Quilt for a cause...
The Island Batik challenge for February is to create a donation quilt.
Scroll down for a chance to win some fabric this week!
I started designing with this fabric collection:
Garden Gems fabrics.
I love the brightness of each one of these colors.
I added some solid black Island batik to set them off.
Electric quilt is the perfect tool to draw up, plan and color the quilt design.
I pulled out the reds yellows and greens as well as a multi color for the center row.
Some easy cuts....
some simple piecing on my Janome M7....
Easy peasy quilt top!
Add in some pretty quilting with Hobbs Batting:
And a binding on my Juki...
And there is a finished quilt! (quilts in the Wild!)
Photos taken at the Cherry Point Beach near Ferndale WA.
Here is a few seconds of a sunny winter beach in the Pacific North West. The wind was blowing so we didn't get too many good beachy shots with the quilt, just a few!
I will be donating this quilt to a child advocacy foundation. I have donated to them previously, and this will be for when they have their next fundraiser.
I have always been able to donate quilts for other auctions and donations. Giving back to your community is very rewarding.
Click here for the Raffle!!! There is a chance to win one of these Precut fabrics from the Island Batik Mystery fabric line.
Here is a list of all the Island Batik Ambassadors for 2021.
Visit and follow them for great ideas in quilting!
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Eubank ~ Archipelago Quilting
Jennifer Fulton ~ The Inquiring Quilter
Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke, Fiber Artist
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
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
Jennifer Thomas ~ CurliCue Creations
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
In the light of current events, we really need to find some joy. The bright colors and act of creating with fabric can bring so much joy in a stressful time. Follow me on Instagram to find more fun and colorful quilt projects (and some gardening and cooking too!). Follow me on Instagram @bestquilter .