The Golden Sunrise window hanging is my March project for the Island Batik Ambassador program. The challenge for this month was to do a scrappy project, so I decided to make a pojagi window hanging.
This is the Glimmer window hanging pattern. The pattern is designed to use six different quarter yards of fabric (either fat or skinny).
These fabrics were provided to me by Island Batik as part of the ambassador program.
I didn’t have fat quarters, but I used some of the stash builder strips that I was given. I cut the number of 4″ strips required and ended up with more than six fabrics.
The different fabrics give a great look.
The placing in this pattern is kind of random, and I changed it around as I was constructing it.
It is made with pojagi seams, which are reversible so there is no batting backing fabric. When the piece is laying on something, like a table or bed, it looks pretty similar to regular patchwork.
But when it is held up to the light, a beautiful stained glass effect happens. The thick fabric in the seams blocks the light from coming through, so it looks like the dark lead in stained glass.
The batik fabrics glow in the sun, and colours that weren’t noticeable before suddenly stand out.
While I was making this piece, it seemed to be yellow and gold fabric, but in the sun, suddenly the orange tones popped out.
It is always fun to see what happens with batik fabric in window hangings. There are often beautiful surprises, and I’ve never seen one that looks bad.
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