My husband travelled the world for his job before the pandemic. About 15 years ago, he was sent to Indonesia. I don't normally ask my husband to bring anything back but I thought some batik fabric might actually be interesting. I didn't have any in my stash and even wrote post-it notes in his luggage to remind him of the word batik.
Surprisingly, he did bring me home some fabric. One piece of cotton that was printed to resemble batik and a lot of thin fabric. "The lady at the kiosk said you would love this. It's actual silk!"
I never told him it was polyester. I thanked him profusely. Effort counts especially when he normally hates shopping.
I personally was never a big fan of batiks but the younger generation loved those fabrics so I have some in my stash. Recently, I used some bigger scraps for this quilt.
Last week I wanted a new project and found a pattern I had purchased a while ago called Winterbound. The pattern is here. I think I had purchased it for some of my snow fabric but forgot about it. 😕 So I decided it would be a good pattern for batik scraps. The pattern is paper pieced. I'm going to make mine scrappy and using up a lot of autumn colored scraps. I figured I would make this for one of the young secretaries at my husband's office who is always looking out for him when he is on the road.
I'm wondering if you enjoy batiks. Beth has said to me that she doesn't buy batiks because she doesn't like the feel of the fabric. Another woman told me the prints are too wild for her and too expensive.
What are your preferences?
Have a safe and happy day!