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Monday, February 18, 2019

Grow - Magnificent Minis with Island Batik

Becoming an 
Island Batik Ambassador
is a chance for me
to grow both as a quilter and a blogger.

Every month,
Island Batik Ambassadors have a challenge in which a project is made and shared
this month's challenge
Magnificent Minis.

The challenge for February is to make a mini quilt that is smaller than 24" x 24".

I used the challenge to make a wall hanging to remind myself to 
grow from these challenges.

(In case I forget why I'm doing this...lol)
Actually, I picked out some of the fabrics I liked and I designed the wall hanging to add a little color to my sewing room and bring in a little spring.
Will winter ever end?

I received some 5" strips in my Island Batik box.

 I used some of those with  the 
basic grey and white that I received.

The fabrics are so bright and I love the designs.

I used Aurifil 50 wt in black to stitch down the fusible appliques
to stitch the "GROW" with a triple stitch on the flower pot.

I used Hobbs Thermore batting which is perfect for wall hangings.

The quilting is free-motion
 with Aurifil 50 wt on my domestic machine.
Minis are perfect for playing with quilting designs.

Finished size:  18" x 18"

As my gift to you for visiting my first challenge post as an
Island Batik Ambassador,
help yourself to the free pdf pattern by clicking

It's going to be a year of 


tubakk said...

You made a beautiful little quilt. And it certainly brings spring into the room. Good luck with the rest of your challenges. I'm sure you will grow.

Carol S. said...

This is beautiful, Carla, and your quilting looks amazing on it. I love the batik fabric colors you used!

Calicojoan said...

What a sweet little mini. Congrats on being an ambassador this year. I know you will rock at this!

Barb said...

Totally adorable!!

Stitchin At Home said...

This is adorable! Love the colours you used.

Mary said...

Thank you for the pattern. Your mini is lovely.

Janice said...

Hi Carla, This is a very sweet mini! Love the colors! Was I successful in signing up for a string blog hop? I thought I had said I wanted to participate but never did hear anything else about it.

Ioleen said...

Super cute mini. Great colours. Thanks for the free pattern.

Vicki in MN said...

Very cute!

Unknown said...

Love flowers!

Carol said...

Beautiful wall hanging, Carla! We could use some of that spring touch around here too. The colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Love your mini and the sentiment behind it. Great start to your Ambassador year, looking forward to all of your challenges. Thanks for linking up to COlour and Inspiration Tuesday.