Monday, March 7, 2011

Just because I wanted to.........

Remember this pile of slices I showed a couple days ago?
I cut the strips at the fold line and stitched them together.  This was just a random group of batiks, not necessarily ones I planned to use together.  Don't ask me what I am going to make out of it, I sewed them just because I wanted to...........

The art quilters come today, first time since the end of Nov.  Cookies are baked, basement is clean......

21 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Have fun with your group today. Chris

Brita said...

Those batiks are so yummy. Cut them into random, large chunks and sew them together with stripes up and down and sideways. Oh, sorry -- horizontally and vertically. Have a fun day!

Brita said...

I must have subconsciously been looking at the quilt in the sidebar. The one with the strips in big chunks going up and down and sideways -- LOL!

frebblebit said...

I can think of no better reason!

*karendianne. said...

Wanda, you have the best stash of batiks on the planet ever! Have fun today.

patty a. said...

What a weekend you had! Sounds like mine - crazy busy! Love you little log blocks and the batik scraps you stitched together. Have fun today with your group!

didi said...

your sewing those random strips together just for the joy of it reminds me of the time, years ago, when I brought home the piano keyboard I'd just bought. I'd been without a piano for a long time, and this thing had 180 "voices" besides a piano voice. I spent the evening lightly drawing my fingers, front and back, along the keys, changing the voice again and again, just luxuriating in the variety of sounds. ahh! such beauty, under my fingertips, coming at me almost beyond my control.

Connie said...

Looks beautiful! I've been in the mood to just play and create fabric and have seen several other people who are doing it. It must be the weather! Have fun and I can see something neat coming from this.

Julia said...

The possibilities for using these strips sewn this way are endless!

Needled Mom said...

It should be a fun day and I hope the weather holds up for you this time.

I can see that piece being used as a journal cover.

GerryART said...

You are an inspiration.
Just Sew !
Hugs,
Gerry

Char said...

I like it, could be a journal cover or maybe a cosmetic bag.

Enjoy yourself today.

Muddling Through said...

We had a Pastor years ago who used to say, "Do something lest you do nothing." He wasn't talking about sewing, of course, but it's the same principle, isn't it? I like that you do SOMETHING, and that you show us what you did! Have fun with your art quilters.

LC said...

Nice slices! Remind me of a torte! Yum!

Joan said...

All sounds great to me...

Gypsy Quilter said...

I can see some lovely circles cut out of such a piece and appliqued to a medium backgound. Hmmm . . . possibilities.

Terri said...

You definitely have a Midas Touch when it comes to color! Hope you had a fun afternoon.

Vivian said...

"Just because I want to" is one of the luxuries of being an adult with a creative mind. No rules have to be followed. Have fun!

Pat said...

I have a batch of strips sewn together also and I think I am going to make a purse with mine. Right now it is next to the sewing machine. All I need is the time and a zipper.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

You did this for the best reason in the world: because you wanted to.
Good for you.
K

Elisabeth Fuchs said...

Just discovered your blog. It's so inspiring! Thank you!