Like BC, weaving is highly addictive, and I had more batik strips in my scrap pile, so I started another one. Using the approach in the last post, I wove and lightly glued the strips at intersections, then carefully laid them on a bunch of different backgrounds. Here are a few of the contenders:
Rainbow verticle stripes with a gold overlay:
Same fabric, with stripes set horizontally:
Hmmmm.Chopped lettuce batik:
Ouch, my eyes!
A narrow strip for a non-traditional background:
Too awful.Sunset stripes:
So instead, here's my final version.
I like this MUCH better than satin stitching in the last quilt.
Now, in theory, it's done. But it doesn't feel done. Just fooling around, I placed two magenta stripes on either side of the woven island. I am finding myself unexpectedly liking them!
Why do I like this? What do you think? Should I sew them down? I'd love your vote on this!