Thursday, July 07, 2011

Batik Pillows


I did a lot of batiking a little over a year ago with the intent of using the fabric for a duvet cover for our guest room.  Plans changed, and the comforter is now encased in some shiboried fabric that I dyed last Fall.  So, I decided to use the batiked fabric for new living room pillows.  I have been dying to make some 'recycled circles' a la Jane LaFazio, so today was the day!  YIPPEEEEE!!!  My first square of circles is in the upper left hand corner of this pillow, and you can see that I was just learning.  I got better as the day progressed, but after looking at Jane's blog, I realize that I have lots of room to grow.  They are fun to make though, and a great way to use up some of my fabric stash.  I am using only fabrics that I have dyed - er, well, except for some wonderful indigo pieces that Jeannie sent me last year!  Thanks Jeannie - can you tell which pieces are yours?


Yesterday afternoon I made the pillow in the middle......just a very plain and boring pillow!  




Here's the second pillow in the recycled circles collection




OK, enough pillow talk......time to get back to work!


PEACE

6 comments:

Ginny Huber said...

These are wonderful pillows..am inspired by the batiks you did!

Jeannie said...

I spy......yes, I see some of my indigo. The pillows are wonderful! I love the punch of red.

Elizabeth said...

These are fabulous Judy!! I ahve wanted to find some time to do some recycled pillows as well. I agree about the punch of red- fabulous!! I hope that you are doing ok- thinking of you and know that you are missing your Mom!!!
Hugs!

Gerrie said...

I love these!

Connie Rose said...

Fabulous pillows Judy! I've had pillow-making on my mind recently as well. You're right, it's a wonderful way to use up fabric! Have a wonderful weekend. xox

Carol said...

Love your pillows, Judy. You are so multi talented. The colours are gorgeous.