Batiks can add an air of originality to your quilts!
Usually they are a bit more expensive than other quilting cottons, but they add a vibrancy of colour to your quilts. For me, I appreciate the fact they can be used on either side of the fabric - no right or wrong side!
Sometimes we see the colours but forget to see a close up of the fabric. There is an ebb and flow within this fabric type, unlike a printed cotton.
The batik being shown on this blog post is, 'Lion' a Bali Batik by Hoffman. Now for the whimsy...
Overall, I 'see'... the warm, tawny colour of a lion, dappled by the shade of a lone tree on a hillock- his mane, being gently lifted by the lazy wind.
I also 'see' individual patterns (like looking at clouds) of a man and maybe a baboon.
|On Safari with Mrs P?|
Other batiks will invoke us to 'see' water movement, or maybe the sky shot with pink on a glorious summer evening.
Quilters create beautiful projects. No matter your skill level- consider batiks to add that 'something special' to your quilt.
Next time you reach for a batik- 'see' what you feel! It could be your inspiration !