As I mentioned before, my mother is guilty of getting me hooked on Batik's. I have not fallen prey to the Civil War Reproduction Prints, or the 30's prints, but Batik's....
I think that my passion (obsession???) for fabrics is carefully hidden behind my quilting hobby. A fabric store is my venus fly trap. I cannot just go in to look, or just for one thing of thread. Nope, not happening. And help me if there is a sale!
It's hand quilted with a varigated blue-green thread in a 4 tulip pattern centered on each 12 inch block. I think I was a bit overwhelmed by the intensity of the fabrics and not confident enough to use a darker thread to make thee quilting stand out more.
In all, this is my largest project to date, as it's roughly 100 x 100 inches. Nice for cold winter nights watching tv with a quilt in progress on your lap, but summer months....hence why this was almost a year in the making!
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