Its the first Island Batik challenge of the year! And February’s challenge is Magnificent mini’s.
- The brief:
- Must be 24″ x 24″ or smaller
- Any technique
- Any Fabric
I knew I wanted to do foundation paper piecing for this project, as its my favourite technique, and having already gone through my box of fabrics (like 5 times!) I had the perfect combo in mind for my “oh Deer” pattern that was commissioned with Mollie Makes last year.
The fabrics I used: Pistachio and Lagoon from the basics range, Custard from the neutrals range and 2 of the 5″ strips from the stash builder rolls we received.
For the batting, I used Hobbs Thermore and basted the layers together with 505 temporary spray adhesive, and I have to give my gorgeous new pink cutting mat from Prym Consumer a mention because…well… its pink?! 😉
I pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 weight 2024 and added some small details with Auriful Floss 6722.
and finally I added 2 hanging loops and a stick from the great outdoors to finish.
The size of my mini is 16″ x 17.5″, I used my 10″ x 11″ pattern templates and added 3″ borders to the sides and top, a 5″ border to the bottom and cut out triangles from each bottom corner to create the banner shape. Its been so fun to make and I absolutely love the texture that the batik fabrics have given to my finished quilt! I especially love Pistachio! it’s such a beautiful bright green with little hints of blue running through it.
Thankyou so much for reading guys! Next up is March’s challenge which I’ve already made a start on, and I cant wait to share it with you!