Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March {Mini} Madness with Island Batik!

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

Sharing at Let's Bee Social and Finish It Up Friday!

Don't forget our Christine's Kitchen QAL starts MONDAY!


  1. Your mini turned out great!!!

  2. I like the woven effect of the star design (the green is both in front and behind the blue). Lovely quilt!

  3. That's a pretty little quilt! I love the way you quilted it.

  4. Those are amazing! The colors are great!!

  5. Awesome star design, I like how it looks almost 3 dimensional.

  6. Lovely intricate star design. Fun mini!

  7. Love the blue star tips. Beautifully done!

  8. Beautiful stars, and great color combo.

  9. What a beautiful block, and stunning in those colours!

  10. What incredible stars! I love the way they pop out of the blue; such a pretty mini :)

  11. What a super cute quilt!! Love it!!


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