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Thread: Batik Fabric pattern suggestions

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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

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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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    See the batik patterns at: www.fourpawsquilting.com. The Strips and Ladders pattern is beautiful. Also try Suzanne McNeill's patterns at: www.d.originals.com. She has a great one for the Bali Pops.

    I know that the Hoffman fabrics website has several which are beautiful also.

    Another favorite of mine is: www.batiks.com That is a really neat quilt shop in Wytheville VA and she has some gorgeous patterns and ideas.

    Enjoy !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am looking to find a scrappy one for batiks too!
    I am working on Bonnie's (Quiltville) quilt "patches and pinwheels using all batiks. It is looking good so far. I think any scrappy pattern would look good in batiks.

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    Orion's Star (Quilt-In-A-Day); Yellow Brick Road (Atkinson Designs); and the quilting book Turning Twenty (I think it's book 2 has a batik example) all are great for batiks.

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    i am making "tube type" quilts using batiks. They look great. Some have just 4 prints while others are more scrappy. Am working on now with dark Christmas design batiks.

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    I just made this quilt table topper with scraps. The large blocks are 8", but everything else is cut 2" (The sashing is a batik) I think it would fabulous all in batiks, in fact am considering doing one myself with my batik scraps. Pattern is called "Slide Show" by Atkinson Designs
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    Anything goes - log cabin, anything with squares & rectangles, wow, too many to mention - choose anything you like and it will be gorgeous - after all, you're using batik!! Have fun!

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    amma...could you post more about the stained glass window blocks using batiks? Thanks. 80

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    Have stash of various Batiks and need suggestions for
    block/patterns to use for lap size quilts. Can you help?
    In the Jan/Feb McCalls Quilting there is a beautiful pattern for batiks. This may be my next quilt. It is on page 56, Architectural Gem.

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    Is that not the batik store you have ever seen, I love it!!!

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    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...urple_ss7.html

    Awhile back a lady (I think from NY) made a beautiful quilt for a male friend who had cancer. She used a pattern like the one in the link above with blues and purples and maybe some greens in Batik fabrics.

    Maybe someone book marked the picture and can add that information. I didn't know about bookmarking when I saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prayerquilts
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...urple_ss7.html

    Awhile back a lady (I think from NY) made a beautiful quilt for a male friend who had cancer. She used a pattern like the one in the link above with blues and purples and maybe some greens in Batik fabrics.

    Maybe someone book marked the picture and can add that information. I didn't know about bookmarking when I saw it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-71958-1.htm
    I found it.

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    I made my DGD a batik/black quilt for graduation. It was the Jewel box. It tuned out great.

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    I made a new york beauty quilt out of batiks that I was pleased with, used lots of my little pieces of batiks that I could not part with.Wish I knew how to post a picture of it...

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    I made a Storm At Sea in Batiks which was alot of fun.
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    I've used a pattern called "Fractions" and really liked the results. Check out Mountain Peek Creations.

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