Saturday, July 29, 2017

Oh Baby - Island Batik July Challenge

The challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors for the month of July was to make a baby quilt. This couldn't have come at a better time for me. I learned in May that one of my good friends was expecting a little boy around the first of November. The minute she told me I knew I wanted to make her a quilt. I didn't realize that the July project was for a baby quilt!

What "purrfect" timing!

I looked through all my wonderful Island Batik Fabrics and decided on the Dotalicious Fire10" Squares as the colors was so bright and lovely. Great colors for a little guy! What do you think?

I went through the pack and choose ten colors. I chose the brightest and the ones that played well with each other. 

I wanted to do a disappearing four patch that I had seen on one of Jenny Doan's tutorials. (It looked like fun). So that is what I did. I cut the 10" squares into four 5" squares. I found a light blue fabric from some of my Island Batik stash and decided it would show off all the colors beautifully. 

I started sewing all the squares together and then cut them per the four patch directions (as seen on YouTube). This was so much fun!

I played around on my design wall and came up with several ideas. This was not the final one. But rather than lining the disappearing four patch blocks all going the same way, I started twisting them around and came up with this layout. It reminded me of Blocks - Baby Blocks and what little boy doesn't like to play with blocks!

I quilted it with a variegated thread from YLI Corporation as it really complimented the quilt. I did just simple blocks. 

This YLI variegated thread worked beautifully. I am so glad I had a chance to use it. 

And here is the finished "Oh Baby"' quilt! Since the 10" squares contain 2 pieces of fabric of each color, I used the second squares to make my binding. I hope my friend will like her quilt! What do you think?

Please be sure to check out the other "Oh Baby" Quilts posted by other Island Batik Ambassadors.  

Purrfect Spots - you are here!
Den Syende Himmel
Quilt'n Party
Pamela Quilts
Ark Angel Creations
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Desert Bloom Quilting
Freemotion by the River
Seams Like a Dream
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Quilting Affection Designs
Inquiring Quilter
Bejeweled Quilts
Sally's Quilting Corner
Inch Worm Fabrics
Kauffman Designs
Moosestash Quilting
Needle & Foot
Cheryl Lynch Quilts
MaryMack's Blog
heARTs Creations
Kissed Quilts
The Quilt Rambler
Seams To Be Sew
Inspired Layers
Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Masterpiece Quilting
Fun Threads
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Little Bunny Quilts
Webster Quilt
Sophie Junction
Slice of Pi Quilts

Thank you for stopping by. 

Until next time,


  1. Beautiful! And yes, it was purr-fect timing.

  2. Both parents and baby are going to love and treasure it! You have inspired me to try this pattern for my next quilt! Love the colours and those wonderful Island Batik fabrics!