Carol came to the farm last week to drop off the yard piece of fabric made from her batiks that Jon bought for me.
She also brought some other pieces of her fabric. Some were scraps she had no use for like the one in the picture above.
It was this scrap of fabric that inspired me this morning. The wave grabbed me first then, something in the colors. Maybe because they are so cool and today was so hot.
Before this scrap of fabric caught my eye, I was trying to figure out what I would work on today. I started a couple of things, a potholder, a collage, but whatever I tried just wasn’t right.
Till I picked up this piece of fabric from the pile on my worktable. It spoke to me.
I used some of Jon’s old chamois shirts which were the perfect shades of light blue.
Carol’s fabric had a mirror twin. I liked the way the moons faced out and the waves in.
The embroidered flower fabric came from a sun dress I got at the Salvation Army for one dollar over twenty years ago. In all those years I never saw how green those stems and leaves really were.
I know the green in Carol’s fabric helped me see its true color.
I tried to find the name of the batik that Carol’s fabric came from on her website Amity Farm Batik, but I didn’t see it there. I’ll find out from Carol what it’s called. It may influence the title of my quilt.
I’m enjoying working with the soft shades of blue. There’s some purple in Carol’s batik, so I’m thinking of bringing that out too. Although I have no idea what will come next.
Have a look at Carol’s website. She has her batiks in so many different forms for sale, from $8 fabric prints to original batiks, cutting boards, leggings and so much more.