BTW, you might want to click on each one to get the full color effect. Much better than these little pictures.
And for those of you who didn't have bad weather the other day, here's the bird feeder with little icicles hanging off it. I'm done with winter!
Judy in WA asked my about batiks and such, and after I mailed her my answer, I thought that I'd also post it here.
It's not hard to stitch regular quilting fabric, but batiks can be a little difficult. Not all of them, just the ones with lots of colors and the stiffer ones. Still, these are short seams, so I can rest between them. And they are such fun.
I place my fabrics on top of each other so I get an idea of how they will interact, and they look completely different once they are actually stitched to each other. Some of the blocks look overly busy to me, but then I surround them with the plainer ones, and they give it that pop that I like.