Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Batik Challenge

My guild recently decided to issue a batik "challenge." Those of us who decided to participate in the challenge were to use the collected batiks in a project of some sort. A spool pattern (passed out by the committee) could be used, but participants were encouraged to make whatever they wanted with the batiks. This are the blocks I have been working on.

These are four quilt-as-you-go blocks. I use the quilt-as-you-go method explained in tutorials on The Quilting Edge blog. I apologize for the color of the photo--the background is white not yellow! I will be quilting them next. I'm planning on sewing them together, one on top of the other, to make a long skinny table runner. I've been wanting to try these mosaic-tile-type blocks for awhile and thought this would be a good time to do that. I'll post the finished product (if I ever get it finished). Check out this blog post by Karen Griska showing her "Stamp Collection" Tile Quilt. It is posted here on her Selvage Blog.

 

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I love it! Very creative, as usual. ;)

kathy said...

I like these, Beth!!! GReat idea.

tiedyejudy said...

Fun! Looks like stained glass or mosaic! Look forward to seeing the blocks quilted...