Fabric Scraps Obsession

Heirloom Batik Scraps in the Mail!

It is day 7 of my fifth blog anniversary celebration goal to post daily for the 31 days of October. So far I still have new material and have not resorted to reposting old posts…yet…


Surprise Goodies in the Mail

During the past couple of months, crafting related treats/surprises keep appearing in my mail (it’s a pattern, and I like it!).

First there was yarn from Iceland and Ireland from my friend Michele from her honeymoon in Iceland and Ireland (see post Small World with Awesome Yarn):

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Then in the mail appeared a surprise of a collection of wool scraps from the Isle of Harris from my friend Kathy’s trip to Scotland (see post Scraps from Scotland):

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Well a couple weeks ago, my longtime blogging buddy, Cindy of A Quilter’s Corner with Cindy Anderson (inastitchquilting.com) surprised me with a collection of Heirloom Batik scraps that she picked up at a quilt show!

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Heirloom Batik

As it mentioned on their website handloombatik.com, Heirloom Batik batiks are exquisitely handmade batik fabrics. They are exotic and beautiful fabric that begin with ,with Indian block prints; and many are one of a kind.

They are only available at craft shows/festivals, you cannot purchase them directly online.

I first learned about them when Cindy was using them in her amazing improvisational quilts such as in her piece Bits & Pieces which you can view on her 09/13/18 post FUZZY, AP # 62.

I’ve admired the fabrics she uses in her pieces for a long time and asked her what specific fabrics she was using and she told me about Heirloom Batik.

I was so disappointed when I learned I could not order them online and they did not appear to come to quilting shows/festivals in Oregon. So you could imagine my surprise and utter delight when a collection of Heirloom Batik scraps showed up in my mailbox!

The scraps are amazing and I unfolded each scrap and pressed it out, then reorganized it by color into the bag. Here is a photo of all the scraps laid out for me to admire and daydream about using in a future project:

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.Cindy also included a lovely handmade card by a fiber artist featuring the State of Wisconsin (her home):

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I felt very very very lucky to have received such a thoughtful surprise.

Surprises Continue!

The surprises in the mail are not over, tomorrow I will share the 4th mind blowing craft related surprise that arrived in the mail earlier last week!

21 thoughts on “Heirloom Batik Scraps in the Mail!”

  1. I think there’s a whole generation of up and coming quilters/sewers who don’t realize the significance of those ‘true’ batiks. Seeing ‘batik’ fabrics produced from various fabric lines – upscale and joanne’s brands – the perception of commonality is standard.
    Anyway, made me remember I have a stash of ‘real’ batik yardage collected over the years, which I’m still laboring over how to cut and sew!
    😉

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  2. Wow, thank you for keeping me as a captive audience to your daily blogging in October and also the lovely surprises you have been receiving from all over the world. You got me intrigued with the Heirloom batiks. I believe I was in a store in Portree, Scotland that had some heirloom batiks. Oh, I am salivating at my missed opportunity!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading all these posts! I definitely did not expect people to read my daily ramblings, just wanted to challenge myself and to catch up on posts I wanted to do. Wow I think you should have bought some fabric at that shop in Scotland!

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