Tuesday, January 22, 2013

[love]at first sight

A new year. New possibilities.

This quilt I finished a few days into the new year. It was based off a similar quilt that I saw on a fellow quilters blog. Blue Elephant Stitches.

Low volume quilts are "in" right now. That's not why I made it though. I just wanted to use batik fabric for the first time. I started collecting fat quarters the summer before, here and there. The purple and the pinks are so vibrant and different for me.

Once I had a stack I was ready to get started. The squares were each 4 inches (if I remember correctly) I blocked them up and sewed them together. I kept the back and binding very plain. Grey.

It came together exactly as I saw it in my head. The batik fabric was so brilliant and bright.

Love at first sight.

Apparently not just to me. I posted it on my Facebook page and immediately had three people asking to buy it.

It took one special friend to twist my arm, and now it lives in Altus, Oklahoma.