My father paints and he really loves color and he is very persnickity about something being truly beautiful or not. I went to my local fabric shop TN Quilts in Jonesborough, TN and I had in mind to make him a circle quilt but needed about 42 different fat quarters in all different colors. I chose batiks and they have several fat quarter bins to choose from. He loved his quilt and said it looked like silks to him. He did not know about batiks so I had to explain them.