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

This month our Island Batik Ambassador challenge is Whimsical and Wonky. I knew just what I wanted to make. One of the quilts that I have given away and miss the most is the Improv Tumbler Mini that I made for the 2017 MQG swap. This month I'll be making a larger scale Improv Tumbler quilt with my Bright Paisley Dot 10" squares.

These tumbler block units were cut with a rotary cutter without the use of a straight edge or template. I started by slicing the 10" square roughly in half, so they are all about 5" tall, but then I just chopped those strips up. I'm looking forward to getting this lovely rainbow pile up onto the design wall.

Stay tuned!


My friend Bernie, at Needle and Foot, hosted a sixth round of Fiction and Fabric. She took signups of interested reader/fabric lovers who wanted to participate and created reading groups to pass around a book. I signed up to read The Undomestic Goddess. I was sold as soon as I read Bernie's description that the main character reminded her of Amelia Bedelia. The way Fiction and Fabric works is that Bernie ships the book off to the next reader on the list, with three fat quarters that somehow relate to the novel. The recipient keeps the fabric and reads the book, then chooses three fat quarters to send to the next person. Here's the bundle I received from Kristie with the book.

I recently finished reading The Undomestic Goddess, a delightfully funny, laugh-out-loud book. I chose the following fabrics to send off to Bernie. I look forward to seeing how she uses them.


In February I shared photos of the goodies from my first Island Batik Ambassador box. My second (and final) box of the year just arrived and I thought it would be fun to offer you a video tour. Here's my official unboxing video! I'd love to hear what catches your eye.


I'm excited to get started with these vibrant colors and have already pre-washed the first batch. I chose one of the Paisley Dot colors to include in this month's project, but I'm saving the rest of that glorious rainbow for later. ;-)

Thank you Island Batik, Aurifil, and Hobbs!