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Monday, July 20, 2009

Design Wall-Week 8

I did it, I caved in and started a new project. Last year sometime, I started playing with the graph paper and crayons. I worked this scrappy quilt top out to use some of my batik strips. Yesterday after finishing the baby quilt, I decided I would try to make up a block or two. Well, I sat down, cut all the pieces, sewed up the 12 6" blocks and put them on the design wall.

After hearing hubby snore, I knew I had a good hour to sew up a few of the long blocks before I had to fix dinner. After 8 of them were done, I put them up. I don't know how this is going to turn out. I think it will turn out great, but will I like it?

You see, I am not much of a batik fan. Don't get me wrong, there are some gorgeous batiks. But there are also some just butt ugly batiks. I have lots of the ugly ones. We have been swapping batik strips at our retreats for a few years--2 or 3 retreats a year. I have a small collection so I pulled out all the batiks with designs on them.....you know the surfer, flip flops, flowers, swirls, the ones that look rather ummmm pukie. But I am going to keep working on it, rearranging the blocks and make the quilt. Someone is going to love it. Who knows, it may even be me.

Go on over to Patchwork Times and see what others have on their wall.


Susan said...

I think it's going to look great! I know what you mean about the "not so attractive" batiks, but once they are all stitched together they tend to blend. It's going to be beautiful!

Judy S. said...

Thanks so much for the pattern, Judy; it came today and I love it.