February 01, 2022 2 min read 1 Comment

 

Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge is Bali & Batik Fabrics 

 

I believe this is our second time doing this challenge, and I LOVE IT! I love seeing what you create with watercolor-like fabrics. 

 

Batik fabrics are a form of fabric artwork, and it's usually made on textiles, which relies heavily on patterns and masking dyes and inks.

 

The batik is a technique for decorating textiles, by which parts of the material that are not to be colored are covered in molten wax. The wax prevents the fabric from absorbing the dye during the decorating process, which can be more than one vibrant color showing on the material. 

 

The word batik is of Indonesian origin and is related to a Malay word for dot or point, "titik" and the Javanese word "amba," meaning" to write."

 

📣Can you mix Bali fabrics with traditional cotton fabric prints? 

There is an interesting debate if you can mix the two different fabrics. My option is simple; sometimes. But thoughtfully, most of the time, gorgeous combines the other materials because the Bali fabric enchants the printed fabric.  

 

Here are my projects ideas:

 

  • Couch Quilt using bright Bali fabrics
  • Winter Blues with Cream Background Table Topper
  • Color Cat Pattern from Villa Rosa Designs using Bali earth tones

 

When you walk into the Norton House, you'll quickly notice an entire room dedicated to Bali Fabrics. 

  

What could you make for a loved one to enjoy colorful watercolor fabrics? 

  

The Fine Print: 

Watercolor Bali & Batik Projects in February - Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge

You must show your progress. Start with taking a photo of the fabric/ pattern with what you will create.  

 

The project must have at least 75% of Batik fabrics in project. 

 

Let's see the progress! Start, middle, and end of the project.

 

What to do next: 

Day 1-10 Declare of the Facebook Group, "I'm In," if you will participate in the month's challenge. 

 

Day 2-30 Take a photo or write text with your tentative idea (or ideas) of what you're going to create.

 

Day 31 (or sooner) - Show off what you created within the guidelines by posting a photo.

 

Set your intentions now. The start to finish process is everything. Let's all encourage each other and enjoy the quilting adventure! 

 

What will you create for one or more of your favorite people? 

 

Happy Quilting your Legacy!

 

What do to next:

Go to Facebook and state, "I'm in!". Perhaps adding a photo of the pattern, choosing fabrics, or just text is fine. 

 

See you on the Facebook Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge page. 


1 Response

Penny Greenleaf
Penny Greenleaf

February 01, 2022

I won the January challenge and sent message with my email. I would like to know how to proceed with that and thank you for the challenges. It gives me motivation 😊

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