2.15.2009

Batik Challenge Update #4

Wow, I have a lot to show you! I have sewed my Chocolate Truffle (aka Murky Pond) top for the Batik Challenge, wohoo. I had this laid out on my design wall for the last week. Just about every time I went by my sewing room, I rearranged a few of the blocks. I finally decided that the only way to stop this obsessive behavior was to sew to top together. Done. I am very please with the results too. I don't think the colors show completely true in my photos (I am sure this has to do with the camera operator-me). The colors look richer in person than I seem to be able to capture. So....here is the top sewn together.

Now that the batik top is done, I can put some other items on my design wall. Yipee. I have been working on Wonky Stars for the Bushfire Quilt Project. These will be sent to Australia to try to provide some comfort and support for the many victims of the wildfires of the last few weeks. These blocks were a lot of fun to make, and I really hope that they can in some small way provide some comfort to someone who needs it.

As you can see, I had fun with the colors for these blocks.

A few caribbean blues/teals/purples-
A few sunny orange and yellow-
A few soft greens/and various pastels. I really love the centers of both of these.
And then one with a butterfly and aqua and one with purples/raspberry (Chocolate Truffle scraps!)
And finally, so happy flowers/red. I love these. I am going to see if I have more of these scraps, this could be a really nice quilt.
No I will get these in the mail to Austrailia to be assembled with all the others.
Have a great few days!

4 comments:

Jackie said...

I just really love your Chocolate truffle quilt. It is really gorgeous! Wow, and you have been busy with the bushfire stars as well. Lovely.

Isabelle said...

So pretty!

Goodness, you have a sewing room and a quilting wall. One day, I too will quilt (I hope) but will I manage to have such luxuries???

Lisa D. said...

Your batik quilt is just gorgeous, Kristin. Great job! I love all your wonky star blocks too!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, you got a ton of quilt blocks done. I love that star pattern and yours look great!