Back in the middle of January I showed some batik 2.5" strips that I was going to be working with. What I did was pick 5 similar strips of each color so that I could make 5 different but similar stratas for a Trip Around the World quilt.
I have had the stratas sewn for a couple weeks but just finally sliced them and started unpicking to design the TAW up on the design wall. This is how far I got by last night. I had been wanting to make a multicolor batik TAW for a long time. I made a king size top like this back in the 1990s and sold it so I wanted to make a replacement for it but this one will be a smaller size, about 70" x 94".
The first 9 vertical rows are sewn together so you can see the shape of the finished pieces. They are 1.5" x 2" finished. That is the smallest I have worked with in a TAW. You can also see how the fabrics change as each color makes its path.
Do you think this is the reason I don't have as many birds in the back yard this winter? This cat is huge and I don't have any idea who it belongs to.
I finished the binding on the stars and 16 patches quilt. I'll take a photo and show it tomorrow. I also got the flannel Stack and Slash top sewn together. Lots of progress......