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.