Island Batik Color Wash Mini Quilt

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including batting from Hobbs.

In March I tried a technique that was new to me. I actually tried a few new (or newish) techniques and tools. I used an Accuquilt Go! for the first time. I did fusible appliqué (which I had tried, but not many times). I used a "grab bag" system for pairing fabrics. And my overall composition was a color wash. The variety of values in the Island Batik Mountain's Majesty Stack of 10" squares was perfect for this look. I shared my finished quilt top and a bit about my inspiration and process. In May I finished the quilt, and dropped it off to the San Mateo County Fair where it hung for the June fair with nearly 400 other beautiful quilts. I shared a peek of my finish in my Quilts in the San Mateo County Fair post where I also shared my kids' quilts and my judges' evaluation forms.

So, back to my quilt. Since my 1" squares were fused in place, I wanted my quilting to hold them down. (For those of you more experienced appliqué quilters, is there a fusible that will withstand washing without being stitched down?) I opted for a diagonal path to my free motion quilting. Starting at the corner I curved in to the center of the block, stitched around the perimeter of the circle, and curved down to the right to the corner of the block. I like the overall look and it achieved my goal of holding those little circles in place.

The quilt was finished with a faced binding. I really like the look of the facing on the finished quilt so the binding doesn't compete with the design of the quilt. I recently used faced binding on on i Mini and my Modern Batik Scrappy Squares.


I've linked up to 2018 Q2 Finish Along linkup. See my whole Q2 list.

10 thoughts on “Island Batik Color Wash Mini Quilt

  1. Kathleen McCormick

    Heat-n-Bond Ultra Hold has a pretty good reputation for that. I don’t know about “repeated” washings - for a baby quilt or something that a pet is on and gets washed a lot. It is thick and I know it works for wall hangings. The loon I did earlier this year was double fused and when warm, you can shape it. It is worth a shot on something that doesn’t matter - table runner - and see what you think.


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