Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trying to Sort Things Out

I have spent most of the morning downstairs trying to go through my batik bins.  The fabrics on the top of the bin above are ones I thought I might try in a pattern I found online called a schlep bag which looks easy and very nifty.  Will elaborate on that later.  We quilters are women of excess when it comes to fabric!  I am itching to do something from one of the books by Edyta Sitar - and wanted to line up fabric to choose from. 
I love the patterns and colors in this heap of batiks.  Most of these will go in a bin together for an Edyta project.
Here are more close to that second picture.  Since I took the pictures of my mess in the basement, I now have a good sized bin filled with the ones I would most likely use.  Want to add some other fabrics besides batiks, also.
Here are some pretty more "solid" colors and although they won't be in  with the more muted ones, I love the lovely colors here
 and in this bunch. There are quite a few other piles and bins of batiks,  but you all know how that is!   Don't you just love color?   Now I have to get myself ready to go to a meeting for our quilt show and then do some shopping for a package to send to Africa to my favorite 22 year old granddaughter!!  (Click to enlarge)

5 comments:

Janet said...

I love color. I haven't made anything out of Batik fabric for a while--you have given me the "itch". Those teal and green fabrics are wonderful. I have alot of purple batiks. Can't wait to see what you make.

Leslie said...

I went to Fabric Fair today to get some background fabric for my "Russia" challenge quilt. They have all of their batik fabrics 20 percent off. Just thought that you might need to know this.... lol Have fun at the meeting.

Karen said...

Bins and bins of beautiful fabric Carol, can't wait to see what you make!

Pokey said...

Thanks for letting us peek into your stash. we all are such fabric lovers, aren't we? Beautiful prints...
:-}pokey

Uncle Bill said...

Holy cow, it looks like a color tornado went through your basement!!!