Batiks in the snow

Batiks in the snow

Batiks in the snow

Batiks in the snow

Yesterday was a perfect day to go outside and take a picture of a quilted project……beautiful snow on the ground.

Batiks in the snow

My plan the other day…..was to make another place-mat like the ones I made last year for my daughter. (photo below)

I used some pieces of blue and creme batiks that I cut into 1 1/4 inch strips. I couldn’t remember what size I started with in the center sooooooo I tried a 5 inch strip. The place-mat turned out a little small so I added another row of dark and light and it ended up about 12 x 14.

Batiks in the snow

At that point I decided it would just be a table topper and there wouldn’t be a tutorial.  I then decided to add a little extra to it and pulled out my Sizzix Big Shot and a flourish die.

Batiks in the snow

I had the perfect match in thread. This is one of the spools of Aurifil thread I won in the Aurifil Designer of the Month, I included a link below in case you wanted to finish up a block before the end of the year.

Batiks in the snow

I think it makes a great little center piece!

Here was the snow that I shoveled yesterday while seeing the geese out on the river.
Batiks in the snow

Do you sometimes forget things you have made? When I saw this post from last year I thought wow…..I want some of those for myself! I guess I’ll add this to my list for 2014.

You can find the post Christmas batik placemats here.

Christmas batik placemats

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14 Comments

  1. I love your title, ""Batiks in The Snow" it is perfect. Your little table topper is wonderful. And I love the blues you put together. The Christmas ones are lovely also. If you ever come up with a pattern, I would love to make some for myself. Thanks for sharing and have a very merry and safe Christmas.

  2. Wonderful colours! Great idea for tablerunner or placemats!
    Happy holidays!
    Esther
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  3. What great pictures in the snow. I was just doing some blog hoping looking for inspiration when I saw the blue and cream, and thought , that's it, I just have to get some sewing in. Then I scrolled down and the Christmas colors. My you certainly were the exact inspiration I was looking for today, thanks Connie!

  4. Connie! These are wonderful in both color schemes! When you make some for yourself in 2014, would you mind making me some too? LOL

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