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    Senior Member Antdebby1's Avatar
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    I don't care for batiks either.

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    I am not very fond of batiks either. A few of the batik quilts I have seen here are pretty, but on the whole, I just really don't get it!

    I am SO not fond of them, I didn't even know that they are a stiff fabric. I guess that I have never even felt moved enough by a batik to touch or feel it.

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    I'm with you. Some Batiks have snuk into my stash but I haven't used them yet. (Is snuk a word?)

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    Color, color, color. The majority of them look good enough to eat!

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    You must have the best looking kitchen around.

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    At first I was not drawn to batiks...especially the ones that have what I call imprints/stamping on them (like fern leaves or whatever). I do love the ones that look like watercolors what I call the old fashioned batiks. There are so many ways to use them to create many different effects in quilting. Being such a traditional quilter it did take me awhile to warm up to them but once I did there was no looking back.

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    This is a quilt in progress for my son and his fiance.

    All batiks - in progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by puck116
    This is a quilt in progress for my son and his fiance.
    pretty!

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    I LOVE batiks - the colors and patterns just make me feel good!

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    i agree that they can be "muddy", you have to be careful (unless this is the look you're after) to choose clear colors. i love them, though. i like how "tight" they are, helps me keep the stretch factor down.

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    I finished a quick quilt this week-end made up in batiks and wanted to share. You can find it at http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-102648-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I wasn't a fan of batiks until I saw a quilt with the Tonga line of batiks, that hooked me in to give them a chance. I like how the colors blend and create different looks depending on how you look at them. You can take 5" blocks and make the coolest twister blankets ever and no two ever be the same. You can cut a batik into pieces and not find the same color, it creates a unique perspective of color.
    jdiane318, are you talking about tonga rhapsody? i am piecing a top now for lqs bom. it is going to be visually hypnotic and is sooo much prettier than the picture...large l09 x 92, i think. you are correct...no two pieces are the same and to top that, in this pattern, no two squares are the same and there are 12 squares, 10.5" each, with about 5 interior sashings with scattered inch=size blocks tumbling thru border and sashings. think i may be ready for 'zoo' if i get this finished. i am definitely a batik fan here. oh, did i mention there are 13 different fabrics involved? if this is the quilt you are thinking of, please pm me that i can live thru this.

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