Friday, January 29, 2010

Not all are batik.......

Of the fabrics I showed yesterday, the ones on the left are batiks and the ones on the right are regular quilt fabric. The limey green one on the right is a Patrick Lose print from 1996. I cut a few of every size piece I needed just to try some blocks. I didn't have enough pieces cut to complete a block so I didn't sew anything yet. I can see I need a couple more light fabrics. I cut some more pieces after I took this picture so I can finish these 2 blocks and play with some more.
I didn't want to go out Wed. because I thought it was too cold and instead I went out yesterday which was even colder and ran all of my errands. I hope I can stay home most of today. The icy weather is south of us but we might get snow tonight.

14 comments:

Jackie said...

The colors are just gorgeous!! The deep purples paired with the greens are fantastic. This quilt will be gorgeous. Stay warm today!! I do have to go out and it has turned bitterly cold.

Jody said...

cannot wait to see where you are headed with this one! I LOVE the greens and earthy tones -of course, I've not seen anything of yours that I haven't had a crush on!!!

Jean said...

I love your stash better than mine, these are gorgeous!

elle said...

This is a very rich palette which wraps everything up warmly and chases that winter weather far away. Stay warm and have fun!

Susan Turney said...

You've done it once again!!!!! I can't wait to see this one now! Yum, yum, yum!

Patrick said...

Thanks for including my fabrics in your wonderful quilts, Wanda! I hope you'll look at my new lines for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Cheers to you!
Patrick

julia said...

This is the best fabric combo I've seen on any of the blogs yet!!!

Anonymous said...

Always a treat to watch you at work. Nothing can go wrong working with the array of fabrics you have chosen.

J~MT

hetty said...

Oh! I love those fabrics. The purple really goes well with the lime. I can never seem to find light coloured batiks. They are either too light or they fall into the dark category. Can't wait to see how this comes out. It is very cold here today. I'm staying close to my sewing machine.

Eva said...

This is a wonderful pattern. I know it as Star of Bethlehem, but it probably has other names, too. I think it is a great idea to combine this classical pattern with unusual colors.

Leslie said...

What a wonderful way to truly audition colors. As usual, I have a question (sorry!) and that is, how do you avoid "wasting" fabric after you decide not to use it but you've already cut it into small patches?

*karendianne. said...

I love this whole auditioning business. I mean, I love that you're doing it because then maybe I'll get in the habit of doing it myself. Oh you're so good for me to hang out with!

Rebel said...

Ooooh... I really like those colors, and it is cool to see how 'regular' quilt fabric works with batiks.

Cathi said...

Those fabrics all work together so nicely!! You really are getting a tapestry effect with those colours! It was bitterly cold here Thursday and Friday, with wind chill values of -17C. I think it's going to start warming up now.