March 02, 2024 2 min read

Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge is Bali & Batik Fabrics 


I love this challenge and am excited to see what you create with watercolor-style fabrics. This is our third time doing it, and I couldn't be more thrilled!


Batik fabrics are a beautiful form of textile artwork that relies heavily on patterns and masking dyes and inks. The batik process involves decorating textiles by covering parts of the material that are not meant to be colored in molten wax. The wax acts as a barrier, preventing the fabric from absorbing dye during decorating. This technique can result in various vibrant colors on the material. 


The word batik comes from Indonesian and is related to the 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 ongoing debate about whether these two different fabrics can be combined. It is possible to mix them, but it should be done thoughtfully. Most of the time, the combination looks gorgeous because the Bali fabric adds an enchanting touch to the printed fabric.


Here are my project ideas:


  • Couch Quilt using bright Bali fabrics
  • Greens, Blue, and Yellows Table Topper
  • Color Cat Pattern from Villa Rosa Designs using Bali earth tones 


I am genuinely inspired by your creativity and dedication to this challenge. The beautiful pieces you create with watercolor-like fabrics are a testament to your artistic talent. Let's continue to push the boundaries and create something truly unique!


The Fine Print: 

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

  1. You must show your progress. Start with photographing the fabric/ pattern with what you will create.  
  2. The project must have at least 75% of Batik fabrics. 
  3. Let's see the progress! Start, middle, and end of the project.


What to do next: 

Day 1-10 Declare 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 will create. 

Day 31 (or sooner) - Post a photo of your creation within the guidelines.


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



What do to next:

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


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

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