Tuesday, March 13, 2018

More mottled batiks............

Yesterday morning I finished 3 of the preemie quilts and delivered them to my church sewing circle.  I forgot to take photos of the finishes.

I was exhausted after my afternoon out (driving through 3 construction zones each way in the 23 miles) so I didn't work on any projects last night.  Instead I took piles of batiks off the shelves and went through them one at a time and pulled out most of the mottled fabrics.

This one is a little deeper toned than it looks in a photo.









This one is one of my very favorites.










This one has a more spread out design than most of the others.








There were a few like this that are more consistent in one color range and will be easier to cut up and use.

I love my stash!  Pure entertainment right here in my house after the stores are all closed for the day.

14 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Ha, ha- entertainment! I can use that. I don't have cable, so I can say I have fabric to sort through. I would always rather make something, be planning on making something, or prepping to make something. Now I can say I am in entertainment. Thanks for the smile early in the morning.

Sharon W. said...

I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from your blog: "I didn't do any sewing today, just petted some fabric." So much of the fabric I buy these days will go unused, but--like you--I enjoy petting it!!!!

Sally Langston Warren said...

Petting the fabric and admiring each piece is just the best relaxing and peaceful activity we need after a stressful day. No decisions, no precision, no conversation, no travel necessary.

Lesley Gilbert said...

What gorgeous colours you have in your batik collection. Loved your last statement - made me smile. We have sunshine today, no wind or snow, slowly getting milder. Some of my Daffs are now in flower in the front tub - surely Spring must be here by now? :)
ps- just checked and it was officially March 20th - first I've heard about it haha....

patty a. said...

It is good to have a stash that makes you happy and gives you joy! Those mottled batiks are stunning!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love those batiks those are the kind I get when I get some

Hedy Hahn said...

I love your favorite too. I was going through my stash yesterday too. I know I have way too much but I love it all.

Cathi said...

What fun it must be to look through your stash! Those batiks are gorgeous! When you buy batiks, do you usually buy a yard, half yard?

JJM said...

Can you imagine creating those batiks, the colors swirling, bubbling, and blending together,into such a beautiful pieces of fabric, it is quite a process in itself. And you picked the best of the best.

JJM

Kerry said...

Beautiful batiks. Can't wait to see how these are transformed.

EYSchmitt said...

I LOVE your last paragraph! I feel the same way about my stash! When I start opening my boxes while looking for something specific, I am always overcome with pleasure at all that I have at my fingertips! I really do feel like I have my own fabric store!

Janice Holton said...

Your last comment made me grin. Even though my stash is just a baby compared to yours, it still creates the same feelings of pleasure in me. Creating with color is SO MUCH FUN!

kadyb said...

Lovely batiks in your stash. I too love the mottled ones! There seem to be many of us who enjoy petting our beautiful fabrics.

Best regards,
Kathi H (kadybird2002@yahoo.com)

Mystic Quilter said...

You do have a stunning collection of mottle batiks Wanda, and yes, they are beautiful and I'm hoping you will come up with a quilt to use some of these.