Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March Mini Madness with Island Batik

As you saw, I’ve been working on some mini quilts with Island Batik batiks
Here’s a mini quilt that’s 15 x 15, it ended up being in Christmas color
using their holiday happenings collection and a red blender I already had on hand from them
I quilted in the ditch with a brown thread from superior threads
I used a brown sea salt FQ for the back
I also made a mug rug using the sea salt collection and then I tried my new binding foot, I forgot that 2 1/2” strips are much wider when you iron them like bias binding, but it still worked
I need lots of practice with my corners still but I’m still learning and it does the sides beautifully and all at the same time!
so it’s not perfect, but you can’t win them all and I was just playing around Winking smile
Then I decided to make a mini mini block that’s 3” using purple batiks also from the sea salt collection
I had these papers that were given to me by a neighbor and I figured I’d try one Smile
I turned the block into a small pincushion and filled it with crushed walnut shells
I then did a block that was bigger, here it’s 5” and I used purple batiks from the lavish collection and also scraps from the sea salt collection
but this one I turned into a coaster instead!
I’m sure you can guess that these go with the RSC16 challenge- not that I’ll do these the rest of the months, but it was just fun to make something random in purple Smile
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Vicki in MN said...

Very nice mini's Bea!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Cute minis Bea!! They are all so neat!

Barb said...

What fun over there in your sewing room.

Calicojoan said...

I do love that Holiday Happenings collections. It works well year round! Your mini is just so darn cute! Fun time playing with your little mug rugs too. No better way to learn a new tool or practice a new block!

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Marian said...

I like all the projects, but I really love the black/red/gray project you featured first.. Awesome as a pawsome :)... hehe

margaret said...

lots of projects here doing great justice to the batiks

Lemon Tree Snippets said...

You did such a great job! Love them.

Nancy said...

How cute are all these minis?! You really went for it. I *have* to get my binding foot out and try it. You are ahead of me in that department!

Lori Smanski said...

your projects are wonderful. i especially love the pincushion.
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