Marvellous Mini Challenge

The August Island Batik ambassador challenge was all about mini quilts. We were tasked with making a mini quilt measuring anywhere between 12" and 24".



I have a fondness for this applique leaf shape and would love to make a large bed size quilt... one day.


The leaf shape is 4" long and just under 2.5" wide which made it perfect for use with a pre-cut 2.5" strip set.

In my treasure box of goodies from Island Batik, I had the 2.5" strip set of Chatilly by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton of The Quilt Rambler.



These pinks, purples and blues are just lovely, don't you think? Beautiful rich jewel tones which really "pop" against the light background.

Once the petals were all fused in place, I used some absolutely beautiful Aurifil 28wt cotton thread to applique/quit the petals into place. I haven't really used 28wt thread all that much and tried it out with my Aurifil welcome challenge. The 28wt cotton thread has such a lovely sheen to it and the overall effect is well defined and really quite something. 





Making a mini quilt is such a good way to play around with new techniques or products and having the satisfaction of having finished a project. Thank you to Island Batik for setting this fun challenge for August.

 

The fabric, batting, thread and needles were generously supplied by the following companies: Island Batik Aurifil Thread, Hobbs Batting, Schmetz Needles and the wool/alpaca pressing mat by Prairie Spirit Alpacas


Please visit fellow Island Batik ambassadors and check out their Marvellous Minis this month:

To see more of the mini quilts in the August Island Batik Challenge, check out the list of Ambassadors below


12 comments

Chookyblue...... said...

that is a lovely mini......I must make some to try new techniques..........

Maria said...

Beautiful!!

Joanne M said...

That is absolutely beautiful and your quilting is perfect! I love everything you do!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Very pretty Anorina! I've not tried the 28 wt threads either, but they definitely add great definition!

loulee said...

Love your project. Makes me want to get back to my own raw edge applique...

Quilting Gail said...

Anorina, your mini is wonderful! I love the colours you chose and the quilting! It's great! :-)

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your mini is so pretty! A full sized quilt would really be awesome, happy stitching!

Lin said...

Gorgeous fabrics, just my favourite colours and the beautiful green is perfect with them. Lovely mini and yes, the design would make a stunning full size quilt. xx

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

It's beautiful! I especially love the stitching. That thread is gorgeous! Have a great day.

Karen's Korner said...

The perfect mini for Spring.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow, I admit to not being a batik fan, but Anorina, that is simply gorgeous! x

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Beautiful!!
Your colors are fabulous for this quilt!