Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Argyle, Anyone?

You know, before my relatively recent infatuation with Civil War fabrics, I was a batik gal through and through.  Couldn't get enough of 'em.  I've got a big, deep Rubbermaid tub of batiks, some FQs but mostly odd pieces left over from ten or twelve years of projects.

I had a 30s kind of a gig awhile back and it ran its course to the point where I just don't want a lot to do with 30s, with the exception of Itsy Bitsy who is on my UFO challenge list.  And something tells me that the CW craze will run out in good time.

And the batiks will go on.

Someone sent me an unfamiliar magazine as a hostess gift for a swap, and perusing it last week presented me with a stunning batik quilt that I couldn't resist.  So the Civil War is on hiatus (I know it isn't going anywhere fast) and General Sherman can just sit there and wait until I get back.  Because I'm just loving and reveling in these batiks.  The quilt in the magazine had a name, but this baby has got to be something like Argyle Adventure.  Oh, I'm lovin' it!

13 comments:

Mimi said...

Argyle Adventure is very good looking. Love seeing it as you build...... wonder what it would look like in CW fabs.... just wonderin'

Pat said...

And arglye is so very IN this season!

*karendianne. said...

Now I have to stand up and say a big huge "WOW!" for this one. I luv the way it's coming together. Oh Nancy, you're in the ZONE. (ps: the wdy is so smooshed together I can't read it. Why do they do that? It looks maybe like linsolut but who knows? It's all smooshed. What an early morning cruel test)

Barb said...

WOW oh WOW, I am liking it...ahhh no make that loving it! Interesting about your Batik vs, CWs...my granddaughter is totally about Batiks and Brights, and I am the CW person of "our" quilting fun! But between the two of you...I am starting to have this strange interest in the Batiks :>)...don't tell! Have a great day, how about this PA weather?

Ray said...

Positively Gorgeous!!!!

Nancy said...

very pretty...but I don't like batiks anymore than I like those CW prints... lol

LizA. said...

Love it! But then, I haven't met a batik I don't like....

Deb said...

Love batiks - and love this pattern if you could provide the source, I might make one as well.

anne bebbington said...

Me too!!! Looking gorgeous :)

Micki said...

I love civil war fabrics too, but I have to admit that I am a batik girl. Plus, I adore Michael Miller's fairy frost. That quilt is looking great!
Micki

desertskyquilts said...

Beautiful effect from the color placement. I love batiks, too, but there's always a CW fabric bin sitting next to the batik bin. Always will be, I suspect. I don't see ever getting over it, and I've never gone for the 30s, though it looks so crisp and clean in a quilt. Great job on this one.

Laurie said...

Oh, I hear you on this! I can't get enough of batiks!

Tanya said...

I'm onto the Batiks too and I can never tire of looking at them either. Beautiful pattern... but I've already started mine...