Monday, October 13, 2014

Beautiful Batiks

Here is my completed top sing 100% cotton batiks. It was a challenge and I have to say I am happy with the top. Because of the braid pattern I did have issues with wavy bias, which is why I used my seam ripper. 
When adding the blue strips, I found it very helpful to line up my centers and sew from the middle out and lightened my hand on the iron.

Here's a close up of these gorgeous fabrics! Keio and her mom have started an Etsy store and I encourage you to take a look HERE. 
Thank you Keio for believing I could work with your beautiful batiks and showcase them in a quilt.


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15 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful, love the colors. I'm sure the wavy can be quilted out, it doesn't look that wavy.

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  2. I love it! Love the colors too. Very very nice. Truly a beautiful piece of work.

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  3. The blue is my favorite color in the batiks you used. Pulls everything together and creates its own design within the braid.

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  4. They are beautiful batiks and your design really worked well with them!

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  5. muy bonita tu espiga
    funciono bien con los batiks
    saludos

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  6. Very striking! I find batiks very difficult to work with as a whole. I do better slipping one or two into a quilt project at a time.:) You made it work beautifully!

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  7. very pretty! worth all the effort i bet
    kathie

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  8. So pretty and tropical looking. Civil War repros are my favs, but batiks are up there pretty high on the list, too! After doing a braid mini quilt I was hesitant to try a larger braid, due to the struggle with the bias edges. You seemed to have made it work!

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  9. It s beautiful and different!

    (You coud applique large raw edge free form lollipop flowers across the top and a few scatered ---and turn it tinto modern/ prim hollyhocks.....)

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  10. Oh what wonderful fabrics. They fit perfectly to the pattern. Your Quilt is going to be so gorgeous.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  11. Nice - but I would never think this was yours. Batiks sure are pretty!

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  12. Very pretty! I have done some work with batiks and really love them - not as much as CW fabrics, of course. Your quilt turned out lovely.

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  13. Beautiful colors and lovely in the braid. glad you liked working with them.

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  14. Looks great, Lori! Batiks are so beautiful...haven't done a whole lot with them though!

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