Island Batik Whimsical Challenge…

This month Island Batik  challenge was to create something whimsical or wonky, I will be honest and tell you I found this one difficult, I spent a long time trying to think of an idea…  The fabrics and batting used in this project were given to me from Island batik as part of the Island Batik Ambassador Program.

Whimsical and Wonky

Ive always liked the Alice in wonderland clock with the reversed numbers, and my hubby mentioned the ‘melting clock’ by Salvador Dalí, so i have combined the two.

I wanted to make the top half of the clock as neat as possible, so I made the numbers and clock handle quite fine, and free motion quilted them in place using Gutermann threads, which coordinated so well with the Island Batik ‘check it out’ fabrics I chose.


I was slightly apprehensive about making the ‘melting’ part of the clock, it felt uncomfortable making something purposely wonky 😉

I wanted to make it look like the clock had melted right off the end of the quilt

Possibly the strangest thing I’ve made

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Merry Christmas to all, until next time… happy sewing

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Every memory quilt and personalised gift set is made with love and care, offering the highest quality products all safety tested for your peace of mind. I love to make special memory quilts, using your child’s baby grows, bibs and small t-shirts, to make a lovely keepsake for years to come, with special appliqued motifs from their clothes, hand finished with cotton binding and all beautifully wrapped to the highest standard. The newborn gift sets are bespoke, simply chose the items you wish to add to your box. They are beautiful gifts made using super soft velour with a choice of pretty jersey fabrics. All the fabrics I use are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. My Birch wood Bird ring is EN71 tested, meaning they have been chemically and physically tested and are confirmed suitable and safe to be used as a toy. and

18 thoughts on “Island Batik Whimsical Challenge…

  1. *gasp* that’s amazing!! I love it! I would never have been so brave. You’ve got that perfect melting dripping effect and at the same time have the numbers and everything so perfect. Incredible. Very very cool.

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