Magnificent Minis…

Why is the first of everything seem so over whelming… our first day at school, first job interview, first challenge of the 2019 Island batik Ambassador program… 😉

Magnificent Minis

Magnificent Minis

  • Must be 24” x 24” or smaller
  • Any fabrics
  • Any technique

So I pulled out everything from my Island Batik box

These are the fabrics I chose to work with… don’t you just love the Dragonfly print in Magenta


As I poured all these beauties from the box, wondering what would be created with it all in 2019, the inspiration hit me to create my first challenge piece


I fused strips of my chosen fabrics onto Vlieseline Bondaweb, and cut them into mini 1 1/2″ Dresden plates


I started joining the pieces together, using a beautiful silver metallic thread from Gutermann.

I wanted to give the impression of the fabric pieces falling from a box/bucket and creating quilts in 2019…  I added extra details on the bucket using the metallic thread

Ta Da!

I quilted this mini using Hobbs Thermore batting – great for wall hangings and mini quilts. The bias binding was the very vibrant Paisley Dot – Leprechaun



The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik

Check out all the 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors from their links below, be sure to follow along

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

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Carolina Asmussen ~ Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Tina Dillard ~ Quilting Affection Designs
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack’s Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ Kathleen McMusing
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Lisa Nielsen ~ Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia “Tish” Stemple ~ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
Suzy Webster ~ Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Anne Wiens ~ Seams Like a Dream
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore


15 thoughts on “Magnificent Minis…

  1. I LOVE this! It’s like shaking up the Island Batik’s and seeing what falls out when we create. The Magenta Dragonfly fabrics is stunning! If I had to make a prediction based on this mini, 2019 is going to be a blast and more fun than we should be allowed to have 🙂

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