Monday, September 14, 2009

Beautiful Batik


Hope you all like color because my latest piece is almost dripping color!

It's another patchwork table runner, (or wall hanging if you prefer) this time done in assorted batik fabrics. (Actually, one of those fabrics pictured above is not a batik but a commercial print... anyone spot it?)


I rarely use batik fabrics yet am highly attracted to them. These two factors have helped me, over the years, to amass a nice little stash of the beauties and I thought that they would be perfect to finally use in some runners.


I am really enjoying working in this style of patchwork and quilting. Maybe it is the former weaver in me but I find myself very intrigued by this closely spaced, straight line quilting. I am definitely going to be doing more!


This Quilted Patchwork Batik Table Runner is now available for sale in my shop.

Also, I received my first order from Spoonflower, (Heaven help, me I like it!) Will post it next time around.
Till then, have a great day everyone!

P.S. A mighty big thanks for all the kind words and support from my last post. You are a wonderful group of people!

24 comments:

Diva Quilts said...

My goodness! I love colour, and I love these runners! They make me happy just to look at them!

:)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful colours - a true work of art and so uplifting!

Hey Harriet said...

I love it! Quite different for you! Just goes to show how clever and versatile you are! I can't spot the difference between the batik and commercial print (no surprises there right ;)

I really want to see your Spoonflower order! Quick! Pop to it and post pics. Don't keep us in suspense for too long! Happy to hear that you're pleased with it!

Hope your week is off to a good start. Boy this last weekend flew by quick!!! :)

Confections said...

That's a glorious table runner. I'm gearing up for the San Diego Quilt Show, which starts on Thursday. I'm a great believer in cross-crafting and I have a stash of fabric, knitting yarn, and spinning fiber to support all of my habits :)

Mrs Moen said...

Mmmm, yummy! Love that you have used the different fabrics in the binding as well! I have done those close, (supposed to be) stright quilting lines on a few projects, and also love the effect.

allsewnup said...

It's spectacular. Well done.

Carolyn*

Indy Grrrl said...

Vibrant colors!

connie said...

This is wonderful. You just have a wonderful way with fabric and color. I hope all is going well. Thanks for being such an inspiration to us!!!

Jackie said...

I love the pink against the blue in the third picture. It really izzles. Great work.
So Original.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love how you switched colours in the quilting. What a great touch. And so much colour, I'm in love!

Stephanie said...

Another stunner! Can't wait to see your Spoonflower fabric. My daughter did a piece in it's early days. I'm saving it for a special project.

Heleen said...

Love the colours, they'll be great on the table!

colorific said...

Love the big colorful stitches and the juicy colorful fabrics. You are so inspiring. I love it when you post your new things. They brighten my day and remind me to do things that I love. I am not surprised that you have been copied ... the ultimate compliment. So sorry that they decided to turn it sour by selling the items. You have great class and grace. It makes your work even more wonderful. I hope that you keep sharing your wonders with the world. We truly need your light.

Fer said...

I've never been a huge fan of batiks, but you make them look great. The quilt really sings.

kelly said...

Gorgeous, as always. The colors are just brilliant -- you have an amazing eye.

And your technical skills make my jaw drop -- the straight lines and even stitches... wait... yeah... I need to pick up my jaw.

Allie said...

Wonderful - the color looks like it will leap right off! I love your quilting too. This is really beautiful!

shellysquilts said...

I absolutely love it! Well done!

Amy C said...

you are unstoppable and a true inspiration this is beautiful, the colors are so beautiful.
Can't wait to see your spoonflower fabric........

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

This is really beautiful Victoria. I'm loving the overall balance too. I am a huge fan of these close stitch lines, so it's fine by me if you want to continue ;)

Obviously, I can't wait to see your fabric. Keep us in suspense, why don't you?

susan m hinckley said...

I love your work -- I've just killed a nice chunk of time on your Etsy. So glad I stumbled on your blog!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

i love it! i like batiks and i have someones, but i never use it yet.

Sew It Up! said...

The way it's quilted makes the quilt fabric look like corduroy. Very cool...

nicolette said...

The fabrics and the composition are so gorgeous! Great tablerunner!

El Taller de Gaby said...

Beautiful colors!!! Congratulations!!