Monday, October 2, 2017

Island Batik "Bonsai" Collection!

Over the next couple weeks, Island Batik is Introducing there Spring/Summer 2017 Fabric Collection through their blog posts.  I'm so happy these have asked me to join in the fun of writing blogs for my newest patterns that are featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 Catalog. 

This week's featured collection is called "Bonsai."    

"Octagon Gems"

Introducing my newest pattern "Octagon Gems" this quilt will add glamour to any room in your house.  This quilt measures 56" x 56" when finished.

The quilt uses 5 fabrics from the "Bonsai" Collection. Plus adds Island Batiks Basic "White" batik to the quilt. Which you probably didn't know that there was just a Basic "White" Batik.  This is lovely white batik to add to your collection.

"Octagon Gems" is an intermediate pieced pattern that uses a combination of flying geese, half square triangles, and half rectangles triangles to make up the two-block combinations.  The only difference between the blocks are the color combinations.

The pattern was written and designed for the following Bloc_LocⓇ Rulers. 
- Half Square Triangle Rulers 2 1/2"
- Flying Geese Ruler 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
- Half Rectangle Triangle ruler 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Note: the ruler's list above is only suggestion for this quilt but not required to complete the quilt top. To purchase these rulers see your local quilt store or visit Bloc_LocⓇ website, HERE.


The "Bonsai" Collection is a beautiful collection available now at your local quilt store.  The fabric in this collection is also available in Precuts.

If you love this collection be sure to contact your local quilt store and ask them to carry this gorgeous collection for you and your quilty friends.

If you are interested in purchasing "Octagon Gems" pattern, please visit my website, HERE.  While you are visiting my site be sure to get my newsletter, signup of my blog and check out my other patterns.

Also for you store owners, I also sell my patterns wholesale or contact your Island Batik Sales Rep.   



  1. this quilt is lovely! the fabrics are great and so is the pattern

  2. Beautiful quilt, great colors and I love using Bloc Loc rulers. I can't wait to save up to buy some more sizes.

  3. I love the way the batiks make this pattern sparkle. Some days I wish I too was a superhero!! So glad you could leave government work to do something wonderful like quilting!!