Batik project

I have yet another new project in the planning stage.   This one will use Batik Fabrics.


They are so cool.   Lots of variety

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My camera is not doing them justice , the colors are really much brighter.

They are from Lelia and Co. Fabric and Design and are 100% cotton and 100% handmade and available in their Etsy Shop  The pictures there are much better.

I am prewashing them all now and while they are in the wash I started playing with some ideas for a quilt layout (I used the center of the last quilt and made some changes)

Batik plan

I did not scan the fabrics yet to get an accurate mock-up but here is the start of the plan just using some fabrics out of the EQ program.

I’m sure there will be a few changes before I get it all ready to go but I really like it so far.

I will of course hand quilt it when I finish the piecing.

Happy Quilting


20 thoughts on “Batik project

  1. Sara says:

    It’s a sickness….:)

  2. Pat Long says:

    I find batiks very difficult to hand quilt. Good luck with it!

  3. katechiconi says:

    I think you’re getting yourself in the mood for winter; that quilt design is another giant snowflake, but in tropical colours! With those patterns and colours, you won’t need a whole lot of quilting, I think, but you may prove me wrong!

    • timquilts says:

      I might be able to control myself and keep the quilting simple…..will see….I hadn’t noticed it but it does look like a giant snowflake……must be stuck in my head

  4. Kristen says:

    Now THIS is going to be interesting. They fabrics on their own are gorgeous. A very tasty challenge.

    • timquilts says:

      I did a test block….it is going to take FOREVER to make the top……but it is going to be worth it…a long term project

      • Kristen says:

        Yes, I can imagine the piecing is going to be tricky partly because, I’m suspecting, the texture of the materials, and partly, naturally, the complexity.

  5. cmosey says:

    Hand quilting a batik fabric? I will add you to my prayer list, Tim. Batiks are a real bugger to hand quilt!

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  7. Carolanne says:

    Paper piecing? is that the same as ‘foundation piecing’? Great looking project, all those colours will give both expected and unexpected beauty.

  8. Mimi says:

    Will be interested to see what you use for “background” fabric.

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