Investigating and exploring things in the quilting and creative industries. I focus on the processes in batiks and using them in projects!
9/25/2020 0 Comments
Focused on the Lustre Collection
Let's talk Lustre! This unique batik is designed with a sophisticated elegance in mind. We love batiks because of their riot of color, the hand done quality that is achieved with them. When designing batiks, it becomes quite interesting trying to stay within the confines of the processes available but push for innovative results! Lustre is a prime example of achieving that difficult juggling act.
I've been so thrilled to have a few projects featured in publications lately! A couple of them were Lustre focused of course! I love the Loud Lipstick quilt project featured in Quiltmaker--link provided in the caption on the photo. This one features Lustre as the feature fabric. To offset it, I used the dark black ketan--it's got a little bit of navy in the motif--love it to offset those bright batik colors!
With a new palette of colors, I just had to play with a few projects! The first one is inspired by all those that planted gardens, growing tons of vegetables and are now trying to can everything! Jelly Jars are hard to come by in the grocery stores! Here's a quilt project to make showcasing our new love for this process!! There are multiple sizes in the pattern, there's some bargello if you'd like or even trapunto--all explained with lots of images--or just go and grab those beautiful Lustres and get canning! You can find the pattern at Quiltwoman.com.
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Hello! I'm Karen Gibbs, the Design Director for Banyan Batiks, a quilter, a Momma, crazy about food, cultures and an active lifestyle.