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Thread: Batik Fabric pattern suggestions

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    Super Member QuiltQtrs's Avatar
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    Have stash of various Batiks and need suggestions for
    block/patterns to use for lap size quilts. Can you help?

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    I use the same patterns as for any fabric.. although I do think that some batiks make stunning stained glass window blocks :D:D:D

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    Because of the pattern and coloring of some batiks, they "show" better with larger pieces in the blocks but there is no reason you can't use them in any pattern.

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    go to google images and type in "batik quilts" or even "batik quilt patterns" and the eye candy is amazing!!!
    I'm sure you will get some ideas.

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    I am looking to find a scrappy one for batiks too!

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    I recently made the lap size batik quilt in my avatar. I think the large, two piece blocks really show off the beautiful batik fabric.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-75757-1.htm

    Elise

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    If your scraps are really small, use them for the corners of flying geese. Make the center triangle a solid neutral colour. It really shows off the batiks.
    Then use a solid squares of the neutral with sashing of flying geese between them.
    The large neutral blocks can show off some fancy quilting and the flying geese show off their colour.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjZOXxPazg

    Is the Disappearing Nine Patch too simple for your purpose? I quite like this method and am going to have some of the children, who sew with me, make this as a project.

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    This blog has beautiful quilts out of batiks.

    http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/

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    attached is a pic of a quilt I thought i saw in McCall's magazine. It stuck in my head for the longest time so I started making it only to find my 'recollection' was not the same as what was in the mag!

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