I don't work with batiks. They have never really 'spoken' to me. Until, I received my Brimfield Meadows EPP in he mail. Meadows came the same day that I had visited my local quilt shop and was aimlessly walking circles round and round looking for something to start talking. With my path blocked my other shoppers I had to take a detour through the batiks section and there they were just a jabbering pile of moody blue, gray, and green batiks. So, I piled them all together and asked for a yard each.
At this point I had not decided to use them for my Meadows. I just know that if I would have walked out without those moody batiks I would keep thinking about them. Later, I sat down with the Meadows EPP at my computer and started playing with the negative spaces that can be made when pieces of the block were not used. As I worked I kept placing darker colors in the different sections, moving them around thinking about the contrasts. Moody Contrasts. Thus Moody Meadows was made.
I'm still deciding on what background fabric to use to appliqué these onto. Lets see what the future holds for this one.