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Thread: 'A Hearty Splash of Colour' batik wallhanging

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    I just finished this last night, having started it a couple of days ago. I used some scraps of batik given to me by a neighbour of my Mum's - I would never of dreamed of buying these, they're so bright, but now I love them! :-D I made the string blocks inspired by Bonnie on www.quiltville.com but I used fusible batting as well as cotton foundation squares, then I joined the blocks QAYG using this method (thanks Butterflywing!)

    http://welshquilter.blogspot.com/200...as-you-go.html

    I had a strip not completely sewn under the sashing that I didn't spot until sewing on the binding so I appliquéd a heart to hide it, then a few more because it looked odd on it's own! I sewed in two corner pockets to insert a dowl for hanging - saw this somewhere on the net a while ago and this is the first time I tried it - it works great! The blocks are 6" finished and the hanging is 24" square. :-D

    The back - don't know why I did the strips in black though, white would have been better!
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    So pretty! The black on the back doesn't matter, it won't be seen. But you did such a great job that the back looks great. I love batiks and you have used them to make a work of art.

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    Thanks Lisa - yes, when I was cutting the strips for the QAYG, I just cut them both from the black without thinking duh! I guess if it was bigger you could play chess on it! :mrgreen:

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    very pretty, especially since it's batiks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    very pretty, especially since it's batiks!
    I can't believe that I used to think they were hideous! :shock: :lol:

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    Very pretty!

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    Very Pretty.

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    I really like that, and I usually am not fond of brights, but you have done a wonderful job and I also like the black sashing on the back too

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    That looks great! That would look good with family photos in the blocks. :wink:

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    That's so pretty! Isn't it amazing how our opinions change over time AND exposure. I thought batiks were cheap and gaudy looking. Now I fondle them longingly!

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