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  • Writer's pictureMegan Best

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.

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

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

Jane Hauprich - Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

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

Suzy Webster ~ WebsterQuilt

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 .

#islandbatikambassador #islandbatik #iloveislandbatik #hobbsbatting #janome

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