love sitting back and watching the interaction of my friends. We are such a fun group!