Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Midweek: a finish, basket BOM, and more batiks



Batik Bars is quilted and bound!

   
 I got the swirly Asian print way back in 2000. I remember that because I stopped at a quilt shop the weekend I went to an out-of-state wedding. I thought it would be good for a jacket. Over the years I'd take it off the shelf and think about using it (though the idea of a jacket was long gone). I just couldn't cut it up  so I used it in its entirety.   (The other green print on the right came from the birthday bash stash. The one at the bottom was on the shelf and it worked.) 

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 Tonight is our guild's annual ice cream social.  This is month 11 for our guild BOM, which I co-chair. The theme is year is baskets.  Designer Amanda Wetherill graciously gave me permission to use her 6-1/2" picnic basket block.    My twist is to use bandanas!  Each BOM participant will get a slice of a bandana (one border is sufficient) and the background.  They supply the contrast for the basket liner and the coordinate for the basket handle. 


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There are hundreds (thousands) of quilt design I'd like to try. When overwhelmed by possibilities I turn to something tried and true.  I'm aiming for 60 blocks (7" unfinished). Yes, I cut up more batiks to add to the scrappy mix.  

Linking up with Wednesday Wait Loss and Midweek Makers

 

6 comments:

  1. The basket blocks are so cute - but using the bandanas was genius!!

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  2. nice finish nann...and love those batik scraps!

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  3. Oh my how cute are bandana baskets! Neat idea and I think your finish looks great too! Happy Stitching!

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  4. Using the Bandanas is a super idea - how fun! And I'm with you on the "thousands of designs I'd like to make" issue. (Quiltdivajulie)

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  5. What a fun BOM with a theme of baskets! Love those bandana blocks. Your new batik quilt is pretty. You know how I love batiks! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  6. Hi,
    I like your baskets...so cute. I don't piece,k but I could applique one like this. Thanks
    for the idea...have a great day!

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