As I previewed a few weeks back, my Island Batik project for March is a mini quilt and I'm happy to share the finished mini with you today!
When last I shared, I had just started working on the paper piecing units for my stars. I pulled out selected 10 inch squares from a layer cake of Lake Life and added in some Lake Life yardage as my background. As a reminder, I am using star #5 from our Starbursts pattern.
Since I got back from vacation I was able to finish it up rather quickly! I made four stars total, two pairs of matching stars. I ended up using a total of ten layer cake squares plus some background for my stars.
I cut 1.5 inch sashing for in between the blocks. I decided against sewing the blocks directly to one another so that the stars had more of a floating effect in the background.
I again used the blue fishes print from the Lake Life line for my backing (seriously, I have a lot of fish fabric!) and then quilted the mini with one of the spools of variegated Fantastico Superior Thread included with our Ambassador boxes. I used a yellow and green variegated thread and quilted free-form overlapping waves in a diagonal direction on the mini.
I made bias binding from the same blue fabric as the backing. Normally I don't do bias binding, but it worked well for this project.
Some of my fellow ambassadors have already posted their March minis and I highly suggest you check them out!
Joan @ Mouse Stash Quilting
Karen @ The Quilt Rambler
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