Mar 27, 2009

Batik blocks

I've been looking at these blocks in my windowsill for years now. Until I watched this video of Lotta Jansdotter on Etsy, I thought the process was going to be a lot harder. My sister-in-law's 30th birthday is today, and because she is the one who got me collecting them, I wanted to do something fun with them.I used gold linen and black fabric paint, rolled paint on block, and stamped the design. It was fun and easy and I can't wait to do some other projects. (dress for Meg, tablecloth, hand towels, etc.)
I used the fabric to make a simple messenger bag with an inside pocket out of Amy Butler fabric.
I added her gift, a Beth Moore workbook, and sewed my tag on handle, and project complete.
Oh yeah, out of my practice piece, I made Katie a headscarf.


Jill Elaine said...

I want a head scarf too! So keep that in mind when you don't have anything else to do! Looks fun, can't wait to see what you do for Meg.

katie said...

Me, Katie? I'm so flattered! :)

b.ellen said...

Oh Love these blocks! I have one and for a while now I have wanted to experiment with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joni Love your blog. Keep praising our God and sharing about your journey with Him! I appreciate getting to know you so much better this way. love you B