Last quilt finished – I need to think about the next one. I just went through my batik collections and found a scrap bag (twelve 9″ strips) with “pinks.” Next I browsed the piles of individual batik cuts and came up with many more that could work with those original twelve.
I still need a few more light pink fabrics – I’ll shop for them tomorrow. I also need to see what I have in daylight to get a better idea about which fabrics blend well and which should be pulled.
What am I thinking about doing with these?
Well, there’s Tula Pink’s “City Sampler” – a quilt constructed from a collection of 100 “sampler” blocks. Here’s one from Pinterest in grey/brown tones:another in a rainbow of colour:
(It’s a popular quilt — there are tons of images to be found), that suggest a way for me to think about my collection of pinks.
Tula Pink’s quilt consists of 100 different blocks – I don’t intend following her directions or making the blocks she suggests, although there are a number there that might get pieced as I go along. My plan is to start creating 6 1/2″ (maybe 7″) blocks, each unique, with the fabrics I have collected above — crosses, rectangles, half-square triangles, flying geese, log cabin, bordered squares… until I accumulate 63 blocks. That will give me a 7 x 9 array which, with borders, will give me a good lap-size quilt.
So, first a quest to find 2-4 more light pink batiks, then begin constructing blocks….
Lots to look forward to.
I don’t use pinks a lot (hmmm… and yet, sometimes I do!) but I actually love them. Your array is very appealing. Looks like a fun project.
Will see how it plays out…
Will be gorgeous!
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