This month, the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to make a stuffed animal from Funky Friends.
I made a Gecko!
You can warm him in the microwave as a heated comfort animal.
This easy pattern is a downloadable PDF so super easy to access. I printed the pattern pieces on cardstock and traced on my fabrics. I used 2 Island Batik scraps.
I then stitched out, paying attention to the instructions.
I then trimmed and turned the critter.
I stuffed the arms and legs.
Adding them was a bit tricky.
I fille the critter with wheat as the pattern suggest. I happen to have lots as we do bake bread and grind our wheat.
Filling the Gecko was a bit of a challenge. I did stitch it close as I filled.
As soon as it was filled, he escaped to greener pastures.
That was a close call: nearly got a flamingo!
He made it to the quilt ladder.
Attacked a quilt!
Finally, cuddling with a sewing machine!
This was a fun and quick project.
Its 2022 and things are looking up! We still really need do what we can to bring joy to our lives. The bright colors and act of creating with fabric can bring so much joy in a stressful time. I will continue to create while I am travelling and teaching. Follow me on Instagram to find more fun and colorful quilt projects (and some gardening and cooking too!). @bestquilter
Visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors for inspiration.
Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com
Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt