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  • Writer's pictureMegan Best

Mardi Gras And PATTERN RELEASE

My Island Batik quilt for February 2024:




This is a 55" square quilt with a traditional log cabin block.


Scroll to the bottom of the page here for Giveaway of 10 FREE PDF patterns.









It is for the Log Cabin Blog hop with all the Island Batik Ambassadors.





We all got to make our own version of a log cabin quilt.






I received an absolutely beautiful collection to make my quilt. It is Breezy, a Kate Colleran Original collection.


It is Just fresh and fun.




I worked in Electric Quilt to design the quilt.

I usually color the quilt quite a few times until I come up with a really nice design.


I was able to incorporate 16 of the 20 fabrics in this collection. I added one fabric for the centers and the binding, Blackberry . It is a yummy dark purple with a few highlights of pinks.


This was a really quick quilt to make.

Look at the pretty snippets from cutting the quilt out:


Here is me stitching out the block: (speeded up, the actual block took me about 10 minutes to stitch).



There are only 9 blocks in this quilt, and the blocks are 18" so it is a fun a really fast quilt project.

Once I got all the quilt blocks together, and pressed with my new Oliso Iron I loaded it to my Handi Quilter longarm for some quilting.


Such totally fun colors, and with Mardi Gras coming up soon, that is what I named it.

I created a whimsical design in ProStitcher Designer to complement the quilt.



I started with a doodle in a triangle and then repeated and rotated it around to create this design that is just perfect for this quilt.



I used an orange thread for the quilting.



I used a fabric from my Pin Dot floral signature collection for the backing.


It was pretty quick to stitch and pretty quick to quilt. Of course I used my favorite Hobbs 80/20 heirloom batting.

All in all, I started it on a Sunday and finished it by the following Saturday.





Don't forget to label your quilts. I ordered some because I almost always forget.


I took some pictures outside. The quilt looks positively neon. All my pictures have not been edited except to crop.




I have added this pattern to my website if you want to make a quick and easy log cabin quilt .

Here is the back cover:




I also have the quilting design available on my website to purchase for your computerized longarm quilting machine.












For the FREE pattern: I am giving away 10 PDF Downloads of this pattern.

Go to my website, www.bestquilter.com and go to the Shop page.

The pattern is $11 at the top of the page. If you scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of the page, there is the FREE version, but there is only 10 copies. HURRY to grab one of them!



Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Oliso Irons and Hobbs heirloom Batting.






Be sure to visit all the Island batik Ambassadors to see all the beautiful log cabin quilts this month.

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs

Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting

Megan Best ~ BestQuilter

Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts

Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts Studio

Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Kim Jamieson-Hirst ~ Chatterbox Quilts

Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kresin Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ A Quiltery

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique

Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Julia Schweri ~ Inflorescence Designs

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Carol Stanek ~ Stitch with Color

Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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srvantol5
10 ก.พ.

Absolutely love the quilt. The consistent dark center is really eye catching

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Pamela Boatright
Pamela Boatright
09 ก.พ.

i love it, it looks like a rainbow! What a great way to use this lovely collection in a log cabin design!

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Lee Butler
Lee Butler
08 ก.พ.

Very pretty quilt and love the pattern! Thank you for the giveaway... I missed the free pattern but it is on my wish list! :)

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duchick
07 ก.พ.

You really hit the mark with these vibrant colored batiks! So pretty!

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brenda.alburl
07 ก.พ.

So pretty, Megan! It really does look neon outside! Love it!

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