Climbing Mountains (of Batiks)
I’m using Bonnie’s method to make my Delectable Mountains blocks for my son Stosh’s quilt. It’s SO easy and SO satisfying to pull beautiful batik after batik from my stash and cut, sew and then paste it up on my mish-mash of a design “board.”
I was going through some photos this morning and noticed that my recent picture of a Northern Flicker scaling an evergreen in my side yard made the most perfect color inspiration for these two mountain quilts. (The other one is for my grandson, Stosh’s son.)
I buy 1/3 yd. cuts of batiks, that way I can afford to buy nearly everything I like and I have a large variety to choose from. My batiks are stored in drawers, sorted according to color family, filed away like pages of inspiration in a file drawer of intense cotton-covered dreams. (I sometimes just open those drawers to sigh over the shades and shadows, tones and tints and hues.)
If you think you might was to try this quilt, start with a pile of 9″ squares, cutting as you go through your stash. You’ll need just 32 light and 32 dark to make a lap-sized quilt.
A happy stash is a useful and growing and ever-changing stash! Let’s go shopping!