Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Batik Inspiration Vol. III

Hello Everyone,

This "inspirational" post is kind of like a two for... I used batiks and my own printed fabric!! So let's get right into it. This is a small quilt, usually I do big, but on this one I was playing.

The process was making my own fabric first. The blocks are made up of a digital photo that I manipulated with Kaleidoscope Kreator. It is a software program that you can use to create kaleidoscope images of any photo you have.

The photo I used was one of water lilies. All of the images were created using the same original photo.


I then printed those images on EQ printable fabric. I used the cotton lawn. It has a very nice hand to it. Then it was onto picking out the batiks. I only used two batiks in this quilt. The pink one for the sashing and the green for the border. They both complimented the fabric photos really well, don't you think?


Here is one of the blocks showing the kaleidoscopic manipulation. Pretty cool, huh?


I even did the cornerstones with the Kaleidoscopes too. This program really allows you to scale the images to whatever size you need.


Here is another of the images manipulated a little differently. I just love the way the batiks work so well with the color. Oh and by the way, the color on the kaleidoscope images was from my inkjet printer! Oh, yes, you probably noticed this is another top that I really need to quilt. This one is a small quilt top, so I really have no excuses.

Hopefully, this post inspires you to use batiks with other types of fabric too! They really do work with any type of fabric. Give it a try!

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Until Next Time....

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34 comments:

Terry said...

Wow! Love the little quilt! That kaleidoscope thing is really cool! :0)

Barb said...

Very pretty.....

Sally said...

Well done. Sally

karenfae said...

wow - I will need to check that kaleidoscope program out. That is really neat. Is the fabric that you printed out to any softer than some of the others that are on the market. I find some of them stiff.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Beth said...

Wow, that looks awesome. Everytime I visit your blog it makes me want to expand my "quilting comfort zone."

Stephanie said...

Definitely cool. Striking in pattern and color. Loving that "lime".

Janet said...

How very very cool. I bet that was a lot of fun to do. Did it use up much ink?

Nedra said...

Beautiful how the kaliedescope made the same fabric look so different in each block.
Are you "catching up" Ok now that you are back home?

Pat said...

WOW....that is STUNNING!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie! When I use batiks, I generally tend to use them all together and not mix them with other fabrics. Thanks for the reminder about their versatility!

alobsiger said...

Really, really gorgeous, Jackie! The images are fab and those little cornerstones are so darn cute!

kclily said...

I love this! I have Kaleidoscope Kreator but haven't tried printing on fabric. This has inspired me to try it. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to use those Kaleidoscope Blocks...very pretty! Hugs from Caroline

Anina said...

Gasp! I've never printed photos on fabric but this may just get me started.
You're a really bad influence on my budget. :o)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Get Out!!!! That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!! You have turned me to the batik side!!!

kpaints said...

Wow, that is totally awesome!!! I never knew! Great job.

Merete said...

What a great quilt! You are so full of ideas and inspiration, where do you take it from?? And the colours are so great together.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That purple-y/pink batik couldn't be more perfect for your lily photo! Such a fun quilt! :)

Cathi said...

Wow -- that is fantastic!! I love the effect you got with that kaleidoscope program!
I think batiks can go with almost anything. Love working with them! But they really really work with this!

PunkiePie said...

Very nice Jackie! so pretty!

Rumi said...

Oh, what wonderful toys you have! Love the fabric you made and, yes, the batiks suit the water lilies to a T!

Vickie E said...

that IS pretty!

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous! And I love the fabrics you chose to show off the main attraction.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OH MY how pretty---I just love the colors the fabrics and the designs--really "cool" and refreshing looking--what a beautiful awesome job you did!!!!
Hugs, Di

Fleurette said...

Very pretty! so "spring" and I love those mini kaleidoscope cornerstones, beautiful fabric.

Honeybee Quilter said...

Cool Idea!

pratima said...

Lime and lilac are so cute together! I've never heard of this technique. Thanks for the details, Jackie :)

Joan said...

Wow Jackie, what a great way to male such special fabric. Your quilt is wonderful. Intriguing

WoolenSails said...

I love how you made your own print.
I like the idea of making my own fabric, would be fun.

Debbie

Cathy said...

Wow, how clever you are Jackie, this little quilt is gorgeous I love the kaleidoscope. Gorgeous colours too xo

Victoria said...

This is fabulous Jackie! I think your water lily print is marvelous and yes, the batik goes splendidly with it. Very, very, cool! Hope you do more!

Colleen said...

That's really pretty - and unique!

Colleen

Sequana said...

What a little beauty that is!

You know, I use EQ printable fabric for labels, but I never really thot to use it like this. Thx for the idea.

Em said...

The kaleidoscope is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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