Saturday, February 24, 2018

Island Batik Mini Quilt

After being accepted as an 2018 Island Batik Ambassador I have been anxiously waiting for the box that Island Batik so generously has sent me. I have been following the tracking of the package, as shipments from the US always takes a long time.

My package is currently being held "hostage" by the customs authorities, and some extended paperwork is needed to get it released.



In the mean time I am making my second challenge quilt for the month with the only Island Batik fabric I have in my stash, the leftovers from the stack of 5" squares of Tide Pools that I used for my Galentine's Day project .


I used the rest of the stack to make the maximum amount of half square triangles, 2.5" square finished. The inspiration for this mini quilt is the Postcard from Sweden quilt made by Jeli Quilts.


After sewing all the HSTs together the top looked liked this on my design wall.


I used a combination of straight line quilting and stippling, all with Aurifil 50wt thread. The batting used is Hobbs Thermore, which is very thin and perfect for mini quilts and wall hangings.


I outlined a 'postcard' in the quilt with straight line crosshatch design with a teal thread, and dense stippling with a variegated green/neutral thread in the background. I added a narrow grayish blue ribbon to outline the postcard, and stitched it down with a zigzag stitch in golden Aurifil thread.

I named my mini quilt Postcard from Bali. It is 20" x 17.5" after quilting.


Since I didn't have any batik fabric for backing, I used a piece of my Ikea Britten Nummer, which is perfect for a postcard.


Now I am just waiting for my Island Batik box to arrive so I can put binding on my mini quilt and finish it.

Looking forward to the next months' challenge projects!


2 comments:

  1. Pretty project. Hopefully your box will come soon.

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  2. Goodness..... I hope you have your box now, or that it has at least been cleared. Your mini is pretty, I like the colours.

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