I was so excited to get my challenge fabric, that I blogged about it before thinking about including a picture. So today, I decided to snap a pic and post it, so that you can all see what the fabric looks like. Here it is. Such a pretty blue batik.
I looked through my pattern books and found a pattern for a 4-1/2 inch Marinar's Compass block. Yes, it is paper pieced. And, I am not a fan of paper piecing. I may try to hand piece the block using the English paper piecing method. Then, I will applique it to my quilt. The total dimensions have to be 20 inches by 20 inches. Right now, I am still in the planning phase, so I don't want to reveal any ideas. I do think that I will use only batiks fabrics. I have quite a collection and plan to pull them out and feel them and decide which ones go with this pretty blue batik. Check back later for more.