My February Island Batik Challenge

As an Island Batik Ambassador, we are challenged each month to create a new quilt. For February, the challenge was to make a Magnificent Mini quilt.


Because it was February, I decided to pull red and pink batiks from my Island Batik stash.

I started there, with a fabric pull. Aren’t these wonderful batiks?

The fabrics inspired a theme — hugs and kisses, and that inspired my design (Xs and Os). The Xs are part of the sashing, while the Os are in the blocks. I call my pattern Hugs and Kisses!

I used an Island Batik Basic, Cherry, for the backing and binding. Because it’s a Basic, you should be able to find it in any quilt store that carries Island Batiks.

I quilted the heart block with matching swirls.

For the sashing, I did a gentle zig-zag using a lovely pink variegated thread. For the centers of the O blocks, I quilted a path with a tiny heart at the end.

Here are the quilt details:

"Hugs and Kisses"
13” x 49"
Original Design
Fabrics: Various Island Batik fabric collections from my stash
plus Cherry for the backing and binding
Batting: Hobbs Batting 80/20
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2021 (Natural White)
Quilting Threads: Aurifil 50 wt. #2250 (Red) and #4660 (Pink Taffy variegated)
Pieced and quilted by Jennifer Fulton

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my February challenge quilt. While you’re here, why not take a moment and share what you’ve been working on in my weekly show-and-tell linkup, Wednesday Wait Loss? Click here to read all about it and to link up a photo.

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt Go!

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