Sunday, February 28, 2010

Maritime Batik Beauty - Ready to Sew

I brought my entire stash of batik fabrics with me. I don't have many. Mainly the ones I have left over from making my house table runners.

Using Karen Neary's Maritime Beauty pattern, I'm going to make a Beauty out of these batiks. I have all the pieces cut out and the papers ready to paper piece the points. BUT, I have no light background fabric that will be used behind the spokes. Eek... I guess I better go fabric shopping on Monday.

Do you want to see my prototype Maritime Beauty that I completed last summer? I made this one out of old scrappy fabric because I signed up for the class at the last minute. I love how this scrappy beauty turned out and it stays at the cottage. I can't wait to see it again in April or May.

Check back in a couple of weeks, and I'll show you the the completed beauty top. I'll just machine quilt it when I get home.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I can hardly wait to see this, Gail! It's going to be a beauty for sure. It was so interesting the way you did the binding on your first one, a really clever method to use on the curves.
Olympic gold medal hockey at 4 pm (our time) today. Will you be watching? We're all excited!

Joanne said...

Still one of my favorite patterns!

Quilting Queen said...

Hey Gail...looking good. I checked out your "Maritime beauty" and that certainly is a great name for it. Love the colours..good work, girl...FYI..check out Q is for Quilting blog...she has a 1922 quilt pattern book there for download and the last page has some crazy quilt designs that I've not seen before...I think you'll like them if you haven't seen them..

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to see your finished Beauty. I love your choice of batiks. And lucky you to have an 'excuse' to go fabric shopping! Lucy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gail, I see you are being very productive down there in the south. Your Maritime Beauty Is definitely Gorgeous. Wasn't the Olympics Games Wonderful. Hugs Judy