In preparation for my 9-day Craftours of Bali, I saw many pictures of colorful batik markets. The batik markets of Bali inspired this series of quilts. I wanted to randomly mix different prints to get a bazaar effect. Since I was experimenting and many of the fabrics had a large scale, I decided to make the blocks big. That’s how this series of quilts got its name.
There is a herd of elephants on the back. (Remember we are going Big). If you prefer to hang the quilt rather than cuddle under it, there is a hanging sleeve on the back for easy display. A label documents the quilt.
This quilt is one-of-a-kind. #bali #ovsneversaynevernovember
India and I visited the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. It will be the first and last time we ever visit a monkey forest!
The monkeys were really aggressive. They jumped on you and tried to steal your things. One of them stole India’s hand sanitizer that was hanging on the side of her purse. Later one of them tried to steal her shopping bag but instead tore it open spilling the contents on the ground. We were traumatized and had to be escorted out of the park by security!
Now I know what my mother meant when she said someone was “acting a monkey!” They were wild and crazy.
I did not have monkeys in mind when I made my quilt You Drive Me Crazy, but these monkeys did drive me to drink! India and I left the forest and found a bar.
When was the last time you did something for the very first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember #bali #monkeyforest. #gonnaseetheworld
Today India and I visited a coffee farm. This farm sells the famous Kopi Luwak, coffee made from cat poop.
Yes, I had a cup, and bought some to take home. Apparently it has many medicinal qualities.
We tested many other varieties of tea and coffee and learned a lot about how the beans are grown and harvested, but cat poop coffee was the star of the show. I did not have cat poop in mind when I made my quilt I Love Strong Coffee, but it seems to fit the experience
When was the last time you did something for the very first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember #brantleysinbali #alifeofsimpleabundance