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Oh I do love a batik!

rubywishes

Oh I do love a batik!
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:25:16 AM »
I was given a pack of 40 batik 2.5" strips and promised myself I wouldn't touch them until I had cleared all my UFO's. Well the UFO tops are all completed and I can't find any nice backing at the mo' so what's a girl to do? Housework? Good heavens no! Read a book? No can do...got a brand new read lined up but I'm saving it for our camping trip next week. So there's no alternative but to dive into my luscious batiks and make a start on my new couch quilt.
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Janome Memorycraft 8900qcp, Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Lowena

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 09:49:30 AM »
Way to go Rubes.... I love batik  :loveit:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 09:52:30 AM »
Am I spying a touch of Autumn there ...  Is this the one you are going to hand quilt ????

Looking forward to seeing it!!!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Ploshkin

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 10:32:12 AM »
I don't know why it is but when other people use batiks they always look fabulous but when I look at batik fabrics I just can't see what I could do with them that would look good.  Somehow, in the flesh, the colours appear dull to me.
Life's too short for ironing.

Iminei

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 10:53:17 AM »
Batiks have a tendancy to veer towards muddy colours when there are more than two or three colours involved (Think painting when you were a kid, when you mixed the colours the paint always turned to the colour of mud .....and texture too sometimes!!!) but look at these bad boys that I snaffled from my local Emporia yesterday !!!


The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

rubywishes

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 10:58:40 AM »
True, this bunch of batiks are all autumnal tones but so vibrant "in the flesh" they look just stunning against the brown (with black leaf) fabric. I'll post a pic of me wearing my sunglasses whilst piecing shall I?? 0_0 0_0
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Janome Memorycraft 8900qcp, Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Acorn

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 17:02:43 PM »
I have this pack of 10 inch squares and this pack of fat quarters from a recent Craftsy sale.   :D

No idea what they will become, but for the moment I'm just looking at them.   0_0
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Iminei

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 03:46:57 AM »
God I simply looooove the Marcus bundle ......

The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

twopence

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 07:54:54 AM »
I sent DS to a quilt shop in Toronto that has very good bundles of batiks and a special offer of a box of Kaffe Fassett fat quarters this month.  He won’t tell me what they bought just that I have to wait till Christmas Eve when they arrive for my birthday present.

rubywishes

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 08:47:37 AM »
I sent DS to a quilt shop in Toronto that has very good bundles of batiks and a special offer of a box of Kaffe Fassett fat quarters this month.  He won’t tell me what they bought just that I have to wait till Christmas Eve when they arrive for my birthday present.
Aaaaarrrrrgghhhhhh!  :S Excruciating wait  :'(
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Janome Memorycraft 8900qcp, Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Kenora

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 11:06:50 AM »
Well worth the wait - lucky you!  :D
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

rubywishes

Re: Oh I do love a batik!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 10:10:15 AM »
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1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Janome Memorycraft 8900qcp, Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!