Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Batik Table Runners

Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a parcel of 10 inch batik squares to use in a project and review.  Now, batiks are not my usual fabric of choice, but I do love working with them as they do not fray as easily as quilting cotton does.  These particular batiks caught my eye with their smashing cobalt blue and crisp, clean white.  Who can resist that blue?  Not me, apparently.


With 9 different prints in this pack, I wanted to show off the design of each and every one of them.  I particularly liked the crisp designs like the leaves (upper left) and daisies (lower right), so I decided to make two table runners by framing each batik in Kona White.  I bound the runners with Kona White too just because I liked the clean look that created on the top.  On the back (which you can see peeking through on the left) I used a Dot to Dot green with white polka dots.  Just a nice little surprise and I liked that shade of green with the blue batiks.



Just like Chaos, I had to bring these with me to the US to photograph them in a bit of sun. While packing up to return to his home, my brother quickly packed these to return home with him.  What a nice surprise.  I love that they're in his house brightening up his kitchen table.


18 comments:

patchworkdelights said...

They look great Cindy. Not into batiks either but they are beautiful blues for sure. Happy New Year, Fi!

Katy Cameron said...

These actually look amazingly bright for batiks in the white area, I think what usually puts me off them is the sort of muddy mixtures of tones that often appear rather than clear distinctions like this. Glad they've found an appreciative new home too :o)

Carrie P. said...

they are so pretty.

Sarah said...

These do look clearer and brighter than what I'd imagine when you say Batik. Nice runners :-)

Leanne said...

Those are wonderful runners. I don't really understand why folks diss batiks, like any other fabrics there are styles and colours, some are beautiful like these, some are more like civil war prints - for others.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Oh these are really nice, not a big fan Batiks but these are the nicest ones I've seen. They look great, that New England feel.

Canadian Abroad said...

Like everyone else I'm stunned by the beautiful blue in a batik. Gorgeous runner!

Wendy said...

they're beautiful, so classic

Patchwork and Play said...

They are lovely! What a pretty blue! And even better that you did not have to bring them home with you- more room for shopping!

Flying Blind... said...

Who said you can't make a silk purse out of a pig's ear!?

Annabella said...

Well I'll join the queue of shocked commenters and say that they are the prettiest batiks I have ever seen - the blue and white is so pretty. I love your runner!

Annabella said...

Runners even!

Di said...

Blue and white is so fresh, and although batiks aren't my bag they look pretty good here. Di x

Lynne said...

Cheeky brother! What a great compliment!

prsd4tim2 said...

Those are just lovely. Sometimes the simple things are the most stunning. Nicely done.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Nice!!! Your suitcase must have weighed a ton...hehehe

mammafairy said...

Love the fresh blue and white going on here!

Bossymamma said...

These batiks look stunning with the white surround. Lucky brother!

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