My creative side much prefers to design small wall pieces. However, the numerous boxes of batik fabrics my generous friend Helen gifted me call out for attention too.
Regular readers of this blog know patchwork isn't my favorite construction style. Though I do enjoy hand sewing the binding....which most quilters try to avoid!With that said, I'm doing a bit of stash bashing. Am I the only one shocked at how small the dent can be, compared to what is left in whatever our storage space is (closet, open shelves, drawers, plastic bins!.....yikes they are still so full). Actually that's a good thing.....with the cost of fabric these days, I'm relieved to have an inventory on hand!
The amount and variety of greens/yellows batiks actually are quite low. Not wanting to waste these colors, I'm building this lap quilt row by row on my design wall. First with the large patches, then adding the appropriate center strip. I know, I know....stacked rotary cutting & chain stitching would be faster. Heck, I'm in no real hurry so this works for me.