I dug into my smaller batik scraps this afternoon to start a project I’ve been thinking about.
I saw this project on Instagram a couple of months ago and have been fascinated by it. An old friend of mine from Salt Lake had seen it too and signed up for the class that teaches you how to make it. And she finished her project this weekend. Here is Eliza Claire’s sea glass wall hanging. It has quite a few KFC fabrics in it, which I love!
She followed an online class made by Exhausted Octopus on Instagram. If you scroll through Exhausted Octopus’ Instagram posts you’ll see pictures of her own sea glass pieces as well as the pieces by people who have taken her class.
I’m going to give a try to figuring this out on my own. It’s all done with raw edge applique and free motion quilting. So I ordered some Heat and Bond ( double sided fusible adhesive) and some charm squares of lighter batiks. I was pretty sure I’d find the scraps I needed among all my batik scraps, but I was surprised at the large selection of the colors I want.
Here’s all my batik scraps bonded to the Heat and Bond.
And the lighter neutrals…
Then I cut all these small pieces apart using my rotary cutter. Then I drew shapes on the paper backing and started cutting.
So much cutting!
I still have to cut the pile of aqua pieces. Then I can start selecting pieces and arranging them on the background.
Here’s a view of how I’ll arrange the pieces on the background.
I bought a whole bunch of white on white fabric last summer and I’ll use a piece of that for the background and binding.
I’ve been wanting to make a wall hanging for a friend for a couple of years and have never been able to decide on a pattern. I think this will be perfect for her. I’m going to finish it at 20×36 inches. It needs to be big enough to cover an electrical panel.
I had the day off work today for the Martin Luther King holiday and I got up this morning and had a good breakfast and then loaded the dogs in the car and drove out to the Banks Vernonia Trail for a fantastic eight mile walk. The weather was so amazing! I walked in just a light fleece… no other jacket. We got some wonderful sun along the way.
There were more people on the trail that usual, but not bad considering today was a holiday.