The quilt guild program on Wednesday was given by Patricia Simmons and her father from Quilter's Rule in
In and around all of these activities I made time to sew. (I am listening to Americanah, a novel by Chiminanda Ngozi Adichie, to review for Library Journal. It is long but very interesting.)
When I posted the initial photo of my version of Summers at the Lake I wrote that I was combing my batik stash for medium-to-dark blues for the 5" squares that separate the 9-patch blocks. I didn't have much. My self-imposed limit is that I am not going to buy any fabric during Lent. Well, I got all the 9-patch blocks made. I tried a few 5" blue squares. They were awfully dark. Then I tried another color entirely. I didn't have quite enough of the twisty flying geese batik print, but I thad another in very similar colors. The setting triangles are another fabric. (I think I'll have to give it a different name, though....Summers at the Volcano?
|dark blue pulls it down|
|as pictured in the book|
I am grateful to Wanda Hansen for the inspiration. You can see her beautiful quilts, many made from batiks, at her blog, Exuberant Color .
I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at Judy's Patchwork Times.