Do you remember the Mango Salsa Tonga Treats that I bought from Glenroy Designs? And do you remember that I sliced these all up on Friday evening?? Well just look what happened over the weekend! Firstly I kept them in neat piles of each size.....
.....then I pieced these squares and rectangles together, and made a few blocks. Actually, if you're counting, I made 36 blocks. Lots and lots of chain-piecing and lots and lots of pressing seams and lots and lots of more chain-piecing and finally there were 36 blocks of yummy batiks. All it needs now is an inner border and an outer border.....
.....and after much umming and ahhhing, this is the fabric that I decided to use for the inner border. This was already in my stash, and has been lurking there for at least a couple of years! I must've been psychic when I bought it as I can't believe how well it works with these Tonga Treats. So this evening I got my sewing machine out again, and added the inner border....
.....and then lots and lots of chain-piecing and lots and lots of pressing seams and lots and lots of more chain piecing and the pieced outer border was finally added to complete it. These batiks really do look great together. I keep thinking how fabulous this will look on the back of my brown leather sofa!.....
.....now I've got to save my pennies and then I can take it over to Janette to work her magic on it with her wonderful quilting. Now - decisions!! What quilting design will I choose? And what colour backing fabric?? And which batik for the binding??? Maybe the same batik that I used for the inner border????
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