Trash Basket Batiks was made around 2004. Here's the little story:
My Atlanta quilt guild was working on a group project - sewing several beautiful batik quilts in
order to be used to raise money for a youth missions trip. Everyone was slicing and dicing and -
horror of horrors! - throwing the little strings and scraps of batiks in the big trash cans. I was
stunned. So, I dashed over and scooped out the little piles of gorgeous fabric and announced that
I couldn’t let that happen. My guild understands my quirks and laughed and poked fun at me.
Well, I got the last laugh when the next month I came back and showed them what I created from
those trash basket discards.
And the project:
|Trash Basket Batiks|
Blocks are 9" x 12" and the little quilt is 22-1/2" x 28-1/2". This is very 3-D and includes those little prairie points. I'm not sure if I still own this (yes, with hundreds of quilts in my history, cut me a little slack, ok?)
The FREE 8-page pdf of Trash Basket Batiks is full of illustrations and ways to create four different flower pots, along with those yo-yo flowers and even the ones with "crazy hair" type blooms. While this was an improvisational quilt for me, in order to get this published I had to write it as a reproducible pattern. Lucky you!
Hope you enjoy this. Let me know what you think and maybe your craziest story about rescuing scraps. Can you beat mine?