I have a love/hate relationship with batiks. I love the colors, designs. I don't like the feeling of the fabrics, the waxy smell you can get when ironing them.

I've made three table runners in the last few weeks with batiks. You can see one posted here. This purple one I made for another friend for her birthday. 

quilted with a free-hand water stitch

You can probably guess that her favorite color is purple lol.

The second runner I have yet to decide what to do with it. There isn't anything wrong with it, it just doesn't do anything for me.

If I make this pattern again, I will increase the size of the squares. I had to make my seam allowance very narrow and still some of the circles got nipped in the seam.

I simply ditched this quilt, anything else would have been too much on it.

This isn't the last of my table runner addiction. Stay tuned!


zarina said...

i too have the same relationship with batiks. Unfortunately, I have to love it know if my potential big customer goes through. She wants baby quilts using batiks.

QuiltSue said...

I am totally with you about batiks. I don't use them in quilts cos I don't think they're cuddly, although I love the look of them.

I also love your brown table runner.

Janet said...

I like batiks....I have quite a collection of pieces of them, but haven't put them together into a quilt or anything yet. In fact, I even used them to decorate my office bulletin boards this year (quilt next year?!). My fav of yours is the brown one. I like the colors, but I also like the circles--it's something different.

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