Thursday, August 1, 2013
The ladies in my small quilting group have decided on a new project. We will be making one block a month beginning in August . One fabric was selected that all must use at least once in each month's block. The focus fabric is from Batiks Plus. The owner is friends with one of the ladies in the group and although it is primarily a mail order online store, we are allowed by appointment to browse the warehouse. Not for the faint of heart or weak of wallet. Be advised.
The pattern is "The Puzzler" from a 2005 magazine. Each month we will make an 18" block consisting of nine smaller 6" units. Despite the simple nature of the piecing, regrettably the ripper had to come out of the drawer. I am pleased with the way mine turned out and, again, all the fabrics came from my stash. I finally broke into a pile of batiks I purchased approximately five years ago at Southwest Decoratives in Albuquerque, NM. Despite the name, the store is largely a quilt fabric shop.
This is the fabric we are using in common. Below are displayed the batiks from Southwest Decoratives. The batiks were folded cleverly into triangles, stacked and then tied with raffia. They looked so cute just sitting on the shelf waiting for the perfect project. The pink and rose ones probably won't go into this project.
Here they are again with the focus fabric.