i am not a new quilter by any means. over the years i heard many gush over batiks and simply didn't get it. now i can't believe i didn't pay closer attention to these awesomely gorgeous fabrics. first, the pattern itself is inconsequential. it is all about the color and the movement the pattern makes. though i tend to stay away from dark greens and browns, the tropical colors and the indigos grab me. such was the case at a maine shop the other day....it was their month-long sale. lest you gasp over yet more added stash, these are FQs or quarter yards; the blues are fat 8ths, so the total is not that alarming, simply as it was so difficult to choose and i wanted to bring home all of them (i didn't). i have a scrappy quilt in mind using all batiks. hard to believe they all go together but they do, they really do. on today's agenda? make a list of all that needs to be done before vacation arrives. i've only a little over 3 months to do it!