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!



Ginny Huber said...

These are wonderful 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!!!

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.