Last week at quilt group I spent about an hour trying to pick the right fabric to bind this quilt with. The purple batiks were too purple, or too pink, or too lilac. There wasn't a teal, and I really struggled to find the right colour, even drafing in help from the other ladies at the group.....
.....then Teresa, who works at my local quilt shop, suggested this one. I wouldn't have chosen it initially, as it looked a bit drab on the bolt, but when we put it against the quilt with just the edge showing, it was perfect.....
.....as you can see it ticked all the right boxes - it had the right colours, gave a striped appearance (I like stripey bindings almost as much as spotty ones) and it was a batik too! I really love this quilt - Janette made it look so beautiful with her quilting. And the name Batickles?? Well the quilt is made from batiks - both the front (pieced with 15 fat quarters) and the back (an extra wide purple batik) - and the quilting design that Janette used is called Tickle - simple really!!
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