Yippee! I just got Summer Pavers Kit Sample together. I wanted bright, popping color that make me think of Summer. I will use the leftovers from the Blocks to do the Binding. Yes, Summer Paver is all batiks and can be found on my website with or without the pattern.
I am always looking for patterns to show off my hand made fabrics. In this case I have mixed my Snow Dyed fabric with some beautiful batiks. I fell in love with Outside the box, because it has a different look, more modern. It’s not hard to assemble, but can be tedious. The instructions are excellent and in color. I can’t wait to see what it looks like quilted.
I do believe Spring is here. My Lupine is blooming and I will have Fireweed later in the Summer. But right now, I have two gorgeous patterns to show you.
For Lupine I used primarily My Hand Dyed Fabrics. Light, Medium, and Dark Purple for the flower. Light, Medium, Dark Green Hand Dyed and a Dark Green Hand Marbled for the Foliage. Straw color Batiks for the grasses. Scraps of White and Teal Radiance Silk/Cotton for the Dragonfly. Light Blue Patina for the background and Dark Blue Batik for the Boarders. Stay tuned for the quilting.
For Fireweed The Background and Foliage is much the same, Light, Medium, Dark Green Hand Dyed Fabric and a Dark Green Hand Marbled for the Foliage. Straw color Batiks for the grasses. Light Blue Patina for the background and Dark Blue Batik for the Boarders. The Fireweed Flower is done using my hand Dyed Pink and Radiance Silk/Cotton in White and Berry. And stay tuned for the quilting.
I can’t wait to start quilting. I found a new lighter weight fusible web in the middle of making samples for Lupine and Fireweed. I really love it. Quilting will be the final test. And Yes, I have it on order and will let you know when it arrives.
Everything uesed to make these wallhangings can be purchased at my website www.marbled-arts.com
” Your fabrics are so beautiful, I just cannot cut it.” I hear that frequently. Here is an idea using my Snow Dyed fabric, that just might appeal to you. This wall hanging is based on the Pavers pattern. Instead using a variety of fabrics, we chose to use one gorgeous Snow Dyed Fabric and a rich Hand Dyed Fabric. I say we because, I received an email form my sister Karen that said, “Do you need any samples made? I don’t currently have a project.” I picked out the fabric and turned her loose. I got frequent email updates (she received an ipad for Christmas). I just finished putting on the binding last night. I think I’m in Love! Also check out the quilting. All squares and rectangles.
Scrappy Pavers is a wonderful way to use up scraps. I had constructed an earlier version using five different Batiks as the main blocks of fabrics. But I kept thinking, “I always have lots of scraps”. I cut the twenty 10 inch blocks from twenty different fabrics. I used a variety of dark, medium and lights in Hand Marbled, Batiks and a few fabrics from Bold Over Batiks with black Hand Dyed fabric. I made the sashing a bit wider, as it seamed that your eye needed a little more break with all of the amazing color. I love this pattern as it is quick and easy and you can find it on my website
This is how it all started. I had been wanting to create the long version of the Kimono Jacket, after all it has pockets and is easy to wear. This button from JJ Handworks was my inspiration. I also wanted to use some to the pieces that I had created using paintstiks on hand dyed fabric combined with hand marbled fabric and a beautiful batik.
I wanted to experiment with different styles of fill in Free Motion Machine Quilting and thread. So each section is a bit different design and thread. I have fallen in love with Wonderfil Thread. This was a wonderful way to get to know some of their different threads and I had a great time playing with thread.
I will confess that the Left side (the black with all the falling leaves) is not the original panel. I did one using thread and I was just not happy with the way it turn out. By that time I no longer had any more of the original batik. I know me and if I don’t love my wearable pieces I won’t wear them. So the jacket was on hold until inspiration hit.
I’m part of a Art Quilt group and one day we were playing with paintstiks and this idea just sort of fell together and Im so happy with the way Kimono Leaves turned out. It was worth all of the time and energy.