If you have read my blog for awhile you may have noticed that I do not have a love of Batiks. It is not that I don't find them attractive, I have just never felt drawn to make a quilt out of them. Until now. After making some new pillows and a table runner for my new home I kept thinking that a new line of batik fabric from Laundry Basket Quilts by Edyta Sitar might look nice in my room. The line is called Snowbirds and after seeing the prints I realized that there was no aqua so I sorta let the idea drop. Then yesterday I was in my LQS and saw a charm pack of the batiks. Hmm, if I added some aqua it could work. And so I bought a few charm packs. Once I got home I checked my stash and realized that I did actually have a few pieces of aqua, teal and neutral batik and an idea started brewing. Off to another LQS to pick up a few more charm packs, get this they were $9.50 at one store and I bought the two they had, next store $12.00 each! Anyway, I also got a little more yardage including some from these me fabric line in case I want borders and was able to get several yards of the same teal that was in my stash.
So this is what I have, though only one charm pack is showing and you can see the fabric of the table runner that inspired me in the corner.
I am not sure exactly what I am doing with this yet but I have a few ideas. I think this is going to be a fun, design as I go project and it may end up very simple. These batiks are certainly out of my comfort zone yet they are somehow speaking to me. How strange!