I certainly don’t seem to have a problem collecting batiks, which is not that big of a deal, except that I rarely use batiks! But all that is going to change! These yummy bundles of batiks caught my eye at Quilt Market in Houston about 3 or 4 years ago. How could I leave them behind? I have been waiting very patiently for the “perfect project” to come along.
Well! Not only did the perfect pattern come along, it also had a co-ordinating fat-eights bundle to go along with it! When opportunity like this knocks, you better open the door! The “perfect project” for my batik collection is “Spring Bouquet” by Laundry Basket Quilts. The fabrics are “Over the Rainbow” batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda.
Don’t they play nicely together! I promised myself I will not start this project until I finish….something!
In the meantime, I have been stitching away on Block #3 of The Civil War Bride Quilt. I could not help myself! I wanted to see what the blocks might look like once they are stitched together. Spiffy!
Oh…and this was fun! The handle on the basket I started last week is made up of 3 long bias strips that are braided together….
…and then glued in place! Spiffy!
Til next time…..
15 thoughts on “Finally! The Perfect Project!”
Love that braided handle. It is just so perfect and the looks fantastic. Will be watching progress.
Thanks! It’s such a nice touch of detail! Looking forward to filling the basket with blossoms!
Oh my! You are getting lots done on that basket! It’s looking great! I too seem to collect batiks for something in the future, but I rarely use them. I will use greens and browns quite often for leaves and stems, but can’t seem to work the others into my work too often. I do try though! LOL
Love your Civil War Bride…it’s coming right along! Keep up the good work!
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Thanks, Missy! I am so glad I am not alone. I just seem to think that if I am going to use batiks, the quilt should be all batik!
I just discovered your blog and look forward to following your adventures. We have pretty similar tastes, I am working on the Civil War Bride, have a Baltimore ready for quilting and have the pattern and fabrics selected for my Friend of Baltimore and many other UFOs on the go. Love your new project too.
Hi Heather..I am constantly checking out your blog! I find it very inspiring. I love having lots of projects on the go, that way I can never say I am bored!
Beautiful work! You should be proud 🙂
Thank you! What a lovely thing to say!
What a great technique on that braided handle. Your batiks will look great in the new project, it is a very pretty pattern.
Thanks! Looking forward to starting my new project!
I bought the pattern too! Love the braid on the basket!!!!
Oh thanks!! It’s a great pattern. Can’t wait to start!
I just purchased the perfect stems last week! Thanks for the visuals…can’t wait to try mine. I love your first three CWB blocks. I should sew mine together as well, as it might give me the push to move forward on the project. So many quilts…so little time! Love your blog…..
Thanks! That is exactly why I sewed my first three blocks together…to keep me moving along! Good luck with your Perfect Stems!