A few days ago Judy issued a new stash reduction challenge for March. Her challenge is make something using the most predominant color in your stash. Well my most predominant something isn't a color but a type fabric. BATIK fabrics. For 16 months I got a group of 12 batik FQs every month. It's been over a year since I quit getting them and I haven't cut so much as a single square from any of them. So it's time to bust that section of my stash. I've had a few plans for some of it just never got around to cutting them so nows the time. I'm having a batik cutting session this weekend.
The blues/greens/aquas in the front will be pieced togehter. Maybe as a Yellow Brick Road or a Turning Twenty, or just hodge-podge. The resulting top will be used as a background for an appliqued fish quilt. I'll be taking some of the brighter fabrics from the stacks in the back and appliqueing tropical fish on it. Some singles, some in schools. With probably some seaweed scattered around for them to swin thru.
The back stacks have been sorted by type. The 2 stacks on the left (under the cat who BTW appeared there in the short time it took me to wak up the hall, get my camera, and walk back!) are one color. I'll be cutting a Lucky Stars from them using the pale yellow you see in the top of the far right stack as the background. The third stack is made up of pieces with multiple colors but no strong pattern. These are the ones I'll mostly be cutting the fish from along with some from the first 2 stacks. The 4th stack is made up of pieces with a definate pattern. These I haven't figured out a use for yet but I'll be going thru books/magazines to see what I can use them in and getting them out of my stash. My goal is cut my batik stash by at least half. Once I've done the batiks maybe I'll be ready to tackle the Orientals. :-)