Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Batiks On My New Mini Design Wall

Really, I guess I should call it a mini design board since it's portable and not affixed to the wall. My larger ones are really giant design boards and they are now residing on the garage door side of the shop. 
Something smaller was called for that I could put a couple of rows on (from the giant boards) or multiple block and take them back by my machine to assemble.
It's a good thing that I put a scrappy border on the board or it would have blended right in with the wall. Maybe I should finally put a little more color on the walls. Sweetie thought I should go with white, so I thought I would humor him for a while....after all the work that he did for me transforming his old wood shop into my quilt shop.

I've been collecting Batiks scraps for some times now and this is what I have to show for it. The hexies were started as a hand project for the long plane rides to and from Switzerland. Now they are my porch project, when I want to enjoy the outdoors but don't feel like reading. Although, an audio book, the outdoors and hexies to go well together.

The tessellating stars are in need of more one color batiks in bold colors. I saw a picture this some time ago on someones blog and saved it on my Kindle Fire. Unfortunately my KF died a couple of weeks ago and took the picture to the grave with it. It took a bit of playing with squares and triangles to figure out the placement to get the design down and right contrast between colors. I like it.


  1. oh my lord that's perfect! I'm just sewing tiny snipped pink triangles to the corners of white squares-I also have the same number of white triangles left from the same project. I didn't know what to do with them, but I was determined no to throw them-those little star thingies are it!! Thank you for posting! xx I'll share your post on my blog later, if that's OK, as the source of inspiration!

    1. Sally...I would be most flattered if you shared my blog and would love to see what you come up with!