Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It is purple

Years ago I bought this pattern at Grueber St. Cloud. Normally I do not work with patterns, but this one I really liked. Only it ended up in my studio and got neglected :-(

To be honest I had forgotten that I had it, but moving house means that you see all your stuff again. A couple of months ago I decided to start working with it. As colorscheme I decided to go with purple. A trip to SR Harris was needed to supplement my purple stash of batiks :-). Here is a picture of the first 4 blocks. Each block is 12"x12".

And here is the whole stack of 64 blocks. It took me a couple of months to get them done.

This morning I completed the first strip of 8 blocks.

Quilting is done in the ditch. The larger wedges need additional quilting, probably different type of leaves. In total I need 8 of these strips, so if I am again quiet for a long time, you know what I am doing :-))


Beth said...

Hi Wil,
Boy it has been a long time since your last post. I DO like this design and it will surely keep you busy - probably til Spring!!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Beautiful batiks in there. I know what you mean about forgetting what you have. When I go on the occasion deep dive looking for something I DO remember I have somewhere, I'm often surprised by what else I run across.

Ann Scott said...

Wow, it is going to be beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted. You made me laugh... I have been looking for something for three days! I keep reminding myself; I'm fortunate to have a pretty large studio (until something goes missing!).