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  • Writer's pictureMegan Best

Log Cabin Island Batik Beach Balls

Updated: Feb 20, 2020

The challenge this month was two fold: use the Kismet collection and create a log cabin style quilt. The Kismet collection is a fun bright bold collection. I designed a quilt to really celebrate the bright bold fun colors in the collection.

This is such a fun and bright quilt to make. I love the intense colors in the Kismet line from Island Batik.

I started by choosing my fabrics. I used most of the fabrics!

If you zoom in, you can see the # and names if you want to recreate this yummy color grouping. I used EQ8 to plan my piecing for this off center log cabin.

Electric Quilt has Island Batik fabrics in the fabric libraries. How cool is that? I used a lot of 2 1/2" strips, so the Accuquilt Go cutter made fast work of that.

Once I cut the fabrics, I chose my Aurifil threads.

Once I cut the fabrics, I pieced easily on my Juki straight stitch machine.

These needles are awesome.

Chain piecing makes it pretty quick to piece.

Piecing went really fast! I started planning my quilting. I LOVE the quilting part almost as much as the piecing.

I plan my quilting using Pro Stitcher Designer. I can put a picture of the quilt into the software and draw and design my quilting right on the quilt.

A bit of Stitching in the Ditch, and let the real quilting happen! I use Hobbs heirloom batting almost all the time and this was no different. I think it is the perfect batting.

Love the background fabric!

This was such a fun quilt to piece. It feels like a bit of summer beach time.....maybe this will have to live on my front porch in the summer. This finished at 56" by 56".

I am not sure where I like the quilt best: Out in the grass ready for a picnic

On the front porch:

Or inside the living room on my favorite chair:

Thanks to the sponsors:

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

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Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts

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Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

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Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese

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Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog

Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs

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Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs

Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts

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Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore

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is there some way to sign up to receive emails from you about your latest work, it's just gorgeous!



this quilting is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, i love looking at it!



Very nice I like it on the porch


Sue D
Sue D

Beautiful design and I like the cheery colors.



wow this is really lovely. i love how you show cased the different fabrics. LOL personally i would use it in all three places. thanks for sharing and inspiring

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