The winter blahs have set in. I am so tired of snow and cold temperatures that I could spit - of course it would freeze immediately, so I won't.
So when I saw these fabrics to be used in a BOM quilt on Craftsy.com, I thought it was just what I needed. I didn't care for batiks in the beginning, but I have really grown to love them. Without researching what the quilt would be like, I ordered the kit. The quilt, however, is a grouping of blocks and stripes and just doesn't appeal to me. But the fabrics were ordered, and I couldn't do anything about it. I figured that another project for which I could use these fabrics would present itself. I love hand piecing. It is so relaxing for me, and the first quilting class I took was a sampler quilt that was hand pieced. (I've made 5 so far) Generally, I cut my pieces with the rotary cutter, mark the 1/4" line on each piece and then hand piece the block. I find that my points are much more accurate with the hand piecing.
And, such a project did present itself. When I saw this in a Facebook post, I knew that it was just what I was looking for. Michele Foster has presented it in two colorways - with a black background as shown above, or with a white background. I need to decide which way I want to make mine. I'm leaning toward the black since I have never done a quilt with a black background. And I think the batiks will look incredible on the black. If you want more information or want to quilt along, grab the button on the left side of this blog.