Saturday, October 1, 2011

Batiks...

Sometimes a piece of fabric just needs to be left alone.... That ugly brownish is really salmon.

So I made a runner out of it.

Here is the back fabric (purchased from inchworm fabrics)


Here is the runner....I just love it. One problem, it doesn't match anything in my house.




Have a wonderful week-end. Things are pretty quiet over here, haven't been around visiting much either, will be by soon!!



21 comments:

Cyndi said...

It's beautiful, Barb! And who cares if it doesn't match anything...just use it as a reminder of your great times in American Samoa and the wonderful friends you made there!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Suzanne said...

It's very pretty. Enjoy Conference!

cottonreel said...

Pretty fabric , shame it does nothing for your decor . My solution (for what it's worth) Plan B , applique . solid colours ,picking up the shades in the flowers

cottonreel said...

Applique ,

onlymehere said...

I agree. The backing to Trav's quilt could be a beautiful quilt all on its own. I'll be posting it and send you the link as soon as I can get someone to hold it up for me to take a picture. I find it it's held up I can get a much better picture. I always take pictures of them before they go to the quilter for some reason, lol!

Melinda said...

Isn't that always the way? I have made things in the past and just fallen in love with them, only to realize I have nowhere to put them! But that's okay! It's still lovely!

Angela said...

Hi Barb - cottonreel is trying to leave you a comment , but can't - so I am acting as go-between
check out
http://cottonreel.blogspot.com/2011/10/any-solutions-barb-patty-pan.html
Blessings!

beaquilter said...

nice and simple.

Fiona said...

You do make me laugh..... the runner is very pretty... both sides!

Hugz

Wendy said...

I love this table runner! It looks really lovely sitting there.....

sewmeow said...

Very pretty, Barb. So...who cares if it doesn't match anything in your house, use it anyway and enjoy it. You could always put it on the back of a chair, put it in the bathroom, fold it over on a hangar and keep it for a 'quick needed gift'.

Anonymous said...

Oooh. I love it too. I guess you'll just have to redecorate. lol

Lynn said...

Maybe you need to redecorate so it does match? Even if it doesn't, who cares! It's gorgeous!

Mystica said...

We have lots of batik here (it came over from Indonesia) but it has become somewhat different here. Used mainly for wall hangings, batik made into shirts, long skirts etc but not as fabric to be bought by the yard. Am trying to upload some photos to send you.

wackywoman said...

Match? That can't matter can it? Love that fabric.

Stephanie said...

Your top photo had me to come by to tell you how beautiful that pattern is. I used to do batik years ago.

Snoodles said...

I think you take the runner to hubby and say that you really need to re-do the ______ (insert name of room) and see if he will go for it? LOL That wouldn't work at my house, either! (Grin)

GardenofDaisies said...

It's such pretty fabric and it has lots of fall colors! So just use it as a seasonal touch and don't worry if it matches everything else.

Kathie said...

beautiful fabric!
had to laugh oh how many times have I made something and it doesn't fit in our house either
I use it when I want to anyway!
or donate it!
kathie

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! It's fantastic! The fabrics are very nice!
It's so nice to find other quilters from other countries! :)

Rhonda said...

beautiful fabrics! who cares if it doesn't match anything?