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!
Also, there are some great new fabrics in my online shop. Check them out by clicking here and looking under New Arrivals. Hope you all have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time....