Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador: February Mini Love Project!

This month has been a busy month for the Island Batik Ambassadors, with receiving our first ambassador box, making our little Galentine Project and now we are finishing up the month with a Mini Love project.

Galentine Project
I just finished my Mini project. The goal was to make something that measured under 24" x 24" in size.  So I designed a little project I call "Love Swirls."  I normally don't design blocks that measure  1 1/2" when finished. This was kind of fun to make and put together.

I decided to use the fabric that came in my box that was labeled for my Galentine project since I had completed my Galentine project already.  These Island Batik fabric come from the Basic, Neutrals, and Blender Collections.

In my project designed, it called for making half square triangles and picket fence units.  I started with cutting out my squares and rectangles that all measured under 2".   

Once I got my half square triangles, and picket fences units stitched together and pressed, I began to trim them to size. So I brought out my favorite tool the Tucker TrimmerⓇ 1 and the WingClipper® 1 rulers.  They worked great for trimming these units, I was so glad I didn't make the units any smaller.

Once I had the units trimmed, I then laid them out and began stitching them together to make my 1 1/2" finished blocks.

Once the blocks were completed, it was time to sew them together to make one 3" finished block.  Then I repeated to make a total of four 3" blocks.

Then I stitched all the four blocks together to make one 9 1/2" unfinished block.

I then add two small borders around the quilt center.  One measured 1/2," and the other was 1". 

Then I quilted together with some stippling and finished it with some pink binding.

This cute mini quilt was a fun weekend project.

Now that this project is complete it is time to get started on my next Island Batik Ambassador project for March.

If you haven't seen the other Island Batik Ambassador Mini Projects be sure to check them out. 


"Designing to Inspire"


  1. Wonderful project - I love the small pieces! You are more courageous than I am!

  2. That's so pretty, and so tiny! Wow, you took it literally, lol. Great job.

  3. Such a cool little quilt...love it!